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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Make It Colorful!

There's a new challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog that I know you'll like. MAKE IT COLORFUL using bold and bright colors--no pastels or soft colors!  I found there were lots of images at The Paper Shelter that would fit this challenge and I chose Lifeguard on Duty 2. I think this image could be my 'selfie'.  Hahahhaha, just kidding...my hair is longer.

 
My sentiment is an oldie but goodie from Hero Arts and I cut it out with my nesting circle punches and then a scalloped punch. The oval nesting dies are by Lifestyle and the swirls are by Taylored Expressions and I cut the red and blue swirls out of paint chips that I 'borrowed' on a trip to Home Depot. The seashells are by Jolee's Boutique and the papers are by Whimsy. I used a brad in the center of the bow.

The sailboat is a die by Whimsy and I cut 2 white ones out and glued the papers together. Then I cut a sail out of the striped paper and glued it on top of the white main base. then I cut out a yellow boat and glued that on. Then...getting tired of reading this?...Then, I took a white sharpie and went around the entire sailboat for an outline and even colored a mast. The last thing was to color the flag red with a red gel pen. The sailboat is nice and heavy and firm and reminds me more of a cardboard cutout texture. It won't bend or crease if I mail this card anywhere. 

I'm a supply collector. I bought this paper in January 2013 when I was a GDT for Whimsy and just now opened the paper pack; the seashells are a gift from my fab husband from Christmas 2013 (I don't use many stickers but didn't have the heart to tell him so I've kept them on my table for 16 months figuring I'd use them some day and be sure to show him that I did so he'll give me more supplies in the future, only now he knows more of what I use and like); the sentiment stamp is from 2012 when I bought a set of Hero 'summer' stamps in a plastic container at Hobby Lobby because I wanted ONE of the stamps in the container (and now I don't know which one I wanted or why); the rope is something I bought at a convention in the early 2000's (and I have no idea why I bought it then, but it's coming in handy now!); and, the ribbon comes from a Christmas package I received this past December and couldn't bear to toss it because it's wired and beautiful red satin.

My hint to everyone:  You MUST collect paint chips on your trips to Home Depot, Lowe's or anywhere you see them! I mean, seriously...they're fabulous for diecuts since they're heavier than cardstock and have a wonderful finish to them!  I've even seen them used as card bases. So when it comes to supplies, I'm your girl. If I don't have it now, I did at one time and either used it up or gave it away. If I never had it...well, then it wasn't worth having.
 
 
My image is colored with Copics (I LOVE HER TAN--do you like her toenails painted red?) and I applied Glossy Accents to the binocular lenses. There's a touch of Wink of Stella on her whistle and on the binoculars.

We're sponsored by our favorite digital company, The Paper Shelter, who has donated the following prize. 

http://www.thepapershelter.com/

The Design Team has had a great time creating projects for this challenge and I urge you click on over to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog and check them out. Hope to see your creations!

                                                                                Hugs,      
                                                    Gail
 
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50 comments:

  1. Hi Gail, absolutely love your card its just stunning, the srong colouring and the whole card design is just fabulous. You call the our colour strips, colour chips I wondered what you meant but I now understand you, they are just fabulous for matching up colours youve already used when you want a bit to touch up. Mind you I ought to get a move on and give the whole house a going over, but when you get to my age you really dont feel up to it. hugs Shirleyxxx

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  2. Gorgeous card Gail, fabulously coloured image, great papers and lovely embellies, I love those seashell stickers, the rope and your lush bow, and while I'm here I will put on my Paper Creator DT hat and say thanks for playing along with our challenge this week, good luck, hugs, Colette xx

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  3. So cute card with lovely embellishments, which fits at Polka Doodle Challenges. Hugs Agnieszka DT

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  4. Absolutely fabulous card Gail....such wonderful detail and your colouring is amazing...lovin her suntan. hugs, Pat K x

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  5. love your card Gail, so much fun so much to see xx

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  6. Your card is definitely colorful . . . also patriotic and nautical. I love everything about this -- the rope, the seashells, the flourishes tucked behind your bow, and the sailboat - omg, it's perfect with the striped sails!! You've colored (and tanned and pedicured) the image very well. Awesome array of nautical papers on this fabby card. Your creations are always AMAZING.

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  7. So fun and colorful!! Love the bow and all the details!

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  8. Lovely design Gail, great colour combo, bright and cheerful, just what we need with all this rotten weather we are getting, the image is great and I love your colouring, a really fabulous card, love it!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  9. Wow, gorgeous card, Gail! Love these bright colours! All your nautical details are fabulous!

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  10. Gail what a gorgeous card and love the scenery
    gr karin and

    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}

    Karin


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  11. She's adorable and so well presented. thanks so much for the tip on the paint chips, will look in to that.

