Thursday, June 27, 2013

Seaside Memories


Today the Flourishes Senior Design Team is going to show off some summer time fun by the water with Seaside Life, A Guiding Light or Beach Life stamp sets.  Beach Life will be back in stock soon!

When our family went on our wonderful adventure to Cancun earlier this year one thing that the cousins loved doing every day was shelling.  They'd dive under the waves or just stand along the breaking waves and feel shells rolling in under their feet, then they'd race up to the beach chairs with their discoveries.  They found some awesome shells!  My sister in law knows lots about seashells and could tell the kids what each one they found was.  They loved spending a lot of their days discovering...so I thought it would be perfect to create something to celebrate our seaside memories together with this set Seaside Life.



For those inquiring minds I thought I'd let you know what all these different shells are :)  From left to right a Turban Shell, a Turret, a tiny Olive Shell (shadowed on the Kraft paper), Scallop Shell and a Mexican Sand Dollar.  I inked each of the shells in a neutral toned Memento ink Desert Sand, Toffee Crunch, Peanut Brittle and Espresso Truffle.  I colored them up lightly with copics, trimmed them out and arranged them on the strip of Emerald Coast Cardstock and Kraft Cardstock that I distressed with Tea Dye Ink to give the look of sand.

I tore the bottom of the Kraft paper and used a Picket Fence Distress Marker to give it the feeling of foam like waves coming in over the sand.  Just simple...and a little sentimental...good memories we shared :)



Join the rest of the Flourishes Team today to see what wonderful Seaside and Beach life creations they have to show off:

And you'll want to tune into the Flourishes Blog again today for a Designer Focus on Silke Ledlow!  It's your chance to CASE Silke and win Flourishes Goodies!  

12 comments:

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

How pretty! It looks like sand with the surf washing against the shore bringing up shells. Love it!

Tricia

TLady said...

SOOOO PRETTY CHRISTINE!!!!!!;) LOVE the colors you've chosen & that "foam" you've created!!!!!!:)TOTALLY FUN!!!!!!!:)

Marisa said...

Love the seashells and wonderful colour combo you used - sand and sky so perfect :)

Makiko Jones said...

Very pretty, Christine! I love how you designed the shells and they are very realistic! Wonderful card and detail as always.

Petti said...

Love this shell card!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Ooo.. so beachy! Love the colours, your torn edges and your glorious cluster of shells Christine! Gorgeous!

Mary Ann said...

Very pretty card!Love your design,coloring is awesome!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Your shells look wonderful and I do like these colors. Very pretty Christine.

Heather Jensen said...

What fabulous memories to have. I love the torn bottom and beautiful shells scattered about. :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card Christine.

greetings karin

Joan V said...

Just looking at this card makes me want to go to the ocean. Thanks for sharing.

Amanda said...

Lovely, lovely, and so pretty! I love the way you colored the shells and tore the bottom edge of the paper! I love your twine and bling, too! Another perfectly beautiful card, Christine :)