Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A Boy at the Beach

Summer is here and although we have beautiful weather here in Hawaii year-round, I still think of hanging out at the beach during summer vacation. Now that my oldest son is in school, I can appreciate the summer vacation again, when all we had to think about was which beach were going to check out that day.

This card was supposed to be for a challenge two weeks ago that I really love. One of the best color challenges around comes from Kristina Werner and her blog. Like I mentioned, this was her latest color inspiration challenge and I kept telling myself "Post it & be done already!" But sometimes I can be quite a procrastinator (OK, most of the time. Hee hee) Better late than never right?

Supplies (all supplies used are Stampin’ Up! Unless noted otherwise)
Stamps Set –
Summer by the Sea
Cardstock – Pacific Point, Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Pacific Point DSP
Ink pads –Cool Carribean, Ballet Blue, Pacific Point, Going Grey, So Saffron, Creamy Caramel
Accessories – Natural Twine, Dew Drops, Sea Shell Charm, Clear Embossing Powder, Black Thread
Tools – Brayer, Sponge, Heat Gun, Sewing Machine, Big Shot, Nestabilities, Prismamarkers, Teextures Plate Kit #1, Versamark, Versamarker

It is hard to see but the little boy and sand castle are heat embossed and the little boys was stamped once on the original image and once on a scrap piece of paper, colored, embossed, then cut out and layered on top of the original for some dimension!

Happy Stamping!!!


  1. Gorgeous effect Michele! Love how it turned out! Pretty enough to be framed for sure! {SMILES}

  2. WOW what a gorgeous card! You did an excellent job brayering and water coloring! Love it!

  3. This is stunning!! Gorgeous coloring. I recently used this stamp, I just love it and your scene just draws your eye in!!

  4. Gorgeous card. The soft blending of the color and their transition points adds a bit of a dreamy feel (or is that a heat haze - LoL).

    Thanks for sharing the creativity and inspiration. - Jean