Wednesday’s Design by Robbie

Well I blew it after all. I was supposed to used Sahara Sand on Monday as my color and I had picked Real Red to go with it. Needless to say I focused on the Real Red and forgot the Sahara Sand. To make up for it I used Sahara Sand in today’s card.

I had wanted to create a summer scene using flip flops or other summer wear. I needed the Adirondack chair and only had an embossing plate so I embossed it then sponged on some color to make it pop then cut it out. I wanted to use the Sahara Sand as the sand on the beach so I cut a piece and tore the edge. Then I used Itty Bitty Backgrounds to stamp some flecks for dimension. I then needed water so I used Buckaroo Blue and tore the edge as I wanted the horizon to look like the waves on the ocean (I think I need to work on this as it looks like a huge wave getting ready to crash on the beach and wipe out the chair and umbrella 🙂 ). I then wanted to add some foam so it looked like the waves tumbling onshore and white caps so using a spong and white craft ink I played. Not bad, but I have seen others that were better. I then added my sun and sponged in the sky. The scene needed something on the right hand side so I thought about a beach umbrella. Again I did not have a stamp so I went looking at my punches and wondered if I could use the scallop punch to create it. I think it worked out nicely, what do you think? I masked the scallops and used Mellow Moss to sponge it. I then felt I needed some shells on the beach so I used Crab & company to make the starfish and clam shell. I added some birds in the sky and I was done. What do you think? I had fun playing!

Stamps: Crab & Company, Itty Bitty Backgrounds Paper: Barely Banana, Buckaroo Blue (last year’s in color), Sahara Sand, white Ink: Barely Banana, Bashful Blue, Buckaroo Blue, Cameo Coral, Creamy Caramel, Mellow Moss, Sahara Sand, Summer Sun, Whisper White Craft Accessories: Summer Sun – Cameo Coral – Basic Black markers, Lasting Impressions Beach Scene embossing template, stylus, white gel pen, sponges, dimensionals.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

One Comment

  1. Robbie you are so creative. Loved the card and colors and how you came up with doing each phase of the card. Sandy B

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