"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Saturday, June 29, 2013

sunkissed...

Hello friends!!!    Here with my card for this week's Less is More challenge.  June had five Saturdays so that means it is a "lucky dip" challenge and a "lucky dip" guest designer.  The guest designer this time is the super talented Hannelie of Desert Diva.   And in her honor Chrissie and Jen have chosen sand as the theme this week.   Taking my cue from Hannelie I decided to use some cork for my card.


Months ago (like back in December or January) I purchased a set of dies from My Favorite Things are to be used to create snowbanks.  I had never used them for that or any other reason and so decided to pull them out today to help create my little beach scene.  I die cut the cork sheet and then adhered the pieces to the cardstock using foam dimensionals for the piece in the foreground.  I did this so that I could place the palm trees in between the two layers of sand.  The palm trees (from the HA set Lauderdale) were stamped using brown and green inks and then carefully trimmed out.  To cover up any white cardstock that was visible after the piece were trimmed out I inked the edges with a Q-tip.  I also used a Q-tip to add additional ink to the palm fronds to give them a bit a shading.  The little sun and sentiment are from the HA set "Kiss from the Sun".  The two of the "coconuts" were made by coloring small yellow buttons with a dark brown Copic marker.

Thanks for stopping by...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; SU! Green; Stamps:  Hero Arts; Dies:  My Favorite Things (fishtail flag and snowbank dies); Cork:  unknown manufacturer; Buttons:  PTI; Copic makers; Ink:  SU! Choc. Chip; Memento Dandelion and Bamboo Leaves

20 comments:

Barb Ghig said...

This is so, so pretty, Rosie! I love how you created your sand and your sun is just beautiful! Great dimension on your palm trees, too...makes me want to go there ;-)

Nat said...

hi Rosemary, this is such a warm summery scene. Wish I was at this beach today!! Hope you are doing well and enjoying the weekend :)

Krystie said...

Sweet! Love the dimensions on card and the coconuts,!

Greta said...

Oh for crying out loud, Rosemary! How do you come up with these great ideas all the time?! Fabulous scene--love every bit of it!

Deepti said...

This is such an amazing card. I so feel like being their relaxing on sand and admiring the ocean :) Rosemary u are an inspiration :) always

Sue Butler said...

Hello Rosie
Yes, this is what I am talking about a true CAS card in all it's splendour, and I love the textural cork you have included, it adds that extra interest....fabulous.
Smiles:)
Sue

Chrissie said...

What a great scene, the cork looks terrific, just a super card!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Less is More

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous scene Rosemary, great use of the cork, love it!

Warm hugs
Maarit

mypapercraftworld said...

What a fabulous beach scene, Rosemary, full of texture and dimension and interest ... such fun! Anita :)

Penny Ward said...

Love the cork...very inventive using buttons for the palm trees!!!!

Robin K. said...

I love your beach scene Rosemary!!! Such a great idea to use cork for the sand and the "coconuts" are adorable!

Valerie said...

Very creative Rosie, love the cork and those amazing palm trees!
Val x

Cathy said...

Lovely card, fantastic beach scene and I love your palm trees :) Cathy x

Helen J said...

Great card, I love the trees.
Helen

Jen W. said...

Loving the cork sand and button coconuts!

Jen said...

love it ... what more can i say

Thanks for joining us this week x
Jen
"Less Is More"

Viv said...

Fab card and beautiful little scene too Rosie, I love it :) Viv xx

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Rosemary, I love this clever card, cork. Eh? Great job, well done, :D xx

Jenny said...

Oh so perfect for the challenge... snow banks as sandbanks in cork... brilliant!! love the palm trees too :0)
jenny x

Michelle said...

Wow! So cute! Great use of texture and dimension!