Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Beach Baby: Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

Beach Baby, Beach Baby,
There on the sand,
From July to the end of September -er -er . . .

Ahhh, there's nothing like some Beach Boys tunes to get me in the mood for summer! I can almost smell the tropical coconut sunscreen on the salty sea air. Oh how I wish I could just be a beach baby, lounging on the sand all summer long . . . {snaps back to reality} . . .

But I can't, so in honor of the Busy Beauties Boutique sponsoring this week’s challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday, I created a beach baby card using this week's fun sketch by SSW DT member Arlana!

I just *love* the pose of the Beach Blanket Beauty digi from Busy Beauties and the fact that she is womanly and not rail thin (probably because *I’m* womanly and not rail thin!). I thought the sweet prints and colors of this Making Memories paper were cute departures from the watery blues I had planned to use. I added some sparkle to her wrap and earring with a clear Sakura pen, then popped on a few Primas, strips of ribbon, and some blingety-bling to finish it off.

I think you’ll have fun creating with this sketch and hope you’ll play along in the challenge. Of course, we’d love for you to feature a Busy Beauties image, but you may use any image your little heart desires.

And, you still have plenty of time to enter the Go Green with a Twist Challenge over at the Busy Beauties Creation Station. In honor of Earth Day, we're challenging everyone to create something “green” featuring elements that might otherwise end up in the trash: used gift wrap, orphaned earrings, candy wrappers ... you get the idea. You'll want to get crafty and upload your creation before 11:59 PM on May 5, because up for grabs is a $15 gift voucher for Busy Beauties Boutique!

I can't believe we're saying good-bye to another month already! I’ve had a lot of fun as the Busy Beauties Boutique April Guest Designer and hope you’ve enjoyed my BBB creations. {Big thanks} and {many hugs} to Carolyn and her Bevy of Beauties for making me feel so welcomed and at home! Ooooo, I can’t wait to find out who the Guest Designer for May is . . . hmm, maybe it’s you!

Thanks for stopping by and have a stamptacular day!

Image: Busy Beauties Boutique “Beach Blanket Beauty”
Ink: Momento
Cardstock: Stampin Up!
Patterned Paper: Making Memories “Emma”
Copics: 0,B21,C4,E00,E000,E321,G40,R22,RV000,V17,Y11,Y21,Y26
Embellies: Primas, Kaiser rhinestones, SU Hodgepodge Hardware & rhinestone brads, assorted ribbon scraps, Sakura Stardust and White pens.


Catherine said...

Wow! Susan, this is such a fab card!!!! Beach Blanket Beauty looks amazing! (And I'm with you about the curves! LOL!)
You totally rocked the sketch challenge! This is awesome!
Thank you soooooo much for being our Guest Beauty!!!!! I hope you had fun.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Wowzers! What a terrific card! The image is so fantastic with all your added elements and layers. Gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing at SSW.

Deanne :)

Arlana said...

What a sweet card. Love that cute new beach image. Your colors are so perfect. Thanks for playing along @SSW!!

Heather said...

GORGEOUS! I love the layers of beautiful papers and how you colored your Beauty! She is awesome and I just love her!

Great card, thanks for playing along at SSW!!!

mulberry station said...

It is so fun to have the DT from Busy Beauties join us for our challenge this week. Your card is adorable. I really like the paper and colors you have used. What afun new image!

Terry Oulboub said...

Beach Baby is gorgeous and I'm so happy she is not rail thin! Your coloring is so fine - so perfect; the absolute gorgeous designer papers win me over! I'm such a paper hound! :) Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday! :)

Stacy said...

WOW! I love your beach baby! Oh boy does she have some curves! Beautiful papers! So glad to have BBB sponsor us this week, and super glad you shared your card with us at SSW!

sweetbloominscraps said...

Thanks so much for joining us at SSW! It is so fun to have BBB DT join us this week! Your card is fabulous. I seem to be stuck on greens and lavenders lately so I really love your papers! Great layers too!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Susan, your card is beaming with beauty!!! I love the wonderful papers, the gorgeous colors, and you colored Bathing Beauty with such a fun flair:o)

Although the month of April is ending, I just may not be able to let you go;o) It has been such a joy having you with us, and you are already a part of the Busy Beauties Family!!! WE LOVE YOU!!!!

Big HUGS!!!

Melissa Craig said...

This is so cute! I love the papers and the metal label. Thanks for playing along with at SSW.

Jeannie said...

I love purple and this is a very fun card! Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

Peace & Luv,

KymKreates said...

Oh my gosh!!! What a wonderful creation!!! Thanks so very much for joining us at SSW and good luck!

kadie said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT!! Beautiful take on the sketch, beautiful papers, piecing and coloring!! Outstanding (as always!!). MUAH

JR Creations said...

Well she's just gorgeous! Love those colours and love how you've coloured her. Thanks for playing at SSW!

Jenny T

Lorie said...

Susan, this is fabulous!! I LOVE the image, and you brought everything together beautifully!! Great card!!!

Love ya,