Monday, 16 February 2009

Sid meets the Colour Create Challenge

Hi Folks!
There's a great challenge over on Colour Create this week. Hop on over there to see their inspiration photo. The scheme this week is red, white and blue and the option is 'Holidays & Travel'.
A union flag beach towel instantly sprung to mind when I saw this challenge and the large backdrop is just that. I also thought my image of Sid relaxing in his deckchair would also fit the bill. He has been coloured using my Koi watercolours. Hope you can see from the photos that I used quite a bit of red on his skin - I think Sid had been out in the sun for too long! The bucket, spade and seagull are all Quickutz dies. They have also been water coloured.


I added glossy accents to Sid's shoes and the bucket and spade. The Stamped sentiment is from my stash (think it 's either HOTP or Heidi Grace) It's been matted onto silver mirri board and adhered over some knotted string... from my kitchen!
The bottom right hand corner looked a bit plain so I hunted through my stash and surfaced about an hour later with this sandcastle sticker. It's a transparent sticker so I stuck it to some white card and adhered with glue gel to add dimension.
It made a refreshing change not to use a square card. I realise I've used more colours than red, white and blue... but they we're my main inspiration.
Hope you like it.
Hugs
Sandra xx

23 comments:

CraftyC said...

What a fantastic card and beautifully coloured!
Clairex

Kim Piggott said...

Brilliant card Sandra!
hugs
kim x

Chris said...

Oh Sweetie, I think you've aced this challenge totally, your card is stunning beyond words again and fabulous in every way! The union jack is superb, where on earth did you find that? Love Sid with his sunburn, you had the perfect dies for the accessories too, it's all absolutely brilliant and you're so clever and creative. 4 more sleeps! Chris xxx

cats whiskers said...

Great fun card hun, fbaulous take on the theme and brilliant coloring
Hugs Jacqui x

Poppy said...

love the card,such great image, very british one thinks..

Rica said...

Fabulous card Sandra - love it and yes I can see Sid would be a patriotic chappie. Love the seagull on the bucket.
Thanks for joining us at Colour Create.
hugs Heather xx

POPPET said...

This is brilliant, hugs Pops x x x

Lynsey said...

Great card Sandra!
Hugs Lynsey:)

Debs said...

This is a fabulous card, you can tell you have really thought about this one. Love it. Debs x

pinky said...

Lovely card, you are a very talented lady, thanks for popping over to my blog, glad I have found you, as you are an inspiration to me.
Pinky

Catherine said...

What a fantastic card.

Sue said...

Oh Sandra what a brill card, that is fantasic, didnt realise was spose to be travel? ops hehe. sue.x

Kim said...

Tee hee what a fun card, he is brillo...

Sharon said...

Absolutely BRILLIANT! This is so much fun and it reminds me of all those holidays I've had in the UK (it's okay - I live here too). I had a real good chuckle - and the card is amazingly well made. Thanks for joining the Colour Create Challenge.
Sharon xx

TaraG said...

Sandra, You are soooo talented wow!!!! Your card today is absolutely fabulous what a fun beach seen you have created! I just love it!!!!

(On a side note....
I wanted to let you know that I think you got a very unplanned peak at one of my cards today. Blogger has been doing some very funky things today. It would seem that it posted my DT card for next weeks challenge as I was still typing it up!!! Anyways it is very strange and not sure how it actually happened but I wanted to thank you for the very sweet comment you left but I had to delete the post as it isn't to air till next week!)

Hugs,t

Sue said...

Sandra i absolutely love this card it is so typically british.Sid is superb with the knotted hankie...love it:)

sue
xx

Tara said...

This is fantastic Sandra, what a fabulous idea and it really shows what the challenge is all about.... doing something a bit different!
Thanks so much for joining us this week at CC! xx

Olde Country Creations said...

This is amazing! SO creative and it looks fantastic!


Tonya

Lisa B Crafty Blog said...

Hi Sandra,
Brilliant card,love what you have done with it!!
Hugs Lisa.B.x

Bev said...

What a brilliant card Sandra Love the fun image - I can see that fitting so many of our fella's lol
Bev x

Lyn said...

Absolutely brilliant, such a great card

Jo said...

Fabulous card hunni, I love it! ;)
you're so clever, always have the best card ideas
Jo xx

Sarita said...

Oh wow-what a brilliant card! Love the scene you have created, and I adore all your embelishments.
Really creative,
Love Sarita xx