Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Have a 'Beachin' Birthday!

Happy Tuesday to all! Sorry, I have been away for a week, I am trying to adjust to the new school and soccer schedules on top of having a sick one at home all last week! Everyone is better and it is a short school week, so hopefully all will go off without a 'hitch' as my Mom always says! (Gotta love those 'MOM" sayings! - I find myself saying more and more of the same ones I rolled my eyes at when I was younger and knew it all!)

This card was made for one of my older brother's birthday. He turns 40 next Monday! I think he will get a kick out of it, since he used to love to surf when he was in the Coast Guard stationed in S. Padre Island, TX. Now he is in land-locked Austin, TX! Such a fun place to visit!
I had to pull out my Hangin' Loose with Kona set from EP one more time before summer is over! (Who am I kidding, I live in FL and it's still 90 degrees and will be hot until mid October/early November!) Kona was colored with my Copics and cut out. I airbrushed the oval, creating some clouds and added some real sand (yes, shark-bite capital of the world sand - a.k.a. New Smyrna Beach, FL) under his feet! The sentiment is from Stampendous - I bought it to go with some of my Changito Monkey stamps, but it is versatile! I looked way back in my stash for this old Basic Grey paper - I think this is one of the first sets they ever made. It is very masculine and thought it worked perfectly for this card. I paired it with Brocade Blue and Basic Grey (SU) cardstock. (click on the picture for a better view of the details!)

Here are the Copics I used on this card:

Supplies: Stamps - Hangin' Loose with Kona (Eclectic Paperie), Sentiment (Stampendous); Paper - Brocade Blue & Basic Grey (SU), Stampers Select White (PTI), Basic Grey DP; Ink - Memento, Copics; Accessories - Copic ABS, Sand (beach), Oval & Ribbon Tag Trio Nesties, Basic Grey Ribbon (SU)


Now don't fall out of you chair, but.....I made a second card too!

I used Kona again and this time paired him with perfect, beachy-surfy paper from Scenic Route!

For some reason, I love this paper with this stamp set! I got the idea for this card from this week's sketch challenge from Little Paper Shop - LPSC32. I did not follow the sketch exactly, but used it for my inspiration!

I stamped Kona, colored him with Copics and airbrushed the background on. I decided to use sand on this one too. It looks darker on this card b/c I had already airbrushed a sandy look before deciding to add the sand. All of the layers were inked with VersaMark Chalk ink in Jumbo Java. I paired this Scenic Route paper with Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Summer Sun cardstock.

Here are the copics I used for this card: Supplies: Stamps - Hangin' Loose with Kona (EP), sentiment (Stampendous); Paper: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie & Summer Sun (SU), Stamper's Select White (PTI), Scenic Route DP; Ink: Copics, Memento, Versa Mark chalk ink - Jumbo Java; Accessories: Circle, Pinking & Ribbon Tag Trio Nesties, Copic ABS, Sand (beach), Chocolate Chip Twill (SU)

That's it for now! I do have another card to post, but have to cook dinner and get kids off to soccer practice in the next 45 minutes...so, maybe later, maybe tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by! ~Tori

1 comment:

Patti J said...

Tori, I love both of these! Your choice of papers is so much fun with the image, and you've colored him so well! Great cards - job well done - without a hitch girl!!!