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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Relaxin' Beach Day

I hope you are having a wonderful week end, as I am.  There is a bit of a story to this card.  A friend asked for some cards, and I planned to show her a selection after church today.  I worked on this yesterday, and finished it early today.  I ran out of time to upload - good thing I had scanned it, as she took this one. 
I was not sure about this sketch - lots of layers, and I must admit to some re-doing as I tried to follow which layer was over which!  I do like the result.  I used an inspiration challenge (see below), going with the chair and an impression of a beach.  I also incorporated a new technique - "splash".  I do not have any of the product, but followed the idea Chris gave - use Walnut ink.  I sprayed as gently as I could - still got some globs, but managed to make it look a bit like sand - I sprayed on white and should probably have used beige cs.  I cut the middle strip with ripple edging scissors to convey an impression of dunes.  Some wispy clouds are visible on the blue sky.  I used blue dp for the square layer which I embossed with distressed stripes.
Inspiration - photo of a beach scene:
"Splash" technique:


  1. ah...I'm delighted you did play along. Walnut spray was really the first spritz-y type liquid I worked with! Thanks for playing along with my Amusing Challenges this week. So glad you did!

  2. That little critter looks so relaxed! Cute card and I love the layers and splash.

  3. Great use of our photo inspiration! Gorgeous image. Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM! xx

  4. This is a fabulous card, such an adorable image.
    Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs this week.

  5. I adore your card and hedgie is so cute:) xx

  6. I think it looks very much like sand. In fact until I read your post I thought it was DSP that looks like sand. Very darling card and perfect for our challenge this week at ATS&M!

  7. Wonderful card, love the image :) Thanks for joining us at Here Come The Boys xx

  8. Gorgeous card! Love the colours and the sketch looks fab! Thanks for playing at Here Come THe Boys Woo x