April 21, 2012

Card Patterns Sketch #162


Hey there, friends!  I hope your weekend is off to a great start.  We're headed out to do a beach clean-up this morning, so I'll make this short and sweet.

This week's sketch at Card Patterns is one of my favorites to date--you can keep it CAS or dress it up with layers.


This week we're sponsored by Sparkle Creations once again, who provided the designers with some of their high quality rubber stamps to use on our designs.  I used this cute Swimming Lucy again.  I colored her with Prismas to match a fun polka dot paper from My Mind's Eye.  The sentiment is from an A Muse set, Wish You Were Here.

I left off the two buttons in the sketch as I just couldn't make them work, and added a few gems around the sentiment instead.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Hawaiian Shores, White)
Patterned paper:  My Mind's Eye (Quite Contrary-Jack & Jill)
Stamps:  Sparkle Creations (Swimming Lucy), A Muse Studio (Wish You Were Here)
Ink:  Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Accessories:  Papertrey Ink (twill ribbon), Queen & Co. (rhinestones)
Coloring medium:  Prismacolor Premier pencils

You'd think with all of her sunbathing Lucy would have a bit more of a tan, or at least some freckles like me.  *grin*  Every time I upload a photo of a person I've colored, it looks washed out.  I think I need to work on adding more pink tones as well.

I hope you'll play along with us this week at Card Patterns!  Thanks for visiting!

11 comments:

Virginia L. said...

LOVE your coloring and use of pattern paper, Christina! Everything is done oh- so- perfectly! Love it!

Renee said...

She's so adorable...
and I'm so jealous of her just relaxing in the water...
drink in hand...
and well...
also the fact that she can fit into that swimsuit! *giggle*
You colored her so well...
love the colors!
And those gems are perfect!!
Love it! :)

Lisa said...

Super fun card Christina! Love the polka dot background and the sparkly gems! Great card 😊Have a delightful weekend!!

xiumaiyuki said...

ooh la la.... how delightful is this card?! wish that was me! lol... have a great weekend.

Jenny said...

I was thinking she'd just been cautious with the sun block!...Lol
She's a beauty and I love your shading too :0)
Jenny x

Ginny said...

Great card, Christina, with Swimming Lucy! That background paper is perfect with these colors, and your coloring is wonderful!

Vickie Z said...

Colors are fabulous and coloring too!!!

Deb said...

Beautiful job with the sketch! Fatastic coloring! Simply perfect!

Anna-Karin said...

Fabulous card Christina! Love your colouring and the dotted background patterned paper.

Karen B. said...

I think I'd be that shade too if I even attempted to wear a swim suit. What a cute card!

Marybeth said...

Cute , cute, cute! As always great coloring.

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