Sunday, September 13, 2020

Tumbling Shells

Hi everyone.  I'm back today with another summery card using a fabulous new background called Tumbling Shells (Simon Says Stamp).  This is a large 6"x 6" background that I coloured and then cut up into two smaller pieces to make two cards.  I find photographing pastel colours so difficult.  The background has a pearl sheen, which adds another challenge to photographing.

I started by wetting my mixed media card front and sprinking with perfect pearls.  Used a brush to brush over the whole surface of the card creating a lovely pearl sheen for the background.  Stamped the seashells in versamark and heat embossed in white.  Then used diluted deep colours of distress inks to paint some of the shells and starfish (salty ocean, wild honey, aged mahogany).  Cut up my card to create this rectangle panel and popped it up over a stamped sentiment (tumbled glass).

I made a second card using part of the same panel.  This time I framed it with a stitched rectangle.  Used a different sentiment for this one.
Had fun using this background as the main part of my card and just adding a sentiment.  This is a new-to-me stamp, so I'm heading over to add to the NBUS #18 gallery.  Hope to see you there!






Stamps: Tumbling Shells (Simon Says Stamp); Feel Sand - retired (Stampendous); Life's a Beach - retired (STAMPlorations)
Paper: Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink: Versamark; Distress Inks:  Salty Ocean, Wild Honey, Aged Mahogany, Tumbled Glass (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  Perfect Pearls - Pearl; brush, water mister, white embossing powder, heat tool, water brush

Challenges:
NBUS #18 Challenge

26 comments:

Daffodil Cards said...

AH! yes I can feel the sand, 2 gorgeous cads Loll, beautiful background and colours.
Faith x

Colleen said...

What a fabulous card...love your soft pastel colors and the color of the sand...sentiment is awesome too!!

Sandy said...

If you got it flaunt it!!!! And Sugar I think you got it.
Beautifully created.
Sandy xx

Sandy said...

Since I am watching your videos I might as well try a couple of your recipes. Those Spanakopita Rolls look delicious!
Sandy xx

Nstiz said...

These are so well done and you are one of the few designers I know who can emboss in white and not have white flecks all over it. I do love the pastels too- a perfect way to wave goodbye to summer.

Susan said...

Two beautiful versions, Loll! Lovely summery colours and great designs. I love the sentiment on the second one!

Linda said...

These are beautiful, what a gorgeous stamp. Great job with the heat embossing and I love the soft pastel shades ..... really beautiful cards xx

Bonnie said...

Two awesome Summer cards, Lolly! Love the colors of the shells and starfish and the fantastic sentiments! I'll bet that pearly sheen is just awesome!

Pat said...

Fabulous Loll, and the lovely pearl sheen on the background goes so beautifully with the shells and starfish and I adore the colours, and the blue stamped sentiments..both lovely! x

Brenda said...

Wow!! Love these cards Loll! Love that background stamp too. I love the way you colored these shells and starfish on this background, the pearl is so pretty, the colors look amazing, so soft but but vibrant-how does that work?! lol Love the sentiments in the tumbled glass, so pretty and very summer cards for sure! Makes me want to go back to the ocean, but to cooler weather of course! Hugs, Brenda

TK said...

Very pretty, Loll, love the shells and pretty coloring. I have yet to try coloring on colored cs, but alas, I will some day... until then, I'll enjoy your wizardry!

Christine Alexander said...

wow I bet your card really sparkles IRL with that covering of perfect pearls. Love the sea shell background :)

Darnell said...

I would love a cottage on the beach and in the guest bathroom I would love to have this as the wallpaper! Wouldn't that be gorgeous, Lolly?! It's too bad the camera can't pick up the pearliness, but we can use our imaginations and I do love the pastel colors you used! (Thank you for sharing at NBUS!) Hugs, Dolly

nancy littrell said...

Love your perfect pearl background and can just imagine the beautiful sheen, Lolly. Love your soft pastel watercoloring of the larger shells. Awesome getting 2 beautiful CAS card designs out of one stamped background image. The perfect sentiments too. TFS my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Ros Crawford said...

Oh they are gorgeous!!! I love them. What a beautiful stamp and the PP with the inks makes them so lush and so pretty!

Marcia Hill said...

Two beautiful cards Loll! Love the stamp and how you colored it too...and even though I can't see the pearlescent shine, I can imagine how lovely it must look! It sure doesn't feel like Summer anymore in my neck of the woods...definitely a Fall and cool feeling in the air! I like Fall! Hugs. :0)

Brenda in IN said...

This captures the beach scene so well. It makes me want to walk on the beach and look for shells. Lovely sentiments too. Can't wait to play with perfect pearls and make something gorgeous.

HilaryJane said...

Gorgeous stamp, I love how you have coloured it and can imagine the sheen, 2 beautiful cards xx

Mac Mable said...

What a creative way to use the perfect pearls Loll and I will definitely be giving that idea a go. Beautiful cards, great stamped image and the prettiest of colours. Loving the sentiments too x.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two beauties with the shell background stamp, Loll - just love your coloring!! My fave is the shells in the window - a little peek into a fabulous world of shells!!

Leslie Miller said...

Oooh, another beautiful background! It makes a lovely focal piece with your coloring and I know the sheen looks really pretty IRL. BTW, I ended up buying 3 Penny Black sets after following your link the other day. So bad, but so good!

My Paper Epiphany said...

I love both of these fabulously coloured cards!

Anita in France said...

I'm imagining the pearly shine on this tumble of lovely pastel shells, Loll ... and it's gorgeous! A wonderful, summery duo! Hugs, Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my gosh, how beautiful, Loll! I love how you added sparkle to the background and how you watercolored the seashells in pastel inks...Both cards are so pretty! xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

both beautifully done cards mf...
xxKaren

Papercraft Boutique said...

Both cards are beautiful and perfect for this season, Loll! The shell stamp design is wonderful but the way you colored the images took the cards to the next level. I can imagine the pretty pearly sheen! I should take out my Perfect Pearls. :-)
Hideko xx