My BIL and SIL have just finished building their dream retirement home by the sea in another state. It is a long-realised dream come true for them - and this is the card I made for them as a "Welcome to your new home" - so that is why I chose a beach-scene and tried to make it a nice, warm inviting scene imagining them having a sail on the calm ocean on a summer's day with the first hints of the sunset in the sky. Ahhhh - bliss....wish I was there now......
I stamped the image onto 140lb watercolour paper and coloured it with Faber Castell watercolour pencils and a small, round paintbrush. To add the white highlights on the ocean, I used a scalpel knife to scratch the surface of the watercolour paper then used my Sakura clear glaze pen to add some shine. I also used the same pen on the red sail on the boat.
The side panel was punched with a Scallop Diamond edge punch then I added a Scor Pal line which made it easier to line the designer paper up straight. As the panel looked a little uninteresting and flat, I decided to emboss it using my CB and Sizzix Textured Impressions Ribbon ef then sanded it a little to highlight the embossing. This ef is part of a set of 2 by Sizzix - #656980. I grabbed two pieces of rope and tied a knot in each end then glued the ends underneath the panel with fabric glue. Because the rope was bulky, I popped the panel up on dimensionals. The sentiment panel and the main panel are also up on dimensionals.
The sentiment is by Elzybells from a clear set of sentiments and images but there is no name on the set or a number; unfortunately, no longer available as Elzybells has closed.
I punched two tiny hearts from the orangey-red part of the designer paper using my Arrows border punch (the leftover punchies look like tiny hearts) and added them to the sentiment panel.
Lastly, I glued on 3 matching buttons. I did sew threw the buttonholes with matching sewing thread before I glued them on.
Registered: December 15, 2008 Location: Ontario, Canada Posts: 5931
Wed, Jul 27, 2011 @ 9:22 AM
beautifully done, jocelyn! such a peaceful image and it sounds like it'll be a nice relaxing place for you to visit. :) i love how the embossing looks like waves and the knots. the tiny threaded buttons are cute too!
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Fri, Jul 29, 2011 @ 11:42 AM
This is such a terrific card. Your calm, cool beach colors are fantastic, the texture is just yummy, and your coloring is absolutely wonderful! Thanks for doing such fantastic work with one of our images! We really love these beachy scenes...so glad you do, too.
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Registered: January 20, 2010 Location: Brampton, Ontario Posts: 12238
Thu, Aug 18, 2011 @ 2:53 AM
What an amazingly inviting card! I think it is the beautiful colours you have used as much as the image. (which I love). You have added so many wonderful details and I appreciate your descriptions of what you have done. I really like this card. tfs