Wednesday 8 June 2011

#69 All At Sea

This week's challenge at I ♥ Promarkers - use the sketch
Prize sponsor - Secret Crafter

This week my card uses the fun male image of 'Mr. Brown on Vacation', another well observed gem from Phindy. I hope you are all picking up on the fact that it is wonderfully hot where he is holidaying! Don't we all just 'know' this guy! LOL. The image is coloured with Promarkers of course & I have edged all of the vertical papers with Tim Holtz distress ink to hopefully add to the intense heat.....So I added a 'sun' to the sketch, but I needed it for his sunburn! LOL.

I know, I know, I could have had him taking 40 winks whilst on a mill pond & I have been terribly cruel and set him off drifting out to sea. LOL. See, even the added 'sun' is being lazy and is only half way up (or down), LOL. Well, any higher in the sky his and sunburn would be even worse, right? So I'm not as cruel as you thought now, eh?  LOL.  Gosh, that sea took a long time to colour in, but you know me, I just had to try to get my waves right!

I also made an insert for this card using a lightened version of the image where the 'to' & 'from' will be written on a layout which is a pared down version of the card front. The main sentiment (at the very top of the circle element), is one from TLC but the birthday wishes I added myself on the PC.

So then folks, this is the sketch we are working to. Nice & simple and hopefully perfect for you to play along with us this week. Do hope you can join us.

Tine :)

Challenges for this card:
Fussy & Fancy - for a man or boy
Bee Crafty - Summer's here
Prairie Fairy - summer fun
Sweet Stamping - playing in the summer sun
Pile It On - summer heaven
Crafter's Companion - here comes summer
A Spoonful of Sugar - here comes summer
Digital Tuesday - either in the garden or outdoors
Paperplay - summer, citrus, splash (summer-check, citrus -orange, check, splash - he will when he wakes up!)
Do You Stack Up - orange
Craft Your Days Away - either Father's Day or special man
Creative Inspirations - either Father's Day or for dad
Creative Inspirations Wednesday - card for a dad/man in your life
Lexi's - Father's Day or man's card
Designed 2 Delight - masculine card/no flowers
Ladybug - it's all about the males
Stamp Something - digi day
Paper Sundaes - let's get sentimental (on the insert)
Sentimental Sundaes - inspired by a song (All At Sea by Jamie Cullum) + sentiment
Catered Crop - recipe (large fab choice to pick from but here I have used -square card, sail boats, summer, water, happy birthday & distress inks)
Barely Mine - anything goes.


  1. I love your coloring, it's gorgeous. Like the image too, really makes me think of summer....

    Thank you for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  2. Fabulous card Tine, love the image and layout (inside as well as out!) and your colouring is stunning. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away for my Special Man challenge, good luck x

  3. Oh my . . . this is fabulous inside and out! Your coloring is just stunning. I'm fixin' to go on a vacation and my brother has promised to pull me behind his boat in a tube. So timely! I hope to be "out to sea" in a few days. Thanks for sharing it with us and playing at Catered Crop.

  4. Fantastic card and image. Thank you for joining us at CYDA this week.


  5. OMGooness just love this card inside too. Just seen your card on Paulettes blog. My promarkers sitting on the shelf naughty me eh, still learning how to use 'em, for some reason I prefer water colouring.

  6. This is gorgeous both inside and out... Thanks so much for joining us at Creative Inspurations...Hope to see you again...


  7. This is just brilliant, class image and beautifully coloured. Thanks for playing along at LCI this week.

  8. THis is great, Tine! Your background is fabulous and the innertube looks so real! Awesome!

  9. Fun, love it.

    Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week.

  10. Awwwww love it!!!!

    Thanks for joining us at CYDA.

    Huggies Angel

  11. What a fab image and I love our layout and colours you have used and what a fab idea for the inside just love it! :) xx

  12. Wow this is fabulous! Terrific coloring, the sky & sea is amazing. Its all just great. Thanks for making time to play in our ORANGE challenge at Do You Stack Up? this week. Good luck in the draw!

  13. Hey Tine! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely orange project wth us at DYSU Challenge Blog this week! Janna

  14. fab the image, it really pops out!! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.


  15. Wow, such fab colouring...lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week. Wedgie xxx

  16. That sea is amazing are very talented. Love the inside too...thanks for joining in the fun at LCI this week xx

  17. Love this Tine! Your coloring as always is amazing! The waves are perfect as is the rest of him. I don't think he minds being at sea, he has his beer and pole what more could he want? If he listened to his wife and packed his sunscreen he would not be burned either! LOL!

  18. Did not realize You entered in Sentimental Sundays this week! Thanks for joining us and great song choice too!

  19. Awesome coloring!! Such a lovely creation! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week! *Vicki* ~ Sr. DT member

  20. CUTE...CUTE card. Thank you for playing along with Sentimental Sundays.

  21. Wow fabulous card! Thanks for playing at Designed 2 Delight!

  22. Brill card, doesn't he look relaxed, perfect for our challenge! Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin this week, hugs x

  23. brilliant card love the image and thanks for sharing with Creative this week

  24. Great card, great image and great sketch....Great!!
    Thank you for joining in our Sweet Stampin challenge with a perfect card for it. Debbiexx

  25. thank you for participating on

  26. A great image & a lovely card - & my son wants to know how you get the water to look so real...something I wish to aspire too! Jx

  27. What a fabulous "manly" card! Thanks for playing in this week's Saturday challenge at Designed2Delight/Delightful Inspiration! Can't wait to see what you do next!
    Aloha, Kim Mc
    D2D DT

  28. Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine ……..

  29. what a fun card! Looks like a great time for a birthday. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!

  30. Great card - It's always hard to make for men!!!

    Thanks for joining us at the crafters companion!!!

    Paula DT :D x

  31. what a fun card, lovely work hun Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

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