Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Oh, To Go There!

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I do miss the beach, just to walk in the surf, hear the waves crashing, the gulls...ahhhh. For now, I'll have to settle for pictures!

I have 2 cards to share today for the Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast. I got to sit in for the regular hostess as she headed up to be with her daughter and the birth of her first grandbaby!! Congratulations Rox!!

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I used Picturesque, by Innovative Stamp Creations, and watercolored it with reinkers (I heat embossed it first with Distress Black Soot ink and clear embossing powder).

SC276 Escape You can see I flipped the sketch for this one. It's layered on DCWV's Travel Stack.

SC276 mp rtI added a little Hawaii Beach Mudd Puddles. (I'm trying to talk Dave into coming to Stampaway in August in Cincy! So all of you in the area that want to see this stuff, could!)

SC276 waterI added some white gel pen to the waves and a little to the sea grass too =) 

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SC276 blk Then for my second card, I used two sets from Our Daily Bread designs, Mom and Scripture Collection 4.

SC276 My WordsYou can see I left off the optional doodad. The flowers are watercolored with reinkers, then I used my craft knife to cut away the top portion for the "out of the box" look.

SC276 gm I gave it a good dose of Glimmer Mist Honey Dew. It's all layered on Basic Grey Kioshi. I liked the Martha Stewart Loops punch, but it needed just a little something extra...so I put the piece of Anna Griffin ribbon across, tucked it behind and used a piece of gold embroidery floss to scrunch the ribbon in two places!

Hope your mid-week is going great!!

thanks for stopping!

Dawn

6 comments :

Marlene said...

Wow - FANTASTIC!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Ahhhhhh! Wish I could stroll on the beach with you my friend! This one especially; it's too lovely for words. LOVE your technique. It'd be such a blast to watch you colour. Congrats to ROx on her sweet new addition to the family & I hope to be feeling better to get to that sketch soon. LOVE the second card with the roses too. Pure Dawn CLASS! Stunning with the Glimmer Mist. I must break that out (and get Honey.) It looks sweet! hehehe hugs! OXO

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

WOW, Dawn, I love both of your cards....absolutely stunning!!! The ISC card, oh my word, did you color this one!!! I can only dream about being able to something like that. And the ODBD card.....so awesome to combine the two sets...genius!!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how beautiful Dawn!!I love the purple and the
coloring of that ODBD stamp!!Awesome gf!!
~Chris

Joanne (jojot) said...

I LOVE both....but you know which one speaks to me........the Queen Colorist strikes again

- dlm. said...

Dawn - Both of your cards are absolutely stunning!