Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Celebrate Summer

This week's theme for the HoneyBee Showcase over at Betty Bee's Buzz Blog is "It's summertime and the living is easy". I love summer at the beach. I live close enough that I can go to the beach any day I want.  I work in my kids' school and I have summers off.  Fabulous! The countdown is on. We get out June 15th.  Most of my best summer memories involve the shore (as we say in NJ when we speak of the beach). I have been mulling this project over for days. I had a panel that I had embossed some time ago with Spellbinders Seascape Impressabilities on SU Blush Blossom card stock. I knew I would use that as my background. I have had so much inspiration lately from so many fellow crafters... My friend June Houck made something fabulous recently using cork (HERE) , so I was inspired to pull that out and use it as "sand". I just got this new MFT Die-Namics Catch a Wave and used it for my for water... The seahorse is from this wonderful stamp from Outlines Rubber Stamp Company Split Layer Collage - Splash. I CASE'd the colors on the seahorse from THIS post. My friend Shirley inspired me to color it with Twinkling H2O's. I usually use Copics, but Shirley's post about Twinkling H2O's (HERE) being alive and well, inspired me to color my image with them. They are so shiney and sparkeley - I love them. I thought the addition of the rope made the whole thing look nautical. I used a white Gel pen to make the dots on the seahorse stand out.  I really fussed with the colors for the base and the first layer, but I am happy with the final product. I love that this project made me go to places I have not been.  Thank you for coming by and thank you always for your feedback!


June Houck said...

Eeek! A shout out from one of my favorite blogs. Thank you, Stephanie, you are so sweet! The cork scallop cut is what drew me to this card. I think I need to get that huge roll (I got mine at Home Depot) back out of the closet. You never fail to inspire me.

Jenny said...

Great card, Love the waves above the cork scallop. Gives me the feel of summer :)
Jenny x

Jules said...

Oh wow Stephanie - I love this.

A great well coloured image and I love the scallop very much.


Love Jules xx

Shirley said...

How bright, cheerful, and so creatively pretty too! I love what you did with all of your embellishments too, Stephanie!