Friday, August 9, 2013

Non-Bikini Beach Babe


Like the Great White Shark, this is one of those things you hope you never see at the beach! No bikini for this classy lady either - that'd be worse than seeing the shark!!!

The image is from Art Impressions and palm tree from Stampendous.  I'm still not sure why I added that starfish charm - except maybe it added to the "charm" of the card.  It looks a little lonesome stuck down there all by itself.   The images were colored with water colors and the "sand" type paper is from Paper Studio.

Don't you just love that brown purse she's carrying!  It either HAD to be black or brown and I picked brown to go with the sand and shore look.  Things need to match when you go to the beach, you know.  Even though she doesn't really look like me (my hair's much shorter), I probably would want the little rubber ducky life preserver along in case I had to get past my knees in the water..........and to think I used to teach swimming classes so many years ago! 

Thanks for stopping by.......and have a great weekend.
Lynn





32 comments:

Monica said...

Hi Lynn,
She is so funny and you made me laugh when you said she is worse than a shark in a bikini. Lol.
I like the star fish, it is so classy and does not look lonely at all.
Love,
M

Carol L said...

Flippin' hilarious card! LOL I was never a beach person, but if I decided to become one, I'm sure I'd look just like this babe! LOL Love it!!

MaryH said...

Adorable. And I thought the starfish looked cool with the theme. This is such a cutie of a card, and as always your EF looks pretty with the image done in an oval. Don't you just love that Paper Studio sand paper? I got a couple sheets of it too. Awesome job with the water coloring and you really made a nifty card. TFS

Anne Temple said...

You've created a fabulous scene. Love how you combined the two images together and the watercoloring is amazing. Love the bit about the brown/black purse too - classic! :-)

Donna Hanley said...

Lynn, I love the way this scene encompasses the entire oval. You embossing is just right for this image as is the starfish charm. I could use all these items in my own back yard today with all the rain we are getting. Flood watch in the area, but I'm safe because I'm way us on a hill, Thank goodness. Enjoy your day.

Ellen said...

My bikini days are long over, so I probably look like her. Hilarious image and fantastically designed scene! I like the lonesome starfish, it definitely adds charm!

Doreen said...

Love the image and fab details.xxx

NanaConnie said...

I'd be laughing so hard at this if I wasn't busy trying to figure out how you manage to find all these images of me! Too, too cute, Lynn. Love the "sand." I think the starfish is perfect all by himself in the corner. Looks like he's scurrying away as fast as his little arms will move him so he doesn't get squished by a flipper-footed beach babe. :-D

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous Lynn, I love the scene you have created and the embossing!
Kevin xx

Linda Simpson said...

Wonderful image Lynn! Love the starfish and the embossed background.

Hugs
Linda xxx

You have a fabulous weekend too.

Tammy said...

Absolutely sensational and what a hoot! If a shark saw her coming, it would head straight for deep, deep water! Fabulous and fun card Lynn!

Diane said...

Super cute and funny card design.

Regards diane

Deepti said...

This is such a fun card, love the image and the coloring u did and sand.... wow awesome :)

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

lol - this is probably what my mom looks like going to the beach (but don't tell her I told you that!)
I really like the addition of the starfish - I think it grounds the image a bit :)

she who must stamp said...

Adorable image and fab coloring skills! That would be me if I dared to go to the beach!

MaxineD said...

Thanks for the Saturday morning laugh Lynn - she is a darling and you have really brought her to life.
Blessings
Maxine

Laura said...

Lynn, As always you are too Funny with your FUN Fridays!! And Your FUN Cards!! She is too sexy for the beach!! Love it!!

Davi said...

Oh my gosh Lynn this card is fabulous! I love the pretty layers, palm tree cut out and that image is hysterical! Way fun :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Our "twin" girls are so perfect for August cards, Lynn! I love how you added that palm tree and starfish charm to yours. Excellent touches and yes, love her sandy brown purse!!

Bonnie said...

I missed your Funny Friday yesterday but probably needed the laugh more today! Everyone needs a brown purse to take to the beach! The starfish is perfect, I think and I love that "sand" paper!

MiamiKel said...

Hee hee! She's a hottie! Looks like many of the ladies we see here on Miami Beach :) Gorgeous card, love all the details!

gale said...

haha! This is so cute. I have a feeling I look sorta like that at the beach...

Jessi Fogan said...

I would MUCH rather see this than the girls who are wearing dental floss, lol. The duckie just makes it more perfect - and that purse! lol! Love the sand paper - it looks textured too!

Lesley said...

brilliant card and wonderfully water coloured best wishes Lesley x

Lynn McAuley said...

If I make it to the beach this summer, this is exactly how I will look! What fabulous work, Lynn!

Nancy in Iowa said...

She is so very funny! What a lark!
Love a woman with SASS!!!

Wish my legs were that skinny....

Very cute Lynn!

Darlene said...

Ok, now that I'm done choking on my morning coffee...thanks for the laugh!!! What a hoot she is! Your choice of the Palm Tree image is perfect for the AI gal, they look like they were made to go together!! Love that sandy DP too!

Tammy said...

OMGosh this is so cute Lynn, I love that super fun image and your fabulous coloring... awesome fussy cutting too!
Tammy x

chrissy xx said...

Oh My! This is sooo darn cute! What a FAbulous image this is...FABulous colours and I LOve the starfish.
Chrissyxx

Marilyn said...

This just makes me laugh... your sense of humour is fab and I wish we could have coffee together! Such a great layout and that little starfish charm just finishes it right off.

Denise@DigiHaven said...

Absolutely hilarious! I work for a company that does home care for seniors so I have a soft spot for the older folks. LOL

Margaret said...

You have the best images for Friday funnies!! She is quite the beach babe with her swim flippers and ducky floatie!! I think the starfish is there because she is the star of the beach!! Fabulous card!