Summer Fun!

I was in need of some bright colors to lift my spirits, and this card is definitely bright for my standards. It did me well because now taking a look at it reminds me how much fun we had this summer at the beach... and it makes me smile :-)
the gorgeous little cute girls is Olivia a freebie Michelle Perkett so generously gave at her groups on PCP and CDAC (if you are not a member yet, join us!! you don´t want to miss the fun!). I colored Olivia with colored pencils (she got a tan!), cut around and added a few dots of glitter paint on the sand before placing her with foam tape on the card.
The patterned paper is a very (very) old paper from my stash. To embellish the card I made a flower layering two of them with a smiley button as its center, I painted with glitter paint three sea shells my DD and I took from the beach and to finish I added 3 punched butterflies and dots of glitter around the patterned paper.
I´m joining the following challenges:

Michelle Perkett Studio Challenge #43: hang on to summer fun!
Flutter by Wednesday Challenge #120: sketch
Glitterbabe´s Challenge #10: free up a freebie
One Stitch at a time challenge #29: Blooms, butterflies, bling

27 comments:

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Hi Ileana, I love your bright and cheery card with Olive! You did a beautiful job coloring her, love the sparkle! Thanks for joining our challenge at Michelle Perkett Studio!

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh, Ileana, it's fabulous.

Danni said...

Such a bright, happy card! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Marilyn Webb said...

Hi Ileana
Glad your colorful card lifted your spirits! What a gorgeous card, so many bright colors, and a great reminder of fun times at the beach!!Thanks for joining us at MPS this week, always so much fun checking out your projects.
hugs Marilyn

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

and i'll bet you looked just as cute at the beach, too! super! thanks so much for joining us at glitterbabe's challenge!!!

hugs :)

Cheryl said...

oh hun this realy is fab love the image,and the colurs are so cheery too love hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

Chocolate Orange said...

Oh what a bright cheerful card !!

Thankyou for joining us at OSAAT this week, Good Luck !!

Choccy x

Melissa said...

Oooh, I love how you colored this!! It's a fantastic card! Thanks for joining us this week at MPS, remember to join us in our next challenge too!

grandmalee said...

This is such a fun card, Ileana! The colors really drew me in, and I also love that cute smiley face on the flowers! Love the colors you picked for her swimsuit! She's quite the stylish little girl! I really wish there was a way to photograph glitter better! I would love to see how the glitter around the edges looks in person. Your butterly punches are a great finishing touch!

Jayne said...

That is one cute image......lovely colouring. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.

Tammy said...

Oh what a fun bright card Ileana! I love it! Thank you for joining MPS this week!
Tammy x

Lynne Armstrong said...

Wow Ileana...Olive is gorgeous in her little frilly swimsuit :) Beautiful summery colours.
PS Congratulations on your new camera! I have a Canon and LOVE it...I'm sure you will love yours once you get used to it...they take great photos :)
Big hugs xx

Mari Harpham said...

I love how bright and cheery this ard is. You did a great job. Sometimes that old paper in our stashs are just the right thing.
Thanks for joining us at MPS.

Catherine said...

This is such a delicious card Ileana ! Love the bright colours, the image is super cute and I love the smiling flower !!! Hugs and smiles from Catherine

chrissy xx said...

It really is a Gorgeous card. Makes you smile! soooo cute. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT.
Chrissyxx

Kayla (Purple Panda Designs) said...

Such a cute card :) Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week

Sarah said...

Your card is really cute! I love the bright colors, it just makes you happy. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT, hope to see you next week.
xxx
Sarah

grandmalee said...

I tried posting this yesterday, but it came back to me as undeliverable.

This is such a fun card, Ileana! The colors really drew me in, and I
also love that cute smiley face on the flowers! Love the colors you
picked for her swimsuit! She's quite the stylish little girl! I really wish there was a way to photograph glitter better! I would love to see how the glitter around the edges looks in person. Your butterfly punches are a great finishing touch!

Love crafts forever said...

This card put smile on my face, very cute. Thanks for playing at OSAAT. Hugs, Nataliya.

Margreet said...

this is really great Ileana....love the bright colours and your colouring is fab....thanks for joining OSAAT
xxx Margreet

Love crafts forever said...

Cute card. Thanks for playing at OSAAT.

Liz said...

Wow Such a beautiful project Thanks for joining our theme at OSAAT Please pop back Saturday for our new Sneak Peak Game

Its fun with prizes too
Liz x

Michelle said...

Oh, Ileana I just love your Olive card! It is adorable and it makes me smile!!:) I love the way you colored her and the glitter in the sand! Love the happy face and the colorful background!! Just darling!! Thank you for joining our challenge at MPS this week, Ileana!!:)

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Great card, and Welcome to our team!

Softpencil said...

I love everything on this card Ileana!!! the bright colours, the cute images, the papers and the flower with the smiley button! just beautiful!

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful card wonderfully coloured really sweet and cute, thanks for sharing with us this week over at OSAAT.

Hugs Jo xxx

A.J. said...

Great bright and cheerful card! Sweet image and great colouring too!

Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.

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