Sunday, 18 July 2010

A summer beach scene

This is a card that took me ages to make. Its a side stepper card, it took me ages to colour in with my Promarkers. I have used my prize from Karens Doodles last week the Digi Tropical beach set which I love.

I made the base side step card first in blue card and used a corner rounder on the top corners. The rest is printed on white card and coloured with Promarkers. I then used Photoshop elements to create the layers (which is still new to me so had a bit of my hubbys help).

I have printed out the background image including the beach, sea, palm tree and sky and cut off the left hand tree to fit the stepper part on the 3rd step at the back. I then coloured the layer in.

I then started on the 2nd step using just the beach and the palm tree after mirroring them in PSE and then cut around the palm tree so 2nd layer just has the sand and the palm tree standing up (which doesn't really show in the photo)

I then started on the front layer cutting out the beach and the palm tree.
I printed out all the characters, coloured them in and then cut around each and stuck Herbert onto the front layer with foam pads, Rosie on the 2nd layer against the palm tree with foam pads and Bigsby on the third layer on top of the coconuts with foam pads to raise them from the card. I love colouring but this really took quite some time to colour. Unfortunately the photo doesn't really show the fab dimension on this card.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges
Passion for Promarkers Animals
For fun Fav technique to colour
S2G Water, waves, wetness
stamp something Lets go digital
Polka Doodles Stamp away
Secret Crafter Summer holidays
Our creative corner Beach layout
Allsorts Summer Days
Creatalicious show some 3D
By the cute and girly Warm summer days
Zoes Bunny crafts Summer Days
Bee Crafty At the beach
Peachy Keen Summer destinations
Creative Craft Summer Lovin
Crafty Ann Cliff richard song - Summer holiday
Karens Doodles Shaped Cards
KaboodleDoodles Its a Luau
Delightful sketches Lifes a beach
OSATT Use Digi's

Thanks for looking x


  1. Wow Julie, what an amazing card. All your hard work has definitely been worth it. Whoever receives this card will be stunned I'm sure. Gorgeous images and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  2. Oh wow what a fabulous gorgeous!!
    Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

  3. What a fantastic card Julie.The Elephant is certainly having a "swinging Luau". Your colouring is perfect too. Thank you for joining us for the Kaboodledoodle challenge this week.


  4. Well worth all the effort Julie - fabulous card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  5. Wowwwwwee great card lovely digi too wonderful work thanks for joining OSAAT

    liz xx

  6. Fabulous card Julie, great shape, love all Karen's doodles, thank you for joining OSAAT's Digi Challenge this week!

  7. Oh my word! I can tell that this card took ages to make. I wouldn't want to give this one away!! You did a fantastic job on it.

    Thanks for playing along with our Summer challenge over at PKS. Good luck!

  8. Julie this is gorgeous!! No wonder it took you ages but well worth all the effort - its beautiful
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's
    Claire xx

  9. What a great card and stunning layout!! Your colouring is spot on!! Fab! Thanks for joining us at PFP this week! Juliexx

  10. Stunning card!
    Thanks for playing along with my challenge at Allsorts this week.
    Take care
    Debs xx

  11. Hi Julie,
    WOW! The effort you've put into this card has certasinly paid off. I love it. The scene looks great. This is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at PFP.
    Andie xx

  12. Very pretty

    Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  13. This is great, Fab Entry, thanks for joining Polkadoodles challenge, Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  14. Julie this is absolutely fantastic, I love it. What a great way to use the set. Karen will love this.
    Thanks for playing along with Karen's Doodles UK this week
    Anne x

  15. Oh how fabulous is this! thanks for playing at OSAAT

    hugs Lexi xxx

  16. Wow!!!!! I LOVE what you you created with my drawings! Simply amazing!!
    Hugs, Karen:-)

  17. This is so fantastic. You have created a great scene, done a great layout and your colouring is terrific. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

  18. Wow, totally awesome! An awful lot of work but it has certainly paid off. Guess someone special will be the recipient.

