Thursday, June 7, 2018

Where is Summer??!

That's what everyone  here in New England is asking - we have a hot humid day and then we are putting the blankets back on the bed and turning the heat on!?! 
Well -  summer is here on my card today!
I water colored the background on water color paper - first brushing over the panel with water and then adding watercolor paint with a wet brush - tan for the sand - dark blue for the ocean waves and lighter blue for the sky.  I added this cute little layered die cut umbrella - popping the top up on foam dots and this lovely seaside sentiment.   I used a new embossing folder I just purchased called Level Curves. I thought it looked like a few things - a topography map, snail marks in the sand - and/or marks in the sand underwater after the waves have gone by!  Anyway, I thought it added nice CAS texture in white!

I'm linking my seaside card to:
Splitcoaststampers - Inspiration Challenge
I was inspired by the photo on the bottom - from Caron's Beach Website

Do not use patterned paper -  and use a die cut
 
Use a die cutting machine -  I used my Vagabond to cut my umbrella die.




Stamps: Crafty Individuals # C1-278
Paper: watercolor paper - Canson, White and Hawaiian Shores - PTI
Ink:  Hero Hues Black
Accessories: watercolor paints, brush, water, Beach Umbrella Die - Taylored Expressions, Level Curves Embossing Folder - Alexandra Renke

13 comments:

froebelsternchen said...

I wish I were there on your card! Beautiful!
Hugs, Susi

Esther Asbury said...

Love the embossing folder you used and your sweet and simple watercolor scene! So pretty!

Mac Mable said...

Sunshine on a card. Sorry to hear about your weather. The 3D effect of the pretty umbrella looks great and loving that embossing folder, works great x

Ina G said...

Fabulous summery 'outside' scene you created here Julie. Love that embossed background. Super CAS card. Thanks for joinin us at Just Us Girls this week.

Bonnie said...

Love your seaside scene, Julia! The colors are so perfect and I love the umbrella and embossed background! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

nancy littrell said...

I love your textured background, which was perfect for your beautifully watercolored sand, waves and sky. Such a sweet die cut umbrella that kept your design CAS. TFS Julia and joining us at CAS Watercolour. Hugs..

Susan said...

Your summer sounds similar to Vancouver's - today I am wearing a wool sweater, jeans, and socks again - after a few weeks in May in capris, t-shirts, and sandals! Love your watercoloured sea, sky, and sand with that perfect sentiment and beach umbrella. The embossed background looks like the swirls in the sand after the tide goes out. A great card! Thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour!

Sue Reynolds said...

What a peaceful picture and the water-colored background is perfect. Love how you used Thing 1 in support of Double Trouble. This also meets the requirement for Thing 2 Double Dares with Three Amigos "Machine Die Cutting" and entering this challenge has monthly random draw prizes and you would also doubles your chance on the random draw at Double Trouble. I'm sure Three Amigos would like you to share also.

Loll said...

Beautiful seaside card Julia. Love your watercoloured sand, sea and sky! The umbrella is adorable and the dry embossing is awesome. Need to look for that ef for me! :) Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

Tracey Pierce said...

Gorgeous card...I'm in Washington state and wonder where summer is too, with rain falling outside my Craft Coop Windows. I hope you'll make the Double Trouble challenge a regular stop on your list.

Melanie said...

Beautifully created card! I know just what you mean about the weather. I lived in Massachusetts for eight years and always loved spending time at the shore. Thanks for playing along at Double Trouble and be sure to enter your card into Three Amigos.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Such a pretty seaside scene, Julia! The umbrella die-cut is so cute!! And the Alexandra Renke's embossing folder design is so unique. It definitely adds interest to the wet-on-wet smooth watercolouring! Thanks for sharing! Hideko xx

Robyn Oliver said...

Wonderful ocean scene Julia, the EF adds so much texture, I love it