Sunday, June 7, 2009

Along the Shores

Today we are honoring Kisa, aka Kisamari on Splitcoaststampers, as the featured stamper. I am not very familiar with her work and really enjoyed perusing her gallery. I chose to case her stunning Sandy Sunsets card. We are required to change two or more things in our casing of the featured stamper's card. I changed:

1. colors
2. stamp sets
3. added slotted punch and brad at top
4. made my own designer paper framing my main image

I used post-it notes on my glossy white cardstock to mark off the sky, water, and beach and colored each section with various shades of the respective color palettes with sponge daubers. I added Ranger Frayed Burlap distressed stickles for texture to my sand. I used white Tulip paint to paint the waves in the ocean and along the shoreline and then I added some puffy paint to create the froth of water on the sandy shoreline. I used Stampin Up's scallop punch on a post-it note to make a template to sponge and create the clouds in my sky.

The silhouetted images are from an Inkadinkadoo set called Coastal/Maritime. I am very careful about stamping images onto glossy paper as they tend to slide around and smear.

I stamped the Weathered background stamp with Not Quite Navy onto another piece of Sahara Sand and sponged the edges with the same color. I used a seashell border stamp within the same stamp set as the palm trees to line the bottom of the inside of my card.

While we don't have palm trees in Michigan, we are blessed to have many lakes, especially the Great Lakes. This scene reminds me of walking the northwestern shorelines of our beautiful state with my grandfather collecting sea shells. Creating scenery cards, such as this one, are definitely a stretch for me and they take me quite a while to make. I am pleased with how this one turned out.

Stamps: Inkadinkadoo Coastal/Maritime, Stampin Up's Weathered background
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Not Quite Navy, Glossy White
Ink: Versafine Black, Creamy Caramel, Cool Caribbean, Buckaroo Blue, Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, Night of Navy
Accessories: Tulip white paint, Puffy 3-D Glue, Ranger Frayed Burlap Distressed Stickles, circle punches, slotted punch, twine, brad, button, dimensionals, sponge daubers, heat tool


Traci M said...

I'm glad I came over to take a closer look, Charlene...I've never tried a seashore card and had no idea how to create one! You did an awesome job with the colors, seashore and ocean waves. And what wonderful memories of your grandfather! Happy Sunday, gf!!

StampOwl said...

What a wonderful scene

Joanne (jojot) said...

you should be more than pleased, my dear friend...this is an absolute shore masterpiece...you totally captured the tranquility of a large body of water, the feeling of walking along the shore....wowza

Cindy Haffner said...

I agree a masterpiece indeed, you rock big time!!!

Cathleen said...

I always like coming to your blog it is so bright and cheery! I saw your card in the gallery today and is is a real stunner! BTW I got the charm from Stamping Bella, they have the cutest tool charms!

Gloria Dojlido said...

I love the brad placement and the button. What a lovely scene you've created.

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

I want to go there.... I could use a tropical vacation right now. You want to come??? This is awesome. I love the background stamped on your main panel in the blue. Really great card Charlene. I love the foam...Super job.. I will be looking tomorrow and stopping by...Hugs.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Gorgeous Charlene!! LOVE your beach scene with the waves and the beautiful silhouettes!! WOW!

Joan Ervin said...

You did a fabulous job on this beautiful beach scene, Charlene....It looks like a lot of thought, work, and sweat went into this masterpiece...ya gotta frame this, for sure!!!