Thursday, May 30, 2013

Meljens Designs Challenge #162

Happy Thursday everyone!! This was a short week, but it really hasn't felt that way. But alas! it is finally Thursday. I have to get through today and then I can work in my pajamas tomorrow LOL! I hope you all have had a great week.. almost time to enjoy the weekend!! I have been spending my time coloring. I have a few images complete that I need to put on some cards. I'll be working on that in the next day or two. On to the Meljens Challenge ...

Today we are starting a new challenge at Meljens Designs and this week it is a fun color challenge!

Fun colors!! Totally made me think of summer! I guess the photo kind of helped with that too LOL!!  So here is what I came up with:

For this challenge I used two images from Meljens Designs: Beach Umbrella is on one side and Brooke At The Beach is on the other side. They just fit so perfectly together!! I colored the image with Copic. I did some decoupage/popped up several parts of the image: the shells, the crab, part of the umbrella, the pail. I layered torn paper at the bottom to add texture for the sand and see. I used chalk on the edges of the torn paper. I also cut out a cloud shape and inked the background to look like clouds. So, I just made a little beach scene! Now I want to go to the beach! LOL These two images were really fun to work with and they were amazing how they worked so perfectly together to make this card! The inside I used some of the light kraft paper and tore it at the bottom.

Sand: E50, E51, E53, E55
Shells: E50, E51, E53, E55, YR02, YR07
Crab: R20, R22, R24
Umbrella: BG10, BG11, BG13, BG18, YG03, YG06, YG09, YR02, YR04, YR07, YR09, RV000, RV02, RV21
Shadow and Pole: C3, C5, C7, C9
Swimsuit: YR02, YR04, YR07, YR09, YG03, YG06, YG07
Lime, Pale and Shovel: YG03, YG06, YG09
Pink Lemonade: RV000, RV02, RV21
Skin: E00, E01, E11, R20, R22
Mouth and Tongue: E56, E59, R20, R22
Hair: E35, E37, E37, E57, E59



sandie said...

such a cute card and a beautiful image you have created, Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational.

Alyx said...

Great card. Fab colouring and the decoupage really adds to it.

Thank you for joining us over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge. Good luck.

Sandy Trefger said...

Loved your inked cloud background. It is fabulous and I really love your beach scene! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a beautiful and great summer card Susan.
Thanks for join us at Digistamp4Joy.

Greetings karin DT member

Helen said...

Love it! Such a great image and I love those colours too.

Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

Helen x

Bernardine Cuttino said...

So sweet and cute, beautiful design and fabulous coloring. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at
Berni (DT Member)

Sue said...

What a happy Summery card, thanks for sharing with us at Stampotique Designers Challenge. Sue xx

ursula Uphof said...

Lovely card and so beautifully done. Perfect for this challenge
Thank you for joining our challenge at
Digistamps4Joy this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT member

Mynn xx said...

Definitely summer! LOVE your darling image and amazing coloring! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :)

Lin said...

What a darling take on the colors! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

Karon said...

Fabulous card - what an amazing detailed scene. Love the torn paper and how that has been carried through to the inside. Wonderful!!

Desire Fourie said...

Beautifully creative. Great design, colour and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with DS4J. Good luck. Hugs Desíre  {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}  {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Lizzie R said...

Great Card! I love image and your colouring is great!Thanks for joining us over at Twisted Tuesday challenges!

Chrissy said...

What a cute scene Susan and the images do fit well together, love all the details and fabulous colouring..
Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..


Angelique said...

Wow. Great image and fabulous colouring. Love the sentiment and 3d effect.
Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create


Karen said...

Wow! I love your card. Beautiful colors and design. Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends.


Lynne said...

Gorgeous card!! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesdays!

Carla said...

Super cute! Thanks for playing at Scrap it with a Song!

Stephanie said...

Wow! What a cute beach scene you made. It definitely says SUMMER. I really like all the details you included from popping up some images to your clouds to the way you did the sand & water. Great card! Thanks so much for joining us at Word Art Wednesday this week.

