Sandy shore

I spent the day at a water slide park today but because I have back issues I was not splashing down the slides I was simply accompanying a friend and nine enthusiastic water sliders. I couldn’t help thinking as I walked around the crowded park how I prefer the sun, sand and sea combination to any other summer water activity.  Since living in Ottawa I have grown to appreciate and enjoy the relaxing ‘cottage by the lake experience’ but I still long for the ocean.

That might be why I pulled out this single stamp, one I have had for at least 15 years. The stamp image is a triangle of shells which is perfect for a corner so I stamped it on the left then rotated it and stamped it on the right.  To create the sand I sponged pumpkin pie, summer sun and more mustard; probably a bit stronger tones than the average beach but I think they make the right summery impression.


Stamps: Shells(Stampworld), Hugs and Wishes (SU)
Inks: Summer Sun, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie
Cardstock: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip


7 Comments on “Sandy shore”

  1. Lindsey says:

    This is beautiful, Heather! What a lovely stamp. And your sponging certainly reminds me of a beach sunset, if not the sand itself!

  2. me35 says:

    Love this.

  3. mustavcoffee says:

    Hello there Heather, This card is wonderful, I think your use of the stamp is very clever and I always love your inked backgrounds, Just great!! Gay xxx

  4. Marja says:

    Beautiful Heather. Lovely stamp and combination. De sand colours are fab.
    Greet Marja

  5. Sylvia-Anne says:

    A stunning card Heather – the colouring is beautiful and I love the placement of the shells, with some of them fading away into the background. Fabulous!
    Sylvia x

  6. Vicky says:

    Just gorgeous Heather! I love that you have produced this stunning effect using just one stamp and a few inks too!

  7. GinaA says:

    gorgeous colours, love the stamp

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