Friday 27 May 2011

Phindy's #57 Scoops

Theme at Phindy's Place - Summer Living

Hi everyone, and my card today uses the adorable image 'Scoops of Love' from Phindy's store and as ever, I have coloured her with my trusty Promarkers.  However, there is a bit of difference today as I have 'extended' the image with a hand-drawn ice-cream - making it a slightly melting triple-scoop to echo the one in the image itself and before I put marker to paper, I hand embossed the diamond shapes of the ice-cream cone. I kept it as a pencil image rather than using a fine liner or turning it into a digi image as I wanted to keep a more transient quality - after all, it is something she is supposedly thinking about, not what is meant to be there, if you know what I mean.  That done, I coloured the cone but as I was decoupaging the top 2 layers of 'ice-cream', I re-drew those scoops separately before colouring them in, cutting them out and layering it all up. I just had to colour it as Cream of Cornish as that is my favourite. Boring maybe but sooo creamy! LOL.

So you can see the layers of ice cream & the cone more easily.

As you can see, I used 3 papers for the background (sky, sea & beach) but I gently tore the lower edge of my 'sea' paper for the rippling breaking waves. You might have to zoom in to see this more easily mind you.  For the ripples in the sand I used the sewing machine on the sand coloured paper. There is one more design paper though and that is for her paper pieced hot pants. The sentiment (and who wouldn't want loads of ice-cream?), is from Scrapalicious and mounted with it's coordinating mats using foam pads.

There are so many ways of interpreting the 'Summer Living' theme - image, colours or both, so I hope that you will be able to join in with our challenge this week. As ever, you don't have to use one of Phindy's images to enter, but if you do, you are rewarded by being allowed to enter a second time thereby doubling your chances of winning!  Hope to see you there.

Tine :)

Challenges I wish to enter this card for:
Craft Your Passion - let it all hang out (ice cream over the top of the card base)
Spotlight - challenging challenge (drawing and then embossing & colouring my ice cream)
Crafty Cardmakers - embossing (ice-cream cone-hand embossed with straight lines to create the diamond shapes of the cornet)
Digital Tuesday - texture (digi image & papers plus see above for the embossed cone details but also decoupaged ice cream is dimensional)
Scrap-Creations - use at least 3 design papers ( I used 4 on this card)
Cheerful Stamp Pad - colour my world (my world is Promarkers & I just lurve colouring in my images! LOL)
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes/ your fav thing in crafting (my fav is sooo simple, if you haven't guessed by now - Promarkers!! Wish they would sponsor me so I could have them all!!!! LOL)
Stamp Challenges - use a sentiment
Passion for Promarkers - use 2s (two images, one digi, one hand drawn)
Pixie Cottage - here comes the sun (&/ or use the provided sketch)
Penny's - here comes summer
Allsorts - pictorial inspiration (beach scene).


  1. Oh Tine! Now you've gone and made me want icecream! How cruel! lol I adore how you did the sand on the beach with the stitching, great idea. wow, hand embossing too.... Its a wonderful card :-)

  2. So cool, love the handmade cone! The sentiment made me laugh, I'm dreaming of a big cone now, too! What is Cream of Cornish flavor? Don't think we have that in the US. Fun summery card!

  3. I love this card. The Ice Cream cone is a great idea. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

  4. How gorgeous! Love it! The texture and colors are perfect! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week!

  5. Amazing ice cream and everything is so beautifully coloured.Love the seaside background too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
    Lisa x

  6. Really a great card. Love the image and the colouring is fab! Thanks for joining our challenge at PFP:=)

  7. wow, gorgeous card,the image is so sweet and i love your fabulous big ice cream, yum.
    thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  8. that's very pretty!
    thanks for playing at THE PIXIE COTTAGE

  9. Your card is absolutely yummy. Such a cute image and great ice cream cone. Thanks for sharing your art in the Cheerful Stamp Pad Challenge.

  10. I love your colouring.. especially the icecream!! Awesome job!!! Thanks for joining in the anything Goes challenge at PCJ.. Hugs xx

  11. You DREW that cone? Blimey Tine, this is amazing and when it comes to ice cream, who doesn't dream big?! Seriously this is a brilliant card and I love it

  12. wow now thats what I call an ice cream and you drew it wow Tine fantastic
    Mina xxx

  13. another great card:0)..thanks for joining us again at PFP and good luck!!..hugs Debs x

  14. Love this Tine! So many great layers to this card! The girl and icecream are so cute. Love the sand and water too!

  15. Hi Christine, what a gorgeous card. I love the digi image and your hand drawn image is amazing. Great colours and layers. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  16. Super cute, thank you so much for joining us over at Stamp something this week, good luck :)

  17. FABULOUS! Nothing says summertime like ice cream!! Thanks for playing our "Here Comes Summer" challenge at Penny's. Hope to see you again next challenge!

  18. What a great creation.
    Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty this time, hope to see you again soon.
    Sharon x