Tuesday, June 25, 2013

TST #124 Seawall Inspiration

Life has been so busy this past week I just can't seem to find time for myself.  That dreaded four letter word "WORK" keeps getting in the way, but I have to support my addiction to card making!

This week at Try Stampin on Tuesday, our sketch lends itself to so many ideas.
I decided to turn the sketch and make a landscape card in a Clean and Simple form.
While we were in Florida we had the opportunity to collect these seashells just off the seawall from my Brother's place.  Each morning there were several that had washed up and were empty. The one in the picture was one of the smaller ones.  A little bit of scrubbing and they cleaned up well.
These days I find the hardest thing is picking my colour combinations.  Here I have used Pacific Point and Old Olive along with Soft Suede. 

I started by creating a mask using Post-its to make my centre piece.  I then sponged in my green and blue.  Once again using the Post-its I masked for my lines.  Opps, forgot to block off my centre masked area so I accidentally spritzed over the area.  Hopefully this will give the illusion of sand.  Works for me anyway!  Then I stamped my shell and freehand I used my marker to finish off the border.  

I know in the sketch there is further embellishment in the corners, but when I tried to place something there it just became too cluttered looking so decided to go without.

Hope you like what I have come up with.  Now it's your turn.  Need more inspiration, then hop on over to the Try Stampin on Tuesday site to see what the other Great Designers have in store for you.  Don't forget to post your creations so that we can all see what you have come up with.

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  1. Fantastic take on the sketch! I love this clean and simple look - great job.

  2. Found your website from Glenda's - love your card! TFS