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  12. WOW Gail what a super card I love the colour's and your image is gorgeous and you have colour it in beautifully. and your embellishments and the design is wonderful.
    Debs xxx
    {Debs Cards}

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  13. FABulous! I LOve your sweet image, colours and design.
    These embellishments are awesome
    Chrissyxx

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  14. This is a gorgeous card - love everything about it! Thanks for joining us for our Girly but No Pink Polkadoodles Challenge

    Karon DT, Polkadoodles

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  15. Love the beach scene you created Gail and definitely adore the bright and bold colors with fab beach elements. Fabulous card! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Digistamps4Joy this month. Come join us again next month. Have nice moments always Gail :)

    Fondly,
    Asmah
    DS4J DT
    Qinaahana Arts and Crafts {My Blog}

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  16. Fabulous card Gail, I like everything about it!!
    Kevin xx

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  17. Gorgeous card Gail. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at CCC Digi Creations. We would love to see you again. Anet DT x

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  18. Simply striking with so many details, that are eye catching. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Tuesday Throwdown. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Hugs
    Berni,DT
    tuesdaythrowdown.

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  19. I was a lifeguard a long time ago. Looking at your adorable card brought back so many happy memories! You did a fabulous job!

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  20. What a great design you have created to showcase that little beauty! I DO love her painted toenails Gail! Thank you for sharing your project and creativity at Aud Sentiments!
    ~ginny, Aud Sentiments DT: [#132 – Cute + Sentiment]
    Owner: RubberMAD (GettyCollection.com)

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  21. You certainly made it colourful; it's an absolute stunner of a card! I love all your creative touches and all those little bits of stash that you used on here; the details are so perfect for the beach theme :-)

    Big hugs, Kat xx

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  22. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at 2 Crafty Girls, good luck!!! Amy

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  23. What a fun card Gail! Your embellishments finish this off so nicely!!! I love your craft room assistants!!!!! Thanks for playing along with our color challenge at ODBD!

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  24. What a fun card Gail! Your embellishments finish this off so nicely!!! I love your craft room assistants!!!!! Thanks for playing along with our color challenge at ODBD!

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  25. What a fun, colorful card! Perfect for summer! I really like how you put your design together! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Our Daily Bread Designs. Hugs, Gracie.

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  26. What a happy fun card. Wonderful coloring and such fabulous embellishments. Thanks for joining our Clear it Out Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Larelyn CIO DT

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  27. Great fun card. The lifeguard image is fab and also your colouring. Love the design. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  28. What a fun and beautiful card, Gail!! I just love your coloring, especially all the highlights, your layout and the use of dies!! So beautifully done! Thanks for sharing with us at ODBD and joining the color challenge!!

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  29. Yup, you made it colorful and summer time. Love it! Thanks for joining us in the Ants in the Pantry Challenge #6 at Doodle Pantry.

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  30. Hi Gail..me again, this time with my Fussy and Fancy DT hat on. Just loved having another peek at your gorgeous creation...so many wonderful design elements. Thanks so much for joining us this week. hugs, Pat K x

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  31. What a beautiful creation.
    Thanks for participating in our challenge. Good luck and i hope to see you next time again.
    Love DT Anneke

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  32. Beautiful card, love colouring. Thank you for joining us at 2 Crafty Girls, good luck:) Agnieszka DT

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  33. Such a beautiful creation love the little sailing boat die. Thank you for linking up at The Sisters Of Craft challenge. Good Luck Gill DT

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  34. Super cute card!!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Di's Digis, I hope you join us again this week!

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  35. Fabulous card. Thanks for playing at Loves Rubberstamps!

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  36. ahhhhh love this card! so many fabulous embellishments!!!! Just gorgeous! Great way of using the paint chips.

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Top Tip Tuesday. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

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  37. So Super cute, Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

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  38. An incredible great card. It gives me real summer feeling.

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  39. Super cute! So summery!! Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps!

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  40. Thank you so much for your lovely comment :)
    As always you have done a stunning card! Love the coloring and all the beautiful things you have added to the card.
    Hugs Anna

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  41. Another spectacular card. Just gorgeous.

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  42. I have a deep love for anything related to water and this card DEFINITELY makes me smile! I absolutely love it and want to frame it :) I think it was a great idea to add the netting to the background, something I haven't seen before. Thanks for sharing this with us at DS4J!
    Sara
    www.PolkaDotRosie.blogspot.com
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}

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  43. Pop onto http://2craftygirlschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
    Lori xx

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  44. I just love all of your beautiful bright colours and that image is just adorable! Thanks for playing in our Anything Goes with an optional Spring Theme challenge at Digistamps4Joy! Good luck and we hope to see you again.
    ♥ Charlene DS4J DT

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  45. Gail this is a wonderful creation with great attention to detail and perfect for our ‘ANYTHING GOES with optional twist SPRING’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  46. Beautiful , thank you for joining us this month over at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog xx

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  47. beautiful, thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy, hope to see you again and good luck xx

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  48. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Digi Stamps 4 Joy and at Whoopsi Daisy. Hope to see you again next time.

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  49. Fantastic card. love all the elements and colors. Thanks for joining us at Paradise of Stamps. Hugs Tina (DT) x

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