    Thanks for joining us at Karen's Doodles.

    Hugs Tracy x

  19. Wow, this is awesome and so cute and fun, brings a smile to your face, I love it. Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT .. Good luck

  20. This is superb, Julie. A wonderful 'Summer Holiday' scene :-)
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's

  21. This is an awesome scene! Thanks for joining us at Delightful challenges.

  22. oh this is one brilliant card,love the scene
    thanks for playing at OSAAT this week,love hugs cherylx

  23. This is an amazing card! Im so glad you shared with us this week at For Fun!

  24. Oh this is brilliant Julie, what amazing work.

  25. Not suprised it took ages, but the end result was well worth it. Great summery card.

  26. Wow wonderful card and fab layout and lovely digi too beautiful work!! Thanks for joining OSAAT! Hugs JO xxxx

  27. This is an amazing card! I love ALL that coloring. Now this is what crafting is all about! Thanks so much for playing along with us at FFC.

  28. What a fab card. Thank you for joining us at PfP this week.
    Hugs, Anja

  29. Fabulous card Julie, what a perfect Summer scene. Thanks for joining us at PfP.Sue C x

  30. This is simply adorable. So much detail and the card itself.... WOW.

    Thanks for joining us at S2G. Be sure you join us again for next Thursday's Challenge!

  31. Hi Julie
    A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us at Delightful Challenges,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  32. That's certainly digi mad! Absolutely stunning - Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week
    Deb x

  33. Amazing card, I love the scene you made. Fantastic! Thanks for joining DC.


  34. Gorgeous card Julie! What a lot of work in it! Clever you using PSE, I get lost in it! LOL!
    Thanks for joining us at Karens Doodles UK and good luck! Viv x

  35. JULIE THIS IS FABULOUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!! I absolutely love what you have done, amazing card thankyou for joining us at kduk

  36. Oh wow what a fun scene you have created here. Love all of your images. Love those palmtrees. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something.

  37. How much fun-and oh, what a lot of work! Love it! Thank you for joining us for Twisted Thursday at Shirleys2Girls this week. Join us at SNR for some fun on Thursday night!

  38. absolutely stunning.. thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges..

  39. Oh wow ! A gorgeous creation! I love it!
    Thanks for playing at Creatalicious this month,

  40. Julie, you can see that a lot of love and care has gone into this beautiful card. I wish I was on that beach NOW!!!! Thank you for taking part in the challenge topic I picked this fortnight. Hope to see you back again at Crafty Ann's Challenge very, very soon. Best wishes, Kym xxx

  41. This is fabulous! Great coloring and design! Thanks for joining the challenge at PKS!

  42. Wow, this is just adorable! Great colouring. Fits the challenge theme perfect. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs Hanna

  43. A superb card! Well worth all the time and effort that went into it. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge and hope you will join us again.

    Janet xx

  44. Oh wow Julie this is totally awesome a wonderful creation I so love the shape and colours thank you so much for sharing this with us at both OSAAT and Crafty Ann's
    Lorraine x

  45. Thanks for playing with us at Delightful Challenges! This is just adorable - lots of work, but worth it!

  46. what a fun beach scene, it makes me smile.
    thanks for joining us for Twisted Thursday at Shirley's 2 Girls.

  47. Thanks for playing along at Polkadoodles this week with your lovely project in our stamp away challenge! Fab fun card! Cheers Claire x

  48. This is so sweet and so clever! Thanks very much for joining in with our Digi Madness challenge at OSAAT, and good luck! Don't forget to check back tomorrow to see the new challenge too :D

  49. Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

  50. A very clever, fun card! Thanks for sharing your stamped project with us at Polka Doodles this week.

  51. gorgeous work, thanks for playing at creatalicious.
    Hugs Kaylou xoxo

  52. Oh wow - this is just fabulous! I love that elephant! Thanks so much for playing at Bee Crafty.

    Deanne :)


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