Friday, July 19, 2013

Simon Says - By the Sea


The challenge for this week's Simon Says Stamp challenge is "by the sea." In the midst of this east coast heat wave, all I want to do is make cards that make me feel cooler, so being by the water does the trick! I'm using a SNSS image which was heat embossed first, colored with Copics (for the water) and then sponged with color for the sky. The twine is from Lawn Fawn, the little hexagons on the right are negatives from a SSS hexagon border die, and the tiny tag is from SU! The dsp is unknown and was given to me by a generous sweet friend (thanks Mary Anne). I almost wish I was on that sailboat right now to catch some cool ocean breezes - but then I quickly remember how sick I get when I'm out on the ocean, so I'll just stay put here on dry hot land :)

Stay cool and have a great day!!!

Carol

13 comments:

JD/ Jill said...

Carol, This is so beautifully done...Wow! And would you believe, that I have this beautiful stamp set, and have not used it yet? You have definitely inspired me...

Carol, Just like you, I have been making more cards lately, so I can stay inside out of all this heat! I've been making Christmas cards so it will make me feel cooler...LOL
Hope you have a good day, and Keep Cool.

Benzi said...

Carol, this is sopretty. I love your sponged sky and the water looks so cool and inviting.

Hope you have a great weekend and it cools down for you.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I can feel the breeze... not! Oh well, it is a nice thought while staring at this gorgeous card. Thanks for the reminder of the SSS challenge.

Jingle said...

This is so beautiful! I love the colors you used in the scene! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Donna Hanley said...

Very pretty, relaxing, cool card. I like the idea of using those hexagon negatives. Your twine just goes along with the nautical theme. It is terrible out, stay in and stay cool.

Renee said...

Carol this is absolutely stunning!

scrappymo! said...

This truly is a relaxing card. I love how you did the sky...I guess you masked the sun...I have not tried that yet but sure like the look of it!

I sat out in the gazebo from about noon till 4 pm. It is 34 degrees but I was shaded...still I went into the RV and brought out a fan! Just have to be pretty careful about where you point it! lol

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful scene, Carol! It reminds me of my dad's place on the lake. Such beautiful sunsets there. I miss being there. Thanks for the memory!

downrightcrafty said...

this is gorgeous great scene and image and love the texture on the papers
Hugs Kate xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

LOVE this card - just right for males too. xxx

Jo Nevill said...

Gorgeous card, what a super scene

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge this week

Hugs

Jo x

Tanya R. said...

This is such a gorgeous card. I am very impressed with the coloring and inspired that you used sponge for the background. TFS

Korin said...

THIS IS FABULOUS!! :)