Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Pleasant Sunshine


My first card is for the Mojo Monday Sketch #89 and Flourishes Timeless Tuesday, which was to frame your image.  I just loved the sample that Silke made, so I decided to try one myself.  I really struggled with the layout....nothing was really working for me today!


Plus, the whole image looks crooked to me---it is not, I even measured it, but the angle of the photo makes it look that way, I guess!  Anyway, both the sentiment and image are old SU sets, accented with Linen and Sanded background stamps, and antiqued with Antique Linen Distress ink. I watercolored the hive, which bled the image a little (stamped in Chocolate Chip) but added to the vintage look of the card.  A little border from Inque Boutique's Stitch Fun is stamped along the bottom.  Close to Cocoa ribbon and a button finish it off.  Paper is Cameo Coral, Close to Cocoa, Watercolor and Just Perfect Flowers from MME.

Next, a CAS card for the CAS#17 Inspiration Challenge at SCS, which was beach stuff from Land's End.  I chose this towel for my inspiration:


This is a smaller card, and uses PTI's Scattered Showers set, stamped in Pumpkin Pie, Only Orange and Cameo Coral. I masked & sponged the "sand" in More Mustard, then daubed Versamark on top.  Heat & Stick powder was applied and heated, then Dazzling Diamonds poured on and heated again. 

DSCF4261 Makes me want to run to the beach and put my toes in the sand!

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for a new Color Throwdown Challenge!  Have a great day!


  1. Oh LeAnne! I LOVE your umbrella card and love how you did the sand. I might need to get those stamps!

  2. WOW LeAnne! Fist off I'm a Lands End lover and your second card is just darling! VERY CAS and your 3-D look to your umbrella is perfect... I want to get my toes in the sand! Great take on the MoJo Monday challenges... I NEED TO PLAY!

    Con'grats on joining the Cruise Line! I'm one the On-Call list... Can't wait to see the new SU! Catty! :)

  3. great work on the beach inspiration. I loved all the images, but I really don't have time to sit and play with paper today, or tomorrow...

  4. You're too hard on yourself! The first card is perfect as it is, and maybe I don't sit up straight, but it doesn't look crooked to me at all! LOL The 2nd one is just so peaceful and pretty with that colorful umbrella and the shimmery sand! Nice job:)

  5. I love them both, LeAnne! Nice job! :)

  6. Hi LeAnne...
    I haven't been able to stop in as
    often as I would like..
    or even stamp as much as I would like either. Just wanted to let you know...your cards are
    Wonderful and I still enjoy your Blog. Thanks for Sharing!!

  7. Both are just beautiful, but the beach one is my favorite....I want to go to the beach and put my toes in the sand too!!!

  8. My favorite is the first card, but I do love how you made the sand on the second card. You have a wonderful blog and your work is beautiful.

  9. Oh wow, girl, that sand looks INCREDIBLE!

  10. I really love this! ~Olena~

  11. LeAnne, both cards are fabulous!!! I love the colors and the swiss dot framing of the first card!!! Thanks for playing FTTC!!!

    The second card is fabulous, too!!! I love how you cut out each section of the umbrella separately to create a cool look. The sponged sandy beach detailing is fabulous!!! Wonderful CAS design!!!

  12. Oohhh...lovely. Both cards are lovely, but that little umbrella and the sand....ooooohhh GORGEOUS.


  13. The umbrella card is so cool. I love that sand!

  14. Oh how adorable are these! I love the umbrella card! Love your take on the sketch-very inspiring. Hugs Rowena

  15. Oh gosh, that looks like real sand! Cool card!


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