Hi! This card was made for several challenges today, but the inspiration for this card came from today's Inspiration challenge: Novica. I chose THIS PAINTING as inspiration. It looked so inviting, and serene, even though I do NOT like the beach, this beach looked wonderful!
I used the TREE top from a Sneak Peek set: Regal and Proud. It is a solid stamp, that I "thumped" with Memento markers to get the multiple colors. Next, I sponged in Scattered Straw Distress Ink and Cote d' Azure Palette Ink for the sea and the sky. The sun was a punch out that I sponged around.
This fits Cindy's DTGD Challenge of Dies and punches.
This fits Bev's DTGD Challenge: TV Dinners....Gilligan's Island.
This fits Suzanne's DTGD Challenge: At the Movies: Cast Away.
This fits Betty's DTGD Challenge: Strut Your Stuff. I've had this punch for over 2 years and JUST took it out of the package!
This fits Kelly's DTGD Challenge: Anything but Average-any size card EXCEPT 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
This fits Caroline's DTGD Challenge: All that Glitters. I used the gold charm.
This fits Amber's DTGD Challenge: Texture. I used Twine and chunky brads.
This fits this week's Stampin' B's Challenge, too!
Nine challenges! Whew...I'm tired, and going to take a NAP! LOL
Finished size: 5" square
Total time to complete: 43 minutes