Thursday, July 21, 2016

Challenge 189 Sweet Summertime!

Hello, Ai Fans!

We're back with another challenge this Thursday! We had a FABULOUS time celebrating our 29th Anniversary with you at the beginning of this month, and thank you for celebrating with us!

We had some fabulous card entries for our Anything Goes challenge, so let's announce the winners now!

Top Spot is awarded to...

Maria K!

Congrats, Maria! We think your one-layer card is fabulous, and shows off your lovely bright coloring! Our Picture Perfect girlfriends are look amazing! Email with your address to claim your prize pack!

Honorable Mentions go to...

Congrats, you two! Beverly, we love your bright birthday card with our Maturing Set! They look ready to celebrate something big! And Carol, your lovely watercolor scene with Series 7 Set 2, Flower Set & Foliage Set looks great broken up in those rectangles! Such a cute idea! Be sure to email with you address and the stamp set of your choice for a prize!

Thanks to everyone who entered our Anything Goes challenge! We hope you'll join us again this week! Our next challenge is called "Sweet Summertime!" Sharon is here to share her card based on our theme! Take it away, Sharon!

Hello AI Fans!

Today I'm going to show you how I created a very easy beach scene using my Copic markers and one of my favorite summertime sets #4211 Selma and Gladys Set!!  Nothing elaborate here, just a very simple scene that anyone can create!! 

First I colored up Selma and Gladys to match my paper. 
Copic colors are listed below.

For the sand, I used E30, E31, and E33.  I started with the lightest color and worked my way to the darkest at the top (the further away from the eye - the darker it will get).  

Directly above the sand, use BG72 and BG75. Again, the darker color will be on top as that's the furthest from the eye. 

Outline some clouds on your background paper using C1, then take your C3 marker and darken the bottom portion of the clouds. Blend it out with the C1.

With B000, start coloring in your sky making sure you keep your pen moving horizontally the way air moves. Just start next to a line and flick your pen outward. 

Finish filling in the sky with the B000 and you've got an easy peasy beach scene to add to your card!! 

And here is the finished product! I just added a layer of a coordinating paper and a bow made with May Arts ribbon that is yellow and orange! 

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today and hope you have some time this week to get crafty and join our new challenge!! 
Copic colors used for Selma and Gladys:
E000, E00, E11, R20, B21, B24, YR04, YR07, YR09, hat: Y11, Y13, Y17, suit: YG21, YG23, YG25

Papers are Carta Bella Beach Day

Thanks, Sharon! What a darling card with the Selma & Gladys Set! And perfect for summer dreams of the beach!
We would love for you to join our challenge! Let's see what summer-y craft-y goodness you can create!

Here are the challenge rules …
✻ Please make a new card or creation. You can make any crafty item you wish; this is not limited to cards!
✻ Limit two submissions per person. You will receive extra votes if you use Art Impressions stamps!

✻ The Ai Challenge is open to everyone, international submissions are welcome!
✻ Include a link back to the Ai Blog or grab our button on the top right of our sidebar!
✻ Share the Ai love by clicking and commenting your fellow crafters.
✻ Make sure to get your link up by Wednesday, July 20th at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!


Cheri Burry said...

Great tutorial Sharon! These gals make me giggle every time I see them! Love the fun bright colors too!

diane zechman said...

Great beach scene, Sharon! Perfect for these two gals!

Renee Matarese said...

This is super cute! Your scene is amazing.

Cynthia said...

Congrats to this week's winners! Super fun beach scene card, Sharon.

Rosy Newlun said...

This scene and sentiments CRACK ME UPPPP! Thank you for the coloring explanation. And big congratulations to the winners!!!

Kerry said...

Congrats to all the winners!!! Sharon, awesome beach scene!! Totally cool!!!