Tuesday, July 21, 2015

2 by the Sea

I have really enjoyed playing along with challenges.  It has been a boost to my creativity.  Today I'm playing along with the "Life's a Beach" challenge over at Less is More.  I just couldn't seem to get a good picture of the first card, even after having the opportunity to photograph it in sunlight and tweaking in an editing program.  Oh well, it is really quite lovely in person.  I started by stamping the sand dollar from a very old Stampin' Up set.  I masked the sand dollar and did a watercolor wash in light blue.  I randomly inked up a script background stamp to create a weathered look.  The sentiment was added and the sand dollar given a little Wink of Stella.



I recently participated in another beach challenge and still had the Fun in the Sun Stampin' Up set on my desk.  The little pail and shovel caught my eye and inspired card #2.  I wanted to create the suggestion of a beach scene.  I sponged a little without much detail.  The pail and shovel were heat embossed and the sentiment added.  Done.


There are tons of amazing beach themed cards over at Less is More.  Check it out for a little inspiration!

Happy Stamping,
Dana

10 comments:

  1. Two lovely, soft and subtle cards Dana. It is annoying when they won't photograph as well as they should isn't it!
    Thanks so much for joining us
    Anne
    Less is More

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    1. Thanks for your kind words Anne. I'm glad I'm not alone in my photography frustration. :)

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  2. Beautiful cards Dana with such serene and elegant colours.
    Love the layout and thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

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    1. Sarah, thanks for stopping in and sharing your kind comments!

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  3. This is a great pair of cards!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  4. I love the subtle colouring on both of your cards, makes the beach scenes so peaceful. Great work.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

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    1. Thanks so much Anita! It was a fun challenge to play along with.

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  5. Love the softness on both of these cards. I can see that you enjoy making backgrounds. I do too! Well thought out design, love 'em both. TFS

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