Friday, June 26, 2015

Down by the Sea

Hello All!

Today's card is all about the beach! To me the beach means relaxing and colorful Adirondack chairs and, being from Michigan, lighthouses.  According to Pure Michigan's website (the official travel site for our state) has more lighthouses then in any other state. Each one is unique and grand in its own way! If you ever head out to this part of the country you should take a lighthouse tour. You will not be disappointed.. 

So that leads me into today's challenges.. Here is my card for today! I hope today's card will provoke some relaxation.. So sit back, sigh, and relax and I please enjoy.

Colors, colors, colors is the hallmark of Summer!
Adirondack chairs are so appropriate for the beach!
And if you visit the state of Michigan you will have many lighthouses to visit.
Summer is all about fun and relaxing.. And that is what Make My Monday Challenge and Brown Sugar Challenge Blog is all about, Summer and the beach. And lets not forget Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where anything goes!

Also, At Make My Monday there is a design team call. I would like to be a part of this diverse and talented team and I feel I could be a good fit.  I enjoy your challenges and are very inspired by them! I hope you would consider my application for this position.
How to:
  1. Printed Adirondack images then colored with approperate Summer colors.
  2. Masked off the chairs and sponged the water, sand, and sky.
  3. Highlighted the water using a white gel pen.
  4. Stamped the lighthouse and colored with mask still in place.
  5. Stamped boat image first on paper then on CS to create a more distant image.
  6. Added stippling to sand to create shadow and texture.
  7. Stamped sentiment.
  8. Matted image with black border.
  9. Cut and scored my CS to 4 1/2" x 4" and mounted the matted image to the base.
For my friends on the Northern Hemisphere have warm Summer days filled with relaxation and fun! Thank you for stopping by and please don't forget to leave a comment good, great, or otherwise! Take care.

All the best,


JoanieMc said...

Your card is AWESOME!!! I love the card and the scene, but I am so amazed at all the techniques you used to get the different effects. You are one talented girl!!! I looked at some of your previous cards and they are equally as great. Thanks for joining the Brown Sugar Challenge and hope to see more of your creations here. You may want to check out Through the Purple Haze as we have openings for DTs. Would love to add you to our group there.

Joanie DT and your new follower!! :-)

JoanieMc said...

We have a few openings on our design team. If you are interested in joining our team, please email me ( with Design Team Call in the subject by July 10th with your name and a link to your blog and pictures of 3 of your best projects.

Petra Swart said...

WOW, what a lovely beach scene you have created, Shawna!!!! Love those colourful chairs!!!! Definitely to cold here to even think of going to the beach!!!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!!

Teresa Kline said...

hello Shawna! this is awesome, I nice walk on the beach would be good right now...thanks for sharing. I am so glad you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

Monika Reeck said...

Dear Shawna
this is soooo beautiful
I can remember the time I was in Bali and sitting at the beach with my hubby
that time no children around us hehehe :)
Is this Digital Image or is this a big stamp Shawna??If it is digi stamp do you have the link to it..
its so great scene and I feel calmdown to see your card ..your coloring so wonderful and looks like a real one..
love this card my friend..
if the follow by email not funktioned dear..would you mind to put my blog addy on your side bar then you will see if I post something new...I always get update of your blog post...and try my best to visiting you
cause you are giving me much inspiration
Big hugs, Monika

Maria said...

Just saw your card over at Make My Monday Challenge and noted how lovely it is! Love the beach pretty! Beautiful it!

Suzi B said...

Gorgeous, sunny beach scene thanks for joining us at MMM
Suzi B DT

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