Good Afternoon, I arrived home to Ohio from Jacksonville, Florida late last night. I was excited to get into my craft room and create something that was inspired by Jacksonville Beach. It amazes me that I can be strolling the beach in the morning and be home in cold Ohio in the evening to see snow on the ground. Airplanes are the best thing!
I won’t be home long though. I have today and tomorrow to pack for the brayer workshops I will be teaching in ST. Louis on Friday and Saturday. I have driven through ST. Louis before, but have not had the pleasure to stop. I’m very excited!
But before I start packing I wanted to created this card. This card was inspired by my stroll on the beach yesterday and a couple of photos that I took as a reminder. I never realized how many feathers are on the beach, but it makes perfect sense with all the birds that are scurrying to and fro.
I took many photos and will edit them and save them for future inspiration. If you want to see more pics, here is a link: http://zindorf.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/travel-photos/
Before I get into the tutorial, I have a blog candy winner to announce!!!!! The winner of this Stampin’ Up! set Wanted is . . . . . . . . . . . drum roll please. . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . .
Peggy S from Ohio who wrote “YeeHaw! Count me in the drawing for this set I should have got, but didn’t. Hope you have a great class and some warmer weather! Thanks for the chance to win!
Peggy S, please e-mail your shipping address to firstname.lastname@example.org within 30 days to claim your stamp set!
Thanks everyone for playing along. Hope it is you next time!
Now, without further ado, let’s start the tutorial. . . . . .
|Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Nest and Itty Bitty Backgrounds
|Paper: Stampin’ Up Designer Paper Autumn Meadows, Card Stock Whisper White, Chocolate Chip and Creamy Caramel.
|Ink: Stampin’ Up! Taken with Teal, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Basic Black, Brilliant Blue, Tempting Turquoise
|Accessories: Stampin’ Up! Markers Blush Blossom, Really Rust, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip and Sahara Sand, Modern Label Punch, Piercing Tools, Tempting Turquoise Brads, Sponges, Brayer and White Gel Pen
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Brayered Tempting Turquoise at an angle on a 3.5″ square piece of Whisper White card stock.
At the same angle, brayered Brilliant Blue ink, not covering the Tempting Turquoise ink entirely.
Brayered Creamy Caramel ink on the opposite corner of the card stock.
Stamped the shell and feather stamps from the Stampin’ Up set Nature’s Nest with Basic Black ink.
Added Creamy Caramel and Tempting Turquoise marker to the feather and the shells.
Added Blush Blossom marker to the shells.
Added White Gel Pen to the feather as highlights, to the shell and also made dots with it to indicate sea foam where the Tempting Turquoise and Creamy Caramel meet.
Added a bit of Really Rust Marker tot he shells.
Blended the Really Rust marker in with a Creamy Caramel marker. This softens the hard lines.
Added a shadow on the shells and feather with a Sahara Sand Marker.
Sponged the edges of the card stock with Chocolate Chip ink.
Added a bit more Sahara Sand marker to the right sides of the shell to add a bit of depth.
Punch a Modern Label out of Tempting Turquoise and Chocolate Chip card stock.
Cut the sides off of the Chocolate Chip punch and glued it to the Tempting Turquoise one. It is not show in the photo, but I sponged Taken with Teal ink around the edge of the label.
Glued a piece of Designer paper to a 5.5″ piece of Creamy Caramel card stock.
Using my piercing tools, pierced holes in the bottom of the Creamy Caramel card stock.
Drew a line from pierce hole to hole with a Chocolate Chip marker to create some faux stitching.
Assembled the rest to the card front, adding the punched label and a very skinny piece of Chocolate Chip card stock.
Added to Tempting Turquoise brads.
Sponged Chocolate Chip ink around the edges of the card front.
Stamped the speckle stamp from the Itty Bitty Backgrounds set with Creamy Caramel and Chocolate Chip ink on the card front.
Sponge Taken with Teal ink on the top left corner of the card stock to extend the scene into the background panels.
Added White Gel pen dots on the background panels to extend the sea foam.
Here is the finished card measuring 5.5″ square.
I hope you enjoy this beaching scene even though it is the middle of winter.
Before I close today, here is a funny that was sent to me by a dear friend in New York.
I was in the restaurant yesterday when I suddenly realized I desperately
needed to pass gas. The music was really, really loud, so I timed my
gas with the beat of the music.After a couple of songs, I started to feel better. I finished my coffee,
and noticed that everybody was staring at me….
Then I suddenly remembered that I was listening to my iPod.
…and how was your day?
Until my next post. . . . . .
Get ready for Brayer Workshops! I am coming to:
St. Louis, Missouri (Sold Out)
Raleigh, North Carolina (Sold Out)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Boise area of Meridian, Idaho
Riverside, California (Southern California)
St. Cloud, Minnesota
North Chili, New York (near Rochester)
New Johnsonville, Tennessee
Kenova (Huntington), West Virginia
Middleburg Heights, Ohio
Piedmont, Alabama (Near GA border close to Cedartown)
Auburn, Washington (near Seattle)
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
North Liberty, Indiana
Here is a link to my workshop calendar where you can see all of my travel schedule and to get info on beginner and advanced Brayer workshops: http://zindorf.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/workshop-calendar
Link to my Stampin’ Up website where you can order all of your must have Stampin’ Up products from me 24-7: http://michellezindorf.stampinup.net
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