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Friday, May 15, 2009

Bright Sunshiny Day!

It's a bright sunshiny day, indeed! Well, not literally since it's very overcast here in Michigan today, but it's a bright, sunshiny day for me because I had my surgical bandages and stitches removed from my right hand. I can now stamp with the use of both of my hands! Can ya see me doin' the happy dance? Hee!

My beach scene card was inspired by two challenges: one issued for today's SCS Limited Supplies challenge and the weekly Doubledog Dare challenge given to us earlier this week by Francie G to make a beach scene.



While I was still able to stamp a bit with my bandages because I had some use of my thumb, I was limited in that I couldn't use scissors. So today, I broke out the scissors for my beach scene card by cutting my sun, beach ball, and flip flops for some added dimension. I used my exacto to cut a small slit in the sand so I could tuck a part of the right flip flop into the sand. Typically, the flip flops are side-by-side since it is one stamp, but since I cut them out, I was able to arrange them into my scene as I wanted. These stamps are from an H&M Stamps set called Fun in the Sun.

I water colored the sand with Stampin' Up's (SU)Creamy Caramel reinker, water, and paint brush and then I used Ranger Distress Stickles (Frayed Burlap) for the sand texture over my water color. I also water colored the water using SU Cool Carribean and Tempting Turquoise reinkers. I used white Tulip paint and Puffy 3-D Glue along the shoreline for the water's foam. Using a post-it note cut with scalloped scissors, I sponged Bashful Blue for my clouds and sky. The pail, shovel, flip flops, sun, and beach ball were colored with Copic markers. I added white gel pen dots to the flip flops since I love polkadots and wanted polkadots on them. The beach ball and sun are raised on dimensionals.

I hope you're having a bright, sunshiny day, too!

8 comments:

Tammy Hershberger said...

How cute! I love your scenery and the bright blue of the water. Makes me want a vacation NOW! Glad to hear you're now stamping unencumbered! :)

StampOwl said...

a wonderful beach scene Charlene

Judy Rozema said...

Charlene, I am so glad to hear your bandages are off and that things are looking sunny!! Your card is wonderful -- wow! I want to be there! Beautiful work!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wowzers, Charlene! This is fabulous. I didn't know you had your own blog. If it's okay I would love to add you to my blog list!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

What a happy card Charlene!! I LOVE your clouds and your fun beach scene!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Just added you to my list, and would love for you to do the same. Glad you hand is finally up to crafting. Take care and Happy Stamping!!

Julia Aston said...

Love your sand and sky on this fun beach card Charlene! can't wait until we're really there!!

Michell said...

Its really Bright card...
I love your colors...

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