Friday, June 22, 2012

A Day at the Beach

     Remember when you were a kid and a day at the beach was the absolute most fun that could be had anywhere, anytime?  This marvelous digi stamp from Digi Darla's ("Kids Beach Scene") just took me back to those days, long ago.  Of course, I had to steal some time and make a card.  Since I don't work on Fridays at my day job, the best option seemed to be to get up really early and steal time.  Of course, I still have to teach tonight.  :-D

     The rest of the story is that I serve on a DT with a wonderful lady who also happens to be on the Digi Darla's DT.  I've never played in their challenges before and she teased and tormented me until I did a card for their "How do you LAYER up?" challenge, so this card is really all Vicky's fault!  lol  Not that it matters -- I love the way this turned out.  Doesn't the scene look like a moment on a cloudy day, when the sun breaks through and sparkles the ocean but there are still clouds shading the beach?  Click on the card photo to enlarge it and it really shows the sparkles!

Sketch came from Sketch and Stash, where this week you can choose any sketch from their entire collection.  I chose #10.

     The image is colored with Copics and gel pens, then die cut and matted with black CS.   The darker blue dp is from my stash and it was just a scrap so I don't know the maker (could be DCWV.)  The polka dot and light blue dp are both from DCWV's "Linen Closet" stack.  They were also scraps but since that particular stack is my favorite DCWV ever, I'm totally familiar with it.  I buy an additional stack of it whenever I find it on sale.  :-D

     Each dp layer is also matted with a layer of black CS, making a total of 9 layers on this card, not counting embellishments as a layer.  I dug out some old eyelets which have been hiding in my stash (unused, for decades), and punched those in before I layered everything onto the card front.  The final touch -- the three red bows with hand sewn pearls.  Although it has tons of layers, it still seems relatively open and simple, taking nothing away from the main image.

4 Crafty Chicks -- By the sea
Crafting by Designs -- Jump into Summer & Use Your Scraps
Creative Mondays -- Summer
Cupcake Craft Challenge  -- Something in the Eyelet
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge -- Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge -- Welcome Summer
House That Stamps Built -- Head for the Beach
Kaboodle Doodles -- Celebrate your country's colors
Love to Create -- Summertime fun
Made Especially for You -- Use 3 eyelets

     OK, now I have to get everything ready for my class tonight.  Lots of handouts to finish and copy, plus papers to grade so they can be handed back to the students.  I hope your upcoming weekend is going to be smashing and that you have lots of fun and crafty things planned.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Donna Hanley said...

Connie, This is a wonderful card to look at especially today seeing as how it is 10:30AM here on the east coast and it is already 88 degrees. I wish I was able to be at the beach today. I love both of the papers your used here and also your bows. Super nice digi. Enjoy your weekend.

Chrissie said...

Such a lovely card!
Great image, gorgeous papers and perfect colour combo for this beach scene.
Thanks for joining in with Sketch N Stash.
Chrissie xx

~@ngie~ said...

what a fabulous card.... I love the papers etc but that sea... it looks so real :)

Thanx for joining in with us over at Sketch N Stash... good luck :)

love n hugz Angie xXx

Liza said...

Lovely work and great use of eyelets. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Liza x

ScrappinFabPam said...

Great job on this card. Thanks for joining us over at Me4Y.

Victoria said...

This is such a beautiful scene! It really does conjure up happy memories, doesn't it?

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Oh I'm sooooo very glad that I tormented you! It turned out absolutely gorgeous!!! Wonderful paper for this. And your coloring is absolutely fabulous!

Thanks for joining us as Digi Darla’s Challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Janet - aka stacky said...

your card is really lovely great image and fab papers. It brought back lovely memories for me, playing with my children on the beach.
Thank you for joining us at sketch n stash good luck xx

Tamie said...

This is fabulous and you broke out the eyelets that I have seemed to have forgotten about! Love the image you used and way you colored it. The papers are fabulous too. Thanks for the image you gave me about spending time at the beach when I was a kids. It was always so much fun. Thank you so much for sharing your creation with us this week at 4 Crafty Chicks. It is good to see you.

julie_woolston said...

