This is for Robin's fun F4A challenge. What a better way to spend a summers day than laughing with a gal pal, sand between your toes and a few little drinkies.
This card started out life as a 5"x 7" and the entire scene was coloured on copy paper but the sky and the water looked really dodgy.
When ever I colour outside the lines, I just draw a new line - I basically applied the same principle here, I just lopped off the bits I didn't like and created a new size.
To make the fussy cutting a bit easier I just fussy cut everything above the sand line. I then hunted through my stash of backgrounds until I found the right match.
To make the clouds I put a bit of water on a cloth and rubbed a patch of blue until the white core of the background cardstock showed through. I did this before I adhered the girls to the background in case it didn't work.
The chairs are coloured with pencils and a Copic. All the pink colouring is just one pencil, Zest it pencil blend and differing amounts of pressure on the pencil.
As always I gently wiped a "pre stained" walnut stain distress ink foam blending tool over the entire image. It really does make a difference.
When I was getting ready to photograph this, I noticed a dirty mark on Rightie's leg....yep, I added to the mess and gave her a few scars, she looks the adventurous type.
Thanks very much for looking and I hope you get a chance to join in.
Date: Thursday, June 20, 2019 GMT Views: 515
Registered: April 11, 2016 Location: Fairyland Posts: 11281
Thu, Jun 20, 2019 @ 8:16 PM
Susie this is awesome. I love reading your story on how you create. When I saw the scar I knew straight away that you had drawn it and thought how clever and we all have one of those somewhere on our bodies at our age lol. I was going to say that could be me having a drink, but I don’t sit in the sun lol and can’t remember the last time I wore bathers. Definitely an Aussie scene. This is definitely another of your masterpieces.
I’m intrigued about the walnut stain and will try it but fear I may end up with a dark splodge on my work...can you enlighten me please?
Your sky and clouds came out perfectly. Also, are you saying that just the top part of the girls are fussy cut? Amazing job. I’m also amazed this was done on photocopy paper....another thing I have to try and especially as I’ve run out of my Neenah CS.
Some great tips here and thank you heaps. Love it. Tfs. Have a wonderful day and weekend my mate over East. Hugs
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Thu, Jun 20, 2019 @ 8:25 PM
OH Whew! Thought I lost my last subscription. Thank you for a good chuckle with these fun gals on the beach. I'm still mesmerized by your process even as I read it. Loved the scars on the legs, thinking lazy senior didn't want to shave. Even love the highlights on the bellies. Oh my gosh, you do bring out the hilarity of middle age, Susie. Nice to see you posting and glad I didn't lose yet another subscription.
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Thu, Jun 20, 2019 @ 9:27 PM
Hahahaha!! Yes, I'm sure that's us some day Susie! Your ladies are so fun and everything looks so perfect. The sandy beach and that incredible bg that looks part sky and part ocean! This is beautiful and fun at the same time!
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Fri, Jun 21, 2019 @ 4:03 AM
Susie, you keep life fun for us all even your little ladies here!! Living life to the fullest is certainly what it is all about!!! Thanks for these morning smiles you have brought to us all. I love when humor can travel all around the world like you can make it do. We certainly need more humor and love than some of the things that draw attention.