Thursday, July 16, 2020

Everyday Should Be a Beach Day

Do you agree, friends? Should everyday be a beach day?!! Well, maybe not EVERY day...but this little hippo looks like he is having fun!  
I wanted to participate in both the Sunday Stamps SSC235 Color Challenge and the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge 377 with my Clearly Whimsy Stamps Hippo Fun In The Sun. I just fell in love with these images and couldn't wait to work with them.
To begin I stamped all the images onto Ranger Watercolor paper with Altenew Obsidian Black Ink. Next, I cut them out with my Brother Scan 'n Cut before coloring. Normally, all images cut out perfectly with the Scan 'n Cut, but I have had a problem or two from time to time, so I'd rather it be before I color and not after. 
 
I used my Derwent Inktense Watercolor pencils in green, blue and yellow with grey as the neutral. Couldn't decide if hippos should have painted toenails, but since he was a male, I thought not!
If you are a card maker you'll relate to this - I went through my large stash of colored 6" X 6" paper pads and choose colors from the challenge. I also used up some Stampin' Up! Brights card stock from my stash. Cut them out with my Kat Scrappiness Rectangle Dies and layered them up so they would be pleasing to the eye. The sentiment from Technique Junkies' Beach Day was placed across the bottom.
The inside was a simple sentiment from the stamp set with a 2nd generation stamped image of the sand pail. I few Trinity Stamps' Cave Crystals finished the card - I kind of thought they looked like bubbles. 
Thanks for stopping by! 
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12 comments:

  1. So cute, Anita - love that hippo! His floatie is perfect, too, lol. Great coloring! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

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    1. Thank you, Heather! I appreciate your commenting!

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  2. What a delightful, fun summer card! That image is really cute, and you did a fantastic job blending these two challenges. Thank you for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week.

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  3. Perfectly themed card for these hot July days! Your balance of colors and layout are just perfect. Thanks for joining Sunday Stamps this week.

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  4. What an adorable hippo with his floatie! You've done a great job with those Inktense pencils. I agree - every day should be a beach day! Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

    sue n.

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    1. Thank you, Sue. It is 103 heat index here today so I don't even know if the beach would help!

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  5. This is such a cute card! That little hippo image is so fun! Great job with the sketch. Thanks so much for sharing with us at AHSC! -Lori DT

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  6. Anita, I couldn't agree more. I love the sentiment and I adore hippos. This is just adorable! SO happy you joined us at Sunday Stamps!

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