Tuesday, August 27, 2013

At the seaside

We've got a lot of birthdays and anniversaries coming up in the next month or two, so, yeay, lots of excuses to make cards. : )  I've taken my 3 girls out yard saling a couple times this summer.  Usually, one at a time, but this week I had all three.  At one yard sale, there were several old SU! sets for $3 each!!  I got three and my 7-year-old got one, but we are going to share.  This seaside set was one of the ones I bought.  Unfortunately, it didn't have the name on the box, so I don't know what it is.  Anyway, I wanted to try the smackin' acetate challenge from Technique Time Tuesday and I thought this set would be perfect to create a beach scene.  It was a bit tricky since I didn't want the colors to be where the chair was.  So, I stamped the image on my Stamp-a-ma-jig sheet then flipped it over and pressed it against a scrap piece of cardstock (had to have the reverse image so it would work out right when I flipped the acetate over).  Then I laid my piece of acetate over the image and used it as a guide as to where to color with the markers.  Spritzed it with some water and then flipped it over onto my square of cardstock and there it was: a cool watercolored scene with a blank white space just perfect for stamping my chair onto.  I added a little bit more green to the grass with my marker after I stamped the image to define the grass a bit more.

Technique Time Tuesday--smackin' acetate
Viva La Verve August week 4--sketch

Raisin Boat--Hooray for Summer

Stamps: unknown SU! stamp set (chair and seashells); "Sweet n' Sassy Stamps "Anniversary Innies"
Embossing Folder: The Paper Studio "Quatrefoil"


Tracey Boley said...

Smashing card Heather.

Love the image.

Its nice to have a reason to make a card isn't it. I have piles of cards everywhere.

Wish we had yard sales. Well done on your super buy.


Karen said...

Great card Heather. Love the beach scene and the background from the Smackin' Acetate technique - they always come out different each time. Also, great find at the yard sale - love the image. Thanks for joining us at TTT this month. - Karen, DT

Mynnette said...

This really is perfect for a beach scene, Heather! What a beautiful card!!! LOVE it--this makes me hope that winter doesn't come too soon! ;) Thanks so much for joining us at TTT--come again soon! Mynn xx

Ellen said...

Wheat a beautiful beach scene! Love your yard sale find! Thanks for joining us at TTT!

Hayley Kew said...

LOVE the serene feel of this card you have created to share with us :) Thanks so much for joining us this month at Technique Time Tuesday, we sure hope to see you back again soon :)

Rocky said...

This card has a great relaxed feel to it. Good yard sale find too. I like the gentle colours you've used for this, thank you for sharing it with us at TTT.

Katy said...

This is so pretty! And I love finding stamps and yard sales! Woo Hoo! You did a great job with you newest find! :) Thank you so much for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday. :)

Louise van Vuren said...

Lucky you, with your yard sale bargains! This is a beautiful card - very atmospheric and a great use of the technique. Thanks for joining us this month at TTT

Louise xx

Linda said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Raisin Boat this month.