Thursday, May 24, 2012

Seaside for Michael


I hope you will join me today in wishing my husband a very, very happy birthday.  When I asked him what he wanted he just shrugged his shoulders and said "I don't know".  So without any suggestions I decided to give him an Amazon gift card.  I think we are at the point in our lives where we have everything we need.  Tonight we will enjoy a romantic dinner for two followed by cake.  Here's to another year of good health and happiness!

This is the Stampscapes card I created for him.  On a piece of glossy white paper, I stamped the images in StazOn Black and then masked off the sky with a Post-It note.  The water was sponged in Ballet Blue, Brocade Blue and Night of Navy.  Sand was created using Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake and Close to Cocoa.  The rocks were colored with Going Gray and Basic Gray.

Next, I removed the Post-It and sponged the sky in Bordering Blue and Brilliance Pearlescent Ice.  I wanted the sky to have a little bit of a gray hue to it.



Happy Birthday was stamped inside with Early Espresso ink and embossed with clear embossing powder and a heat gun.


I adhered the image to a piece of Buckaroo Blue and mounted it onto a Desert Storm card.  Antique Lace Shimmerz Paint was applied to the sand and miniature seashells were added.  I am joining Craft a Scene for their Beach Scenes - a bit of sand and water. 

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Seaside Stampin' Ink Beach Stories & Beach Stories Too, Stampscapes Rocks & Grass, Sand Pattern & Tonal Applicator, Happy Birthday Sentiment by PSX
Paper:  Desert Storm, Buckaroo Blue, Glossy White, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Images - StazOn Black; Water - Ballet Blue, Brocade Blue, Night of Navy; Sand - Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Close to Cocoa; Rocks - Going Gray, Basic Gray; Sky - Bordering Blue, Brilliance Pearlescent Ice Blue; Sentiment - Early Espresso with Clear EP
Accessories:  Antique Lace Shimmerz Paint, Miniature Seashells, Post-It Note, Spellbinders Labels Eight #5
Techniques:  Sponging, Masking
Card Size:  A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

30 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

Well donna wish him a very Happy Birthday and also congratulations to you.
You have made a gorgeous card for him.
Hope you have a wonderful day.

greetings karin

Ann Marie Governale said...

Just beautiful. Love your card and how you achieved the beach scene! xxx Ann Marie

Lizabeth @ Infuse With Liz said...

Wow! I love it! Happy Birthday wishes for hubby! I hope you have a great evening!

Suffia said...

It's a lovely card. Happy Birthday wishes to your hubby and enjoy your romantic dinner. Thanks for visiting and leaving such a nice comment on my blog.

Becky said...

This is a beautiful card Donna. Gorgeous scene.

Happy Happy Birthday to your hubby..:)

Thanks so much for the offer on my garden. I will be emailing you over at Split Coast with some questions :)

Pam~ said...

Wow, Donna, this breathtaking! The colors you used are perfect and the scene is beautifully colored!

I hope you and your hubby have a wonderful evening celebrating his birthday!

Rizzi said...

YOUR CARD IS JUST GORGEOUS DONNA.....
YOUR COLORS ARE SO REAL LOOKING....
YOU ARE SOME CREATIVE LADY.....I'M SURE YOUR HUSBAND JUST LOVED IT.....
HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND..... AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY........RIZZI

Rhonda Langley said...

Beautiful artwork! Lots of shades and hues!

Cheryl said...

Your created such a beautiful scene. I want to pull up a chair, sit, and enjoy the sound of the waves.

Donna said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet husband!

Beautiful card, and I'm sure he loved having a romantic dinner!

May I ask, Donna, what is glossy card stock? Is it something I need to ask for as a specialty?
Thank you for cluing me in ~

Blessings,
Donna

Rene said...

How lovely!!! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM this week with your fabulous creation! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck,
Rene ;D

Pia S said...

This is more than just a card - it's real artwork! I love this beautiful beach scene! Glad I came over from MIM to have a closer look.

Chana said...

Donna, your work is pure artistry and this card is just the latest addition to your already awe inspiring collection. Thanks so much for sharing and Happy Birthday to your DH. Mine celebrated his yesterday! I saw this at MIM!
Hugz,
Chana

Scrappycath said...

Lovely card! Great scene. Hope your hubby had a wonderful birthday. I saw this on Make it Monday!

Barbara said...

Hi Donna, your card is a "Labor of Love' and I am sure hubby appreciates it. Thanks for describing how you achieved these awesome backgrounds. You are a talented artist. This so reminds me of a Myrtle Beach, SC scene. Saw your post on MIM and had to stop for a visit. So glad that I did:) Hugs

Patty Sue 2 said...

Happy Birthday to your DH! Your card is just lovely! I saw your card at MIM!

kaleidoscopeimpressions said...

Your work is beautiful. So well done and soothing. Saw this on Make it Monday.
hugs,
JoyceAnn

Skye said...

I hope your husband enjoyed his birthday, I am sure he appreciated the card. A wonderful little scene, beautifully done I saw your card on MIM

KER said...

wonderful scene Donna

~Chris~ said...

what a stunning Card.. Love it!

Loz said...

Fantastic card and colours Donna.. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Tonya H said...

I adore this!! Before I was a paper crafter I was a decorative painter and this brings back so many feelings about painting. Your card looks like a piece of art. I love it. Such wonderful techniques you used to pull together a stunning scene. Love it!
I seen this on Make it Monday and I am so glad I did! Thanks for sharing.

Tonya H said...

BTW Happy Birthday to your hubby. I got so excited about your card, I forgot to mention it. lol

Anna-Karin said...

Such a lovely beach card! Both the sand and the sea look fantastic and I really like all the different grasses. Great take on the beach challenge theme!

Deanna said...

Great beach scene. Love the texture of the sand and color.

Vicky Hayes said...

This is just beautiful Donna. I love the colours you've used in your scene - it makes me want to sit in a deck chair with a good book! Hope you enjoyed the romantic birthday dinner.

NancyD said...

Your sky, sea and sand are all so nicely colored and really give this card such a nice feel. Thanks for joining us this month at Craft a Scene. NancyD

Shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Donna, this is, as usual, a beautiful piece of work- the colours are gorgeous, and I love the almost silhouetted images.Lovely to see you at Craft a Scene, Shaz

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

Gorgeous birthday card. Great for a masculine card.

Nancy said...

Lovely card, awesome beach scene!
Now I'm off to check out your sidebar goodies, love the flowers, fairies, etc :)

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