Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Hot, hot, hot!

It's August and apparently, it is really, really hot - everywhere but here on the Oregon coast!  It is overcast and about 60 here.  My son called earlier today (from Oklahoma) and said it was 117 degrees!
Holy crap!
At Fresh Brewed Designs, our month-long challenge for August is "Hot, hot hot!"
This is a FBD rubber stamp image called "Cordelia in the sand".  Isn't she hot (and just a little sexy!)
She is stamped with memento tuxedo black ink & colored with copics.  The background page is brayered with memento inks, some copic shading and a white gel pen on the water for texture.  The DP is DCWV photo stack.  The sun, crab and clam shell are from Our Craft Lounge.  The birds are a stampscape stamp.  The ribbon and brads ar from my stash.
I wish some cooler weather for everyone else and some warmer for me!  LOL

This card may be entered in the following challenges:
Fresh Brewed Designs:  Hot, hot, hot - DT card
Order of the Opus Gluei:  A picture is worth a thousand words  (no sentiment)
The Crazy Challenge:  The sun it out!
Critter Challenge :  Summer Fun
There She Goes Stamps:  Celebrate Summer
Deep Ocean Challenge:  Sea
Try it on Tuesday:  The Beach
Crafting for all Seasons:  Beach, ocean
For Fun Challenges:  Anything Goes
Shelly's Images:  Summertime
Stamp Something:  Summer Fun
Paper Playtime:  Summer


Electra said...

What a wonderful summer card this is! I love the fishies! Thanks for joining us at Opus Gluei!

Dilsaver Designs said...

Fun summer card, really great colors! Thanks for joining us this week @ Critter Sketch :)

Shelly's Images said...

Hi Gale! Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at Shelly's Images. I am so happy to let you know that your name was the first one pulled out of the hat this week. You are our "Top Hat" Hat award winner! Please visit our BLOG for all the details on your win this week.

Helen Dooley said...

This is cute. My friend love mermaids. Thanks for playing along on FOr fun.

Cazro said...

Terrific card, love your colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesdays. Caz
(keep up the good work from an ex-nurse)

darling Ho said...

What a funny design!! Love the little fish brads.
Thanks for joining us this time, hope to see you again.
~darling Ho~CCH-DT

Tracey Brossart said...

Gorgeous! Love the way you made up the beautiful scene! :D

Thanks for playing with us at "Paper Playtime" for our summer challenge and good luck! :D

xx Tracey xx

Hestia's Helper said...

Gale!! WOW!!!
I love the color scheme and design of this card!!!
How totally fun are those little fishies!!
And Cordelia looks amazing, the way you've colored her!!
You can come on over to NC anytime you like and take this heat home with you! We've been at or near 100 for almost 2 weeks now!! Auck!!


Kathy D. said...

I'm with your son on the hot weather as I'm in Missouri!! You can have some of it if you want it! Today we actually had a break with 97 degrees.
Thanks for playing with us at For Fun Challenge! Hope to see you Wednesday for the next challenge!

Shelly's Images said...

Hi Gale....I got your message on our blog. I just need your email to send your prize. You can email me at (Sorry....I left that important information out when making the blog post. :( )

VanessaB said...

i love love LOVE this card. it's absolutely beautiful!!

Gini said...

Lovely summery hot hot hot card, she's a lucky mermaid to be able to cool off in the sea!
Thank you for joining us at Opus Gluei.

Kirsty said...

Lovely mermaid and sun! A very summery card! Thanks for joining us at the Crazy Challenge - good luck!

Pauline said...

I love the rich colours and dimension... thanks for sharing at For Fun Challenges!

Clarky J said...

Wonderful card for our Beach theme - thanks for joining us at Try it on Tuesday - Janet

Rosemary said...

Your card is so well composed and perfect it doesn't need words - which works wonderfully with our current challenge at Opus Gluei! Love the design, your mermaid, that happy sun, and the fishy embellies. PERFECT!

Thank you for participating at Opus Gluei! Please come back for more challenges with us!

Rosemary said...

BTW, I love your blog banner, just makes me smile!

Kristen said...

Great card.. loving that little mermaid, how cute is she?

Thank you for joining in at the Order of the Opus Gluei!
We hope to see you again!!!

Jana said...

WOW. This is one hot, hot, hot mermaid. Love the coloring and the details. Thank you so much for playing along with us at OPUS GLUEI.