Aug 22, 2016

Live In The Sunshine

Good Monday Morning!
Donna Phelan here again with another card to share with you!

I die cut the Picket Fence by Amy Design twice out of card stock and then layered them together.  Then I used different inks to create a distress, weather-worn look, just by swiping the pad directly on to the card stock. 

Sponged in my sky and sand so I would know where to place my fence, foliage and sea life.

The sea life were die cut using the Sand Dollar And Starfish by Cheery Lynn.  I used a glitter paper for each, you can see the shimmer and shine in the light.  I also added some greenery, die cutting Foliage 2 by Paper Smooches in 2 different shades of green card stock.  Added some seagulls in flight and my sentiment, stamped in Black Licorice ink.

I also added a bit of Stickles to mimic sand. 
Can you feel the cool breeze, and smell the light scent of cocoa butter in the air?
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  1. What a fabulous card Donna, you have made it look so much like a real life beach scene!
    I love all the different textures, particularly the sea life. Such a lovely sentiment too. Congratulations, a
    real work of art!

  2. What a beautiful scene you've created for us today! This is so stunning and those starfish and sand dollars just "need" to come home with me. ;0)

  3. Love your sponging background for the sky and sand......the shell dies look so real with all the detail on them. Just beautiful! So real looking.

  4. Oh Donna I just love this scene! Yes by golly I can feel a cool breeze (oh wait ... that was the a/c kicking on ... my mistake) lol. Awesome creation and fun inspiration! Thanks

  5. Ooooh, Donna! Not just a card, but a walk on the beach, and a scene full of gifts from the sea! I can smell the fresh salt air, and the hear the gentle blowing of the wind as your waves crash just beyond the sight line of your card! It's a magnificent creation, and such wonderful details. Thanks for explaining how you achieved all the colors and textures!

  6. Wow that is a totally cool beach scene!! Your sky and sand are just awesome and great idea with the shimmer paper for the sand dollars and starfish!

  7. I maybe on vacation, but I had to tell you that this is a gorgeous masterpiece by you.


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