Thursday, August 8, 2013

By the Seashore CCMC263

It's Thursday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary challenge 263; this week it is a sketch!  I decided my By the Seashore set would work nicely for the sketch's split image!


The colors of Pool Party, Crumb Cake and Baked Brown Sugar seemed fitting for my beachy look.  The sea critters were stamped on Crumb Cake cardstock with Baked Brown Sugar ink.  I sponged the edges of each piece then spattered them with Baked Brown Sugar ink and my AquaPainter filled with alcohol.  


The Pool Party layer (5-1/4" X 4") was run through the Big Shot with the Chevron Embossing Folder.  I placed the paper in the embossing folder so the chevrons would go horizontal rather than vertical and which gave a flat border at the top and bottom; I like that look a lot!  I also splattered this layer with Baked Brown Sugar (more diluted than before for a softer look) and Pool Party inks.  That gives such nice visual texture.

 
"Thinking of You" is from the Sweet Essentials sentiment set and you may have noticed that I seem to use it a lot!!  It just has some really nice and useful greetings that I need frequently!  Since this is a seashore card, I thought we should definitely have some Pearls sprinkled around also!

Here again is the Create with Connie and Mary Sketch Challenge 263  for this week: 

Stamps:  By the Seashore, Sweet Essentials
Inks:  Baked Brown Sugar, Pool Party
Cardstock:  Pool Party, Baked Brown Sugar, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Linen Thread, Subtles Designer Buttons, Basic Pearls, Chevron TIEF, Stampin' Sponge, 1/2" Circle Punch, AquaPainter, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Corner Rounder Punch.

Be sure to check out the other CCMC Challenge Team's cards.. those girls can STAMP!!  And now it is your turn to create!  Stamp up a card using this sketch and the CCM guidelines on their blog then upload it!  Be sure and link it to where you've posted your card online so we can all come see it and leave you a comment too!!

BTW, I cut my Crumb Cake strips 1" wide then 3-1/4" and 1-1/4" height for the left column and 1-1/8" and 3-3/8" height for the right column.  Hope this will help you get started.

Thanks for visiting!  Now go forth and create!  : )




Margaret

11 comments:

Claire Ventre said...

What a great card! The color combo is awesome - just perfect:) TFS

deborah345 said...

Great card, the colors go so well together. I have always like blue or green with wonderful browns.

deborah345 said...

What a pretty card. Love the colors of blues or greens with wonderful browns.

TexasGramma said...

Beautiful card, and perfect color combination. TFS

Melissa Davies said...

I love the natural feel of this card. I really like the aqua painter effect with the chevron embossing folder.

Debbie Henderson said...

This card is so cute Margaret and the colors look great together. Love the stamp set you used!

Connie said...

Your card is so COASTAL looking...like taking a walk on the beach! Love the shells and the colors you used. Great job with the sketch this week!

Deb said...

Ooooh! I love these colors! And I love the grunge look of this! Great details!!

Lisa Martz said...

What a fun beach themed card! Summer is almost over for us...school starts tomorrow! I miss the beach and would love to go back!

Nicole Tugrul said...

Wow Margaret!!! Your card is just gorgeous!!! I love everything about it!!

Michelle said...

This is so pretty! Love the beach/sand feel. Great colors!

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