Saturday, August 11, 2012

Baby By The Sea

I found this image on Digital 2 For Tuesday. Since I am caught up with my DT work, this one is just for fun!
The colors are from a challenge, as is the layout. 

Prismacolor pencils are my "go-to" medium right now. I don't use gray or black to make my shadows. I feel using color brings the image to life, and makes it more vivid. Today, when you go outside, look up at the clouds. You will notice that the shadows are not gray...they have color.

Maybe I'll do a tutorial on shadowing with color...what do you think? 

Used my Vagabond and Tattered Florals Die by Tim Holtz to make these flowers. The leaves are petals from one of the florals. I fold them in half and sand to make a vein. The gem centers of the flowers are from Michael's. 

I've gotta get more and gingham, as I am using this on EVERYTHING! I need more choices. 
You would think I have no ribbon to choose from...I just need more black and gingham!

Did lots of stitching on this one. Also used a Martha Stewart punch, and a CTMH cloud stencil with chalks for the sky.

I am entering this in several challenges:

The Ribbon Reel - retro colors, plus a flower and ribbon/twine
Art With No Boundaries - The Rhythm of the Sea
Cheerful Stamp Pad -Coming Up Orange
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Daisy Doodle - Outdoors
Creative Card Crew - On the Beach/Under the Sea
Crafts and Me - Use a Digi

This sentiment comes from Crafty Secrets Seaside set. I used Tim Holtz Distressed Ink in Vintage Photo to distress on this card.

Hope you enjoyed your stay today, however brief. Let me know what you think about a color shadow tutorial, OK?



  1. Bev,
    I love what you have done with this cutie. This image is another one of my favorites. I love how you colored this image and the pops of orange bring it to life. Thank you so much for sharing this with me. Cora from DTT

  2. Beautiful colouration of this image. The clouds and reflection are very cool. Love all of the stitching you added. The details make this card so special. Thanks for sharing it with us at Art With No Boundaries.

  3. Such a sweet card! Thank you for joining Craft Your Passion!

  4. So beautiful! What a lovely vintage image! Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

  5. This is so pretty! Your coloring is absolutely fabulous and your detail is great. I love the image and that gingham ribbon just elevate an already top notch design. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions!

  6. Absolutely beautiful work with your coloring. What a sweet image. I love the thought of even having the shadows be colorful. Thanks for sharing with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ.

  7. Fabulous! Your colouring is superb :)

    Thanks for joining us at the Creative Card Crew for our Beach/Under water themed challenge

    Margaret CCC DT

  8. Sweet little Girl! I found your comment on shadows interesting--a tutorial would be great!

  9. Simply fab. Beautifully colored. Thanks for joining in on the fun at JDE.

  10. I, too, love that black and white gingham ribbon! Your card is adorable. I would love to see a tutorial on shadows - you did a fantastic job coloring your card. Thanks a lot for displaying your work at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  11. She is adorable and your coloring is gorgeous. Wonderful sentiment.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


  12. She looks so sweet. And the seaside is always nice.
    Thanks for joining us at CYP.
    LG Michelle

  13. Beautiful card - thanks for joining us at Jacksons Digital Expressions this week!

  14. Beverly, your beach baby image looks fabulous on this beautifully colored and embellished card. It's a pleasure to see your gorgeous work. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps' digi team's Use a Digi challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

  15. Very pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew & good luck!

  16. Wonderful beach scene and I like the colored shadows you have created! =) The flowers is a nice touch too!
    Thanks for joining us at Art With No Boundaries! =)
    Hugs, Elenor DT

  17. This is stinning. I love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at Pixie Challenge, and hope to see you back.
    Pixie Christine

  18. This image of the girl by the sea is gorgeous - so vintage and nostalgic! Love it!

  19. OMG amazing image - I love your card - thank so much for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges - hugs Joanna

  20. This is just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad! :)

  21. Oh I think that little girl at the beach is such a cute image. Love the handmade flowers and gingham ribbon. Thanks so much for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this fortnight.

  22. I love your image. A great card. Thanks for sharing at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

  23. A stunning card, your image is delightful and your colouring is sensational!! I love your design and colours - gorgeous details.

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us the Everybody Art Summer challenge.

  24. So pretty - love your coloring, especially that sky and water! So glad you joined us at Art With No Boundaries!

  25. Bev, Such a pretty card. Love your coloring and those gorgeous little flowers you added on the side. Thank you for joining us on Art With No Boundaries.
    :) Chris / CS Designs


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