Sunday, September 16, 2012

Happy place

Hi all. We've had such beautiful weather this past week here on the east coast that it was really impossible to stay inside in my craft cave. We did yard maintenance instead this week. (Soooo glad that's done!) I have been sneaking up to make some cards though. Here's one I made for the current Sparks challenge from Paper Smooches:

and the inside:

Here is the sketch given to work with:

I have to say, this sketch was probably the hardest to figure out what to do with. I immediately thought of a pencil, but one of the DT members already snagged that idea. ☺ So I sat. And stared at the sketch. For ever. I'm pretty sure I was wracking my brain for at least an hour. Finally, I came up with this tropical silhouette idea.

I used Clear Snap ink in Canary, Marigold, and Orange and layered the colors on watercolor paper then used a blending stick to blend the colors more. I think it turned out so much better than I hoped! I trimmed it to the size I wanted and adhered it to the white panel. The stamps are from Paper Smooches Get Outta Town set. I took a scrap of black card stock and stamped the palm trees on the back side then fussy cut them out with the "beach". Stamped the sentiment, added a rhinestone and I was done!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

Chris ☺


  1. Wow, beautiful!! The blending looks amazing!

  2. SUPER beautiful! Reminds me of a beach 20 minutes from my house--I really need to visit soon (so I can relax! LOL!). FAB take on this sketch--great job on blending!!! THANKS for playing along with us and joining in the fun over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge:)


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