Sunday, August 16, 2015

Stay on the Beach!

Hello Everyone,

I have been M.I.A. for quite sometime due to family visits, kids camps, etc. but I am back in the saddle and ready to jump in with both feet.. So for today I want to share a card that I created for two challenges.. A color challenge from Color Throwdown and a themed challenge from The Male Room.

Here is my card for tonight.. I hope I haven't lost my Mo-Jo since I've been gone.

The shell is the star of the show
The sand color is perfect with the
lightly shaded shells..
Added a bit of Spritz to the card to create a sense of it
being wet or salty.
I would have to give most of the credit for this amazing card to my embossing folder from Spellbinders.. It is so beautiful and full of dimension all I had to do was add some color; more about that later.

The colors remind me of the ocean at Seaside in the lovely state of Florida. Click here to learn more. The blues of the water and white sand beaches are, in my opinion, the most beautiful in the world.  For those who haven't been there, put it on your list of places to travel; I promise it will not disappoint!!

Challenges Entering:
The Color Throwdown: keyword ctd355
The Male Room: TMR#15-16; Vacation or on the Beach


Oh how fun to craft again.. However, when I got to my table I just stared at it and thought it was over.. Creativity gone.. Oh thank goodness I was wrong...

How to:

  1. Cut and scored white CS to an A2 size card. Set aside.
  2. Dry embossed seashell/beach image on gray CS. 
  3. Felt the embossed image saying oooooo and ahhhhh
  4. Colored the embossed shell using PrismaColor pencils then smoothing out with Gamsol.
  5. Rubbed the rest of the image with the side of my colored pencils showing more dimension.
  6. Adhered patterned paper to my card base followed by the seashell/beach image.
  7. Die cut the 'relax' sentiment 3x and sandwiching them together.
  8. Die cut 'relax' once more using white CS and shaded the word using the same blues.
  9. Offset the shaded sentiment for dimension.
Phew I got through this without incident.. I want to thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed your stay with TheGrandStampede. I am glad to be back in Blogland!! Take care all and see you soon.

All the Best,


Monika Reeck said...


it looks like salty or wet
you are successfull to coloring that main Sea Shell
I love this all blue on your card
and really manly
I hope you have a great weekend and Shawna join at our challenge at Night Shift Stamping the theme is so easy Paper Piecing
I give you the link hope it is okay for you sweety
and hope your envelope come soon to your home...cant wait of your comment hehe
hugs, Monika

PS: the link is here:

Dawn Turley said...

a fabulous card Shawna. The colours are stunning

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous Shawna, I like the shell the colours and the lovely texture
Kevin xx

Petra Swart said...

So nice to have a post from you again, Shawna!!! Your card is really stunning - it looks like a real shell you've got there on it!!! For sure you haven't lost your Mojo!!!
(Would have been so nice if I could fly over to have a look if the Florida beaches are as beautiful as the South African ones!!!! I'm sure they are!!!!)
Have a great week!!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Shawna, your mojo is definitely still going strong as this is such a beautiful card! Love all the texture and shimmery details you included! A great use of the throwdown colors!

Vickie Z said...

Love that big shell, the embossing, and sparkle!! Perfect sentiment!! So glad you joined us at CTD!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, great texture! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown.

Deborah Frings said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love all the texture and the image is just right for the challenge. Sorry I'm so late commenting, thanks for playing along with The Male Room's Vacation/Beach challenge!

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