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