Wednesday, August 10, 2011

On the Beach

Happy Wednesday everyone! I'm back from a short vacation at the beaches of Lake Michigan feeling refreshed and relaxed and ready for the new challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!  So how appropriate is this card this week?!  We had such a great time in the summer sun of Michigan. And the fun continues with this great sketch.

Here's the sketch to follow - just fabulous and fun to put together! 

Our sponsor this week is Sassy Cheryl's - such wonderful images to create with.  Cheryl is providing a $5 gift certificate to the Grand Prize winner of Sweet Sketch Wednesday #114.

I was so lucky to get this terrific image from Sassy Cheryl's to create my card.  It's called "On the Beach".  It resembles my kids looking for all sorts of interesting things on the beach this past week!  I colored this darling image with Copics and used crystal lacquer to add shine on the water spot.  The papers are digital from Shery K Designs "Hana" paper pack. The doily looking diecut is Spellbinders' Parisian Motifs.

I hope you'll join us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday this week - we love the wonderful inspiration and creativity of our loyal followers and participants each week.  Please be sure to stop by and see the design team cards this week - you'll love the inspiration they provide too.

Thanks for stopping by!


Emma F said...

Oh my word, Sharon. This is absolutely beautiful. I love, love, love that image. She reminds me of a little Sarah <3

Tracey said...

Beautiful card Sharon, I love the colours & that image is gorgeous :)

Arlana said...

Hello Sharon, Your card is adorably sweet. Love the image and sweet colors. Your nestability is so fun!!! Glad you had a fun vacation. Have a sweet week. HUGS Arlana

Kathie said...

Hi Sharon I'm so glad you had a lovely family break which is so important. Your card is really really cute, it reminds me of my boys looking for treasures on the beach and some not smelling the best. Love your pretty colours and wonderful design papers. So glad your back I've missed you take care and have a great week and weekend.

The Stamper's Touch said...

Absolutely stunning creation Sharon! Such perfect "beachy" colors too!! Love the shiny water and your gorgeous die cut. Looks like I need to make a Spellbinder's purchase soon! Hope you had a wonderful vacation. Back to reality!!!!


Jeannie said...

This is perfect timing for you, right?! She's adorable, and she was fun to work with too I thought. I like the colors you chose to use, and the special touches you added to the water.

Peace & Luv,

bumblebee creations said...

super super sweet!!! I love this one!! I nearly jump out of my seat--when ever I see Lake Michigan--or even just Michigan!! Love how you made the water glitter!!

mulberry station said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sharon. I love the teal and orange together. It is such a beautiful color combo. I am going to have to use it sometime. I love this image too, It is one of the ones that I wanted to use. You have done a beautiful job with it, as always. I hope you had a fun family vacation. It will be memories that you will always cherish. They are so important to do.
Have a wonderful week.

Patti P. said...

Sharon, so glad you had a wonderful trip! I loved your card from the moment that I saw it....beautiful color choices and the way you've colored her is so realistic, I can see her tan from the sun. Beautiful!
Have a great week.

Jacki Randolph said...

Love, your card Sharon!! The blue and apricot colors are gorgeous together!! Another stunning creation :)

Genevieve said...

Hi Sharon! So glad to hear you had a nice break. We had a lovely break too but unfortunately we had to wrap up warm on the beach lol! Your card is stunning as always, I love the blue & orange colour scheme, very striking :)