Thursday, 12 August 2010

Wishful Thinking!

Hi everyone! As I sit here typing my post the weather outside is cold, windy and raining......a downright miserable day! My wishful thinking is that I can't wait for some warmer weather, like in the subject of my card today!

My card is for this month's Inkurable Stampers challenge - the theme is RESIST TECHNIQUES. I've used a resist technique on the greeting, waves, surfboard and the beach chair in my card. I stamped the images with Versamark ink, embossed them with white embossing powder, then sponged Distress Inks over the images and wiped the excess ink from the embossed areas.

For the sky area I smooshed some Distress Ink over my craft mat, spritzed it with water then used a damp sea sponge to apply the ink to my white cardstock. The sand is made by tearing some strips of watercolour paper, applying some Windsor and Newton Sand Texture Gel, then painting over this when dry with some acrylic paints. Once that had dried I spritzed some Bronze Glimmer Mist over the pieces and assembled them using some dimensional dots in places so I could tuck the other elements into my 'sand'. The palm tree is stamped with Memento black ink, coloured with Copic Markers and cut out and raised on dimensional dots.

My stamps used are :-
Inque Boutique 'Cabana' - Waves and surfboard.
Viva Las Vegas - Beach chair.
Stampendous - Palm tree.
Paper Xtra (Sullivans) - Greetings.
Other supplies:- Blue Bazzil cardstock, Kaisercraft DP, black marker, Tim Holtz Distress Inks.

This is the inside of the card, I used some Kaisercraft DP. The card is for my nephew's birthday so I made a little pocket with the striped paper so I can tuck a little cash inside.

If you'd like to enter this challenge you have until the end of the month to send in your entry.......for once I got mine done in plenty of time! Sarah has great prizes on offer each month for Aussie and international winners, and there is also a Newbie prize for the best Aussie first time entry.

Hope you are having a great day, and that your weather is better than here today!


Vicky said...

This is very cute, & what a great idea to include a pocket for cash/gift card :)

Anonymous said...

Hey Lyn!!! WOW!! I've missed you hun!! So good to see you again!! I also have a question for you about some stamp images you might be interested in...please contact me about them if you're interested! :) HUGS

Anonymous said...

Such a wonderful summery card, love how you did the sand for the beach! Hope things warm up a bit for you soon!

Belinda said...

Love the layering for the sand and the fun colors!

Christine Riley said...

This is so sweet, what a fun summer scene you created!
Hugs, Christine

Andrea said...

Wow what a great card! I love all your detail - the sand, the waves, the board - a perfect day at the beach!

Fiona said...

Hi Lyn, love your summery card :) love how the board and chair turned out!

Kathi said...

Lots of work for a totally fabulous card. I love everything about this one!