Saturday, July 10, 2010

Mo's Summer Kids

Here in Melbourne it's the middle of Winter - the wind is icy cold and blowing pretty darn hard today! It's sooo nice to be able to escape for a little into the Northern Hemisphere's Summer with Mo's new images. I've merged 2 of them together here - 'Jamal in July' is in Mo's store HERE and 'To The Beach' is HERE.

There are 2 versions of these Summer cuties available but I decided to go with these to challenge myself more with ethnic skintones - and who wouldn't want to hit the beach with golden skin anyway! Me - I'm usually VERY white or VERY red - I always seem to miss getting that golden glow - LOL!!!

Since this fits the Summertime theme over at Mo's Challenges I'll be entering it over there.

The lace I used along the top reminds me of little rays of sunshine - perfect to have my bird charm flying out of for Jamal to look at while his big sister keeps an eye on him! The DP is from Basic Grey and I've used my markers as usual to colour.

Wishing everyone a FABULOUS weekend

xXx

24 comments:

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful merging and coloring of the two images.

Marlene said...

New favorite!!! This is beautiful!!

Sue said...

Love how you merged these two images together! They are perfect with each other. Great coloring. Our beach time is just getting into full swing here. Great bright fun colors too. Awesome.

Hugs
Sue

Tracy V. said...

Hopped over to your blog. I have been here before!! haha Anyways as I said on Mo's FB page...your card is beautiful. I think you did a fabulous job on the ethnic coloring. I became a follower ;-)

Tracy V

Annette Bowes said...

Wonderful beach scene, roll on summer lol! Wonderful ethnic colouring and such a lovely layout, have a wonderful weekend, take careX:)

Marcia @ The Stamp Spot said...

Gorgeous Debbie ... so well done!

:) Marcia

Rosette said...

Wow Debbie!! This is STUNNING!!! I absolutely love it!!! Hugs xx

Melodie said...

Your beach-card is really beautiful.
Hugs
Melodie

Anne Kristine said...

Beautiful card and the motif is so adorable...it makes me feel.. "I wanna go to beach today" :o))
Thank you so much for your comment on my blog.
Have a nice weekend.
Hugs Anne

Cathy said...

Debbie, Your To the Beach card is fabulous. Love the two merged images and the coloring is perfect. Thanks for playing the Mo's Challenge from the other side this week, always glad to see you!!!

Elaine L. said...

Debbie, this is lovely! So many great details to see. I immediately though of this merge when I saw the two images...Jak did, too! Mine is merged but not colored yet.

Norma said...

Debbie, oh the image is perfect for the weather here. I'm sweltering in the heat wave. How I wish for cooler days just about now. Hmm... maybe not...I guess grass is always greener on the other side...LOL. I absolutely adore your card and your colouring is perfection itself. Have never tried doing this skin tone colouring. I must study how you do yours and try to copy it...LOL. The key word is TRY here.

Hugs.
Norma

RubyM:) said...

AAAAAAAAA!! Debbie !!!!!!!!! Sorry i am drooling all over your card!!!!!(jaw dropped so hard to the ground)HOLIE C%!* !!!!!! THIS IS BEAUTIFUL................. I love your scenery and your coloring is freakin amazing! WOW WOW WOW!!! OH YOU REALLY WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND!I really like it!!! The flowers add a touch of a lovely vacation.ONE DAY I'M GONNA GO shopping AT Mo's and buy all the images you do cards with cuz your a big enabler lol!!!((HUGS))Ruby♥

paola said...

Fabulous Deb's, now that i have paint net i just gotta find time to follow your tutorial, thanks for sharing
smiles
Paola

Leigh said...

Yep, you are very talented. I wouldn't even know where to start with merging images. I saw your tutorial on it but got lost in the first few screens. rofl

Liam said...

wow love the image. I love the lace too and the little charm on the side. Just gorgeous.

Liam

Ann English said...

I LOVE this-saw it on FB, too!

The Wired Angel said...

Fantastic job on this card, Ms Debbie...!! I love it and your coloring is fab. Stay warm as winter creeps it's head your way. Thanks for playing along with us at Mo's challenge this week!! Hugs, Peggy x

Kellie Winnell said...

WOW Debbie your colouring in this has just bought the image to life, it looks absolutely amazing! LOVE it!
Hugs Kel xx

Kristine said...

awww... so PRETTY and cute at the same time. I just LOVE your dotty sand technique. I've gotta try that someday soon! =) Have a great day Debbie.

Isabelle said...

great great card Deb! love the merging of the two images and your coloring is gorgeous!

Dawn B. said...

Debbie your merging is terrific...Thanks for joining us at Mo's this week.. This is so cute.. You did a great job.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Bring on summer, Debbie! I can't wait! This is just such a fun image collection! Love your colouring! xxaxx
PS Sorry about short comments ... trying to catch up on blurfing ... and still a long way to go! xxaxx

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Now I'm inspired to hit the beach! Haven't been yet this summer. What's wrong with me?

You do the most beautiful work with Mo's images, my friend. Truly you do. My hat's off!

Hugs from the Northern Hemisphere,
Lisa