Summer Fun

 Hello, my friends! Here is a card that I made for the monthly challenge over at the Inspiration Journal.

This month's challenge is Got Paint? Use paints on your projects. The ones you can find at the Inspiration Emporium store are Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabbers, Claudine Hellmuth Studio Pants or  even Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paints would work! Us acrylic paints you have at hand and join us this month for a chance to win 50 Emporium Dollars to use at the Inspiration Emporium Store!

For the background, I embossed a piece of watercolor paper with the Retro Circles embossing folder from the Rays & Retro Circles Texture Fades Set (it's on sale!). The piece is then covered with two thin layers of Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint. I wanted a "wet" look on the embossed piece and that's why I used Rock Candy for this. It turned out very subtle, hope you can see the crackle effect on the close up.

I used the adorable Oliver from the OA - Summer Fun set for my card. He is colored with Copic markers. I added Glossy Accents to his goggles, Orange Peel and Rock Candy Distress Stickles to his "float donut." The patterned paper is from the Lime Twist Fly A Kite collection by My Mind's Eye and the sentiment comes with this stamp set.

That's all I have. For more inspirations, please visit Inspiration Journal. Also, the generous Joy from the store wants to provide the readers of my blog a 10% discount. YAY! Use discount code wonderland to receive a 10% discount for all your Inspiration Emporium purchases. There is no time limit on this code, so you can use it any time for any size purchase. IE also has very reasonable shipping policy, so go check it out!  Some of the new fall and holiday stamps designed by Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous are already in the store. There is also a 10% discount on all the Hero Arts/Sizzix Pre-Orders! =)

Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by!

cardstock: (kraft card base, white) Papertrey Ink, (off white watercolor) Strathmore Artist Papers
stamps: The Greeting Farm
patterned paper: My Mind's Eye
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black
buttons: Papertrey Ink
twine: May Arts
embossing folder: Sizzix
paint: Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paints
glitter glue: Ranger
other: Glossy Accents, foam squares
Copics used:
skin: E13, E11, E01, E00, E000, R20
hair: E79, E77, E74, E71
swimming trunk: BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11
swim ring: YG17, YG13, YG11, Y26, Y19, Y15, Y13, YR09, YR07, YR04, YR02
goggles: YR09, YR07, YR04, YR02, E77, E74, E71, E70
card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"


Maria Therese said…
This little guy is so cute and so is your card ♥♥
yyam said…
Awww....totally cute! Love the white embossed base...the colors just pop! :)
Beate said…
Oh... that is so adorable. LOVE the dry embossed background behind your fantastic colored boy.
Hugs and smiles
BabyBokChoy said…
How totally cute and that embossed background is awesome!!
Super cute, Alice! And love that cool background!
Jodi Collins said…
He is ADORABLE Alice! LOVE the shine on his goggles and your STUNNING coloring! LOVE the layout and buttons too!!
donna mikasa said…
Oh, Oliver is so adorable! Love the summery colors and the crackle shimmer is awesome!! Super cute, Alice!
Niki Estes said…
Oh, how cute! I love the CAS design!
Courtney K said…
cute little guy! the glossy accents on the goggles is the perfect touch!
Karen B. said…
Adorably cute and fun-yes!
Tyggereye said…
Amazing!! the embossed background goes perfectly with this. I love it.
Amy Johnson said…
So super cute! Love all the color against all the white space. Cute buttons too!
1LuvnMama said…
Oliver is so cute with his googles and floaty! You amazing with whatever coloring medium you use . . . such a master!
Joy said…
Cuuuuuuuuute!!!! :)
Brenda said…
I think Oliver is just too cute! Beautiful card Alice! Love your background!
Merry said…
Hi Alice, I finally have a chance to catch up on all your wonderful work. So love how you have done the background on this card. Terrific work.

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