Sunday, June 20, 2010

Summer Surfin

The challenge this week at Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges is to create a card with a summer theme.  I loved this surf board image from Daisy Doodles - as did other design team members so great minds do think alike :) - and decided to base my card on it.  I had fun coming up with embellishments and took inspiration from a number of the surfing photos I found online.  Since I believe most surfboards are heavily lacquered, I covered the surfboard with a layer of acetate after it was coloured.  Unfortunately the camera did not pick that up, but trust me it is very shiny.

Last week Daisy Doodles added some wonderful new members to the design team so please make sure you visit the challenge and check our their inspirational work and then submit your summer creation.  While a Daisy Doodles image is not required, there are lots of great summer images at the new Daisy Doodles store  that would be wonderful for your project, so hop on over and pick one up today.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations - One For The Boys
One Stop Craft Challenge - One For The Boys
Magical Crafts Fortnightly Challenge - Something For A Male
Quirky Crafts - Summer
Stamp Something - Something Summer

This image from Daisy Doodles is called Surfboard and has been coloured with a combination of prismacolor and Koh-I-Noor pencil crayons.  The papers are Bubbles (Sandylion Sticker Designs) and sandpaper (Home Depot).  The card stock is Recollections (Michaels).  The sentiment is computer generated and created by me.  Other supplies used:  Beads (My stash), Sun Punch (Marvy Uchida), Flower Punch (EK Paper Shapers), Acetate (3M), Yellow Stickles (Ranger) and Shells (Michaels).


  1. Stunning card! Love the colours xx

  2. I saw a few surfboard cards in the DT but yours is the best. I like the extras you put on the card. You always make such nice cards.

  3. This card is great!! Love how you used the sandpaper. What a great idea!


  4. I love your coloring the Images so bright and happy colors tha sand paper too...GREAT CARD !!

  5. LOVE your surfboard card!

    I often have trouble getting the "gloss" to show up in photos, too. What I do is position a light in front of the image and take a photo of the card with the light shining on it.

  6. Cec I love your card!!! Everyone of us did this different but so great. I love love love all the embellishments that you used. Great card my friend.
    Hugs xx

  7. Fabulous idea, making a lei, and the shells add a funtastic summer at the beach detail.

  8. This is adorable! I love how your strung the flowers

  9. Cool idea for a surfer love all the embellies. Thanks for playing along at Magical Crafts.
    Carol Ann xx

  10. Great card, I love the surf board image and the bright colours you have used

    Thanks for playing at Magical Crafts this time
    Jackie x

  11. Wauw I just love it. All the details are wonderful.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Stamp Something this week.
    Dorte aka dot-scrap

  12. Great work! Thanks for joining us this week at Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog! xxx

  13. Hi Cec this is one great card what a fabulous design just loving the wonderful sunny colours and that surf board is sooooo cool love it thank you for joining us at OSCC this week.
    Lorraine x

  14. What a fun card this is Cec, love the DP's and all those embellishments. Great work. Thank you for joining us at OSCC this week. Hope to see you again next challenge.
    Suzi x

  15. What a lovely summery card!
    Thanks for joining us at magical crafts this fortnight!

  16. Lovely fun card. Thanks for joining us at OSCC this week.

  17. What a great boy card! I love the bubbled paper as the sky background. So fun! THANKS for playing at OSCC.


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