This fortnights Challenge is being sponsered by Freshly Brewed Designs, who have kindly agree to offer a fabulous $10 gift voucher to the winner.
Here is what Heather says about herself and her company :-
Hi. I am Heather Dennis. I am a homeschooling mother of 2 wonderful children, the wife of 12 years to the love of my life, a Christian and the owner of Fresh Brewed Designs. I have loved to draw and create ever since I was a child. My daughter has inherited my love of art and recently inspired me to start creating again.
All the images in my shop are hand drawn. I offer a wide range of images from coffee, cute and inspirational.I also love to create custom drawn images, so if you are looking for anything in particular, please feel free to drop me an email.http://shophandmade.com/store/joemama
I have for my card used Heathers "Surfer Tommy" :-
My card was created by using a A4 piece of white card, but before folding it into three, I created the basic card design into three, by masking of the sky with some plain paper and the sand by tearing along one edge and sticking it to the bottom to give the elusion of sand. Then by using my brayer and Adirondack Sailboat Blue inkpad, I firstly inked up the brayer and ran if over a piece of scrunched up paper to create the water effect then ran it over the middle of my card, trying not to create lines, which isnt easy. After it was dry I then took of the sky mask and using a lighter blue inkpad and ran it along the top.
The two images were created firstly by taking the image into my graphics program and flipping it to create the mirror image then printing them onto white card after which I coloured them with my copic pens and cut them out completely. These where then stuck at the bottom on the sand then I spread glue across and sprinked some bright yellow flock on top to give the illusion of sand (it did make a bit of mess as it went everywhere), anyway I then left it all to dry.
I punched out a circle for the sun then popped it at the top before then folding the card into three, I used a piece of foam and a white inkpad to create some clouds in the sky and foam on the sea, after which I also used a snow writer to dribble in place on the sea for foam and along the sand edge just to give it some dimension. I stuck a seagull button at the top and the sentiment was created on my computer before printing it and mounting it onto a piece of blue card, then stuck it to the top on the left hand side.