Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Beach Pail

     This is a From the Heart Stamps image which I've had for a while and never used.  Since it hit the low 90s here today, I'm thinking of summer travel to the beaches and playing in the sand.  That song, "Summertime, ... and the livin' is easy ..." is running through my head.  :-D

This is the sketch I used, adjusted for a horizontal card
 instead of a vertical one - From the Heart Stamps.


     I colored the sky, water, and sand with my ProMarkers and was about to start on the pail when I realized how much I liked it as a black and white line drawing.  That led me to think about doing the card in all black and white and that's the end result.  Die cuts by Spellbinders, embossing with a Cuttlebug folder, and bow done with striped ribbon from my stash.

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     I hope you're enjoying spring weather, not like the heat they are saying we'll have for three days.  After that, it's supposed to return to our norms in the low-70s and I'll be very happy for that.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


  1. Love your spotlight on the bucket, a fabulous card. Love the details.

  2. Gorgeous card love the way you have made the bucket stand out. Love Alison xx

  3. So elegant and love the touch of colour on the topper.
    Linda xxx

  4. Isn't that a wonderful image, Connie? I love the black and white theme - great take on that challenge! That SB shape is one of my all time favorites! hugs, de

  5. Love it!Great spotlight colouring! The weather is sunny here but not very warm!
    Dawn xx

  6. Gorgeous design and clever use of colours. I love the embossing and all the pretty ribbons.

  7. This is just gorgeous. I love the beautiful flower and the fabulous dies you used.

  8. I wish I was squishing my toes in the sand today - or any day for that matter. Cute and pretty card!

  9. Oh my gosh!! What a fabulous Summer card!! Love that image and your fun layout with the black and white concept! :)

  10. Loving your take on the sketch- wonderful! Cute image and I cannot wait for weather that is nice enough to think of going to the beach : )

  11. WOW what an awesome creation Connie! Your little beach scene really pops with the beautiful b/w background! Great job! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘BLACK & WHITE’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  12. A beautiful summer card in a lovely design. Thanks for joining our challenge at Addicted to Stamps. Marlies

  13. Great take with our Sketch # 148 this week and i like the touch of color !
    Thanks for joining us @ From the Heart Stamps !

    Imke ~ My Crafty Place

  14. Wonderful Summer card! Great classy design, it lets the image really pop. Great seeing you again at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

  15. Wonderful black and white creation, Connie. GORGEOUS card, and I like the hint of color in the sand, sky and waves, with the rest of the image being black and white! Great design idea! Thanks for joining us in the {Our Crafty Corner Challenge}! Hope to see more of your pretty projects again soon!
    crafty hugs,

  16. Awesome. Thank you for joining us over at Craft Your Passion challenge. Hope to see you again.

    Lots of Hugs

  17. Such a wonderful summer design!
    Thank you for joining us at Scrapper's Delights
    Veronique DT

  18. Wonderful card and the image looks great! Thanks for entering I {heart} card sketches with a tWist - hope to see you again next time!

  19. Love the black and white! Great layout! Thanks for joining our ‘Book, song or movie inspired’ challenge over at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Blog!
    Karen C

  20. Lovely job with this sketch! Thanks so much for joining us at FTHS!

  21. Sweet card, thank you for joining us in Ribbon Girl April Card Challenge - Anything Goes best of luck, hope we see you again on Ribbon Girl Challenge
    Hugs Jacqui

  22. Great idea to leave the bucket black and white, it really pops out! Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Girl, hugs, Jane x

  23. The song it reminds me of is In the Summertime and the Weather Is Hot-just escapes me who sang it even though I can picture him lol---anyway fabulous card love the black and white and the embossing---Thank you for joining us at Our Crafty Corner
    Carol DT x


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