Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Mahalo (Thank You) for Summer

Here is my Clean and Simple card for this weeks CAS challenge over on Split Coast which was 'Think Summer'.

What should have been a simple no layer card done quickly turned into a simple no layer card being stamped 3 times! The first time I got a smudge of blue sky on the sand and on the 2nd try I got a streak of black in the sky from the sentiment - Yikes!!! Then my Chai ink cube dried up and so the 'sand' on this third rendition looks much darker than the first two.

So here it is - a sunny day at the beach! I punched a circle for a stencil and sponged the sun, then I covered the sun with the circle and cut a curvy mask with Eclipse tape to sponge the sky in two colors of blue. Then I inked the beach with a cube ink pad direct to paper to give it a little texture from the lines of the cube. My surf board and sentiment stamps are from Waltzingmouse Stamps . Mahalo is 'thank you' in Hawaiian.

Mahalo for finally letting me finish this card without a smudge on it!!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps - Free Spirit - Boy, Free Spirit Sentiments
Paper: White - PTI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Chai Ink Cube - PTI, Apricot appeal, Baja Breeze, Soft Sky - SU, Adirondack Watermelon & Raisin
Accessories: sponge, Eclipse Masking tape, circle punch

18 comments:

Crystal said...

WOW Julia this is one AWESOME beach scene...I LOVE the surf boards you added...AWESOME stamping here sweetie!

Sharli said...

Very "artsy"! I love it!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

and look at the beauty you created thru your mistakes! this is fabulous! i love it! the perfect summer card!!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

What a cool card, Julia! I really like how this turned out!

Bonnie McLain said...

WOW Julia... this is really a fun card.. leaves a lot for the 'mind' to pick and create the thought with... I love it.. naturally I would... very artsy and neat... Great card...

jdmommy said...

Doncha just hate it when that happens! Oh well, you know what they say about best laid plans!! I love your "simple" one layer card.it was worth all the effort!

Claire Brennan said...

LOL! cool card Julia!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

I hear ya about those stampin' frustrations, Julia.....just look for the opportunities in those boo-boos, as my SU demo always says. :-) Your end result turned out great. Love how you did the sand.

Jill said...

I am TOTALLY digging this card! It's like an awesome little painting!

Francie G. said...

I think we all have stamping days like that! Love this beach scene, Julia!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is wonderful, Julia! Love your beach scene w/ the terrific surf boards. Brings back memories of summers on the beach.

Joan Ervin said...

Well, I must say...the third time is the charm, Julia.....this looks sooo pretty!! Love your little beach scene with the surf boards in the sand and great summer sky..makes me dream of fun summer days along the gulf shore.

maryr917 said...

you created one beautiful beach scene julia-as I read your story I so identified-been there

AMIT said...

Wow such a wonderful card it is.

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Edna Morrisedie said...

Very cool to leave a white ring around the sun, love how you built the scene and the boards in the sand!

Peggy said...

Love your little beach scene! Fantastic card!

Joanne Travis said...

Mahalo!
Your card is so pretty, love the beach scene and surf boards. So cool!

Betty Wright said...

Fabulous created scene! I can almost smell the salt air! Great card!