Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Relaxin' on the Beach

Today I wanted to make a card for the challenge at Simplicity - One Layer Wednesday Challenge #90 - Dudes Rule (make a one layer masculine card).  One layer cards are definitely a challenge for me ... but I think I'm getting the hang of it.  I have learned so much recently from participating in the Featured Stamper Challenge at SCS ... two of the recent featured stampers are experts at one layer cards (Heather Telford, Susan Bridgman).  I have learned a lot from looking through their galleries on SCS.

I also wanted to participate in the Color Throwdown Challenge (CTD194 - crumb cake, poppy parade, very vanilla and soft sky - or colors as close as possible).  This is only my second time entering this challenge - last week I made a very involved (for me) card with lots of layers and die-cuts.  This time, I'm entering the same one layer card as above - and it is the opposite from my entry last week.  :)

Hope you like.

"Relaxin' on the Beach"


Stamps:  Umbrella Beach, Feel the Sand (Stampendous)
Paper:  Watercolor
Ink:  Stazon Black, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Baja Breeze (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Blender pen, Stamp-a-ma-jig, post-it notes for masking, sponge



I stamped the image in Stazon Black and then colored in the scene with my Stampin' Write markers and a blender pen.  I masked around the outline and then sponged Baja Breeze for the sky.

I stamped the sentiment using the Stamp-a-ma-jig for positioning.

14 comments:

  1. OMG Loll, what a relaxing beach scene and Perfect sentiment. Yes, you definitely have the hang of one layer cards. I am impressed. TFS Nancy L

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  2. What a perfect summer day! Love your cards.

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  3. Beautiful and I love that stamp!

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  4. Loll, this is a gorgeous beach scene and a great use of the throwdown colors! So glad to see you play along with us again!

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  5. This is lovely - so relaxing!

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  6. Loll, I'd say you're sorta getting the hang of it. It could use a lot of work, however. NOT! Leave it to you to make a one layer card look like it has several layers and texture and artistic coloring ... aah!

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  7. Simply lovely piece of art!

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  8. I LOVE this!!! So peaceful looking...I think I want to be there!! LOL!

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  9. Great use of the colors...I'd love for you to link up with me at 52 Card Pickup this week!

    http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/06/52-card-pickup-week-22.html

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  10. Wow Loll, Your card is awesome! Beautiful watercoloring, and such a great sentiment! Thanks for playing along with the OLW challenge last week!

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  11. I am very glad I have spent time to google you, you have talent

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  12. Loll, your one layer and CAS cards are so nice. Whether on your blog or your SCS gallery, I always enjoy taking a look *smiling*. I agree with Anonymous, "You've Got Talent!"

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  13. WOW! This is perfect! Reminds me of my trip to Hawaii!!!

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