All week long we are having our summer party at The Outlawz so grab your sunscreen, flip flops and whatever else means hot summer fun to you and jump in the pool!
Help us spread the word and get a chance to have Marti Wills, Pezadoodle Designs, design a customized banner, watermark, and signature for YOUR blog, all you have to do is add our party flyer (copy mine above) to a POST on your blog and have it link back to The Outlawz! You can put the flyer in your sidebar, but make sure you blog about the party too; only those with posts will be eligible for the prize. Create your Outlawz Summer Party post then enter your information with Mr. Linky before 11:30 pm EST on Thursday, June 9, 2011 for your chance to win! Every post you create and link with Inlinkz will give you another chance to win. And you know you want to win! ;D Inlinkz for postings is in drop down menu under Inlinkz on the top tool bar.
The sponsors who are making our party a huge success!!
$25.00 Gift Certificate (Merchandise only)
Custom Banner, Watermark and Signature
One Year PDF subscription to "Through The Craft Door"
by Marti Wills and Suzanne Dean
$25.00 Crafting Supplies
Sweet Summer - Clear Mount Set of 9
Ippity Stamps $20.00 Gift Certificate
Whimsy Stamps 5 Digital Stamps of your choice
Fred She Said
$15.00 Gift Certificate
3 Digital Stamps
$20.00 Gift Certificate
4 Digi Stamps
Anary: Gilli goodie bag
4 Digi Stamps
OK? You still with me?? Good, because here's my card for your inspiration to come join me and the whole group in The Greeting Cards Challenge!! Our theme this week for the party is Hot, hot, hot a summer theme.
Are ya' laughing? Good, because I sure did the first time I saw this image at Mo's!! I just love her. She's a little too plump and too old for the bikini but she's still rocking it and having a good time doing it. She also seems a little too oblivious that the tide is creeping in.. lol! Just one more drink, then I think she'll be moving her towel further up the beach ; )
Here's a close up:
And a side view so you can see how she's popped up:
Here's the color swatches for the Copics I used:
I did forget to list the colors I used for the airbrushing I did on the water and sand. Those colors were E33, E31 and a pop of E30 for the sand. The water is BG72, BG15 and BG10. I masked off the white caps with liquid masking fluid. I also added more frothy parts after the airbrushing was done and I had removed the masking fluid with Copic Opaque. I also used the Opaque on the dots on her bikini. I knew I wanted it to look like a photo so I taped the whole panel down using my gridded cutting mat as a guide to get nice straight lines. I used painters tape which pulls back up nicely.
Shew... what a long post! But look at all those goodies! I sure hope you'll get a chance to enter one of the challenges at The Outlawz!
Now here's the list of challenges she's jumping into:
Make It Colorful - Cast a Shadow. It's there, but minimal since she's baking in the sun. I also added shadows under the waves.
Catered Crop - Recipe (summer theme, pearls and punches)
The Corrosive Challenge - Summer Colors
Crafty Ho's - Summer - Let the Fun Begin
Word Play Weekend challenge - Things with tails (ponytails allowed)
Paper Cutz Challenge - Beach or Travel