Flirty Anya was another stamp I picked up last week during my shopping spree (but wait! there's more!) I generally don't go girly (somehow I think you've heard that before) but I thought she was cute without being cloying and it doesn't hurt to have a girly stamp or three. When I saw there were some summer challenges, I thought she'd be perfect. As for the sketch, I took it rather literally for a change though I did have to move the sun- I realized I colored her highlights on the wrong side for the sketch to work as it was. Oops. The little things you don't think of right off the bat sometimes.
Deets: The light blue paper in the back was misted with the Interfernce Blue PearlEx mist I made. The sun and crab have Crystal Effects on them and are pop-dotted (the crab is actually attached to the background on one side to make him look more like he's crawling along.) Anya is paper pieced- the dress, flower and hair were all cut from different papers.
I actually did 2 of this card- 1 to keep and 1 to send to a friend whose teaching year is almost done. I kinda prefer the Anya's placement on the 2nd- she isn't in the water quite as much.
Stamps: Flirty Anya: The Greeting Farm Everyday Flexible Phrases, On the Beach: Stampin' Up
Inks: Tuxedo Black: Momento
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Yoyo Yellow, Pink floral (hostess pad): Stampin' Up Others: Michaels Coloring: Copics, PearlEx mist (Interference Blue)
Other: Crystal Effects: SU Sandpaper, Word Window punch: Stampin Up, Memory Makers tearing strips
Pear Tree Designs: #52: Summer Delights
The Corrosive Challenge Blog: #119: Summer Colors
Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog: #42: Summer
Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Playing in the Summer Sun
create: Summer cards with waves
Kraftin' Kimmie: #81: Cut it Out
Playing in Paradise: #18: Paper Piecing
Card Patterns: Sketch #118