Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Sneak Peek - Seashells by the Seashore

Whew! Home again....you might not have known it but we've been away the past 9 days visiting family and friends...travelling 3679 km (or 2281 miles) across the US Midwest! I even had the blessing of spending some time with my friend Julie along the way, what a treasure! (more on that tomorrow) :)

It's Day Two of fabulous Sneak Peeks from Flourishes. It's another amazing set created by Marcella that is stunningly illustrated.

Whenever we've gone to the beach, one of our fun pass-times is to wander along the sand and waters edge looking for shells. Doesn't everyone do that? We have many good memories from trips...and some shells taken home to remember them by.

So I tried to recreate that feeling of us walking along the beach edge with the water lapping up against us finding sand dollars.


Some of these sand dollars are stamped on Confetti Cream and the edges sponged. I also stamped one on cardstock vellum with white Stazon and gave it a bit of a curled around look. Some sponging on the beach and some curled waves with a little ribbon, twine and a Finishing Touches Ribbon slide complete it.

See the other DT girls Summery Seaside Creations by visiting their blogs today:

Cindy Lawrence
Faith Hofrichter
Julie Koerber
Latisha Yoast
Laura Fredrickson
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan

Want to win this set today? See the Flourishes Newsletter

Night everyone! I'm off to my long lost bed!

Recipe: Stamps: Flourishes - Seashells; Ink: Close to Cocoa, White Stazon, Baja Breeze; Paper: Cardstock Vellum, Soft Sky, Kraft, Confetti Cream, Urban Prairie DSP; Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Sponge, Dimensionals, Gold Brads, Modern Label Punch, Soft Sky DS Ribbon, Gold Ribbon Slides (Finishing Touches), Twine

21 comments:

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! Christine I really like how you created the layers with the papers. Very cool and creative.

Anonymous said...

what a pretty coloured card- the aqua just reminds me of the sea on a beautiful calm summers day with just a few sea shells on the shore -great work- kathy s

Littlebear said...

Beautiful card Christine, very calming with the beautiful seashore colours.
Clare x

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love the torn edges to create a beach scene. I SO NEED to try doing that. Looks AWESOME!

NancyK said...

Very pretty - love the soft colors of water and sand you used! The embellishments look great and the torn edges work well.

broni (waterchild12) said...

This is beautiful, Christine! I'm always a sucker for "beachy" cards and yours definitely has the perfect "feel" to it!! I love how you used the vellum and kraft to depict the beach! Love it!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Gorgeous, Christine! Love the soft colors, use of vellum, and torn edges. So glad you had a wonderful time on vaca! How fun for you and Julie to meet!!! :)

Jerri Kay said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I love this Christine, it's so perfect for the beach, absolutely amazing girl!

Our Little Inspirations said...

I love all the special details and your color combo - it's just beautiful with this fabulous new stamp set!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Beautiful colors and detailing, Christine!!! Love the touches of vellum, too!!! Lovely card!!!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful! I love the colours and layers...so peaceful and sea like! Gorgeous Christine!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

LOVELY!

PS- I got my blog candy in the mail, it is so great, THANKS!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

WOW I can feel the sand b/w my toes now Christine!! Love the torn layers on your card!! Fabulous!!

Crystal said...

Christine WOW what a beautiful designed card....Love your colors and those fabulous sand dollars!!! Beautiful!

Leslie Miller said...

This is just beautiful, Christine, and you really showed how easy it is to stamp these sand dollars and make them look fantastic! Love the whole card design and colors. Wonderful!

Silke said...

WOW - Christine - this is absolutely gorgeous!!! You've made magic with this new Set!!! Hugs ~S~

Sewflake said...

So many cool ideas, and I love the vellum sand dollar! Very cool!

Latisha said...

Oh my is this gorgeous!! Love it!
hugs
latisha
i hope you two took pictures

mochamama said...

awesome cards Christine. AAAHHH I am so envious that you got to meet my blogging buddy Julie in person. I'll bet you guys had a blast!

Julie Koerber said...

This is one beauty of a card! So peaceful looking and calm with that gorgeous shade of blue! Glad you made it home safe and sound lady! It was so nice to steal a bit of your time to hang out! :-)

Rose Ann said...

Ohhhh I love your sand dollars...and your distressing and colors are perfect!! Just beautiful!!