Monday, July 13, 2009

Summertime - ROP Challenge 16

Hello everyone!! Did you have a lovely weekend? Mine was very good, with some lovely family and friends time.. and also time to make my DT card for this week's ROP challenge .. we're already at the 16th!! :) This time the challenge is set by our lovely and talented Iris; and she chose the theme:

Summer time is Vacation time! Create something that is inspired by Summer.

We have quite a very hot Summer in Malta, so everyone dashes for the seaside at every spare moment that he/she has. Tilda here made the same.. and what a sun tan she got!! If you look well she even has her sun protection cream on her face and forehead! :)) She seems to be having such "Fun in the Sun", as the sentiment says.

I got this image from a friend some months ago, and wanted to leave her for this warm time of the year. When Iris chose this theme I immediately knew what image I wanted to use. As the image is stamped on regular cardstock, it gave me some hard time to colour her in water based ink, but bit by bit I managed to build the colour up. As I already told you I gave Tilda some reddish skin, as we end up like this here when we go to the beach. I always say we look like lobsters! lol

I will enter this card forSketch Saturday, as I used their sketch to make this card. The main sentiment, the one on top, is part of a vacation themed set of 3D cardboard sentiments that I was sent last year on my Birthday by one of my online friends, with some more goodies :) Then I matted and embellished with flowers (Prima and crotcheted white flower), Dewdrops, spacer and charm, and a wooden sea shell to go with the theme.

The stamped sun and the bottom sentiment are part of a Studio G clear stamp set.
On the inside I used the remaining parts of the paper, punched out a heart border, which i distressed with Faded Jeans Ink and added a computer generated sentiment matted with oval nesties.

Last I added some bling with Rhinestones on the inside and stickles on the top part of Maggie's dress and on the orange flower. I hope you like my darling Maggie. let us know what you think of her, and more than that I hope you join us in the fun on our Roses on Paper Challenge blog. Click and go and see my other fellow DT members cards, and why not, wish someone a Happy Summer by making a summer themed creation and enter for a lovely price that Summer always offer to one random winner. Don't forget that you can also combine our challenges with any other, and be eligible for the prize if you win all the same.

Have a happy week my friend. I hope that you will find some time to rest and enjoy your family during this season, and why not.. find some time to play with our toys! :) Remember to join the fun also on Belles & Whistles Blog to be updated on the soon coming release of this new line of stamps by the super talented Elisabeth Bell.

What I used for this card: (and direct links to where you can purchase these items)
If you have never visited Roses on Paper Online store, I encourage you to do so. You will be amazed at all the beautiful things you can find in Summer's store for your scrapbooking and cardmaking. I just can'd do without!! :)

Image: Magnolia - Tilda in the Sea
Paper: Basic Grey - Lime Rickey and Cupcake packs
Prima flowers, Dewdrops, Rhinestones, Stickles and Basic Grey brad - Roses on Paper
Colouring Medium : Distress inks

(Tattered Rose, Tea Dye and Fired brick for the skin,
Dried Marigold, Spiced marmalade for the orange shades,
Faded Jeans on her bottom frill on her dress, her hairbands and the Sea,
Broken China for the sky)

Blue and White gel pens for highlighting and dots around the panels
Spacer, charm, chain, sea shell and ribbon from stash

Thanks for looking


Juls said...

such a fab card! Love the colours, makes me want to go on holiday!

Rach said...

Rosette this is such a lovely and summery card, beautiful colours, hugs rachxx

L.Nielsen (Lynda) said...

Can we say Wowza??? Oh My Goodness, I am in love with this card. This is BEEEEEUTIFUL! I just love the red cheeks from the sun, they're fabulous, I never thought to do something like that! Aren't you a smart cookie!
Lynda =)

Iris said...

OMG Rosette, your card is stunning! I LOVE everything about it and your coloring is out of this world. This image is just perfect for the theme!
What a wonderful summer card!!!


Ila said...

I love this card Rosette!! So Gorgeous, bright, fun and summery!!..Hugs, Ila

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Rosette,l love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Christina C. said...

OMG, Rosette, your card is so beautiful!! Your coloring is magnificent. As a matter of fact, your blog is wonderful. I love,love, Bocelli. If I had a blog, I'd be playing Bocelli too!!!
Big hugs, Christina

Jacque said...

Sweetie, I left a comment earlier but who knows where it is...This card is BEAUTIFUL!!! Your coloring is breathtaking and all of the details are just mind-blowing!!!! Stunning card!!!!! Hugs..Jacque

WickedPixie said...

This is SO gorgeous! Your coloring is amazing and so detailed - all of those shades in her skin - wow! And I just love the layout and papers you used, too! :-) Traci

Brocéliane said...

wow wow wow your card is so gorgeous:)

Erin said...

Wow this is amzing, love your colours combo, gorgeous details, coloured so beautifully. Erin x

Susan said...

Oh, my, she's just breathtaking! This is my all time favorite Tilda and you've done her so beautifully! I love the inside of your cards. You need to do a tutorial on how you come up with them! But the charm and flowers are perfect. Just absolutely adore her!

Hugs to you,


Bev said...

Ooooohhhh!!!! What a sensational card sweetie, wow your colouring is stunning! Love all the fabulous detail too x

Michele said...

Gorgeous card Rosette. Love the Tilda image and the beautiful colouring. Hugs Michele x

Susan said...

This Tilda image is so cute and you did a fabulous job with coloring her. Love the papers you chose too. I'm also liking the changes to your blog....great background! Stay cool my friend...we are hot here too! But that's how summer is..... hot and humid here!

Karina said...

Hi Rosette, I occasionally landed on your blog and like what I see here. You do wonderful artwork! And so I will make a visit again on your place from time to time to see what's new.
Love from Switzerland,

Deedee Anderson said...

Beautiful! I love the summery colors and your detailed coloring on Tilda!

Lim said...

GORGEOUS!! One more time..I'm speechless with the coloring and details ;))