Thursday, May 19, 2011

Summer Fling

Aloha Friday everyone!!  No I'm not in Hawaii, wishful thinking, but I don't need to be in Hawaii for an Aloha Friday do I?  Nah!  hahaha..  Over at the TGF-Farm Fresh Challenge blog we have our Friday challenge.  This one is a fun one.  Create a Summer Lovin' card or project using you guessed it, fun bright colors, things that make you think of Summer.  We want to see some hotness!

Need some inspiration?  Check out the design team's version of Summer Lovin' by clicking HERE.

Disclosure: I hope you have a little extra time to spend with me today, it might be a long one.  >.<

When thinking of Summer Lovin' and what I wanted to make, I immediately gravitated to two stamps: Fleur Anya and Surfer Ian.  I could totally picture these two having a summer fling in let's say... Hawaii?  I could definitely see that happening.  I tried my best to capture that romance on an easel card.  Here's how I attempted and accomplished it all.    ^.^

First we have Ian on his cool surfboard riding a big wave with the sun in the background.  The sentiment is from the TGF sentiments (sorry it's discontinued).  I stamped it on this dark kraft colored cs and shaped it in to a surfboard.  Ho, not bad, yea?  ^.^  For the sand I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder to give it some dimension.

Here's a close up of Ian with his cool tan and highlights in his hair.  I like to think it's from being out on the ocean and under the sun all day long. 
So I bet your wondering how am I going to incorporate Fleur Anya huh?  Well, here's the scene I created using her as a pop up.  It's like she's waiting for him on the beach dressed in his favorite colors, reddish-orange, and look she wrote something in the sand... "More than just a summer fling" within a sand-made heart... 

Here's a close up of Fleur and her message to Ian...  BTW, I free-hand cut the "heart-shaped" sand message, thought it would look like she used her finger to draw the heart around the words.  >.< 

And now a close-up of Anya herself

I just love how the blue ocean makes her hair and flowers pop!  Are you wondering how I got her to stand?  Well after two attempts I figured out how to keep her standing like a pop-up.  I took a strip of the kraft colored cs and folded it , cut a slit in the bottom of the card, measured her to make sure that she would fit comfortably when the card was closed and then glued it down.  Here is a side view:
Well what do you think?  Did I capture that Summer Lovin' theme and inspire you to create your own Summer Lovin' card or project?  I hope so.  Now here are the rules for all Farm Fresh Friday challenges:

  • The FFF challenge is open until Thursday, entries are due by 12 PM CST. So you certainly have plenty of time to get started.
  • Use ANY TGF image
  • The winner will be chosen by Rachel or Jessica.
  • Winner will receive a free single TGF stamp of choice as well as a limited edition badge.
  • Please upload your challenge card/projects to TGF Galleria> Farm Fresh Challenges 2011> Farm Fresh Fridays 2011> Summer Lovin'.
I hope you all have a wonderful Aloha Friday and a terrific weekend.  Mahalo for stopping by! ; )



♥Rach♥ said...

This is just completely fabulous Leanne! I love all the fun thought behind it and Ian with his fab highlights and cool sun and waves is just awesome. So, SO fun!!!

Cely said...

Too cute! I'm sending Aloha Friday vibes from Oahu your way! ((((((())))))))))!

Danni said...

So super cute and creative!

Sparkle said...

They're so darling!

1LuvnMama said...

Woohoo girl! Luv this card and a Happy Aloha Friday to you . . . well, by this time it's Saturday for you but still Friday for me! :) You are sooooo creative and luv the whole scene you created . . . sand, sun, tan, textures, list goes on and on! Have a great weekend Leanne!

Nady said...

Oh wow!! ta carte est magnifique, j'adore!! ta scène est superbe. bravo mon amie et passe une belle journée. hugs
Nadyne xx

Shar said...

I showed Nettie your Blog and she loves your Creations!!!
Love love love it!!
I had to show her want you do!!!
Great Job on the local boy and local Girl!!
Love you!!!

gobeagirl said...

Hi Leanne, this is so awesome. I love the colors, the textures and the whole card and how you have done it. Such a great job! Hugs, Lisa

Berenice R. said...

Awesome card! :)

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

The wavy sandy embossing on this is fantastic and both Anya and Ian are Darling! This is such a SUPER beach card, I love it, girlie!