Saturday, April 18, 2009

Thinking of You By the Sea



This is where I'd like to be...sitting in a chair by the ocean, the sun beating down on me, a light breeze blowing my hair, sipping a refreshing drink...ahhhhh...if I stare at the picture long enough maybe it'll come true! giggle!

I decided to play with my first Weekend Sketch Challenge #77, which is hosted by Lori Craig. I combined it with the Chicks Inspiration Challenge #4. When I saw the Chicks inspiration piece I thought about an SU set I've had on my shelf for a loooooong time, Along the Shore. It was in a mini (I think) way back in 2005. And I must confess, it has never seen ink until today! Yikes! So I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Gina K pure luxury and coloured it with copics. I drew in the horizon line for the sea. I cut it out with my new Labels Four Nestabilities then I adhered it to some Tangerine Tango and trimmed around the edge with my scissors to create a mat. I REALLY wish Spellbinders would create a nice layering size for the Labels nesties. Spellbinders...are you reading this??? Could you please create a layering size??? Pretty Please!!!

The patterned paper is My Mind's Eye Bloom & Grow and I accented it with some ribbon from The Paper Source. The light one is called Pool and the dark one is called Deep Pool (that makes me giggle!). The sentiment is from the SU Trendy Trees set and it's stamped onto certainly celery and punched out with my word window punch. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

16 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

BEAUTIFUL, Karen!! Wow Wow Wow!!

...I wanna be sitting in a chair on the beach too!

Jane Wetzel said...

These colors are gorgeous and I love this scene!

Leslie said...

I'd like to be in that chair too - perhaps with a glass of sangria! Love how you drew in the sea - clever girl :)

Joanne B. said...

Karen this is so so so pretty!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh Karen, this card is beautiful! I love how you coloured the water...perfection!! You have me dreaming of our Florida vacation now!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Janet said...

OH POOL and DEEP POOL!!! ;) i haven't used my ribbons yet, they are too pretty, they sit there and i stare at them all day!! lol
Love your card, good for you to use some SU stamps, you have enough of them ;)
hugs!!!

Lisa H. said...

soooo pretty. love the scene by the sea!

Nicky said...

Love the card Karen!! wish you were coming with Dana.

Hugs
Nicky

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

This is STUNNING! You've done a WONDERFUL job!

SueB said...

Ahh, I've SO been longing for spring to finally arrive and now you've got me started about summer?! Aren't Adirondack chairs da BOMB?! I luv 'em! Cute set - dunno how I'd missed it, but it's not in my collection.

Debbie Pamment said...

Oooh this brings back memories of long Summer evenings - just beautiful.
xXx

Jan Castle said...

A lazy, hazy, summer day...so nicely created! Think I need a nap now...lol!
Jan

Donna MacDonad said...

Karen, this is just beautiful - the colours are so vibrant. I love this stamp set - I wish I had puchased it way back then, but alas, I was just a junior stamper then and I think I was intimidated by a set like that. Thanks for playing the challenge - we appreciate it! Please come to visit Cathy and I soon.
Donna

Cathy said...

This is gorgeous, Karen! I love the way you created the horizon line and coloured the water! I haven't been stamping too much the last couple of weeks (what's up with that)? but you're inspiring me to get back in my studio!

Lori Craig said...

This is gorgeous... Love the way you used the label and the coloring ROCKS!

Beverly A said...

Wow, what a peaceful card you have created. I too agree with you that Spellbinders needs to make more layering dies for many of their nesties. I created my own mats using this set by tracing around the outside of the die with my pencil and then cutting it with my scissors.