Thursday, August 22, 2013

Seaside Thoughts

You know what?  It's been a while since my last card featuring By the Seashore...I just checked and my last seashell card was posted in February.  What's up with that?!  But I've got a new one for you today!

Believe it or not, I got the idea for the color combo from some lady's outfit I saw when I was out walking my dogs earlier this week.  I used Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, and Midnight Muse, what do you think?  Also, it's a bit hard to tell unless you click on the picture to see it larger, but I put a teeny tiny pearl in the center of each shell.

The sketch is courtesy of Create with Connie and Mary:

But of course I modified it a little to do three seashells.  Well, two shells and a starfish.

Last night I had insomnia so I was on the computer just putting around when I realized that my photos--particularly for scrapbook pages--were showing up really small.  After some tinkering around I figured out how to make them bigger, which makes me happy because it's easier to see details without clicking on the photos.  So I hope that makes you happier too :)

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  By the Seashore, Four You
Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Midnight Muse
Paper:  Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, retired Calypso Coral DSP
Accessories:  Basics Pearls, Dimensionals


Tanya said...

I think its a fabulous color combo! And yeay for bigger pics! :)

Margaret Raburn said...

Lovely card with such a pretty color combination! It reminds me of the sea and sunsets! I really like this set and how you've used it! Yep, I see those sweet little pearls! Pretty! Thanks for joining us for the Create with Connie and Mary Sketch challenge this week!

Margaret Raburn said...

p.s. Yes, I like the bigger pictures too!

Melissa Davies said...

I love when the most random things give us inspiration! I love your card and how you used (3) images instead of just one! Thanks for joining us in the sketch challenge this week at Createi with Connie and Mary!

Connie said...

Very pretty color combination! I'm always looking around and jotting down colors that work together in fabrics and decorations! Love the shells...great take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Deb said...

I am loving these colors together! And I love the shells! A very bright and fun card! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Mary Brown said...

How fun Christy! I just LOVE your happy colors! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Nicole Tugrul said...

Great colors, love it when you get inspiration out of nowhere! Fantastic card, so glad you joined us for the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!