Is it time to hit the beach? I love beach scenes. But, since I live in Ohio I don’t get to see the ocean and sand very often. I have found I can create one when I want to escape. So this morning I took a trip to the beach for a little R & R in stamping.
I also have a bit of blog candy for you. I am giving this Card away along with the Beautiful Inkadinkado Sand Castle Stamp I created it with.
To throw your hat in the ring for a chance to win this card and stamp, please leave me a comment on this post telling me to enter you. If you are getting this blog update via e-mail you will need to click this link and then leave a comment on the post: http://zindorf.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2009/05/30/sand-castle-kind-of-day-tutorial-217-and-blog-candy/
I will select the winner on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 using a random number generator. Good luck everyone!
Now let’s go to the beach!
|Stamps: Inkadinkado Sand Castle|
|Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Pacific Point & Creamy Caramel|
|Ink: Stampin’ Up Creamy Caramel, Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Close to Cocoa|
|Accessories: Versamark pad & Marker, Prismacolor markers, White Gel Pen, Post it Note, Brayer, Clear embossing powder, heat gun, Sponge, Ribbon, Red Brads|
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Stamped the Sand Castle on a 3.5″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White card stock by first loading my stamp with Versamark and then Creamy Caramel ink before stamping it.
Heat embossed the image using clear embossing powder and a heat gun.
Colored in the castle with an Eggshell Prismacolor marker.
Added Blondwood Prismacolor Marker to the darker areas of the castle.
Getting darker yet I added Walnut Prismacolor Marker to the right side of the shadow areas.
Added a touch of Deco Peach Prismacolor Marker to the shells.
Colored in the flag with a Crimson Red Prismacolor Marker.
Colored over the castle and the shells with a Versamark marker and heat embossed the images using clear embossing powder and a heat gun.
Now that my images are heat embossed I can brayer my back ground in and the embossing will resist the ink.
Brayered Baja Breeze ink at the top of the card stock.
Brayered a bit of Pacific Point ink at the top of the card stock.
Brayered Creamy Caramel ink at the bottom of the card stock.
Masked the sky area of the scene with a Post it note.
Sponged Pacific Point ink at the post it note edge and onto the card stock to create a horizon line.
Wiped the ink off of my embossed images using an old cotton towel.
Sponged a bit more Pacific Point ink at the top of the card stock to create some interest in the sky area.
Sponged a bit of Close to Cocoa ink under the castle to create a bit of a shadow.
Added white gel pen dots at the water edge to create foam.
Used my Big Shot and the dot Texture plate on my Pacific Point Panel.
Sponge a bit of Not Quit Navy at the top of the main image panel. Also sponged Not Quite Navy around the edge of the Textured Pacific Point Panel.
Assembled the card, added ribbon and red brads.
Here it is finished measuring 5.25″ square.
May your day be filled with relaxing scenes. If not, make one!
Until my next post. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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