Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sandpipers on the Beach for The Paper Players

Hi there, Friends! I hope you are all enjoying your long July 4 weekend! This week at The Paper Players, the lovely Nance Leedy is hostess, and she has a seasonal theme challenge for us, "Let's go to the beach"! I'm a Long Island girl so I love anything beach themed!

Surprisingly, I don't have a lot of stamp sets that would have worked for this challenge, so I had to think long and hard about this one. I envisioned a beach scene, so in the end I decided to go with the sandpiper stamp from Wetlands and put them on the beach! 

The focal panel may look complicated but in reality was very easy. I simply took a piece of Post-It tape to create a mask for my horizon line and sponged below it with Pool Party, Island Indigo and Crumb Cake inks. I removed the mask and sponged above with a little more Pool Party. Everything else was stamped right over the background I created.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Wetlands
Card Stock: Whisper White, Early Espresso
Designer Series Paper: Subtles Stack, Maritime
Ink Pads: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Old Olive
Tools: Stampin' Sponge
Accessories: Burlap Trim, Neutrals Candy Dots
Other: Post-It Tape

Thanks for paying me a visit today, and please visit the rest of the team at The Paper Players! I hope you'll find time to play along with our challenge this week, too!

Inky hugs!


LeAnne said...

What a fabulous beach scene you've created! Seeing all these little sandpipers just about makes me think I MUST get this set! Your sponging is incredible.....just a delightful, calm card!

Andrea W said...

Your focal panel is fantastic and I love the burlap detail! A very pretty card Sandy!

laurie said...

I love your sponged looks so peaceful...just as I remember the beach to be!

Roberta (Stampin'nana) said...

Sandy, I just LOVE your colors, your created beach scene, sentiment placement, and your papers are pretty cool too! Beautiful beach card~ I had to pin this one!

JoAnn said...

Wow Sandy. I just love the scene you created and the lovely colors. Lovely card.

Donna said...

What a Beautiful card, I LOVE, LOVE it Sandy. The burlap ribbon is so perfectly used here too! A fabulous card, as always! TYFS! :)

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Love your beach scene Sandy! I went with this set too - my only beach-themed set! - and I love your blues and the burlap for a natural feel. So excited to be guesting with you over at the Paper Players!

Nancy Farrell said...

Sandy, I love this card too. The colors are very beachy. The burlap looks great too. The DSP look great. :)

Claire Broadwater said...

Oh, Sandy, your card is gorgeous! I love the sponging! The colors are beautiful! The little sandpipers look adorable walking down the beach! So excited to be a GD on the PP with you! XX

Mike said...

Sandy, what a great job of shading sand, surf and sky! Beautiful!

Nance Leedy said...

You're right, great minds DO think alike! Your sponging is sensational here, Sandy! The gradations of color from sand to surf to sky are just perfect. The hint of beach grass in the corner really frames the whole scene. LOVE it!

Jaydee said...

Sandy, this is gorgeous. I love the colors and the grasses just peeking out of the bottom left corner. The DSP choices you used also help to echo the beachy theme. Fabulous.