Do you remember this 80s commercial jingle, “Summer, summer fruits, it wouldn’t be summer without them!”? Growing up in Southern California, this jingle brings back a lot of nostalgic childhood memories for me. Now I live in Georgia, the peach state, and when I saw this adorable Mo Manning “You Are A Peach” stamp from Penny Black, I knew I had to have this in my card making stash. Isn’t she absolutely adorable?
I wanted to keep the image soft and sweet so I stamped her with Momento Desert Storm Ink to try some no line (or faint line) coloring. I used some eyelet patterned paper to paper piece her bloomers, shading with Copic R20 and R30. For everything else I simply used the following Copic colors:
Hair: E70, 71, 74 and 79, with some detailed wisps added with a 0,03 warm gray Copic Multiliner Pen
Skin: E50, E51, E21, R20
Lips: R20, Distress Marker Festive Berries
Peach and butterflies: R5, R14, R17, Y21, E31, with details like the butterfly antennas and bodies added with a 0,03 warm gray Copic Multiliner Pen
Sand: E31, E33, E51
Apron/top: B000, B00, B01
Sky with clouds left white: B000, B00
Sandals: E70, E71, E74 with detailes added with a 0,03 warm gray Copic Multiliner Pen and shimmer added to buckles with a Metallic Gold Gelly Roll Pen
I used the largest and second largest of the My Favorite Things Die-Namics Stitched Rectangles die set and added some dimension to card front by adding a stitched frame. I mounted it onto the card front with rolled up 1/8″ double sided tape to add a bit of dimension, while keeping it relatively flat for mailing. I love how that small detail of breaking up the single layer card seems to add so much interest and emphasizes the dynamic movement in the image by contrasting it with the rectilinear framing. For final touches, I added 3 dots of Nuvo Glitter Drops in White Blizzard just under each butterfly. I think the sparkle adds a bit of magic and the placement adds to the feeling of movement from the butterflies. I made this card to represent and celebrate the start of summer, and I think this little cutie walking along the beach enjoying her giant peach does a good job of that!
This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Penny Black and More Anything Goes June Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Not Just Cards Anything Goes Summer Challenge
Creatlicious Anything Goes Challenge with Optional Die Cuts or Punches
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Use Patterned Paper Challenge
MarkerPOP Summer Fun Color and Theme Challenges #122 and 123
CAS-ual Fridays Color Challenge – WINNER
Gorgeous card, beautiful stamp and stunning colouring!
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more;-))m
Thanks so much Mervi! I love this sweet girl!
Your card popped out at me as I was loading mine for the challenge! All I can say is STUNNING! She’s adorable and your coloring is something I envy! Love it!
Awww thanks so much Lisa! You’re so sweet!
Beautiful card and stunning coloring! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays Color Challenge.
Awww thanks so much Lisa! You’re so sweet!
Gorgeous coloring! What a stunning scene. You are very talented with a Copic. So glad you shared your creation with everyone at the Casual Fridays Challenge.
Awww thanks so much Marcia! You’re as sweet as this girl and her summer peach! 🙂
Gorgeous card, amazing colouring 🙂
Thanks so much Karen!
beautiful! i love how you’ve framed the sweet image and your colouring is fabulous! thank you so much for sharing another of your lovely creations with us this month at the penny black and more challenge.
Awww thank you so much Linda! I really enjoyed coloring up this Penny Black cutie!
WOW! Your coloring is amazing! And I really like the frame around the main image…it really sets it off nicely! Thanks for playing along with CAS-ual Fridays!
Thanks so very much Lisa! Your sweet comment made my day!
Such a very pretty creation, many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More June challenge.
Thanks so very much Brenda! I love this sweet PB girl!
Beautifully coloured scene! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Friday’s 🙂
Awww thanks so very much Kim!
Oh my, this girl is adorable!!! Love your coloring and that peach makes me want some right now! 🙂 That is a one gorgeous and sweet card! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!
Awww thank you so very much Tasha! I am thrilled that I won the CAS-ual Fridays challenge!
Oh my gosh. You just continue to amaze me with your coloring!! I think this is the most beautifully colored little girl ever. I am a California girl myself, now living in Florida! I have this stamp too. She is a cutie!
Oh you are so sweet, Vicki! Hope you enjoy coloring up this girl too! I miss CA so much!
Your coloring is awesome. Thanks for joining our previous challenge here at WORD ART WEDNESDAY. We hope you will join us again in our current challenge soon. Leaving you with the inspiration found in Philippians 4:13 which says: “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”
Awww thanks so much Jo Ann!
A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our “anything goes with optional die cuts and/or punches” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Crafty Friends)
(DT The Sketchy Challenges)
PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy the past couple of weeks…
Thanks again for the crafty love Melanie!