Friday, May 30, 2008

Fresh Cuts & Balmy Breezes

Whoo-hoo! I got to make a card for a couple challenges! This card combines yesterday's Ways To Use It Challenge, which was to make a card with a vacation theme, with Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #50.

I got the Balmy Breeze's Palm Tree from Ellibelle on the PIF thread. If you'd like to share (and get some) stamped images, the PIF (Pay it Forward) thread can be found on SCS under the Swaps Forum and then under Everything Else. It's a lot of fun! Thanks, Ellibelle!

The large background stamp from Fresh Cuts was stamped onto white CS four times and then I sponged Close to Cocoa around the edges. The palm tree and nestabilities panels hide the seam of the background stamping pretty well. The inside includes a white panel that was sponged and stamped in Close to Cocoa as well.

Recipe ~
Stamps: SU Fresh Cuts, SU Balmy Breezes
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Close to Cocoa, Soft Sky, White
Ink: Perm Black, StazOn Timber Brown, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Wild Wasabi Striped Ribbon, Rectangle and Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities, Prisma Pencils
Technique: Gamsol Magic, Sponging

Also, check out what my awesome blogging friend Wendy (weebeestampin) sent me!! She made this card on Sunday when I was featured stamper, and sent it to me. If you get a chance, hop on over and check out her blog. She makes the most adorable cards!!

Thanks so much Wendy. It's even prettier in real life than it was on your blog. Your coloring on the umbrella and bear is awesome. I love that DP too...and of course, I always love bling. {BIG HUGS}

I have a whole list of "things to do" today, so I'd better get onto it. Thanks for stopping by, and I'll have that blog candy posted tomorrow morning!! {smile}


Julia Aston said...

Beautiful colors on this card Denise! love the sponging around the edges - and super ribbon! way to go hitting 2 challenges - you Rock girl!!

Lori said...

Absolutely beautiful Pea!!!! Reminds me of OC!!!

Rose Ann said...

Ahhh...this looks so beautiful and peaceful! If only I could be! I love the fresh colors and your combination of images!!

Rose Ann said...

Oh....and I love Wendy's adorable RAK too!! ;)

Jen said...

I love the tropical feel you have captured in your card. So soft and pretty. Great take on the sketch too!

antjeegypt said...

Beautiful, very nice colers - just excellent!

Cindy Haffner said...

Denise, love both these cards, they rock.

silke said...

WOW - Denise - your card looks awesome!!! Love how you have used the Fresh Cuts as the BG - great idea!!! The palm tree looks wonderful too!!!Way to go on the Sketch Challenge!!!

BTW - Wendy's card is just too cute!!! I loved it too when I saw it!!!

Dottie K. said...

Hi Denie, this is stunning. Love the colors and makes me wish for a beachy vacation. :)

Anonymous said...

Hey Denise...your card is very pretty! I love anything beach related...sorta makes me wish I was there too! Anywho, nice job on combining both those challenges. I love it!!

BTW, Ryan left this evening for Dover to camp out. Not sure where at. I told him that some lady might come up to him and say hi and he laughed. LOL I hope that you do see him buzzing around on his scooter. Please say "hi" if you do. He's a good kid. :)
Who do you root for?? I always rooted for Mark Martin. ;-)

Have fun at the Monster Mile!

Dawn Easton said...

Denise, that tropical card is gorgeous!! Wow! Your RAK is super cute too...adorable!

Have fun at the race...wave to me in the crowd...I'll watch for you on tv...haha!!

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful! Wonderful card!
smiles, Deena

Kim said...

Thanks for the compliments you left on my blog. I'm so excited to be part of the Great Swap Girls with you! I've been admiring your work and can't wait to swap with you. I just received some stamps I bought inspired by some of your beach themed cards. I can't wait to make my own!

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful!! I love the background (I am sponging challenged)!!

Jetstudio Designs said...

I love the balmy breezes card, that inspired me to use my set...I just never know what to do with it!!!

Also...Wendy's card is so cute too!!!

I can't wait to actually get to meet you next Saturday!!!!

beate said...

Denise, your card is fantastic!!!!
LOVE it! Thanks so much for playing!
Have a great weekend
Hugs and smiles

Jessie/knightrone said...

Gorgeous card Denise!! I am really into that Fresh Cuts set, and you ahve made it look beautiful!!

Sarah said...

Really gorgeous card! I always look forward to checking your blog to see what you've come up with next.

xx :0)

KimberlyG said...

Your Balmy Breezes card turned out gorgeous! I just love your blog! Your work is so inspiring! :D