Karen Letchworth said...

This is SUCH a cute card with a darling image. It's colored perfectly and SO sweet. Thanks so much for sharing with us.
Have a blessed week,
Word Art Wednesday

Pamela said...

Such a great card, thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

Pam x

Chana Malkah said...

Great use of the challenge colors! Cute image. Thanks for playing on our street at 613 Avenue Create!
Owner, 613 Avenue Create

Billie A said...

Saw your card on MIM. Love the image and the fun summer scene. Great card.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card. Beautifully coloured. My thats a lot of challenges. Good luck. Thank you for playing along with the ATS&M challenge.
Florence x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is just fabulous. Love the colours and the little scene you have created. I spotted you over on MIM and came for a closer look and I am so glad that I did.


Unknown said...

Hello Susan what a happy card well done.
Thank you for joining us at our :
"Through The Craft Room Door" Challenge this time and good luck.
Hugs Elaine DT.

DIANA L. said...

This is so adorable what a great digi I love it. Great coloring to.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #110 Splash!! challenge, Have a great day

Ellen said...

Such a cute card! Great how you created your own beach image. Thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays. Hope to see you again next week.
Ellen SS-DT

Cathy P said...

Great card and fun, summer cards. Love your coloring. Thanks for sharing your card at the Sister Act Card Challenge this week.

Becky said...

Cute card! Thanks for joining us at Scrap it With a Song!

Unknown said...

Oh my word this is SO adorable, Susan!!

Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

In paper heaven said...

Such a fun card, lovely coloring and paper piecing. Thank you so much for playing the CDAC PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGES

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

I love your card! Beautiful background and I love the beach scene you created. Thank you for sharing your card with us at Cards in Envy! ~ Marilyn

Darlene said...

WOWZA! You have been one BUSY girl and this is totally adorable! LOVE the scene you've created!
Thanks so much for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images Design Team

Olivia said...

Lovely job. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

crafty-stamper said...

Love the cute images and they do work well together,love the colouring and the torn edges-thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday
Carol DT x

Sherri said...

That colour combo is just delightful, great job using it on your card. Thanks for linking up with us at Use It Tuesday.

Sher said...

So cute! Makes me want to go to the beach.
Thanks for playing along with us at Crafting By Designs.
Hugs, Sharon

Stacey's Creative Corner said...

Super coloring & super cute card! Thanks so much for joining us at Use It Tuesday!

Stacey’s Creative Corner

Marg said...

Lovely card and design.
Thanks for joining us at
Marg DT member ;)

Tracie said...

So cute. I really like your attention to detail. Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

Unknown said...

Beautiful card and GREAT way to make your own background! Thanks for joining us at Cards in Envy this week :)


ddazzled71 said...

Loving your sky background on this cute card, and I am in awe at how many challenges you have managed to make this card meet the criteria for. Thanks so much for joining us at Cards in Envy this past fortnight.
Danie xx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What a cute cute card! Love the beach and the image... awesome job!

Thank you for participating in the Twisted Tuesday Challenge!

Deanne Saunders said...

What a sweet card!!! Thanks for participating in our MY HEART PIECES challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!

A Little Bit O' Paper

Leslie said...

Great take on the color challenge and what an adorable card. I am now following you via GFC. Found you on Twisted Tuesday. Love connecting with other paper crafters. Would love for you to stop by and share your card on Whimsical Wednesday.

Sandy Trefger said...

Congratulations Susan! Your card has been chosen as the Designer's favorite for the Cards in Envy Challenge and given the title of FIRST CLASS! We have a badge that you can proudly display on your blog. Please email me at and I will send you your badge. Thank your for creating such a fabulous card for our challenge! ~Sandy, Card in Envy Host

Ellen said...

Lovely card, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

groetjes, Ellen

Coelet said...

What a creative card :) Love it

Purple Crazy said...

What a cute card, thanks for sharing at OLLCB x