Friday, July 7, 2017

Beach Wedding

Happy Friday, y'all!  We're getting the kiddo back on his regular schedule of naps; he took two pretty good ones yesterday so I managed to get today's card done and got started on a scrapbook layout.  And I like how this card turned out!

I used some retired stamps on here, we'll get to that in a minute.  Do you like the color variation on the shell and starfish?  I inked them both up with Crushed Curry, and then used a sponge dauber to add some Cajun Craze ink.  For the shell, I just did a bit on the center of the whorl; for the starfish, I held the dauber at an angle to only get the outside edges of the starfish.  Took me a couple of tries to get them both looking how I wanted, but we got there in the end.  The bottom part is Thick Whisper White (I ran out of regular WW, can you believe it?) sponged with Dapper Denim; the strip with the sentiment is another piece of Whisper White adhered on the top of the sponged piece, and I tore the bottom edge of that strip so it would look kinda like a wave coming in.

I'm entering this card in several challenges!  First up is this week's Freshly Made Sketch:

Next is the challenge from Fusion:
(Obviously I used the picture but not the sketch, hee).  But we're not done yet!  I squidged this challenge together with another theme; check out the challenge from Retro Rubber:

A beach wedding card sounded like a good idea today.  I've had By the Seashore (shell stamps) since at least 2012, so five years, and in fact I used that stamp set on my very first blog post here.  Gorgeous Grunge has been in my collection since 2013, and Rose Wonder is the baby at a mere one year old.  And my fishy card from a couple weeks ago was chosen as a Top Pick at Retro Rubber, so that's cool!

And just one more challenge for good measure, the Color Throwdown:

The challenge writeup said dark red for the first color, but it really looked more like dark orange to me, so I used Cajun Craze with Dapper Denim, Crushed Curry, Whisper White and of course Crumb Cake for the sand.  (I almost used Sahara Sand because...sand...but I thought Crumb Cake worked a little better with the other colors this time.)

I think my kiddo will be ready for his nap pretty soon, so we're going to read a book until he falls asleep ;D and then I'm going to go work on that scrapbook layout.  Cheers y'all, and happy Friday!

Supplies, all SU! (some retired)
Stamps:  By the Seashore, Gorgeous Grunge, Rose Wonder
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Dapper Denim, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Thick Whisper White
Accessories:  Stitched Shapes Framelits, retired Pearls, Dimensionals


Amy O said...

I love your creative inking techniques on this card! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Katy McGloin said...

Wow, you combined these 4 challenges so perfectly! Beach weddings are so popular and this card will be so appreciated. Love the blue "waves"! Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber this week. Love seeing you in our gallery!

Jan Clothier said...

Oh Christy, you've used one of my favourite retired sets! Love those shells and what you've done with them. What's not to like here? Sponging - big tick, torn wave edge - big tick, great colours - big tick, stitched details - big tick, and grungy background - extra big tick. Thanks so much for joining us again at Retro Rubber.

Claire said...

A great combo of challenges Christy...the inked starfish and shell look gorgeous in those rustic colours. I love that you've made a beach themed wedding card!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love this beachy design! Thanks so much for joining us at Color Throwdown!

Neva Cole said...

What a wonderful card for the ever popular beach wedding theme! Lovely job with the colors and combining the challenges. Thank you for playing along with us at Retro Rubber!

Jen Timko said...

You made these stamps look fresh and totally new. Love the coloring on the images. So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Claire Grantham said...

This is awesome Christy, I really LOVE a different twist on a wedding card, I love the beachy feel of this, your card is making me want to dip my toes into the sea, thanks for playing with us again at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

creative lady said...

Wow Christy, love your card, I'm just imagining attending a wedding on the beach. Thanks for the inspiration and playing along with Retro Rubber.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Hello Christy: I've never been to a Beach Wedding but that must be so awesome, having the Ocean as a backdrop, listening to the waves crash on the shore, so very romantic.
Your card is beautiful, your shell images look amazing and creating this beach here, with this "wave" coming, is nothing short of fabulous!!!!!
Thank you for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you play again soon.
Maria Rodriguez.

Kelly S. said...

So pretty! Love the way you have inked the starfish and shell, beautiful!

Christine Traversa said...

I would have never thought to do this and I thank you for sharing your inspiring creativity. Lovely card! Thanks for joining the RR challenge!

Katy McGloin said...

Christy, I want to congratulate you for your card being chosen as our invitation to being a guest designer for an upcoming challenge. Your lovely card was a hit with the design team!! :)