Wednesday, October 7, 2009

MTSC42 Thinking of Beaches

Today I decided to play along with Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge. The sketch is horizontal, but I actually liked Mercy's example where is was flipped vertical (and I really wanted to use these new palm trees!!! :) ). I was also STOKED to see my friend Silke is the October Muse for this challenge!! CONGRATULATIONS SILKE!!!! :)

I started with a base of Very Vanilla, layered with Not Quite Navy and some Bella Bleu DSP. The circular panel is more Bella Bleu DSP cut with Large Circle Nesties and matted with NQN Scallop Circle Nesties. Across the bottom of the circle I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black using SU's retired Warmest Regards. The main panel has been stamped using Flourishes Beach Life set in Chocolate Chip on Very Vanilla card. First I stamped the trees and then made a mask and then stamped the beach stamp. It was coloured using markers and a blender pen, cut out using the Curved Mega Rectangle Nestabilities and popped up on foam tape. Finally I finished with some large chocolate brads along the top and some natural twine wrapped around the circle overlapping the beach scene.

Stamps - Beach Life (Flourishes), Warmest Regards (Ret. SU)
Paper - Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy, Bella Bleu DSP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Chocolate Chip
Accessories - Markers, Blender Pen, Natural Twine, Large Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilties, Curved Mega Rectangle Nestabilities, Large Chocolate Brads.

That's all for now, thanks for visiting!!! :)


Danni said...

What a great's so tranquil!! Love it!

Silke Ledlow said...

OMG - this just popped up in my blog reader.....- it's gorgeous!!! Love the flipped Sketch and I love how you colored this Flourishes Set!!!

You rocked this Sketch - GF!!! Thank you soooooo much for playing along today!!! Big hugs ~S~

Unknown said...

kathy...this is gorgeous! don't you just love being able to change a sketch and work it the way you want?!? i love this flourish stamp, too! amazing job!

thanks for playing along with my sketch for this've done a wonderful job! :)


Edna Morrisedie said...

Nice job with the sketch and inking up your new stamp... hmmmm kraft DSP gotta love that!!

Leigh said...

Kathy, I just love this. Absolutely fantastic job.

Jessie said...

Kathy, this is fantastic! I love the stamp and the peaceful colours. What I wouldn't do to be on a beach like that right now, we got up this morning to lots of frost and I'm freezing right now! Hope you have a great day :)

Grace said...

Cathy this is fantastic!!! Love your stamp and the sketch could be more perfect! That circle is so great with the image it's like it was made for it!!! Hugs!

Trish D said...

This is gorgeous - love that palm tree image!!

Yvonne Hagane said...

This is just a GORGEOUS card Cathy!!! I love the soft colors you`ve used and everything comes together just perfect!!

Connie M. said...

Soo very very pretty, Kathy! I just love this image from Flourished, and you worked it perfectly!! Love the softness of all the colors too!

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous, Kathy!!! Wonderful colors and design!!! I love the more soft neutral hues you used with this set. Lovely card!!!

Denise Marzec said...

Love Love LOVE this Flourishes set. It's one of my favs. It looks great with these colors and the way you flipped the sketch. YOU ROCK!


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