Monday, April 29, 2013

Aloha with Ani

Good morning!

Hope you all had a great weekend.  Mine was spent mostly at home either on the computer or at my desk (the dining room table) making cards.  I did quite a few this weekend including some CAS cards for Mother's Day that I'll share later in the week.   But for today I'm sharing this card I created with Ani from Saturated Canary

Love this image and so happy I finally got to color her and put her on a card...  Now you might be wondering, what's going on with her hair, yea?  Well instead of the nice straight hair she has I wanted to actually try to make her look Polynesian, which means more of a coarse, curly, frizzy style.  Not so sure I accomplished it, but it does give it a different feel than the original straight hair and I actually like it.  Colored her with a slight tan and did some fun masking on her pareo with a monstera leaf punch.  The fun part was not the clouds or the ocean, but the sand!  Yep that's real sand under her feet!  The product is called Mudd Puddles, Tahiti Beach and comes in a variety of different colors and types.  I purchased it at the last stamp convention along with some other products that I hope to test soon.  Here's a close-up:

Because the image and scene take up so much of the card I went with one flower on top.  The card base is blue cardstock, on top of that is dp from Crafts n' Craftin' Surf's Up, love that green & white print.  The flower was colored with Copics first and then die cut using the small and large flowers from Cheery Lynn Designs (#C184).  The stamen is a punched brown cs and held there with a super mini brad from SU.  For the clouds I used my own stencil, Distress inks (Tumbled glass) and for the water added a touch of Evergreen bough.  The little strip of sand is Vintage photo ink.

There is a new challenge up at the Saturated Canary blog (All thing bright and beautiful) and to me this qualifies.  I hope you enjoyed my share today.  I really had a lot of fun putting this together including spreading the sand.  Next time I think I'll try it a different way instead of the way I did it but for now I love how this turned out.  :)  Mahalo for stopping by today.  I hope you have a wonderful Monday!!



Alyce said...

i love her hair!!! how cool! the sand too! your card has so much beautiful texture leanne...fantastic work :D thanks for playing at saturated canary this week too! :D

Rachel Parys said...

You definitely gave this girl's hair texture!! Great job! She is too cute!

Denice said...

What a cute image! You did a great job with her hair and adding texture.

Creations by Shirl said...

Love her Polynesian flair, she looks good with her hair all textured.
One hawaiian! LOL!