Saturday, June 25, 2022

The Pina to my Colada...

Hello crafty peeps!

It's Scenic Saturday once again and today I'm celebrating the official start of summer with this fun mini slimline card featuring the Tropical Squidgies. These two besties, dressed up like the ultimate summer drink ingredients, are just all kinds of happy. I really enjoyed coloring up these squidgies to look like a fuzzy coconut and golden pineapple and when it came time to color in their sunglasses I thought it might be fun to make the lenses appear more see-through rather than dark or mirrored. To that end I first added the lightest two colors in my skin combo behind the lenses as well as the lightest colors in their hair blends where you would see the hair continuing beneath the glasses. I let those colors dry completely before adding some warm grey markers right over top the skin and hair. Finally, I grabbed a black micro fine pen to dot in their eyes.  

I kept the background simple, coloring in a sandy beach that extends quite a ways back behind the two friends. Directly behind them is the sign I colored around the sentiment that comes with them. This is one of my favorite tricks for pulling a sentiment right into the scene and really making it an integral part of the over all design. Finally, I pushed the background even further by adding the two small palm trees way off in the distance. They are also a great way to add more of that tropical, summer time vibe to the card. The finishing touch is the rounded mini slimline die because in my mind it kinda makes the entire card look like a smart phone with this cute little selfie as the screen saver. ;)

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get a chance to kick back and relax this summer too!

Supply list:
cardstock- Lawn Fawn and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Stamping Bella (Tropical Squidgies
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Whimsy Stamps rounded stitched mini slimline die

Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:

skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
coconut girl hair- E55, E37, E29, E49

coconut girl outfit- E35, E57, E79, YR30, Y02, Y18, Y11, Y02, YR23, YR24, E59, E81, E84, W3, W4, W5, YG03, YG17, BG99

pineapple girl hair- E50, E51, E53, E55
pineapple girl outfit- YR30, YR31, Y32, Y11, Y02, YR23, YR24, YG03, YG95, YG17, BG99, E35, E47, W3, W4, W5, E81, E84

sand/sign- E30, E31, E33, E43/E42, E43, E44

sky- BG10, BG11, BG53, 0, C00, C0

palm trees/grass- E81, E84, YG23, YG25, YG17, YG67