Friday, August 31, 2012

Relaxing with a Sketch


The challenge cue card for the CASology week #8 is "relax." My mind went straight to the beach when I saw the cue card this week, and I made a simple beach scene with turquoise water, billowy clouds in a blue sky, and a sandy beach. I added a touch of diamond stickles to the edge of the beach, and some white gel pen accents to the shoreline and water. The sentiment is by SNSS.


This thank-you card is for this weeks Freshly Made Sketch #50. I used a retired SU! stamp set called Love ya Bunches, coloring with Copics in colors to compliment the MME Moments dsp. The background was embossed with a CB Decorative Tiles ef, and the border was punched with a SU! fancy scallop punch. The gingham ribbon is from Pizzazz Aplenty.

Enjoy your Friday, and I wish all my American friends a great Labor Day holiday weekend!

Carol

17 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, This beach scene is phenomenal. I can just see myself sitting there watching that beautiful water. Your second card is just as sweet as can be. I love that little wheel barrel of flowers. I wish my flowers looked half as good as these do. I'm afraid mine have been neglected this year. Well there is always next year's garden to look forward to. Enjoy your weekend and find some time to relax.

Bonnie said...

This is so fresh and pretty! I love the way you interpreted this sketch!

Bonnie said...

And Carol, that beach scene is gorgeous! One of the best beach scenes I can remember!

Beebeebabs said...

Love love love both cards - you did a great job on both tfs!!!

Ardyth said...

Love the beach scene - very relaxing (partly because it is not at all crowded! lol). Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous inking and colouring and I love the texture of the sand! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

jimlynn said...

Both are wonderful! LOVE that beach scene - SO relaxing looking and a beautiful card.
Cute and pretty second card too! Really like the design!
Lynn

Tracey McNeely said...

Love both cards, your beach scene is fabulous. Thank you so much for joining us at CASology this week!

Rosemary said...

both cards are lovely! fun take on the cue word!! thanks so much for playing along with CASology!!

Denise Price said...

Great summery cards. I especially like the beach scene--it looks so natural.

StampTramps said...

Wow, you're good at CAS!!!!!!

Tui Nathan said...

Beautiful cards .... love the embossed background and awesome take on our sketch!
Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

These are wonderful, Carol! I have Love Ya Bunches, and never have I inked it!

Denise Marzec said...

Great cards, Carol...I'm especially loving that beach card. The sand is awesome looking!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Great job on both challenges, Carol. I just love the way you did the "sand" and your clouds are puffy awesomeness! Stunning take on FMS, too!!

Jen Brum said...

Beautiful card Carol! Love the colours!!! Fabulous colouring job! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Ann Schach said...

What a pretty card! I love the texture, patterns of paper and ribbon! Your coloring is perfect. Thanks for playing with Freshly Made Sketches!