Saturday, July 10, 2010

Shovel, Pail, Ocean, Bliss



I'm already looking forward to our family's annual beach vacation later this month. Until then .... a beachy card ...

The layout is Jen's Sketch For You To Try:



I did a mirror image of the sketch to accommodate my background papers -- Webster's Pages Petite Papers and the coordinating Vellum & Diecut Kit. I used a diecut that includes the beautiful text treatment (explore, ocean, shovel & pail, etc.) and the postage-style border you see along the left. The beachy image, from JustRite's By the Sea, is colored with Copics.

Great news -- this month's SFYTT is sponsored by Your Next Stamp! One lucky sketch participant will win an awesome prize package from YNS: ten Fhiona minis and an Ellie of choice. Not only that, but any SFYTT fan can use code SFYTT15 to save 15% on her (or his) YNS order! Thanks, YNS!!

To play along, link up your creation to Jen's post. Remember to use keyword SFYTT when uploading to online galleries.

For loads more inspiration, pay a visit to the SFYTT sisters:

Jen del Muro with guest designer Sandra MacLean
Amber Hight
Amy Rohl
Jenn Diercks
Jodi Collins
Kelly Lunceford
Leigh O'Brien
Megan Lock
Sonja Christoph
Susan Liles

It's been a challenge getting to my craft room this week, and a challenge IN my craft room once I got there. I hope today's card doesn't look as rusty as I feel! Looking forward to a stamp-filled weekend. Hope yours is a great one!



Stamps: By the Sea (JustRite)
Paper: Papertrey Rustic Cream card stock, Webster's Pages Petite Papers and Vellum & Diecut Kit
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Ranger Antique Linen and Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks
Accessories: Copic markers, distressing tool, needle and thread, red buttons, 5/8" natural twill, May Arts natural burlap string

28 comments:

Shelly said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love it!!!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

WOW! Love what you did with all of the elements of this card! What you did with the JR image is phenomenal!

Carol Q said...

beautiful. so much to look at. I love the idea of gathering the tape like that too.

Paper Punch Scissors! said...

Rusty? never! No one does tattered better. And the designer paper was a perfect choice. Thanks Amy, for a very nice card. I think I'll make my way to pool ;-)

Leslie Miller said...

Love the distressing on this and how you fit it to the sketch. A fabulous card. You're so talented, Amy!

Megan said...

Beautiful! I love the mirror image. Darling.

Eva said...

Amy, this is sooooo BEAUTIFUL!!!! Love the papers you used and your overall design and the sketch is awesome, too!

FojAga said...

I'm so glad I found your blog :) Everything is so beautiful! Greetings from Poland :)

Amber said...

*thump*

That was the sound of my jaw hitting the table, lol! GORGEOUS card my friend! It should be FRAMED!

Linda Robinson said...

This is Gorgeous.. I love it!

~Linda

jknapp00 said...

Perfection!

Michelle said...

This is GORGEOUS!! Love how you did the ripply ribbon!

Oliwiaen said...

It certainly doesn't look rusty. It looks gorgeous!! Even those buttons remind of urchins, and the image is perfect for the idea :-))

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

AWESOME Amy!! Love the rustic/beachy feel of this and the colours and colouring are just gorgeous!! :)

Conniecrafter said...

It looks fantastic, love all the distressing, great coloring of the scene and neat papers, love the way you scrunched up the twill!

Bev J. said...

What a neat card and love the bg papers you used. tfs

Kathy Martin said...

Wow! LOVE this! Terrific texture and papers! :)

Pam S. said...

gorgeous creation Amy! love the words in the background and the ruffled up twill...
lovely image and coloring...LOVE the hand stitching... I have yet to figure the best thread for this! TFS!
Pam Going Postal

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is stunning Amy!!

Dawn Easton said...

Amy, this is beautiful! So peaceful!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is breathtaking Amy! LOVE this!!!

Michele said...

Gorgeous card!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is beautiful Amy! I especially love the way that you used the twill! Now I really can't wait to head to the beach this weekend! :D

Jami said...

Rusty??? What!!?? Are you crazy girl? This is FANTASTIC!!! I always love all the the little details you incorporate!

Cindy Haffner said...

Amy you ROCK, this is STUNNING!!

stephanie said...

Love your use of that stamp.

Judy Rozema said...

EEK!! Love everything about this - but esp. the frillied up twill!

Sonja "Sony" Christoph said...

Gorgeous Amy!!! I just love your style!! Hope you had a fabulous beach vacation :)

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