Friday, April 8, 2016

To The Beach


I found this free digital image in my folder, but it had no name attached, so I don't know who to give credit for the design. I colored it with Copics, adding some sponged clouds with tumbled glass ink. I edged the image and die-cut sentiment panels with a pink fluorescent Copic and added some clear gemstones to the stamped flip-flops and sentiment. The starfish is a Marianne die cut which was sponged with antique linen ink. The dsp is a long-hoarded favorite from SU!

I'm sharing this with the Little Red Wagon #336 challenge which is "celebrate." Retiring is certainly a good reason to celebrate, right?!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Carol

15 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card and theme Carol, and just love your chosen colours...have a great weekend.xx
 {aNNie}

JanR said...

Great card! That starfish is a perfect touch. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

scrAPpamondo said...

Your card makes me wishing the retirement.... ehehe :D It's so sweet and paceful with these colours and the cute image!!! Love the little starfish, it has a great look with the embossing and the distress ink!
Hugs

*Vicki* said...

Such a wonderful design and I never would've thought to pair a Summer type image with retirement, but this is a great idea!! It's wonderful and I love the colors you've used! Have a great weekend! HUGS

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'm not retiring but we can still go to the beach, can't we? Pleeeeeze?! Great card! That starfish is cool. There was a giant sea star on my bedroom ceiling one night. It was going to eat me. Then I realized it was just the ceiling fan, turned off. Phew, dodged a bullet there.

Liz said...

Brilliant card, perfect for a retirement. Love the image. xx

cotnob said...

A brilliant retirement card Carol, such a great design.
Pauline
x

Donna Hanley said...

This is a great retirement card, Carol. Fantastic sky work and I love those flip flops. Have a good upcoming weekend.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I know I will be celebrating when the time comes! This is a great send off to relaxation. Maybe someone will know who the image belongs too. I have so many with no creators name, also.

jimlynn said...

Good golly! I wish I was headed to the beach - but since I'm not I'll just enjoy your card. Love this for a retirement card and the starfish looks real with that sponging.
Lynn

JD/ Jill said...

Great retirement card! Nice design. I was asked to make a retirement card! And I had been thinking along the designs of a beach card...so you have confirmed for me that this is the way to go to make my card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Hope you are enjoying our "snowy" weekend!

Brenda said...

What a delightful retirement card Carol! I love the cute beach sign and flip flops. The starfish is a fun addition. Love the papers too and the color combo. Hugs, Brenda

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

A wonderful summer card Carol, the sky is so beautiful, great colouring and detailing too.

Love and hugs
Maarit

SARN said...

Terrific retirement card! xxx

Daffodil Cards said...

A PERFECT Retirement card, love the image and the details, beautiful colouring.