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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Let's Make a Beach


Hello everyone!! It's my turn to host this weeks  Splitcoast's Technique Lover's Challenge....are you ready to get inky or should I say wet!!! Since it's summer and I'm sure all of you have been or want to go to the beach...let's do a little stay-cation and make our own beach!!!

There are lots of techniques to make water and sand:

1. Tear the paper for the water, curl or rough the edges, and sponge on ink that is a shade darker. You can do the same thing for the sand.
2. Use a wave die
3. Use sand paper for the sand
4. Sponge on the water and sand by masking the layers for a wave effect.
5. Use kraft paper for the sand and actually glue sand to the paper.
6. If all else fails, use stamps....LOL!!!


My card features water made with Pool Party cardstock...it was torn, the edges were ruffled a bit, and sponged with Pool Party ink. The sand was made by tearing the kraft card stock and sponging with Crumb Cake. The shells were all stamped with Crumb Cake and colored with Copics. The charms and twine finish it off. The stamps are all from Rubbernecker.

Thanks for stopping by....we had our church craft sale last Saturday and it was a real success!!! I will post some pictures on Tuesday. 

19 comments:

VanessaB said...

gasp!soooooooo gorgeous! your card is a sea of beautiful art! love this: so much wonderful texture :)

Ellen said...

Your card is a real treasure Joan! Your just oozing the creativity! Love your beach scene~Wish I were there!:)

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Joan, I like the design the tearing, the embellishments and the sentiment.
Kevin xx

Sasha said...

Beautiful beach scene, Joan. This is paper crafting at it's best! I love your sentiment, too x

Tammy said...

Oh Joan, the beach scene is absolutely beautiful! Love how you created the waves against the sand. Fabulous card!

Dawn Easton said...

Joan, this is wonderful!!!! Makes me get excited for our trip to California next month!!!!

Basslady said...

what a fabulous and inspiring card!

smashing effect...thanx for this GREAT inspiration!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Linda Palmer said...

This is a fabulous card Joan. I love all the torn papers for the sand and sea. Beautiful job on this.

jimlynn said...

Great dimension and a truly gorgeous card! Thanks for the tip on making a beach too!
Lynn

Julia Aston said...

I love your beach Joan! I can just feel the salt spray on my face! wonderful assorted shells on the seashore!

Carole of Brum said...

Hi Joan, just popped in as I've been missing in action recently, and you know I can't go for too long without my fix of your stamping cards!

This one looks fab, the torn paper is really effective.

Glad you had a nice 4th, it sounds a lovely way to spend the day. have you finished all the house cleaning and weeding yet? It's all go over there for you, lol. Have a lovely week. CoB

Marlena M. said...

Gorgeous creation Joan~I love the texture! The twine treatment is so much fun. I saw my name was drawn on your blog for the Throwdown party~yay! ;)

Sue said...

Wow! this is gorgeous Joan! what a beautiful design - so tranquil and beautiful !! Love those wonderful sea shells and starfish!
Hope you have a good week!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

maryr917 said...

you have created quite the beach scene Joan-I love it and all the elements you included here

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is SO gorgeous Joan! LOVE all the texture and those gorgeous seashells!!!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Love, love, love!!!!!! This is just amazing!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful, love the great beach scene and the sentiment. Fabulous.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- gorgeous card! I love your scene and love the torn paper effects! All of the shells are an awesome awesome touch!

Denise Marzec said...

Oh goodness gracious, how I looooooooove everything about this one!!! :)