Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Seaside Sally

...that's what I'm calling her anyway, LOL! Happy Hump Day! In case you haven't figured it out, I'm in a pretty giddy mood today. I'm going away with a couple stamping girlfriends to the beach this weekend!!...two days...can't wait!! That also inspired the seaside theme for my card today.

This card is a combination of today's SCS Sketch Challenge #SC176, Beate's Inspiration Challenge from Tuesday (very pretty browns and blues), and the SCS Technique Challenge from Monday (combine an embossed image with watercoloring).

The main image is stamped in Versamark on Very Vanilla, heat embossed in dark brown embossing powder, and then watercolored with ink pads. The edges of the top half of the main panel are sponged in Soft Sky, and the edges of the bottom half were sponged in Basic Brown. The sentiment was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in dark brown embossing powder, then I sponged Basic Brown around the edges. The starfish and sand dollars were stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

I added a Very Vanilla panel on the inside of the card with Basic Brown sponged around the entire border. Along the bottom of the panel I stamped a seagull, some shells, and a crab in Basic Brown and Creamy Caramel.

Recipe ~
Stamps: Crafty Secrets Seaside
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Soft Sky
Ink: Versamark, Creamy Caramel, Basic Brown, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou
Accessories: Blue Bayou Double-Stitched Ribbon, Hodgepodge Hardware, Clear Embossing Powder, Dark Brown Embossing Powder
Technique: Heat Embossing, Watercoloring with Ink Pads, Sponging

Hope you're enjoying your day!!

P.S. The finger is healing just fine. I've downsized from a huge, ugly gauze "finger sock" to a regular bandaid....and obviously it's not keeping me from making cards, LOL!


silke said...

Gorgeous card!!! Love the panel inside too - well done!!!

Anonymous said...

Very cute card!!! I just love your watercoloring! Some day maybe you could give me a class on watercoloring because I am horrible at it! LOL

Have fun this weekend at the beach...stamping your heart out! What fun! I'm sooo jello! LOL

Happy to hear the finger is doing better.

Enjoy your day!

Janice M said...

Love the card! I can't believe that our beach stampin weekend is almost here!! Hope your finger is better so you can do lots of stampin!

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Julia Aston said...

I just love this card - the images the coloring, the shading, the inside - just super! have a terrific weekend - sounds heavenly! You must be somewhere warm - it's still cold at the beach here in New England!

Newstampinaddict said...

So pretty, as usual. I hope you guys have a ton of fun in OC!

LeAnne said...

Oh, I am drooling over this card....sooooo pretty! I don't know how I missed this set, I thought I had seen them all!!! You know me and my beachy stuff! Have fun this weekend!

Jen said...

I LOVE this Denise!!! I have a serious love for seaside images, (especially lighthouses, but anything to do with the ocean, I simply have to This card is so serene and beautiful! a real work of art.

Is this image on your snag list?? (wink)

Have loads of fun this weekend!

Shannah said...

Oh wow Denise - I absolutely LOVE Seaside Sally!!! Gorgeous! It so reminds me of a photo I have of me as a kid.
Hugs, Shannah

Sandy said...

OMG Denise ... I LOVE this!! I'll bet it looks cool IRL with the embossed image.

I hope you, Janice & Lori have a great time at the beach.

Shannon Erskine said...

Denise this is too pretty!!! Love everything about it! I want to be where she is!LOL!

beate said...

Fantastic card! I love the image and the way you colored it. Great inside panel!
I am glad to hear your finger is healing nicely.

Hugs and smiles

Joan said...

This is beautiful. You've done a fabulous job colouring. I love it. Joan

Dawn Marie said...

I LOVE your card!!!Very very pretty! I love your blog too! I found you through wendy! Very cool stuff you have here. TFS