Friday, July 29, 2011

Life Is Good

I've been away for a while, and though I had a wonderful vacation with my family, I have missed my craft room.  I am so happy to have a little time to create today.  I made this card for this week's CAS-ual Fridays challengeCFC13-The Long and Short of it: Create a 4 x 9 card and keep it Clean And Simple!  I just love Teeny Bikini from Wilson Designs and It's a Shore Thing from the craft's meow for fun summer-themed creating.  Last week's Color Throwdown 151 challenge was to use rainbow colors - ROYGBIV.  I missed the deadline for that, but in thinking about what I would do if I could, I got the idea to line up these adorable polka dot surfboards in rainbow colors.  When I saw the CAS-ual Fridays challenge today, this design popped into my head and I went with it.  I masked and sponged the Soft Sky background.  I also masked each surf board so that I could overlap each one with the next.  The surfboards and the waves are hand cut.  The sun is cut with Nestabilities.  The tops of the surf boards are popped with Dimensionals.  I love this happy creation.  It feels so good to be back.  Thanks so much for stopping in today!

13 comments:

Luci said...

Steph,
Your rainbow design is fantastic! I love the sponged background - keeping it simple with limited layers and a soft, dreamy sea/skyscape. Yes - life is good - and we have to enjoy those good moments when we can, don't we...

Arlene said...

WOW, very pretty card. Love the simplicity of it.

Jenny said...

Well hello stranger...long time no craft...how did you survive??
Straight down to business wih a fab creation, I love the polka surf boards :)
What a summery card!
Jenny x

Tenia Nelson said...

So so love this and awesome that you used WD Stamps!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Shirley said...

Love every single stamp you used and the colors are wonderful! Great waves!!

June Houck said...

Holy Moly, you rock. This is fantastic. I love the bright happy colors and the clean lines. Wonderful!

Virginia L. said...

LOVE this happy happy surf board card, Stephanie! The design is perfect for the tall card! So glad that you played with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Brit Moore said...

love the colors!

Dana said...

Oh wow! Love those happy swirls along the bottom for water. Brilliant! What a great entry for the CAS-ual Fridays challenge!

Alanna Harris said...

love your card...the waves are fab!!

Laurie said...

Stephanie this is adorable! I love the little water scene you have created! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

Laura Davis said...

What a fun card!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Anastasia (Νατάσα) said...

Such a summer-y card, love it!