Friday, July 8, 2011

A Beach Maybe?


I had this idea and it went totally somewhere else.  I used the Impression Obsession stamp, Lanterns, that I kept seeing in a beach scene (without the lanterns for some reason).  I pictured the tree and tables and chairs on the sand with the ocean out there!  The stamp I used for the ocean and sand was their Cover-A-CardTM Wood Grain.  Part of it was great for the sand and part of it was great for the ocean (that ended up looking like the sky).  Oh Well!  The Hi is from the Impression Obsession Clear Stamp Set Anytime Sentiments.

I stamped the Lanterns stamp with Brilliance Galaxy Gold on Neenah Classic White Solar Crest cardstock.  I painted it using Twinkling H2O's Mallard Green and Warm Pecan.  I cut the pieces out and edged with the Galaxy Gold, and then prepared the tree by turning it over on a Pergamano/embossing pad and used a stylus to give the leaves and the trunk depth. 

I used Twinkling H2O's Bashful Blue for the ocean (sky) and Golden Sand for the beach on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Laid cardstock.  I stamped the ocean (sky) with Brilliance Moonlight White and the beach with Brilliance Galaxy Gold.  I heat set them both and then I added some Stickles Diamonds to the sand here and there and Frosted Lace to the ocean (sky).

A piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Laid cardstock was put through the Cuttlebug with Spellbinders largest Lattice Rectangle.  I used the die as a template for tracing the ocean and the sand.  I tore the top of the sand to get a rough finish along the top.  They were mounted to the frame followed by the tree and table with chairs.  I added Viva Decor White Pearls as highlights.  The Hi was stamped with StazOn Timber Brown and then highlighted with a Viva Decor Bronze glitter pen.   The pitcher and glasses were highlighted with Viva Decor Crystal Clear.   On the bottom right hand side I added 3 dots of the Viva Bronze glitter pen and added 3 3mm pearls to their centers.

The twine was leftover from a previous project and I think it bought it from Michaels.  The scene was mounted on a left over piece of Japanese paper from a prior project and then mounted on a piece of Bazzill.

Supplies:
StampsImpression Obsession Cover-a-Card™ Wood Grain, Lanterns, Anytime Sentiments.
Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Laid, Gold and Aqua cardstock
Inks: StazOn Timber Brown; Brilliance Galaxy Gold and Moonlight White; Twinkling H2O's Mallard Green, Warm Pecan, Bashful Blue, Golden Sand
Accessories:  Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles, Viva Decor White Pearls, Crystal Clear, and Bronze glitter pens; 3mm pearls; Stickles Diamonds glitter glue and Frosted Lace, Michael's twine.

Thanks for stopping by to look and share!

 Shirley

30 comments:

Maria said...

Either way for ocean or sky your card is fabulous! Just love how you made the tree! The border is gorgeous. A very serene lovely card! Take care!:-)

Donna B. said...

Hi Shirley - I'm so amused - I JUST finished making a card with this stamp. I'll post it tomorrow after I take a pic in daylight. Unfortunately, I don't have any IO Hi stamps so I can't enter in this week's challenge. I love your card and can't believe how completely different it is from mine!!! I love how you did the leaves and made the background with that woodgrain stamp! You were very patient to cut all that out! Super card!!

Cibele Glazer said...

I just adore this scene! Great texture and colors. Makes me want to stick my toes in the sand and enjoy the ocean sounds!

MaxineD said...

So glad I am not the only one who starts a card with one plan in mind and it turns out totally differently!! Great card!
Blessings
Maxine

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful little scene. Just need a few drinks and you can sit back and enjoy! Lovely card. The frame is gorgeous and the background clever.

Tracey said...

Oh my Shirley!! What a perfect scene!!! I would so love to sit there!!! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

Creations by Shirl said...

What a cozy card - it's like having a couple of cocktails in your little secluded area of the beach with a big tree... Luv it, like how you intertwined the twine in your border...Great color patterns. A perfect card!

Anesha said...

Great card, I love that tree, great scene. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs Anesha

Cheryl said...

Stunning card as always Shirley. I love those punches and need to do more practicing.

1 Wacky Woman said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Shirley!!

Karen x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous card Shirley, I love that everyone would like to sit down and have a cool drink in the shade near your tree LOL
Thanks for your lovely comments on my card, prey tell me what is TFS, I guess it's tut for Shirley, LOL am I wrong LOL help me?
hugs Gay xxx

Valerie said...

Love your beach scene Shirley very creative with your stamps! You should enter it for the new challenge on my blog. Thanks for all the lovely comments that you leave me, I've just been looking af your cloer cards and they are gorgeous!
Val x

Valerie said...

That should have read flower cards!!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What an awesome card Shirley! Love the scene you created within the Lattice Rectangle and the woven decorative twine border looks fabulous! I'm thinking a beach for sure :)

Jan said...

How cute is this??Love the little table and chairs :)

Julia Aston said...

What a pretty little scene Shirley! I'd love to be sitting at the lovely little table under that pretty tree!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely scene Shirley. Love the pretty tree and the die you used. :o)

catdidit said...

What an awesome scene Shirley! Love it!

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohhh FUN FUN FUN!!~

Benzi said...

Shirley, your tree is fabulous..love it! And, the sand and water look just like where I would love to be. What a romantic dinner you could have with that table and chairs on the beach. Fab work!!

Sue Lelli said...

Shirley, I LOVE your tree and all the details. Maybe you needed a palm tree to make it look beach??! Either way it is FAB! LOVE the twine woven though the lattice frame! LOVE the cafe table and two shares! Looks like a great place to stp and enjoy the view!

Charlene said...

Just returned from a fabulous trip to Key West and I think you've captured the beach scene perfectly! Love the white accents...really makes your design pop!

redwasher1 said...

Shirley, this is absolutely stunning!!!!!!! Love it!!

Katie said...

Wonderful beachy card! I love the border detail in white with the twine, and how the tree foliage overlaps this. Also, great idea to stamp the woodgrain CAC for the sand and ocean (or sky) and paint over it. It looks great! Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

Diane said...

LOve this scene...was at the beach yesterday..so it fit rid in with my mood...lol....so relaxing!

And my cards never end up with my first thought in mind either!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Wow this is so cool, such great techniques for your sand and on the tree, love the way you thread the twine, neat touch!

Curt in Carmel said...

What a beautiful card Shirley! I love this scene you created and the detail you gave to it is marvelous! Love that tree stamp. My fave part of the card has to be the twine you wove through the die cut and how you tied it in a sweet bow in the corner. Love this! Best, Curt

Bonnie said...

I love your beach scene Shirley! I especially like the idea of using the stylus to give texture and depth to the tree. Brilliant! This card makes me wish we were at Nags Head!

Lyn S said...

Fabulous card Shirley, I love your beach scene - you are so creative!

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a neat card, Shirley! I totally want to be there, under the tree at that table with a glass of lemonade (or wine, depending on the time of day ;).

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