Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sweet Sunday Ocean

It's time for this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge, SSSC164.

The sketch threw me a little with the little tag element but I think it worked out nicely on my card.


I decided to use Inspired by the Beach from My Favorite Things. I stamped the image with Brilliance Graphite Black onto Kraft card stock and added the sentiment below. The patterned papers are from the My Mind's Eye Portobello Road collection. I used the Traditional Tags STAX Die-namics to cut out the tag element, layered it with Hot Fudge card stock, then looped some Flax Twine through the hole.

I wrapped some hemp twine around the entire card and added a shell charm which I cut out using the Sea Charms Die-namics. I inked the edges of all the layers with antique linen distress inks.

I hope you'll play along with this week's sketch and link your creation on Karen's blog. Now it's time to go see what the rest of the Sweet Sunday Stampers created.

Here are the Die-namics I used:


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Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

13 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Karen, this is wonderful! I had this set in my hand earlier in the week and put it down. Why? LOL! You have created a beauty!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jackie Pedro said...

Ahhh...makes me want to head to the coast! Beautiful, Karen! Love the soft colors.

Vicki B. said...

So pretty Karen, and I love that sentiment!!!

Lynn Put said...

Excellent card Karen! Love the whole beachy-coastal feel from your stamped image, colors and sea shell charm!

Tracy said...

Oh my, Karen! This is just gorgeous! The pops of black are perfect.

Karen Giron said...

Oh this is beautiful! I can just feel the ocean breeze - love it! The shell charm is perfect with the twine. I think it's time to book a vacation.

Queen Mary said...

Karen, I think using the shell was a stroke of genius and you've done a wonderful job with the sentiment!

Dana White said...

What a perfect summer card. The shell die is perfect

Leslie said...

Nicely done and I love the colours (so summery/oceany) and the sentiment!!

Maria said...

Gorgeous card! It makes for a beautiful relaxing scene by the sea! Beautiful paper and great touch with the tag and shell!

Lori said...

So pretty! Love the muted color palette.

Chris D. said...

What a serene, calming card. Love it!

Shannon White said...

So Pretty Karen!! Love the Beautiful color scheme and Beautiful elegant dp's. so Soft an d serene and Lovely! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon