Saturday, May 1, 2010

On the Beach


Well Happy Saturday to you! As you read this, I should be running around with my son and husband through the Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom park. We are on a little vacation...just in time according to my husband. Isn't that funny when you finally get to the day you leave for vacation, you feel like there is no possible way you could make it one more day?! We decided to only take our son on the trip (quick Disney trip and then a Bahamas Cruise) and leave our daughter home with the grandparents. She still takes an afternoon nap and we felt like that would be tough to work around when you only have so much time at each port...plus she won't remember right?! Ok feeling a little bit guilty leaving her behind, but we will manage to have fun!

Since I will be enjoying some relaxing beach time (or at least relaxing deck time), I went for a beach theme for the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge #54. I stamped the beach chair image from the retired Sketches set in Versamark and embossed it with Crystal Clear embossing powder. Then I bleach painted the image...funny thing, I overdid the bleach on the first one, so i had to do it again and the bleached part came out a completely different color (talking vanilla to blue!)...apparently different lots of cardstock bleach differently! The rest of the card is fairly self-explanatory. I separated the hemp twine which is made of three strands...it gives it a cool crimpy rough look.

Now go check out the creations by the other Sugar Babies: Audrey, Candace, Dana, Julie, Kathy, Kelli, Nancy, Renata, and the Sugar Mama, Korin. Better yet, make a card with the sketch and link it up to the Sweet Stop Blog. Enjoy getting inky and thanks for checking out my kind of engineering!

The Engineering Details
Stamps - Sketches (retired SU!), Women of Life (Papertrey Ink); Paper - Apricot Appeal, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum (SU!), Shell pattern paper (unknown); Ink - Versamark, Perfect Plum; Accessories - Antique Brass brads (SU!), Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), hemp twine, small starfish, dimensionals

3 comments:

Julie Masse said...

Very pretty!! Such pretty dp and colors! :)

Anita said...

Beautiful card! Enjoy your vacation!

Candace said...

Andrea, this is so beautiful! I love the shell paper and the starfish!! Hope you have a great week! :) Enjoy your vacation!

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