Monday, 7 July 2014

Beachy Scene

It's Monday morning here and I have two days off work - yahoo!  It's the school holidays here in New Zealand and it's also my son's 12th birthday tomorrow, so I'm spending a couple of days with him.  For his birthday dinner, he wants to cook a three course meal a la "My Kitchen Rules", so we're also getting ready for that.

Anyway, I took some time this morning to make a card which covers several challenges:  Addicted to CAS, CASology and The Paper Players.

I created a beachy scene using an old PSX stamp as my focal point.  After I stamped the image in Memento ink, I masked off all but the sand and sponged Crumb Cake and River Rock before using my Color Spritzer to spritz some Crumb Cake ink.

I then masked off and sponged Pool Party ink for the sea.  I put some white gel pen dots in the "sea" to mimic waves.  For the sky, I cut some cloud dies out of Eclipse paper and sponged Baja Breeze ink.  The I used the reverse mask to lightly sponge some Soft Sky ink around the inside edges of the clouds.  Lastly I stamped some birds (which I envisage are lazily floating in the sky - hence using the CASology key word).

Thanks for visiting.  This was a fun and relaxing card to make.

Products used:

Stamps:  Near the Sea (PSX), Up Up and Away (SU)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Baja Breeze, River Rock, Soft Sky
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Accessories:  Color Spritzer, Crumb Cake Marker, Flat Bottom Clouds (MFT), White Gel Pen, Eclipse Masking Paper



Cathy said...

Love this card Karren, your inking looks amazing, so much texture on just 1 layer. Hope you have a fun day chefing in the kitchen, Cathy x

stampwithsandy said...

This is just beautiful, Karren! I love the gorgeous scene you created, and absolutely adore the sentiment because it is so true! Way to rock three challenges, and on a one layer card, no less! Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Paper Players!

laurie said...

I really like all the detail you put in this card....the clouds...gel pen for waves...the's awesome! Great card, Karren. Thanks for playing along at The Paper Players!

Andrea W said...

The scene you create is very calming and beautiful. I love the sentiment and floating birds. So glad you shared your creation at The Paper Players.

sandie said...

fabulous masking and I love the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at ATSM and this would also be good for our challenge at TIME OUT Challenges 'Fun in the Sun', here is the link#

Anonymous said...

Wow, love your card!!! Your masking and blending looks perfect! Thanks so much for playing with us at CASology. May

Nance Leedy said...

Karren, this is so soft and soothing! I can almost hear the waves and the birds. Fabulous sponging of the sky and I love the wavy lines you've added to the water. Just wonderful--thank you for joining in our beach theme at The Paper Players!

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE! This also qualifies for Just Us Girls Challenge; -- Thanks for joining in with ATCAS!

Deepti said...

This is gorgeous :) Love the sea sky and the sand u created, Thank you for sharing with ATCAS !

OH Babs said...

What a great card I especially like the sand.