Saturday, August 11, 2012

Hit the Beach Sketch

This week the sketch at the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge Blog is by one of my fave layout-makers...DT member, Laurie Schmidlin!  I am always in awe of how she incorporates such cool elements into her cards so seamlessly!

I really wanted to use My Island this week because that's where I am headed today!  We are probably driving to New Jersey as you read this blog post.  Off to visit my sister and her family for a week, yippee!  There may not be any palm trees on Long Beach Island, but at least there is sand and surf :)

I turned Laurie's sketch so I could make the vertical panels fit.

The blue chevron paper is from My Mind's Eye "Vanity Fair" and the orange dots from Lily Bee's Double Dutch collection.

Stamped the little beach hut, sky, sand dune, palm tree, and sentiment in light colors, cut them out with the Rectangles Small Nesties set, and inked the edges with Antique Linen Distress ink.  See that teeny blue button?  I noticed that it had text on it after I glued it down.  Guess what it says?  B.U.M., hee!  Perfect for the beach bum that I am going to turn into this week!

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Stamps:  My Island, Waltzingmouse Stamps

Paper:  PTI Rustic White, My Mind's Eye "Vanity Fair,"  Lily Bee Design "Double Dutch" 
Ink:  A Muse Studio Bermuda and Latte, Fresh Ink Cocoa, Tim Holtz Antique Linen, PTI Kraft, VersaColor Topaz
Other:  Spellbinders Rectangles Small Nestabilities, twine, buttons


Helen Berry said...

Oh enjoy your break away Kelly-sounds idyllic. What an amazing card - gorgeous beachy feel to this! I really like the papers you chose too. So so funny what you said about the button!!! I would never have noticed had you not said, but I'm so glad you did!! Made me smile ;)))

Jean Martin said...

Lovin' your beach theme! And the soft colors are just perfect. This is such a calming card Kelly! :) Beeeautiful!

Vickie Z said...

I'm all about beaches and so is this fabulous card! Love the colors and how you used all of these images!! Have a blast on vaca...relax and squish your toes in the sand!!!

Ruth S said...

Your soft beachy card is gorgeous - I love that you turned the sketch on its side even it feels like a go-to when it's right-way-up (or at least it feels that way to me!) I'll be looking at this one from another angle I think ;)
Have a great beachy break, Rx

Jeanne J. said...

Love your card and how it ties into your last summer get away! Talk about inspiration!!! Love that chevron paper and your pretty stamping!

Marlena M. said...

Those colors are the perfect blue for a beachy scene. LOVE!

Marybeth said...

Love your beach y card , Kelly! Very soothing card too.

Anne-Elise said...

Beautiful card, Kelly! Love the soft colors, the paper and the cute buttons!

Nerina said...

Kelly, this is so sunny and happy! I love the way you've continued your image over both focal panels - such a great idea that's really inspiring! Thank you for visiting my blog - your smiling face and your sweet words are always a real ray of happiness!