Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Challenge day!

Happy Hump Day! Its also time for this months InStyle Stamps sketch challenge! Our sketch this month was created by our own fearless DT leader, Taylor Usry! We would love for you to play along with us this month...just head over to the ISS blog to check out the details and see more eye candy using this sketch!

For my cards I used the InStyle Stamps digi image "Surfer Girl". Isn't she just hot and sassy? I picked some old papers to pair her with because I was in a bright sort of mood! This weeks challenge over at The Pink Elephant Challenge blog is TPE69: "Gotta Wear Shades!" so bright colors it is!

The sentiment is from a Stampendous! set called "Sun Elements" and for once I didn't hand draw the dots...I stamped them from "Summer Messages, also by Stampendous!

I also added some glitter to her bikini and jewelry and a clear shiny glaze to her lips and glasses. Its easier to see in the close up but you can also see better where its not so perfect on her lips. Geesh. Oh, and I added polka dots to her surfboard, cause what hip chick wouldn't want a polka-dotted board?!

I gave her a bit of a suntan with E00, E11, and E13. The rest of the copics are pictured below. So thanks as always for visiting me! Have a great day, its sunny and hot here in NC. My kids want to hit the pool which makes me shiver just to think about that water...


  • Supplies:
  • Stamps: Surfer Girl digi (InStyle Stamps); Summer Messages, Sun Elements (Stampendous)
  • Paper: Summer Travel paper pad by Marcella; white cs (Neenah)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Crushed Olive & Wild Honey Distress inks (Tim Holtz for Ranger); Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink)
  • Accessories: Tiger Lily & Ocean Spray glitter (Stampendous); quickie glue pen; white gel pen; tab punch (SU!); brads (Basic Grey); Copic markers


  1. Cyndi! This is such a cute card, all the bling right down to her lips is just fab!

  2. Adorable and fun card!! I love the colors for summer and the glitter you added to her too!
    Jodi =)

  3. super CUTE!!! love that polka dotted surf board!

  4. I love your surfer girl card, she's looks great with a tan and the polka dotted surf board is perfect!

  5. Cyndi, this card is so cute! The colours are fabulous, and I love her tan!

  6. Cute, cute, CUTE! Love her totally AWESOME surf board!

  7. What a fantastic card! You totally rocked the 'gotta wear shades' challenge at TPE, thanks for playing along!

  8. LOVE the colors on this - terrific job!


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