Monday, August 15, 2011

Summer Time is the Best Time



We're soaking up the last few drops of summer! This week, Outlines Rubber Stamp Company is challenging us to create a card or project with a summer theme. The beach...florals...something with bright fun colors. Play along with us for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate from Outlines. See all of the details on the Outlines blog.



For my card, I chose to use a layering collage from Outlines called "Split Layering Collage-Seaside"(I-795).(I love Outlines layering collages because you can use the entire stamp, or just isolate some of the images. Endless possibilities.) I cut a panel of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White with a Nestabilities die. Then, with a Memento Tuxedo Black marker, I carefully inked the image of the Adirondack chair and stamped it onto the panel. Then I simply drew a line for where the water meets the sand, and lightly with a pencil, drew the horizon line. I then colored my beach scene with Copic markers. I added a little sparkle in the sand with an atyouSpica pen, and put some highlights in the water using a white gel pen. Also, I used a touch of Flower Soft Polar White for the foam of the water.

Then I inked the beach ball/sand pail part of the collage with a Memento Tuxedo Black marker. I colored with Copic markers as well.

I used patterned paper from Jillibean Paper's Watermelon Gazpacho paper pad for the base of the card. I just love the bright orange text on text, along with the saying "Summer Time is the Best Time". I placed the beach scene onto the patterned paper, added the beach ball and pop-dotted the sand pail. An off-white ribbon complete the details on this card.

I am not happy that summer is coming to an end, so you can be sure I'm going to visit the blogs of the design team to soak in those last few drops of summer. You should too!

Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Lisa Silver
Robin Kirkpatrick
Sandy Hulsart
Sue Kment


10 comments:

Sandy Hulsart said...

Just brilliant and of so peaceful, wish I were there!

Nancy said...

Very clever card.

Jovan said...

I love this card!

Silvergirl said...

So clever! I love the collage images too, but it's a great reminder to use a marker to capture the parts you want. It gives you great versatility with the image!!! Love this beach scene and I'm ready to hang out here too!

Jenny Gropp said...

Kecia -- this is just brilliant! From isolating the chair and creating the beach scene to adding the little Flowersoft Foam... love it all! FAB card!!!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Nothing "simply" about this card Kecia...Outstanding scene your have created! (Where in the world do you find a Memento black marker?)

Kittie said...

Kecia, I am a beach scene nut and you have definitely taken the cake with yours. What a lovely card and gorgeous coloring. Your water with flower soft foam is perfect!

Cheryl Valadez said...

Hi Kecia! This is wonderful! Makes me want to walk right up to the water and dip my toes in ;D Thanks for joining the current challenge at Copic Creations! Hugz, Cheryl

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Kecia, this card is amazing! Your surf is so realistic - it looks like a photo! Excellent!

Rose said...

Kecia, your Copic-filled ocean and sky look fabulous on this great summertime card! So glad to see your entry at the Copic Creations blue-greens challenge. ~ Rose

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