Sunday, October 16, 2011

One for the girls AND a diving holiday!

An exciting post today!! I apologise in advance for any excessive use of exclamation marks.

It's time for our third challenge at The Squirrel and The Fox and it's time for my holidays to finally start! That's right, if Blogger is my friend and has posted this on time, at this very minute I am on a plane and on my way to Cairns-  the doorway to The Great Barrier Reef.

My husband AJ and I, and two of our very best friends, Amanda and Josh, have planned a two week holiday in Cairns and Port Douglas, starting with a 3 day liveaboard trip on a boat out on the reef. I have my brand new underwater camera and hope to spend a LOT of time getting photos like this one - taken at the Great Barrier Reef in 2009.

This is Wally. He is a Maori Wrasse. Isn't he divine? Oh and I'm the one that's not the fish. :)

My holidays have been a long time coming and it's been a whole 12 months since I've been diving - to say I am looking forward to this trip is a BIG understatement.

So for my DT work for this fortnight's challenge I thought I would celebrate my imminent holidays - here's my DT work for our "ONE FOR THE GIRLS" challenge:

I bought this little digi stamp online - after lots of searching for a diving related image. She's Lily in Snorkel Gear from Pink Cat Studios. I hope to look just like her for most of my holiday - with beach hair, fins on my feet (for you aren't allowed to call them flippers when you are a diver, it's like an unwritten rule) and a nice big grin!

I think I used almost every copic pen I owned creating this card. It's the first time I have coloured a background image as well as the main image.

To create the sky background I sponged it with Sky Blue Versa Colour, and the sand was created with Antique Linen Distress Ink. Everything else was coloured with copics. I cut out the cute little digi stamped girl and gave her some depth by sticking her on with dimensionals.

Anyway, I hope you all will join us with our "ONE FOR THE GIRLS" at The Squirrel & The Fox.

You behave yourself while I'm gone.

Also entered into the following challenge:
The Paper Variety - Ocean/Sea/Nautical
I Brake For Challenges - Wee Girl & Power
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Girly Girl


shaz earl said...

Fabulous card Tracey love the cute image but wow!!! amazing photo can't wait to see more, hope youre having a great time xx

Sue said...

How adorable!! Lily is just too cute. Great coloring job. Very nice card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Variety. Have a great holiday.

Dotty Jo said...

Great card, so cute! Fabby pic of Wally and your good self too, Jo x

Donna said...

Totally gorgeous card, love the image and coloured beautifully. Thanks for joining in the Little Miss Muffet Challenge. hugs Donna x