Friday, August 12, 2011

At the Beach

My card today has me dreaming of the beach and was inspired by the very talented Michelle Zindorf.

On a piece of glossy white cardstock I sponged Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Tempting Turquoise and Not Quite Navy.  To create the sea foam I added ColorBox Frost White to the middle.

For the illusion of sand, I stamped my unmounted Texture Wheel on the Crumb Cake corner first in Soft Suede then again with Early Espresso.  I applied Diamond Stickles to the sand to create some sparkle then glued to the paper miniature sea shells.

The inside sentiment was stamped in StazOn Black and then sponged with Crumb Cake, Soft Suede & Tempting Turquoise.

I hope you get a chance to relax by the beach this summer!

A close up of the sea shells.

A peek at the inside.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  PSX Near the Sea (G-1481), SU Texture Wheel Stamp   
Paper:  Metallic White, Desert Storm, Glossy White, Bashful Blue
Ink:  Background - Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Tempting Turquoise, Not Quite Navy, ColorBox Frost White, Early Espresso; Inside Sentiment - StazOn Black 
Accessories:  Miniature Sea Shells, Diamond Stickles 
Techniques:  Sponging

13 comments:

Becky said...

Beautiful shading on this Donna, love the inside.

A Vintage Green said...

The sand is incredible - love the entire card - the seahorse - the shells, the subtle colours - the text. Thanks for sharing.

Pam~ said...

A beautiful card for those of us dreaming of being at the beach! Great job "making" your sand! This is gorgeous inside and out!

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a wonderful sea card donna.
great sponging and use of colors.

greetings karin

Rizzi said...

OH DONNA, HOW I LOVE THIS CARD, IT IS JUST BEAUTIFUL. YOUR CREATIVE WORK IS LOVELY, YOUR COLORS ARE WONDERFUL, SO REAL AND YOU WANT TO TOUCH IT TO SEE IF IT IS REAL. JUST LOVELY......
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND. RIZZI

Chris said...

I love, love anything to do with the beach! Your card is beautiful! I love how you created a fabulous beach scene!

Au and Target said...

Pretty! You are very creative. Love the idea and the results.

We've been creative too :-) I've got a piece in The Star, the Malaysian newspaper today that's a Living In Malaysia story like my blog. You can read it for free at http://tinyurl.com/3f3gd9z

Jennipher Lowery said...

Donna,
It's amazing what you have created with virtually just inks. Who knew ink could be such a powerful design tool with a sponge. This is gorgeous.

Jeanne said...

A lovely card, Donna. I miss being near the ocean, but am near Grandkids! Not much time to stamp this summer, though.

KER said...

mmm...i can smell the hint of salt on the breeze

Diane Clark-Sutton (Ldyglfr62) said...

Awesome card. Love how you made the sand. I feel like I'm at the beach.

Carrie Sampsel said...

This card just looks so relaxing and I love those sea shells. Beautiful

gale said...

This is so pretty. I love the beach but unfortunately we live way inland. :(

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