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down by the seashore

We had family visiting us from out of town last week and spent alot of time at the beach catching waves, collecting shells and soaking up the sun.    Here is my card inspired by those days.

The main panel was sponges with memento inks – summer sky, bahama blue, paris dusk and a heavy dose of desert sand on the bottom.  I tried to sponge some white pigment ink where the ocean and sand meet to give it a “surf-y” look, but it did not pan out too well.   I then tried all four of my white pens but none of them worked either!   The shell, from Fred Mullet, was stamped in cocoa and colored with copics in the E series with a tiny bit of RV.  The sentiment is computer generated and I got it and several another from a digi scrap site – scrapsimple.

You can’t really see it in the photo, but the kraft cardstock is stamped with a nice shell background stamp.  I think it is from Rubbernecker, but I purchased it ages ago and never noted the manufacturer.   It was stamped with desert sand ink and I used my new tool – the mega mount – to stamp it.  The Mega Mount is a large curved acrylic block with a handle from Impression Obsession.  They created it for their large cover-a-card stamps (of which I have a bunch).  Here are some photos to give you an idea of how it works.    Here is the stamp on the mega mount:

This photo gives you an idea of the curved shape of the mega mount.

Impression Obsession has a nice video on how to use the mega mount.  You can find it HERE.

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a color challenge

Well look at this – posting two days in a row!!    I h ope you are doing well today.  Springtime is in full bloom here in Florida.  Our lemon and lime trees are bearing fruit and we just planted some veggies.  We’ve also noticed that a pair of blue birds are flying in and out of one of the birdhouses in our backyard so we are hopeful that there will be a little bluebird family soon!

Today’s card is for the color challenge at SCS which calls for using two blues and a green and an option to do some dry embossing on your card.  My card contains perhaps a little more green, plus some browns for the sand, but I hope it still qualifies!  And I dry embossed a frame around the image.

I kept the design clean and simple, letting the image speak for itself.  The scene is from Stampendous and the sentiment from Papertrey.  Both were stamped with Memento Black. 

The scene was colored with prisma pencils.  That’s it!  No solvent such as gamasol or baby oil.  I just colored with pencils and used a colorless blender pencil for blending.  Neenah cardstock was used for the coloring layer and the base card.

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just another tequila sunrise….

When I started playing around with the colors from this weeks SCS color challenge (durango, curry and bermuda bay) the two “hot” colors  put together reminded me of the tequila sunrise drink, so I just went with that theme.

i stamped the drink with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with a mix of curry along with the red and orange colors from the Kaleidacolor Desert Heat ink pad.  The colored section of the drink is actually paper pieced.

  The beachy background was created using copic markers BG0000, BG13 and E00, along with a little curry on the sand.   The sentiment piece was colored with E00 and curry and sponged with the red from Desert Heat.

The drink and sand stamps are from Rubbernecker, the sentiment from Flourishes. 

The background circle is Bermuda Bay, a fiskars  flower punch and Basic Grey brad were used to create the flower.

Although it’s rainy here today, we expect it to be sunny and hot for the 4th of July this weekend.  We’re in full beach mode here  – yesterday Jimmy Buffet surprised everyone with an impromptu concert down at Lulu’s – his sisters restaurant – and I’m sure alot of tequila sunrises, along with margaritas were consumed!  He’s giving a free concert in the area on July 11 – tickets were gone in about 10 minutes so no luck in getting them.   

Anyway – thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have having a wonderful day!

need a vacation?

Two clean and simple cards today – these were done for the free for all challenge where the theme is vacation.  Well, since I live in Florida the vacation theme is around here all the time!  And I have plenty of beach/tropical stamps to work with.

Also, in honor of Earth Day yesterday, I decided to use stamps that I have had for many years  – ones that have been just collecting dust but are just begging to be used. 

This first card uses stamps and the ready embossed card from Katiebug.  I saw this image at a stamp convention probably ten years ago and thought it was so cute!   It could be a beach umbrella or one of the umbrellas you find in tropical drinks.

 I stamped the image  in Palette Ink (blue), Memento Ink (cantelope), and SU in (rose and green).  I decided to have no sentiment on the front.  You can’t tell from the photo but each of the umbrella’s are highlighted with a stardust gel pen.

The next card uses stamps from Oh Domino (sandals), Katiebug (sentiment) and Rubbernecker (i think) for the background sand.  I don’t know if Oh Domino is still in business, but they sold some cute images that fit perfectly on Dominos.

The sandals were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with prisma pencils.  I used teal, cameo coral  and blush blossom for the paper.  

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