Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Beach Time

Hi there,

Well its that time of the week – I’m posting my entry for Makeesha’s challenge. This week it was a sketch.

It’s a great sketch and I couldn’t resist using one of my newest stamp sets and doing something a little fun with it.

I decided to make the big circle element the sun, well the sun setting over a sea scene with the happy holiday makers on their way home. The base of the card is Soft Sky (from my retired stash) that I stamped with Sanded (stamped off once). I used my small oval punch to make the waves on the Baja and Pacific Point layers and also for the suns rays. Both wave strips were stamped with Sanded stamped off once, in the appropriate ink colour. Then I paper pierced just below the edges of the “waves” and the suns rays. For the beach and the sea bottom I used strips of Sahara and rolled my Sandy Shells wheel over then tore the upper edges. I stamped the car twice, once direct onto the central circle element and then again. Once this second one was coloured I paper toiled it out and mounted it on dimensionals above the first image. To colour the car and the fish I used my aquapainter and ink from the lids of the ink pads. The last touch was a little beach flag for the bottom corner. Oh and then I used coated the surfboard, car windows and wheels and all the fish eyes with crystal effects. The most appropriate sentiment I could think of for the scene was Holiday Happiness.

Wishing you all a good day and some stamping

Recipe: (All SU unless other wise noted)
Stamps: Just Beachy, Sanded, Sandy Shells, So Many Sayings
Cardstock: Soft Sky, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Summer Sun, Tangerine Tango
Ink: Sahara Sand, Summer Sun, Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, Soft Sky, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Circle nestabilities, Piercing tool, Small oval punch, Crystal effects, Striped pumpkin pie ribbon, dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive


  1. Love the way you have used this set - fab card!

  2. Gorgeous card Kim! I love the vibrant colours you have used!


  3. That is amazing, I reckon you're in with a good chance of winning this one. So creative. The ferocious fish in this set crack me up.


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