Inspired by the beachPosted: June 7, 2009
When I got the big “Inspired by Nature” stamps I knew I would be making “landscape” cards with them. I love making scenes like this but they do take a little more time and sometimes do not work at all! This scene reminds me of walking from the parking lot to the beach as a child. The sand was darker or dirtier near the parking lot and often we couldn’t even see the beach. We would cart our surf mats and towels through the gap in the sand dunes and there would be the surf! I showed my Canadian born son a picture of some sand dunes yesterday on an Australian calendar and he asked,” What are sand dunes?” I see there is a whole section of his education being neglected!!
I started with the grass for this card. I inked the stamp with versamark and Old Olive and then added some Always Artichoke with a marker to create two-tone grass. I then embossed in clear. Next I tore a hillside edge into a piece of paper to create a mask which I used to sponge in the sandy hill. I sponged So Saffron first and then Certainly Celery and Old Olive. I used the brayer at the base with Really Rust on it. To do the sky I sponged in both Tempting Turquoise and Brocade Blue. The picture is matted in Marigold Morning and mounted on textured Old Olive with an Old Olive ribbon strip and antique brass buckle.
Thanks for dropping by today.
Stamps: Inspired by Nature
Inks: Versamark, Always Artichoke, So Saffron, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Really Rust
Cardstock: Whisper White, Old Olive textured, Marigold Morning
Also: Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, Clear e.p., Antique Brass hodgepodge hardware