>> Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Every card is an adventure for me, and this one was a big one. This started out as a shabby chic card in my head. It was going to be light blue and green and have shells - it was even going to be a birthday card - lol! The blues turned out darker than I wanted, then I forgot it was shabby chic, then I saw the new Flamingo Palm Tree Scene stamp and wanted to add it...so I ended up with something that reminds me more of Jimmy Buffet than shabby chic. I am singing some Buffet songs in my head right now as I type.
When I colored up the anchor, it didn't match so I stippled on some white paint to look like barnacles. Then, I added in some wood planks made using the Wood Grain background stamp, and in the background, I used the 4-in-1 Seashell stamp. The sentiment is the new Summer Story Greeting. Everything was colored up using Tim Holtz Distress Ink except for the Flamingo which is colored with watercolor pencils.
Hope your week is going well.