Tuesday, July 3, 2012

By the Seashore

Hi everyone!  Hope you're having a great summer wherever you are!  Here on the southwest coast, we are having rain, rain, rain...I still have my furnace on and yesterday I actually turned the heat up a teensy bit!  Crazy!  It seems like each part of the country has one extreme or the other.

I made a dreamy beach scene with the new stamp set "By the Seashore" I love this set and love how the card turned out!  It reminds me of one of my favourite beach spots in Parksville on Vancouver Island.

This card was super easy to make!  I tore a piece of card stock to sponge the waves and used the straight side for the horizon and sponged Baja Breeze ink on Baja Breeze card stock.  My white gel pen dried up so I used my white craft reinker, squeezed a little blob out and painted on the whitecaps with a toothpick and then smudged it with my finger...love getting inky!!  I drew the seagulls with the toothpick/reinker as well.  The clouds were sponged with the white craft ink pad.  It's prettier in real life!

I stamped the shells and starfish on VeryVanilla using Basic Gray ink and then sponged Baja Breeze and Pretty in Pink on them and cut them out.  I used a glue pen and sprinkled some decorator sand onto my card layer (got the sand at M's) then I adhered the shells/starfish using Tombow green glue.

I made a little bow with hemp twine and added it to the sentiment which is raised on a dimensional. The mat layer is Crumb Cake.

Hope you like my dreamy card...are you ready for the beach?  The forecast is for some sun this week, which is really good to hear, I think we're all getting webbed feet here on the coast!

Thanks so much for stopping by to share your time with me!
Hugs ~ Judy