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Saturday, 8 December 2012

Summer Chill.

Today I decided I needed a break from the Christmas Theme. I went as far away as possible and had some inky fun in the sun!
I am making a few calendars for gifts and need to do a different topper for each month. Today I went for August. The idea for this came from this photo from the challenge at Runway Inspired:


As soon as I saw this photo I knew I had to join in with this challenge. I just loved the bright orange and was struck by the winter mix and summer colours, her flippers (they are flippers aren't they?), goggles and it looks like she has a sun on her head. So there was quite a lot here for me to play with....well in my mind anyway!!

I also had wanted to play along with the 'make you mark' challenge at Addicted to Stamps basically because I haven't done any colouring for ages and I do find it relaxing when I have a go. Plus I was struck to see a 'Endless Summer' theme challenge at Southern Girls-forgetting that a lot of you crafters are in the middle of Summer. 
So there was a lot that was drawing me towards getting down to my 'Summer Fun' August calendar topper and here we are:


I used promakers to colour the image. The stamps are from verve and Little Claire Designs.

6 more months to do before Xmas, yes I know I need to get a move on!!

Thanks for popping by and have a chilled Saturday night x

10 comments:

  1. I'm loving your calender page, Sandie! The orange is so vibrant and your coloring looks great. Wish I could lay in the sun and not be looking at the snow storm outside... Thanks for joining us at ATSM Challenge this week!

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  2. Fabulous calendar page, Sandie, am liking the "chilled" theme and terrific colouring! Thank you for joining us at ATSM. Sye x

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  3. I have to ask: What is she wearing?! And how many people you know walk about town in flippers? Such curiosities aside, the calendar topper is screaming summer. it's beautiful..but you'd better get cracking. 6 more in about a fortnight...whoa!

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  4. Wow! Love, love your interpretation of the challenge photo! Such cool calendar topper for August! perfect! Thank you for playing along with us in the Runway Inspired Challenge, Sandie! Have a wonderful holiday season!

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  5. You have done a brilliant interpretation of their inspiration challenge, Sandie. I LOVE your calendar page and the image and colouring is so awesome! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM! xx

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  6. Okay this is awesome!!! The perfect August photo!! can we head to the beach now? :)

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  7. Great idea for your calendar page. Orange is such a fun and vibrant color - very energizing. Your colored page is great. Thanks for joining us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More!

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  8. Wow, Sandie! I love your thoughts behind the design! GREAT idea of using the month of August! The colors and design are awesome!Thanks so much for playing with us at Runway Inspired challenge!

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  9. Very cute calendar page! Nice and relaxing looking! :)

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  10. Such a great project! Thanks for joining us on the Runway!

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