Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Live, Swim and Drink


Besties, Sally and Bella are planning their beach vacation.  They live in the cold, snowy, town of Richmond, Virginia, USA.  It has been a blustery winter and they are excited about coming to Myrtle Beach, SC for the best vacation ever.  There they can "Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, and drink the wild air" and of course, visit their favorite Nana "ME"!

This image of Sally and Bella is called "Better Than A Thousand Words"  and it is, of course, the artwork of Cheryl Alger.  If you are planning your summer vacation and would like Sally and Bella to help, click the preceding digi name and it will take you to the Sassy Cheryl Store where you can take them home with a few clicks of the mouse.

I chose Sally and Bella for the Sketch Challenge Sassy Judy has issued for this week.  You should see all of the inspiration the talented DT has provided us this week.  Wow, these girls are really amazing.  Click here and check it out for yourself.  Here is the pic of the Sketch.  They are so easy to complete.  The most difficult part is selecting which Digi you want to work with this week.  Give it a try and join the challenge this week.  The winner get to select 2 digis from the SC Store.  I haven't won this challenge in a very very very long time so I have my fingers crossed that I will be lucky this week.  If not, there's always next week!                                                                                            

Challenge #160, Sassy Cheryl's          

Coloring medium is Copic Markers and some highlighting with Prisma colored pencils.
Paper is all from my stash.
Circles are from the Spellbinder circle and lace doily.
Flowers are Recollections
Pearls - My Stash
I used Diamond Stickles on the flowers and the hairbow
The shoes and ladybug and topped with Glossy Accents
The Stamp is from My Favorite Things Beach Stamps I bought at Scrapbooks By the Sea

Happy Spring Ya'll



  1. Ah, what a sweet card! Love the adorable image and great colors you used!

  2. Gosh, what a lovely card! Gorgeous coloring and love the sentiment.


  3. What a fun post to read, and your card is beautiful. I love the way you did the chevrons. I want to come visit Myrtle Beach and you.

  4. Wow, this is fabulous, Linda! Your bold coloring of this image is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing Sally and Bella's story as well!

  5. so stunning linda.really sweet image and i love your colours :D

    xx coops xx

  6. Great card Linda and great take on the sketch, love your framed background, it makes the image pop!!!

    Thanks for joining us in Sassy Cheryl's challenge.

  7. It's FABulous Linda! The cutest of images and I LOve your colours especially Bella's..
    I'm sure they'd visit you if they where going your way lol.

  8. A beautifully coloured image, Linda. It's such a cutie! And I love the pretty sketch. Hugs, Lesley

  9. Linda, this is gorgeous, love your wonderful card and your vacation plans for Bella and Sally sounds wonderful :) I need to re-visit Myrtle Beach, been a long time.

  10. Hi Linda,
    Now you know that Sassy Sally and Bella are headed my way to spend some time with me after they leave your house!!!lol

    Your card is wonderful and wow your coloring is awesome. I love the darker colors for the hair, I always mess up when I use the darker colors. Loving those flowers also. I have that image just have not used it yet...

    Thanks for joining in on my candy and good luck in the drawing...Until next week, let's be "sassy"...joann sassy raggedy

  11. Was that an invite?!?!?!? LOL! I certainly will have to take you up on that one. I love it Linda. It's precious! When do we leave?
    Thanks for playing along with the Sassy Cheryl DT this week.

  12. Linda, this is wonderful! I simply love what you've done with the sketch. Your colors are beautiful, too---just sings spring :-) I love the richness of your coloring!

  13. too, too cute, Linda! I'd love to come visit too along with Sally and Bella!!!

  14. Just adorable Linda. I love this image and your paper choices and layout are fab! Hugs and happy crafting. -Kim

  15. I was just sucked in by the colors on your image. Wow! Great take on the sketch. Keep tempting Cheryl to bring Sally & Bella.
    ~jeni :)


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