Wednesday 18 August 2010

#28 Kai in the sand

At I ♥ Promarkers this week the theme is ‘At the seaside’ and I thought that little Kai here would be just perfect as my image choice. He is of course, a creation of the talented Mo Manning (and is even available in a female permutation with a different sunhat!) Anyone who has browsed to my blog before will know how I love to colour my Mo Manning images with my Promarkers. I paper-pieced the bucket at the side of him though, - thought it was a good idea until I realised I was having to cut around his toes….! Still, I managed it better than I thought I would.

The mat immediately behind Kai is a digi paper from Crafter’s Companion and behind that is a gorgeous piece of card from the Core’dinations Whitewash pad in a suitably sandy colour, torn to reveal the colour beneath. All this was mounted on a water and shell design paper from Cardmaking & Papercraft, although most of the detail is hidden behind the mats. I think there is just enough remaining in sight to help put the theme across.

The subtly striped ribbon at the sides is from Anita’s and the shell and sea horse are from my stash. I created the sunshine at the top of the card on the PC, though I used the ‘Joy’ graphic from the generous Paulette at TLC, which I think sums up the sheer bliss of an innocent finding great happiness just running sand through his fingers. The sentiment was then mounted with foam pads.

That’s all for today, but if you have time, why not visit all the DTs blogs and see how each of us has created our cards for this week’s theme. Don’t forget to leave us all a comment too, so that we all know you have visited us. Then get those thinking caps on and create a beach themed card of your own to enter into our challenge this week….and don’t forget that you must use your Promarkers too…. and I for one, would love to see your creations.

Tine :)

Other Challenges for this card:

Papertake – sketch

– paper-piecing.


  1. OMGoodness I need glasses. I saw this thumbnail and thought it was a little pig playing in the sand. Oh How cute! I It IS cute but its not a pig. :-) Wonderful coloring!! Its really really good.

  2. Adorable image and I too love your colouring. Your BP's work just great with this project.


  3. Such an adorable card. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

  4. Fabulous card great choice of image.

    Thanks for joining us at allsorts this week hugs Kirsten...x

  5. you were so right choosing this image...stunning colouring as always, and a perfect breath of summer card...I love it
    Mina xxx

  6. Gorgeous Kate, this image is soooo cute and as always brilliant colouring.