Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Two Summery Cards

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I had some fun watercoloring and stamping time the last couple of days!  The first card was for the SCS CAS challenge, which was a sketch.  Here’s my take on it:
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I stamped the image in Stazon on watercolor paper and colored away, then added some glitter to the “sand”!!!  You’ll notice a couple of “bleeding” images…..that’s what happens when you forget to heat set your coloring before you proceed to the next color!!! 
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The next one is for the Catered Crop challenge, Songs of the Rainbow, and the Just Add Ink sketch challenge 123 (oops, missed the deadline):
I flipped the sketch on its side in order to use this cute ice cream cone image, again stamped on watercolor paper and colored with inks:
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Although these aren’t the exact colors of the rainbow, I think it’s got enough to qualify!  They look pretty yummy to me, anyway!  Of course, I had to add some glittery sprinkles to the dips, as well as a glimmery cherry:
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Gee, I think I need to go check the freezer---I’m getting hungry!  If you have any questions about anything shown here, just shoot me an email!  Meanwhile, here’s a little mermaid enjoying Ocean City, MD:
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I have no idea how they got her to stand still long enough to take this shot!  Quite a serious mermaid, I’d say!  Enjoy your day!

19 comments:

  1. Love both of the cards and your coloring is beautiful.
    That mermaid does look real serious for someone who is on vacation.

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  2. Those are great cards! I love the beach scene and could NOT find any bleeding colors! So bright and cheery!

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  3. I love, love, love both your cards, but, of course, the ice cream is my favorite. It's perfect for the rainbow challenge. And your little blondie mermaid - such a cutie patootie.

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  4. That summer beach card is adorable - makes me wish I was there. I like that you added the glitter to the sand. The ice cream cone look delicious. I love the the glittery cherry and the touch of sparkle on the ice cream. You are using your free time to create some gorgeous cards - good for you and we get to benefit by seeing them and enjoying them;)
    That is one sweet mermaid serious or not:)

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  5. Oh my goodness Ocean City is were we would go when I was a kid. As a teen we would all meet on 9th Street and meet boys. LOL
    Love your wonderful cards. Bleeding is what lets you know it was water colored. I love that look. That is a perfect summer card.

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  6. Your cards are fantastic, I LOVE those images and your colouring is perfect!

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  7. Two fun and cute summer cards - thanks for making me want ice cream :)
    The expression on Cassidy's face is just priceless!! I can almost hear her thinking out loud...."I'm going to be an angel for this picture, and then I'm going to get some cotton candy for a reward." :)

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  8. What beautifully colored summer scenes! I love the vivid colors and the little bit of sparkle! Cassidy looks really serious about her mermaid duties.

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  9. Oh these are both so much fun!!! I love your water colouring on both of them and the touches of glitter. If only I could actually eat a cone that tall. Darling (serious) mermaid - as usual.

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  10. Love that beach card. Never would have noticed the coloring - you do such a great job. And the yummy ice cream cone card. They are such colorful and fun cards.

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  11. These cards are lovely! I really like the clothesline one :) Very unique! Also want to thank you for choosing me as your top pick for Merry Monday! Thank you so much!

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  12. Cute cards LeAnne! So fun and cheerful! Darling photo of your little Mermaid :)

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  13. Ahh, OC, MD. Been there for a vaca before; what a great beach town. Cassidy looks so cute inside this mermaid cut out!

    And your cards have such a wonderful beachy, summery theme - the coloring is fantastic, LeAnne! So rich and vibrant.

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  14. BOTH cards are beautiful! I love all the fun glitter!!!....so perfect for sand and for ice cream images.

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  15. You are an artist! Beautiful summery cards! And the mermaid looks a bit unsure about her photo shoot - lol!

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  16. LeAnne, the two cards are just fabulous and definitely colorful! Thanks for playing the Catered Crop with us...hugs ~S~

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  17. Beautiful coloring~ I couldn't see any bleeding~ They look great~

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