Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Seaside Inspiration

I just got this new Crafty Secrets Seaside clear set. I love it!!! My card today follows Roxie's Sketch Challenge #SC173...I just had to flip the sketch so the horizontal image would fit....she said flipping was okay. I double checked! {smile} The theme and colors were inspired by Beate's Inspiration Challenge #10...Beate's picture can be seen below. Are those great colors, or what??!!

I used the shaving cream technique to get the watercolor feel in Beate's inspiration piece. The reinker colors I used in the shaving cream were Marigold Morning, Wild Wasabi, Basic Brown (which I think is actually now hidden with the "friend" sentiment), and Cool Caribbean. The main image was water colored with reinkers and ink pads. The sentiment was glued behind the main image, and then the whole panel was put up on dimensionals.

Here's Beate's Inspiration Piece...

Recipe ~
Stamps: Craft Secrets Seaside (medium), Gina K Kindred Greetings for Her
Paper: Chocolate Chip, White, Glossy White, Cool Caribbean
Ink: Basic Brown, Creamy Caramel, Cool Caribbean, Marigold Morning, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: American Crafts polka dot ribbon, dimensionals, glue dot (for ribbon)
Technique: Shaving Cream, Watercoloring


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12 comments:

Wendy said...

How pretty!!!!! You did a fantastic job making that background paper with the shaving cream tech. I love it!!! That image is so cute as well! Nice job, Denise!!! :)

Have a great day!
Wendy

Sandy said...

This is so pretty Denise!! Great job with the shaving cream technique. Love the colors you chose. Great "beachy" themed card.

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Gorgeous! Fantastic card!

silke said...

Oh my - I love your card and I'm so glad you got inspired too!!! Your shaving cream colors look fabulous!!! What am I talking about...EVERYTHING looks fabulous!!!

LeAnne said...

This is gorgeous! I haven't done the shaving cream technique in ages.....it is perfect for that challenge!!!
LeAnne

Leslie Springer said...

I Love those colors. Never thought about putting brown with cool caribbean. Just love your card!!

Janine said...

Isn't that shaving cream technique to neatest thing!? You can get such wonderful effects with it! Beautiful card!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

You nailed both challenges! Gorgeous background with the shaving cream, and fabulous job with the sketch!

Stephanie said...

Just Lovely, your colors are perfect! Reminds me of vacation!

Sarah said...

This is a beautiful card, I love all your cards. Can I ask what size card you usually use?

xx :0)

CraftyC said...

What a stunning card, I love the colours!
Clairexx

JAR said...

Just beautiful with such a neat background for the IC!! Lovely, lovely card~