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Friday, June 01, 2012

Polka Dot Bikini

Well its time for another short hop around the Scrapbook Stamp Society Team. We aren't really fans of big hops they can take too long, so we like to keep ours short and sweet, this weeks theme is Polka Dot Bikini.

If you have arrived here from  Nataliya then you are on the right track to continue but if you have just arrived here from blogger land and would like to hop along with us then please start back at Scrapbook Stamp Society.

Today's project is simply a card, designed with an older woman in mind, its a bit Jokey, and is meant with a light heart.........
In the UK one of the first songs played on Radio One was A Yellow Polka Dot Bikini by Bryan Hyland, and epitomises British Sixties youth culture, every one knows it. This coupled with the lovely image by Concetta Kilmer, which you can get from the Scrapbook Stamp Society Shop and its a card for a more mature lady friend.
I am really into light bright colours at the moment, hence the lemon colours I have used as a background and card base.
So the main image was actually printed on my Laser printer, so that I could foil the outline and frame, with a nice bright hot red which I carried into the design with the sun Umbrella, coloured with my promarkers Berry Red, Crimson, and Gold.
The sea was coloured using Cyan, and Azure, with small marks of Cold grey 3 to give me an idea where the waves would be.
The sand is Honeycomb, and Ginger, the sky Pastel Blue, Powder blue, and the sun Gold, Tulip Yellow and Daffodil Bloom.
Now to the nicely tanned tortoise...lol Caramel and Cinnamon for the skin, Shale and Henna for the shell, with a tiny touch of Pastel green for the eyes.
I did use the Blender pen on areas of the sand and sea, mainly because the beach and the sea are rarely a nice uniform shade, and the blender removes the colour as well as blends colours together, then a touch of clear glitter for the waves on the sea, and the Topper is done.
Now I have shed loads of backing papers, and in all honesty probably 2 warehouses of Digital backing papers, which I must admit, tend to be my immediate resource when crafting, rather than flicking though a couple of hundred backing sheets. So Docrafts Digital Designer to the rescue, and the wonderful collection that is Papermania Capsule Collection were the source for my Yellow Polka dot backing papers.
Okay, next on my agenda was the Polka Dot Bikini........Some satin Ribbon in white, a Tulip Yellow Promarker, a pair of scissors, some yellow embroidery thread, and some silicon glue!
The Yellow dotted ribbon started out white, but again the Tulip Yellow Promarker, over the top and it changes colour very nicely, the chorus from the song as the sentiment, and a light hearted birthday card for a female relative, just make sure you can run faster than they can!!

Okay so next on the list for the hop is:

I do hope you have been inspired by the creations from my self and my Teamies, and that you'll call back for our next short Hop next week at Scrapbook Stamp Society.

Hugs to all



Linda said...

Fab, Fab, Fab Lou!!!! Loving the colours and the sentiment is fab too.

Linda xxx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

so sweet, that image is just so adorable, love it
Lindsay xx

Love crafts forever said...

Your card so cute, i love it.
Hugs Nat

Maria said...

super cute

Edwina said...

I love your card. It is so cute! That turtle is so adorable. thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Delightful Designs by Katherine said...

Lou, super design on the card and love your narrative in the blog tying everything together.

Zenita Smith said...

Love that turtle!! Such a perfect card!! Thanks for sharing!!

lisa said...

beach is great and the turtle


Gill McCall said...

OMG now ive got that song going round and round in my head. i think ill be singing it all day at work !!! What a fabby card, totally love so cute. x

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wonderful project!

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a fabulous and beautiful card lou.

greetings karin

debbie said...

what a cute card.. so summery