Monday, 7 May 2012

Beach Babe

Well, for a crafter the unthinkable happened on Friday!  I was putting the final touches on the inside of London's birthday card...ya,  the one that took me over an hour to colour the hair, and I knocked over a glass of water on my craft table.  Did you hear the scream!   The lovely journal had black ink running all over it and at first I thought the image was okay, but that was only wishful thinking.  She had a very black eye!  What to do.....I had less than an hour before the party!    I quickly reprinted the tag (luckily I saved it on my pc) and that was no problem colouring, cutting and glueing over the ruined one.  But the eye..well I reprinted the image, coloured the face and found a section of hair that I could cut around and mount on the original image - saved just in the nik of time!   Not my best work but London loved it and that made everything okay!  And the lesson is....don't leave everything until the last minute.  But I'm like the cartoon Calvin and Hobbs quote  ...''You can't just turn on creativity like a faucet, you have to be in the right mood.  What mood is that - well last minute panic!''   :D

Now, enough of my tales - on with today's card.   I've used "Beach Babe" from Saturated Canary - isn't she cute!   DP is October Afternoon Cherry Hill with SU coral cameo and wild wasabi.  Dies are Die-Namics.  I turned the umbrella into a beach umbrella :)  ...and put a little sunburn on her nose!

Coloured with Copics
Y19, 17, 13, 11
BG49, 32, BG000
R02, 05, 08, R00
E53, 51, 50, E33
Skin:  E11, E01, E000, R20,

Entering the following challenges:

Craft your Days Away #44 - Just for Children
Creative Crafts    - Anything Goes
Jellypark Challenges - Girlie Girl
Stampin for the Weekend - 3rd Anniversary "Layers"
MAWTT - Summer Sunshine   Woo woo...I won

Thanks for stopping by and your lovely comments are much appreciated. Hugs, Pat K.


newbie paper crafter said...

so cute! such detail and I love the colors and image.. saw you on MIM.

Judith said...

This is gorgeous Pat - great rescue job! - I know what you mean about the inspiration - I'm usually a last minute panic girl! Love the colours and that fab little beach umbrella maybe you should do more last minute disasters - this one looks great to me!! hugs Judith x

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh my, fabulous coloring and that umbrella is perfect!!

Craftdee said...

Another gorgeous creation, love that umbrella - works perfectly as a beach umbrella :-) Glad you salvaged London's card - gives you that "sick" feeling when something like that happens doesn't it?! I used to do cake decorating, once I had an order all ready to go out, rang the customer to come and pick it up - returned to the room to see my then-four-year-old with the best pincer grip of decorated cake you've ever seen and a mouth full of icing! Aaargghh!! Patched it up and sent it out... what else could I do? Not a highlight of my cake decorating career, lol. Donna xx

Dazie said...

Stunning I love they way you colour and the layout of this card is fab!

Thanks for taking part in our For a Child challenge over at craft your days away!


Cheryl said...

So cute! your coloring is beautiful!

I’m stopping by from MIM. (I’m number 70)


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Mau xx said...

What a gorgeous card Pat,
I love the little scene you created, and the papers and colours are beautiful.
Love that Beach umbrella. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week xx
Hugs Mau Xx

Lisa M said...

Several car alarms did sound off in the area, that must have been when you lost it over there! LOL...eeek, I would have panicked, but it sounds like you handled it wonderfully and made a full recovery. :)

Super sunny and fun and colorful and beautifully organized card!

Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
Lisa xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW Pat this is super, I love your card. Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Hazelxoxo

Crafteezee said...

Beautiful Pat. Could you please email me I'd like to ask you something.
Thanks Tracy x

Pami said...

Pat this is gorgeous! I think I may have to buy the umbrella and sunshine dies now! Beautiful layout and great colouring. Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

Elaine said...

Thank goodness for that SAVE button on the PC Pat , disaster averted .
What a fabulous card, I love this one inside and out. The parasol is just fab , great card well done Hugs Elaine

Amanda said...

Well done on winning at MAWTT Pat...a very worthy win. xx

Carole of Brum said...

A gorgeous card, Pat - really cute, bright and summery.

I felt your pain, I'm sure we've all been there with a spilled glass of water or cup of coffee. But I loved your Calvin & Hobbs quote (I love all their quotes, lol). CoB

cotnob said...

I love this card, such a gorgeous image and fab beach umbrella, everything is so beautifully co-ordinated.

Star said...

Thank you so much for becoming a follower Pat. You're cards are totally AMAZING. It's no wonder you have won so many awards. I can't believe your followers aren't in the hundreds. A lot of people out there are missing one very talented lady.
Eileen x

Judith said...

Here I am again Pat - this time in my official CCC DT member capacity!! - can't say anymore REALLY loved this card - thanks for playing along at CCC this week hugs Judith x

Tonya said...

Pat, this card is fabulous! The image is adorable and I love the colors you used!