Thursday, May 26, 2016

Life at the Beach

     Early last month I used this beach pail image (From the Heart Stamps) because the weather had turned hot, hit the high-90 degrees, and I thought something from the beach might make it seem a bit cooler.  It didn't.  Last time, I did the whole card including the image in all black and white for a monochromatic effect.  This time I colored it and did a 'cool blue' palette.

I started with the sketch at I {heart} Sketches.
     I used ProMarkers to color and, since the optional twist is to fussy cut the image, I die cut the bottom half and fussy cut the top half of the image.  I adhered the image so that I could get an out-of-the-box effect.  The stitched die is from Memory Box and the plain circle dies used to cut the mats are from QuicKutz.

     All the papers were in my scrap basket, including the navy blue for matting the rectangles.  They were all waiting for me to find an excuse to use them.  With all those layers, I decided that a simple bow made from burlap ribbon would be enough embellishment.

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     Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Em Louise Fairley said...

This is beautiful. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment.
Em x

Anne Temple said...

Love this in the cool blues. Your little bow is a perfect addition too (not to mention that it's tied perfectly too :-). )

CA Scrapper said...

Your card is beautiful. Wish I was at the beach right now! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


*Vicki* said...

I think your coloring on this is just perfect Connie!! Love the blues and how it ties in with the rest of your card. It really pops against the kraft circle too! Clever idea with the scallop circle for the sand!! Brilliant card my friend!! :) It's warm enough here for beach weather!! But we are in the Midwest...have to go pretty far to get to a beach!! LOL!! (I'm wishing right now....) LOL!! HUGS

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Connie, I love your interpretation of the sketch you always do these fabulously. Thank you so much for such a lovely comment you left on my blog today! I am so pleased that you are inspired by my male cards.
Linda xxx

Shelly said...

What an adorable scene! Love the cute images!

Have a GREAT day and thank you for joining us at Die Cuttin' Diva's!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Super card, love the sketch interpretation with the image and colours.

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for joining us again for our ‘Summer Time’ challenge with another of your lovely cards. Beautiful colouring of the fun image which is perfect for our challenge theme. Good luck and hope you can join us again.
[Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge]

Lillian A said...

Cute summer beach card and love the blue backgrounds. Thanks for entering our challenge at Love To Scrap.

pinky said...

This is so lovely! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

jimlynn said...

I wish I was at the beach today. It's hot here!
Love your card Connie and that pretty, pretty blue too of course. Great take on the sketch.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Yup, love this design too. Your color is purple and my theme is beach...haha

Carol W said...

This is an awesome card. I love the image and the way you fussy cut and have part of the handle over lapping the circle. Great color combo. Well done.

Georgiana said...

I am ready for the beach! Thank you for joining our “Polka Dots” Challenge this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas.

Stay Creative,
• Carson's Creations •
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Sheryl said...

Your colour choice gives this card a really fresh feel. I can almost smell the sea air! Great design.
Glad you dropped it onto the front porch at 613 Avenue Create this week.
Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

Unknown said...

So pretty!!! Love the blue! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin Divas this week!

Teresa Arsenault said...

I love the papers you used in this; fabulous design. hugs, Teresa

Dawn said...

Great card! It has a real sea side feel to it! The colours are perfect!
Dawn xx

Unknown said...

Lovely card ready for summer
Thanks for joining inch winch

Patricia Chalas said...

A stunning card so beautiful THanks for playing along with us!

Tip Top said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for entering I {heart} card sketches with a tWist - hope to see you again next time!

Jo said...

oooh I love your fun, summery card.
Thanks for joining in with us at FTHS, sorry for my late comment.
Jo xx

Leslie said...

Fabulous project with many wonderful details! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Crafty Friends "Summer Time" challenge!
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