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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Boardwalk Beauty...

'Boardwalk Beauty' was provided for my use by RSD
and can be found here at Zibbet
I'm goin' a tich weird on ya' -  I wanted something DIFFerent for this RSD image.  Went digging thru my papers and found one sheet of the heavy CS with a linear pattern on it - [can't see it here] - looked like sand to me, a very thin sheet of 12 x 12 scrapbook paper with fish swimming endlessly and the hazy-autumn-burnt- orange with suns(?), flowers(?), fireworks(?) on it.  Then I just had to come up with something to tie it all to my 'Beauty'.  Ripping the edges of the 'sand' and the fishy paper made it look like foam on the waves... so done and done.  Wanted the last sheet to be a fantasy sky & sun - envisioned ribbons coming out in rays (see this version I first came up with which is now on the inside ):
Inside of card
But I liked the loose version better with the 'rays' bursting out like solar flairs.  Somehow represents more heat to me and enhances the 3-D aspect of the design.
Added eyes to some of my fish and real shells to the tide line - and of course my beauty, who should not have stepped off the boardwalk in those heels!
This is for 613 Ave C's ATG Challenge starting today.  You can enter up to three projects for a chance for a prize from either Rick St dennis  (I can ALWAYS find something I like from this man's inventory!). His prize is a choice of 2 digis or a 25% discount coupon for Rick's Zibbet shop, or from the 2nd sponsor -Flat Friends Boutique - with a prize of 4 digital images!  As always, the samples by the unique team of paper artists assembled by Chana and Kathi are fabulous... it is well worth your time to check out the creative artistry of the DT at 613 Ave C!


Original zibbet banner
  • This image is 'Boardwalk Beauty' by Rick St dennis.
  • For the focal image I used Paper Tole Technique to give her dimenssion. Printed 3 copies, colored them with Copics, fussy cut and 'paper sculpted' the images.  The layers were both glued in some places & elevated in others with foam tape to achieve the desired dimension.  
  • Neenah "Classic Crest Solar White" 80# Cover Wt. used for the image.
  • Base CS is dual with the textured brown on one side and cream on the other - and is a stash item.
  • DP used for the background from stash.
  • The shear ribbon used for the sun's rays is from stash.
  • The 'Enamel Dew Drop Stickers' used for the fish eyes is from Freckled Fawn. 
  • Shells are from stash - glued on with Glossy Accents.
  • Images were printed on an Epson WF-3520 printer 
  • Hand colored with Copics:

    This card should be eligible for the following 
    Crafting from the Heart #78 – ATG Always
    Sweet Stamps #237 – Anything Goes

    Really Reasonable Ribbon #126 – Orange w/ ribbon or trim
    Fussy & Fancy  #148 – FANTASY [Fantasy sun, sky & ocean]
    Sweet Stampin' – Use a non-white base card
    Aurora Wings #18 – Anything Goes
    Robyn's Fetish #283 – Sq. or Rectangle

    Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny


    1. I love the way you have used the papers to set a seaside scene gorgeous image Ginny x

    2. ~ginny, this is awesome. I love all of the texture and those fabulous layers. You created the effect you were going for so beautifully. That sun is amazing and your colouring is gorgeous as always. Love it!

    3. Great card! It's nice to shake things up a bit sometimes and do something a bit different. Your coloring is absolutely perfect on the image. Her bathing costume looks stunning.

    4. What a beautiful card, love the details !
      Thanks for sharing it with us and hope to see you again in our next challenge as well,
      DT Through The Craft Room Door
      Made by Willeke {My personal Blog}

    5. Thanks Ginny for your comment. this is rather an unusual make but then 'Rick's' images lend themselves to a different approach and you have created a fabulous seaside scene here. Love the sandy beach, those rays of sunshine and the gorgeously coloured and layered image too.

    6. She is definitely a beauty, Fab composition and coloring. Great use of the DP.. Have a wonderful week.

    7. This is so cute, Ginny. I love her little pantaloons. Super cute and creative. Thanks for sharing with us, and please stop by again soon,
      Really Reasonable Ribbon

    8. woweeeee that design is an amazing layout! I love the ribbon for the sun rays..inspired xx hugs

    9. Super card thank you for joining in this week at Sweet Stampin'. Debbie X

    10. Really fabulous layering and paper piecing! I love the color combo, too! Thanks for sharing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

    11. Great background for this bathing beauty. Super card. Thanks for playing along with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge. hugs, Pat K x

    12. Wow what a great scene you created. I love the image and that sure is a lot of cutting but so worth it. Awesome card.

    13. A beautiful card,love the scene. thank you for sharing with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge. Marlene DT

    14. this is gorgeous !
      Thank you for joining us at crafty hazelnuts patterned paper !
      Good Luck and hope to see you again.
      Fiki DT member

    15. What a great card love all the detail to the scene. Thanks for joining us at Aurora Wings!

    16. Lol, nothing wrong with going a bit weird Ginny! Especially when it turns out so well. Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin' x

    17. gorgeous scene & wonderful colouring. Thanks for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' challenge #41.
      Alicia (Art by Miran DT)
      MaxiBelle Studio

    18. Super image and loving the seaside background! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week and I hope you'll join us again very soon, love Jacky x

    19. What a super sweet project you have for us today we are so lucky you have entered our art by miran challenge
      so beautiful to look at good luck hugs Tracy x

    20. So beautiful!! I love all the details you put into it and your coloring is lovely! Thank you so much for taking part in our Art by MiRan Challenge ♥

      ArtByMiran Challenge Blog DT


    Thank you so much for your comments!