Friday, August 01, 2014

Make Mine a Double ~ The East Wind Challenge 12

Hi everyone! It's the first of the month so that means there is a new challenge at The East Wind and all of the DT members are playing with the same image, August's Freebie which you can get when you subscribe to the newsletter. The theme this time is Beach and the image is called Aurora Bubblegum and Chocolate Mint. She's a cutie!

I coloured Aurora with Prismacolor pencils and fussy cut her matting her with black cardstock. She was popped up on foam tape and placed on a die cut piece of striped paper which was matted in black and doodled around.

All three of the designer papers came from DCWV's Low Tide stack. The orange strip and the dark blue paper were cut to size and then torn on the diagonal. They were then matted with black cardstock and layered over kraft paper to reference sand at the beach. The sentiment was computer generated, matted in black, and popped up on foam tape. Three flat black pearls were added to make the dots after ice cream.

I actually went online to learn how to make the sailor's knot because I wanted that as a nautical accent for the card. I doubled up the hemp cord to get the thickness I was after and then adhered the ends to the back of the background layers. The final embellishment was a pair of sunglasses that are actually a button with the shank cut off. They seemed to finish off Aurora's sweet outfit!

Thanks for visiting today. Aurora and I both appreciate that. When you get a chance, pop by The East Wind blog to see the way my talented teammates coloured and featured this cute image. We would love it if you joined us by adding your Beach creations to the challenge linky.

Life is good; so is art.

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