Wednesday, 3 July 2013

You are my sunshine...

I am jealous.
My dd Maria is going to Ibiza.
Whilst she is lounging by the pool, soaking up the sun, and sipping Margaritas,
I will be hugging the radiator, in my flannel PJ's, drinking hot chocolate.
Summer has still not arrived in the North East.

How do you approach your card making? I am pretty regimented; it's the Virgo in me ;-)
I like a definite plan, or a sketch to follow. So this was somewhat of a departure for me.
I printed out my image, and some papers and elements from a digi kit and just played around with them - cutting and layering until my card took shape.
I admit, most of the embellies never made it to the card (I was just not sure where to add them), but hopefully this style will get easier, with a little practice.

The image is coloured with Copics (why is it you never have exactly the right shade you need?),
and I sprinkled on some glamour dust. Very pretty IRL  :-)

I apologise in advance to those of you that get this song stuck in your head!

Less Is More -  Sand. (Hmmm... is this CAS enough? I'm not sure - it's probably borderline, but just delete my entry ladies if it's too much - no probs)
My Mum's Craft Shop -Just for Girls
Lexi's Creations - Summer Holidays
Incy Wincy Designs - Summer Lovin'
Paper Makeup Stamps - Vacation
Deap Ocean  - On the Beach
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon


Pop's Cards said...

Hey sweetie, this is absolutely STUNNING perfect in every way, hugs pops x x x

Jen said...

quite a busy card for LIM but i love the sentiment and colour combo

Thanks for joining us this week x
"Less Is More"

Helen J said...

Great card. As a fellow Virgo I can say that yes, I definitely need a plan to work to - just playing doesn't come naturally to me either!

Wishcraft said...

Love these colours together and your layout looks great! Fab card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Gorgeous card Caroline. I love the image, papers and fabulous layout. Great sentiment, yes I do have that song in my head now!
Sue xx

carol said...

Hello from the North East too...sweet card, great image, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

sassy said...

brilliant card ,,..perfect and dont envy her one bit...i lied...think i have just about given up having a summer here too...but your card really brought me sunshine of a nicer kind.....hugs sassyxxx

Vicky said...

Gorgeous hun...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Juls said...

Fab card!! Hugs Juls

OH Babs said...

This is a fun card, and the copic colors are great.

Darnell J Knauss said...

You have a great eye for when to stop, Caroline, this is perfect! What a warm and inviting card this is, with lots of sparkly sunshine and sand!! I usually like an inspiration photo or a sketch to "launch" my card and then once I have that footing under me, I take off.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous.

rachel taylor said...

love your clean and simple card the image is good and I like how you added the glitter dust could do with some sunshine right now lol
thanks for sharing with lexis creations this week happy crafting to you
Rachel DT

catherine said...

This is fabulous Caroline. I hope your daughter has a fab time in the sun. How many things in common do we have:
I'm jealous of the holiday too, We have not much summer either and I am a VIRGO!!! So my card making is just as regimented as yours(lol)
x catherine

Chrissie said...

Love the card, love the song, it brings back happy memories of my youth!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"