Happy fabulous Sunday, peeps! I hate to keep going on about the weather, but it has been SO nice here lately, I can't stop gushing! It feels more like September! Of course, this coming week it will go back to normal hot, humid summer weather, but this weekend, I am enjoying it! Speaking of weather, it would be a great time to do some camping, just like the photo in Nance's Paper Players theme challenge this week: The Great Outdoors! What a fabulous theme!
Although I am not a big fan of the mountains (I do like the woods, though), I AM a big fan of the beach! Since I only got to go swimming in the ocean once this summer, I thought a beachy card would help me not miss running across the hot sand to stick my toes in the cold water! I just got some pretty seashell stamps from CTMH....I'd admired them for a while, and although I do have lots of other seashell stamps, these allowed me to do some copper embossing and watercoloring! Check them out:
I used the color challenge from TGIF Challenges of Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist and Crushed Curry:
I heat embossed the images with Versamark ink and Copper embossing powder on Shimmery White cardstock, then used an aquapainter to color them in. I fussy-cut them out and mounted them with dimensionals on a piece of Watercolor paper that had been spritzed with water and colored with Pool Party ink and a few speckles of Copper Encore.
I mounted that on a Brushed Copper cardstock panel and then again on a thick white cardstock base. I heat embossed a little sentiment from Impression Obsession on the lower right, and gave it a little swoosh of Pool Park as well:
My girlfriend has a birthday coming up in a couple of weeks and she loves the beach, so this will be perfect for her. I added a couple of birthday sentiments to the inside to finish it off:
The DT has come up with some incredible creations for Nance's challenge, I hope you'll check them out! Then you can share yours with us too....it's a great inspiration for some masculine cards as well! Thanks for popping by!
Cassidy is on vacation with her daddy this week, so I won't have any pictures to share. We did go to the pool on Friday and she wore herself out going down the slides...over and over and over again! She also learned to swim underwater without holding her nose! Here she is on our drive home; she was plumb tuckered out:
Actually, she does this often! Here she is on their vacation trip to GA, once under a towel and again under blankie:
She cracks me up! I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree....I sleep with a sheet over my head too! Enjoy your day and be blessed!
|Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified|
|Stamps||Swirly Seashells (CTMH), Nautical (Impression Obsession), Itty Bitty Backgrounds (ret), Watercolor Wishes (ret), Paper Pumpkin|
|Card stock & Papers||Thick White, Brushed Copper (ret), Watercolor, Shimmery White|
|Ink||Versamark, Copper Encore, Pool Party, Crushed Curry, Lemon Lime Twist|
|Tools||Big Shot, Layering Squares Framelits, Aquapainter, Heat Tool, Copper Embossing Powder, Dimensionals|