And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Paradise Vacation

Hello Sweet Stampin' Friends!  Happy "Hump Day!"

Today is my day to post on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Blog so I thought I would share my sample cards with you as well.

Every once in a while, it's nice to break away from the busyness of life and enjoy a little piece of paradise!  Last week my hubby and I, along with Kody, our golden retriever, took off and headed for our definition of paradise...the beach!  I love to wake up early and look out the window to the beach below and listen to the rhythmic sound of waves breaking on the shore.  That's the scene I tried to create in my card sample for today.

Creative Nugget:  The beach scene from the "Ocean Paradise" clear stamp set was stamped on a piece of Neenah Solar White card stock and colored with Copic Markers.  A little bit of white gel pen and Stickles highlight the waves.  The window die was cut from Barely Banana card stock and mounted on top of the beach scene. Some Baker's twine was used for the tie backs, and a little cheesecloth and shells adorn the window sill.  The wall paper and chair rail were made from some My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found" patterned paper and Smokey Shadow card stock. Everything was mounted on a Smokey Shadow card base.

The inspiration for the colors for this card came from the CR84FN56 challenge which was to use yellow,  gray, and a neutral.

Look who else has found time to relax at the beach...

It's RHUBARB from the new "Summertime Rhubarb" clear stamp set! This set just happens to be the prize up for grabs at The Sweet Stop this week.  Check out the fabulous sketch and play along for a chance to win!

Not everyone can slip away to the beach, so I thought I would bring the beach to you!  I hope you can find time to enjoy a little piece of Paradise wherever you happen to be today!

Thanks for stopping by!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Ocean Paradise (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko), Wild Honey and Tumbled Glass Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper: Neenah Solar White (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Barely Banana (SU!), Smokey Shadow (PTI), Lost and Found (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories:  Window Die (ODBD), Diamond Stickles (Ranger), Lemon Drop Baker's Twine, Cheesecloth, Shells, Signo Gel Pen, Copic Markers BG10, 57, 70, 72, 75, 78, 90, 93, 96; B52; Y21, 26; YR30; W00, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9


LeAnne said...

Oh my, looking at that beach scene, I can hear the waves and smell the salt air! Delightful! Hope you're having a great summer!

Mona Pendleton said...

Both cards are wonderful Cathy! Love the beach scene and sweet bear! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Shannon White said...

Miss Cathy, these are both Fabulous! Love the Your Sweet Rhubarb and your Wonderful Beach scene through the Awesome window you created! Terrific dp's and love the little sea shells you added too! So Glad you could join us at CR84FN!


Pauline said...

Two delightful cards Cathy, I love them both! Thanks for joining us at CR84Fn this week!

Janice M said...

LOVE your window card Cathy!!! That cheescloth looks awesome with it too.

Deborah Frings said...

Both your cards are just lovely. Love the beach scene! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Kelley said...

Cathy, love your pretty card! Love the twine tiebacks on the ODBD window die cut! So fresh and summery!

Denise Marzec said...

These are both such great cards....but let me gush a little over the beachy card....I seriously love EVERY detail and this is the prettiest way I've seen this image colored. I LOOOOOVE your shading (especially on the umbrella) and how it all sits in a window. Brilliant.