Hi Connie I remember those holidays, they were great, your card is gorgeous, beautiful image and layout.

Hugs Julie x

Linda said...

What memories this card brought back of playing on the beach in summer. Your card is wonderful. No playing on the beach at the moment here in the UK it is piddling down and has been since Wednesday.

Big Hugs
Linda xxx

Michele said...

That is a fabulously colored image! So glad that Vicky tormented you!! :-) Very fun that you joined our challenge over at Digi Darla's for the first time! Hope to see you again.

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Beautiful scenery! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Colors of your Country” Challenge!

Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz

craftin-dawn said...

So Very Pretty! I love how you did this image up! So glad that Vicky pushed you to play along!! Great job!
Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla's Challenge this week!

jimlynn said...

Connie, this is sensational! Love the image and your coloring is fantastic on it! Love those little bows and of course all the layers too.
Have a good weekend.

Robin said...

Aaahhh to be at the beach!! Love the card, you did an awesome job. Thanks for joining us over at MEFY.


Cheri said...

Fabulous beach scene, Connie. Your coloring is beautiful, you brought that image to life. Thank you for joining us at for the DCC at the House That Stamps Built.

Eileen said...

Very lovely beach scene ... and great colours! Thanks for sharing with us at Made Especially For You.

Laura said...

beautiful beach scene, makes me want to climb right in! thanks for playing along with us at MEFY!

glassgraffitix2 said...

Love your card and love all your layering. Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla's.

Karen said...

This is a beautiful beach scene and certainly brings back memories of family outings to the beach. Lovin' on those waves that glimmer. Nicely done. Thank you for playing with us at ME4Y.

Dawn said...

Love this NanaConnie! Your colouring is perfect & the embellishments pick out the colours beautifully!
So glad you're managing to "steal" some time to yourself!
Dawn xx

jo said...

Gorgeous scene, NanaConnie, I remember those days well! Sadly no beach days here yet....don't think the UK will be having a Summer this year!
Hope you're well!
Hugs Jo x

Brodders said...

Lovely card :) Thanks for playing along with the eyelet challenge at Cupcake Crafts - Jane x

Glenda Atkins said...

Connie this is gorgeous , what a fabulous scene, makes one want to be there, great sparkle on the water too! Love the blue shades and the red bows, Fabulous work!

Arcy Scraps said...

Your card is fantastic! You did an awesome job coloring and the card of course turned out beautifully!
Thanks for joining us at Made Especially for You!
♥ Cyndy

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Awesome card! Great coloring!!
Thanks for playing along with us at MEFY!!!

Kristy said...

Great card! Super cute!! Thank you for playing along with us in the ME4Y challenge! : )


Delphine said...

Beautiful card! Your image is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Benzi said...

Love that scene and the ocean waves look so real. Great job, Connie!

Desire Fourie said...

This is beautiful. Love everything about it and its a great take on the sketch. I have at last become a Follower here and I look forward to working with you on Tammy's DT.
Digistamps4Joy DT Member
Doing Life

Jacki Randolph said...

Such a fabulous card, beautiful coloring and design.
Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge Summer Time Fun!

Karen Wilson said...

WOW! This is gorgeous and look at all those layers! LOVE the beach scene! Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla's!

Patti J said...

What a pretty scene! That water looks so realistic! I feel like I could just step right in :) Thanks for joining us in our DCC challenge at The House That Stamps Built!

kavitha said...

Love the pretty scene,your coloring is fabulous.Thanks for joining us at love to create this week!!:)

Jacqueline Smith said...

What a beautiful card, love the detail that you put into the card.Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla's.

NancyD said...

I do love that image and how you made it up. Thanks for joining us last week at Love to Create. NancyD

Edwina said...

Hi Nana Connie, I love your card! It is so adorable! Love the bows on the side. The scene is so cute. It is always good to see your name in the different challenges. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our By the Sea challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

Leanne DT 4CC!

Lori said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining our "By The Sea" challenge this week at 4 Crafty Chicks :)