Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Inspired by Votives

Happy Wednesday everyone! My cards today were made for the Inspiration Challenge over on Split Coast last Saturday.

Of course I had to look at the Halloween section of the Cost Plus World Market web store Stephanie showed us! These spooky votive candles caught my eye!

So I made two 6"x3" cards - one for each votive!All my stamps are from Waltzingmouse The stamped panels started out white and I sponged them with Ranger Inks - the only addition is the fence punched panel on the orange one. After I made these cards, Kent and I went for a walk over at Lynn Beach. It was a gorgeous sunny but cool day. Lynn is a city right next to our town that just happens to be situated on the Atlantic Ocean - so we drive through congested houses, factories and traffic and come to this lovely beach! It's pretty crowded in the heat of the summer but this time of year there are mostly 'walkers'! We parked at one end of the beach and walked down the beach for 25 minutes on this paved sidewalk.

On our way back - we walked on the hard packed sand left as the tide goes out. (I had turned to take this pic of where we were coming from that's why the ocean is still on our right!)

And looking across the beach road to the south - we can see the Boston Skyline! We're just 12 miles north of Boston (as the crow flies that is! - it takes me 40 minutes to commute in there to work on the subway - longer during rush hour!)
We probably won't have many more of these lovely evenings at the beach - fall's a comin'!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse: Midnight Feast & Halloween Party
Paper: white - PTI, Black - SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress - Spiced Marmelade, Mustard Seed, Dusty Concord
Accessories: fence punch - Martha Stewart, Eclipse Tape, Scor Tape, Ink applicator Ranger


Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are GORGEOUS Julia! LOVE the colors!!

dpkennedy said...

Love the long cards! They are so elegant and pretty!

I am SO sorry I missed your birthday! I don't make it around much these days and I really slacked! I hope you had a wonderful birthday Julia!

anya said...

Love your votive-inspired cards, Julia! They are perfect little Halloween scences. The pictures are gorgeous, too! I think you and I would really have a great time together - stamping and spending time outdoors!! :)

Crystal said...

Julia WOW what fabulous creations here girl!!!!! I love to stop by and see you, you are such an inspiration!!! Have a great day girl!

Riet said...

Ohhh wowwww Julia,what a beautifull creations.

Hugs Riet.x

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Susan Hogan said...

Julia, these cards are great and the photo's of the beach are so interesting, with Boston in the background. Love the fact that this craft of mine allows me peaks into the world of others around the world!

Peggy said...

FABULOUS Halloween cards! Oh how I wish Summer would last a while longer! Lol!

Joan Ervin said...

What fun and fabulous Halloween cards, Julia...The stamps are all sooo awesome and your colors are just perfect!!! The pictures are beautiful, wonderful to have the beach so close...we have to drive 3-4 hours to play in the gulf.

Alice Wertz said...

gorgeous cards, Julia! love the beautiful colors!

Pauline said...

Lovely cards, love the little guy in the he's a cutie! Great halloween cards, and love your pics of your local beach, what a wonderful space to go for a walk and clear those cobwebs away! xx