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Monday, August 22, 2011

SALTY KISSES

Hey there stampers, I'm excited to share with you that today is the kick off for a week-long product swap between Our Craft Lounge and May Arts.  They have awesome ribbon and, holy cow, what a selection to choose from!  Today's card uses my all time favorite OCL set called Sandy Sunsets and the May Arts twine pulls it all together.  I absolutely love getting inky but don't do it often enough.  It amazes me every time I start with a piece of white card stock, rub a little ink on it and end up with something like this.  Gotta love it!

Beach/sun masks were cut and the sunset was sponged first.  The beach mask remained in place but the circle mask was removed so color could be sponged onto the sun, leaving a thin strip of white to help set it off and make it glow.  Next, the sky was masked and the beach was sponged.
The speckled stamp from Hangin' Loose with Kona adds interest to the beach.  The silhouettes were stamped in black ink using a Stamp-a-ma-jig.  A Copic marker was used to freehand draw the two panels to match the grass in the main image.  A white gel pen was used to add highlights to all of the images.  A sailor's knot made from twine completes the card; you can find the tutorial for the knot here.

I'll be showing OCL/May Arts samples all week...I hope you are able to come back and see what other fun projects I'll be sharing.  If you want to check out what the rest of the designers have been up to, stop by The Lounge and May Arts Ribbon Blog for their links and to find out what you need to do to win some awesome blog candy.

This project includes the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks ~ Where's the Metal
Cards for Men ~ Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge Blog ~ Use Your Favorite Stamp!
Little Miss Muffet Challenges ~ Multiple Images
My Mums Craft Shop Challenge ~ Summer Time
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge ~ Create a Scene
Sew Many Cards ~ Summertime
The Order of the Opus Gluei ~ Oh I do Love to be Beside the Seaside and All Things Fishy
The Stamp Man Challenge Blog ~ Anything Goes with Summer Colors
Try it on Tuesday ~ Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by!SmileyCentral.com 




SUPPLIES
STAMPS: OCL's Sandy Sunsets, Hangin' Loose with Kona 
PAPER: Neenah Solar White; SU Basic Black
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, Ruby Red, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Brocade Blue, Not Quite Navy, Night of Navy
ACCESSORIES: Sticky notes for masks; 1 1/2" circle punch; sponges; Craft Mat; 110 Copic marker; Inkssentials Opaque White Pen; Big Shot; Spellbinders Tags 5; May Arts twine; Blue Moon Beads metal charm; Glue Dot; adhesive
SIZE OF FINISHED PROJECT: A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")

38 comments:

Debbie Corbari said...

Oh..My...WOW! This is BEAUTIFUL! The COLORS! THAT KNOT! Absolutely genius! LOVE IT!

Mitzi said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

WOWZERS!!!!! This is totally awesome!

Susie said...

Wow! Awesome card. Love the twine.

Annika said...

oohhhh...those colours are right up my street! Beautiful!
Hugs
Annika

lisa808 said...

Absolutely stunning!

Broni said...

Tammie, this is absolutely fabulous! I love the brilliant colors and how you highlighted the silhouettes with the white ink. Gorgeous!!!

Broni said...

Oh....and you should get inky more often!!!

Joanne O'Brien said...

Great job with the colors! Love the highlighting, too.

cdjcape521 said...

WOW! This is beautiful! TFS!

NGCARDS said...

A brilliant card hun and a great stamp! Thanks for joining in with our Favourite Stamp Challenge over at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge Blog! xxx

Stephanie said...

Wow, wish I was there! Fantstic card!

Sue D said...

Great sunset and the twine is perfect.

Taylor U. said...

WOW!! Gorgeous!

Tamie said...

WOW FACTOR is forsure! I love how you used the metal charm and everything about your card is stunning. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

this card could also be used in the challenge over at http://ppc-challenges.blogspot.com/ Summer time fun.

Tamie said...

Oh great name..it is nice to see someone else with a similar spelling just one more "m". Have a great day Tammie.

amazonmother said...

Super cute! Great minds- I broke out the knot tutoral for a beach scene this weekend! Beautiful colors!

Tanya said...

This is beautiful! I love the colors, just fantastic! I tried sponging like this recently and was not too happy with my results, yours is just gorgeous!

downrightcrafty said...

beautiful creation, thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
PS I have candy if you are interested :)

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Create a Scene" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

Hugs Jane x

Sandra said...

wonderful!
Sandra ltb

Angela Weimer said...

Such a fab card. Love the colour choice so nice and bright. Thanks for joining us at Try it on Tuesday and have a great day. Angela

Gale said...

Beautiful Tammie! This is one of my favorite sets also!
I have done this set, with the same sailors knot even!

Glad to see you back crafting.

:) Gale

Candy said...

Wow! This card is outstanding! Simply beautiful!

Jemima's Jems said...

such a beautiful card and gorgeous colours too...stunning:)

Thank you for joinng us at MMCS

sue
xx

Charlene said...

Wow...fabulous!! We live where the sunsets and palm trees (and hurricanes) are awesome. Thanks for joining with MA this week. OCL rocks!

MA DT

Jennifer said...

So rich and vibrant! Great twine and charm accent.

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing the Metal Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Gini said...

An outstandingly beautiful card, and that knot is the perfect finishing touch!
Fabulous :-)
Thank you for joining in with Opus Gluei.
Gini
xx

Joy said...

very cool!!!!!!!!!!

Carol said...

Beautiful project! Amazing color!


Carol B
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JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful card! I love the sunset. Thank you for joining us at Little Miss Muffet challenges this week.

Jen

Sarah said...

This is stunning Tammy, beautiful colours and scene. Thank you for joining us at Cards for Men for our Anything Goes challenge, good luck x

Deb said...

This is FAB-U-LOUS! I love knots on cards! :) And these colors...whoa! Amazing!

ChickieChirps said...

This is a stunning card! Amazing colours! Great use of two stamps too!

Arabella

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

Wow, wow, wow!!! Stunning!!! I abosolutely Love your card!!!

Andie's Space said...

Hi Tammie,
WOW, I need my sunglasses for this one. But it looks fabulous. The colours are gorgeous & I love how you captured a seaside theme throughout. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters.
Hugs,
Andie xx

Rosemary said...

You make me want to be at the beach, like right NOW. Okay, AFTER the hurricane but still, what a beautiful card! All of the work you put into this really shows, it is very striking. The masking worked so nicely and makes for a very cool effect. Your coloring is great and that knot, what a special touch that just makes the card!

Thank you for participating with us at Opus Gluei, love love love this and hope you return to play with us again!

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