...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.
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!