Thursday, May 30, 2013

Dare to be Sassy Thursday Challenge

Happy Thursday Everyone!

I'm sorry to say this is my last card as May's Guest Designer at Sassy Studio Designs and I would like to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to the team & leaders at SSD for being so kind and generous!  I've had a fabulous time creating with these amazing images!  

Today's challenge is:


The image is called "Polka Dot Bikini"  . . . do you remember that song?  "She wore an itsy, bitsy, teenie, weenie, yellow polka dot bikini" . . .  well you know the rest I'm sure!  I decided to create the background myself using masking, sponges and TH distress inks because I wanted all the focus to be on HER!

I hope you'll come join in this BEACHY fun challenge and thanks so much for stopping by today ... I truly appreciate you taking the time!

But, before I go ... here are a few other challenges I'd like to share this creation with:
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Handmade Backgrounds
Party Time Tuesday #122 - Anything Goes
Card Mania #21 - Spots and/or Stripes (polka dot bikini)
Cards In Envy - Make your own background
The Cheerful Stamp Pad #61 - My Kind of Gal
Eureka Stamps - The Great Outdoors
Ooh La La Creations - Inspired by Nature
Pause Dream Enjoy - Use Foam Tape
The Crazy Challenge - Use sentiments
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge - Anything Goes GIRLY, GIRLY

Recipe for this creation:

Papers: Black cs, White cs
Stamps: Inkadinkado Coastal (birds), Flourishes Beach Life (trees/sentiment)
Inks:  Tim Holtz Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Broken China distress inks, Memento Cantaloupe, Colorbox Rose Coral chalk ink
Accessories:  Eclipse Masking Medium, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, x-Press It High Tack Foam Mounting Tape, Spellbinder Classic Oval, Fiskars swivel craft knife, 


  1. ooooooooooooooo self-portrait huh? this is gorgeous. i'd have put a bottle of wine next to her in the sand - LOL.

    hugs :)

  2. Darlene, this is gorgeous. I love the background you've created, it's lovely. Such a great little scene. It's been wonderful having you with us this past month!

  3. Great card! Thank you for playing at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
    PDE Challenge Page on Facebook
    :) Janis
    Stampin' Up! Demo Girl

  4. Beautiful Darlene - love the way you popped her up on dimensionals. Hugs to to you, will miss you over at Sassy Studios but see you around blogland.

  5. You are truly an artist, your image is done beautifully as is the background, thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cards in Envy!

  6. Love your background! It is so realistic and pretty! Fabulous card! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  7. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania. Evie DT

  8. Awesome card, Darlene. Your always SO super creative. Thanks for sharing with us this week.
    Eureka Stamps

    P.S. Hope to see you again soon at Word Art Wednesday

  9. Love this!!

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

  10. Beautiful background. I love the beach scene you've created! Thank you for joining us at Cards in Envy! ~ Marilyn

  11. Really Sassy card, love your background! Thank you for playing along with us this fortnight @ Ooh La La :)

  12. Awesome background and isn't she a lucky girl? Thank you for joining us at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

  13. Love the pop up image! Such a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us this week at the Crazy Challenge!

    CCH DT
    Love to Create DT
    Creative Card Crew DT
    Anyone for Anya DT

  14. Congratulations! Your card has been chosen as one of the IN THE MAILBOX winners for the Cards in Envy Challenge! We have a badge that you can proudly display on your blog. Please email me at with "In The Mailbox" as your subject and I will send you your badge. Thank you for creating such a fabulous card for our challenge! ~Sandy, Card in Envy Host

  15. Brilliant summery card that image look so at home in that scene, a wonderful happy creation thank you for joining our challenge at OLLCB
    lorraine x


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