Monday, August 22, 2016

Live In The Sunshine

Good Monday Morning!
Back on the Dies R Us Blog today!

I die cut the Picket Fence by Amy Design twice out of card stock and then layered them together.  Then I used different inks to create a distress, weather-worn look, just by swiping the pad directly on to the card stock. 

Sponged in my sky and sand so I would know where to place my fence, foliage and sea life.

The sea life were die cut using the Sand Dollar And Starfish by Cheery Lynn.  I used a glitter paper for each, you can see the shimmer and shine in the light.  I also added some greenery, die cutting Foliage 2 by Paper Smooches in 2 different shades of green card stock. 

Added some seagulls in flight and my sentiment, stamped in Black Licorice ink.  Both stamp sets by Gina K Designs, By The Sea and By The Sea 2.

I also added a bit of Stickles to mimic sand. 
Can you feel the cool breeze, and smell the light scent of cocoa butter in the air?

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  1. What a fabulous card Donna, you have made it look so much like a real life beach scene!
    I love all the different textures, particularly the sea life. Such a lovely sentiment too. Congratulations, a real work of art!

  2. Oh Donna, I can envision myself sitting right there with my toes in the sand admiring this collection of sand dollars and starfish. This is stunning!!!

  3. Awesome card. Looks so inviting


  4. Ooooh, Donna! Not just a card, but a walk on the beach, and a scene full of gifts from the sea! I can smell the fresh salt air, and the hear the gentle blowing of the wind as your waves crash just beyond the sight line of your card! It's a magnificent creation, and such wonderful details. Thanks for explaining how you achieved all the colors and textures! hugs, de

  5. Oh, yes ma'am, I CAN smell that cocoa butter! What a great card! Love the fence, greenery, sand and seashells. The whole scene is relaxing!

  6. You did it all on this card. Love the sponging stamping and use of die cuts. The Stickles on the sand gives so much texture and layering gives you the dimension without the bulk.

  7. This is fabulous my dear!! Oh yes, I feel the breeze, smell the cocoa butter AND hear the soothing sound of the ocean.

  8. Wowza......this just screams DONNA!!!! I love those die cuts, have never seen them before. Great little scene, love the sand and fence. And then the leaf fronds to look like sea grass are perfect. I like everything about this....well done!!!

  9. What a wonderful beachy scene! I just want to be there! Great die cuts and I love the way you did the sand. Beautifully done!

  10. Fabulous beach scene - love it!! Such cute die cuts and the sand and sky are just perfect!

  11. Love the tranquil beach scene you created! It is perfect for the summer! Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenges!