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Skull Castle Jude!

It's time for a blog hop!!! The last image from the new Simply B Stamps collection is what we are showcasing today, and I know you are all going to love him! I am happy to introduce you to Skull Castle Jude!

How cute is he?!? I just love what he is building! I need to try to construct this myself...with a little help from my kids, of course!

I used the same dotty technique (yes, I made that name up) for the sand, as I did with Miller. I like how it turned out. I used mostly Copics for this image, with a few watercolor markers.

I used some twine on the side of the card (which I inked), as I thought it gave the card some nice texture. Playing in the sand is definitely something I could go for right now. It's so relaxing.
I hope you have enjoyed this release! I know that I did! Please be sure to visit everyone in the hop. You don't want to miss a thing! Here is the full hop list.
 SBS Blog 
Alison (me!)
 SBS Blog

That is Eight new stamps!  You know you want them all!

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Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!!!


Tina said…
adorable, and i love the skull castle he made..i would love to be relaxing on the beach right now...
Pam Hornschu said…
Super fun image! Great coloring on this...especially the sand and hair!
Speedy G said…
I really love how you did the sand. Looks so real. Great job!
omgosh!!!! So cuuuteeee!!!! I love it =0)....I'm a new follower!
Pam said…
the stamp is cute . Love the eyes . Great coloring. Especially love the sand texture. TFS
Trudie said…
This has been an awesome release and Jude is the cutest!!..... I am not a beach person at all so I might have to try and build this sand skull in my niece and nephews sand pit instead!! xx
Betty Boo! said…
Simply adorable Al! Love it as usual ;)
faithnme said…
ohh First off I just Love your blog..Loving the 'simple Betty image.. Great coloring.

Jovan said…
Super cool card!
Heidi Brawley said…
OMG that is funny!!! Great new image! Fabulous card hun!!!
Mette said…
Honestly, he's just so darn cute. But I am sure he'd raise a few eyebrows on the beach lol. Fabulous card./

Hugs, Mette
Corinne said…
Awesome, LOVE the way you speckled the sand on the skull!
Oh my.... This stamp is so my son. TFS
Sara said…
Alison... your card is just adorable and I love the embellishment! You Rock! Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs!
Kimberly said…
oohhh love it... great job!!
Bonnie said…
Cute card! Love the sand and the skull
Steph said…
Great card! I love the dotty technique, will have to give it a try.
Jenn Borjeson said…
Alison, he's adorable and your coloring is awesome, as usual! :) Big smooches, my friend.
Stampi said…
I love your card and I love your blog wow :-)
Great card and love the texture of the twill on the side.
Kathy said…
What a cute little guy! Love your card!
Mary J said…
He is so fun Alison - awesome colouring!
K said…
OMGosh OMGosh OMGOSH!!! I wanna go build a sand skull now. Beautiful card
AmyJRockstar said…
Hi Alison,
First off, I have to tell you I LOVE your hair in your profile pic!!! Great color! :) I also love the cute card you made. Coloring job is fantastic and such a cute image! :) Great job!

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
Kathi said…
Great image, beautifully colored. I call that the "Dotty Technique" too. So, if two of us do, it's official!

BTW, I can so see you and your kids making a skull castle.
...just Barbara said…
Great texture in the sand and I love what you did with the ribbon! *Hugs

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