7.14.2009

Hittin' the Beach...

Happy Tuesday! Today MUST be better than yesterday... even though it is a dreary day in Kansas. Cloudy, rainy, and still freakin' hot! Speaking of hot, how about a beachy card today?


Some of you might have seen this on Mischelle's blog right before seminar (or was it during seminar?)... anyway, I wanted to show you a couple different views.


Isn't this bird adorable? He is from the Hit the Beach stamp that was used on THIS card... I just masked off the rest of it with post-it notes, inked it up, removed said notes, and stamped the little guy by himself.


He's colored with Prismacolors & mineral oil... I think I made him a bit too pink... he looks kinda sun-burned :) I added a few layers of Crystal Lacquer to his goggles... you can't really see it here, but IRL it's a nice detail.


I also used: White UltraSmooth cardstock, Lilly Anna (pink) & Reece (aqua) cardstocks, and the ribbon is from the Juliette collection.


I stamped the cloud / wave flourish from Spring Dream... doesn't it look like he's going to get pounded from the surf?! I traced over it with either Icicle or Crystal Stickles (I can't remember!) for a little sparkle.


What do you think?


17 comments:

Jennifer Carter said...

That is just too cute. I don't think he's too pink--he's cute as a pink penguin!! :)

Kim said...

Oh good, I didn't know if we could share these and I need some things to post this week, LOL. I loved this card. Love how you singled the little guy out of the group and I loved the sparkly, swirly waves!

Danni said...

This is amazing!! love the sparkly swirls with him!

StampinCarol said...

I loved this card the first time I seen it and now again! Just so cute. This set is almost on my wish list!! And it's cool how you did the waves!

Debra Hensley said...

Fun Fun! I wish I was hitting the beach....love the stickles on the waves!

Nancy B. aka Jean said...

Oh my word! I just love what you did with this darling TAC stamp.

Hit the beach is such a cool looking stamps. I think it's going to be a hit this year!

I am waiting on mine...to come...Then I can created with it too.

Cool layout and cool looking coloring too.


Thanks Barb for all the creating you do!

You ROCK girl!!!

Anna said...

Way cute! Love that you used just one bird from the image. Gotta love the sparkle on the waves too!

LadybugSue said...

I love this set I just ordered it Monday! Your card is so cute and thanks for the tip with post-it notes. I really wish I could color as good as you with pencils.
Practice, practice, practice!!

Patti J. said...

Barb, love how you split the birds! This is a must-have set too! Thanks for being such an inspiration to me - beautiful job!

Michelle said...

I think it's cute - and pink is in baby! Great idea to stamp only one of them...will have to remember that! Love the spring dream swirls with stickles - BEAUTIFUL!

kolling143 said...

This is one of my favorite new images from the catty!! I just wish TAC had made separate images along with this one so we don't have to go to all this trouble!!
This would have made a FABULOUS set to have....but I'll settle for this little one!! Great card!!

Helen Dooley said...

Cool card! This is one set on my list. It looks like so much fun.

Stampedbyanangel@aol.com said...

Very nice card as usual...looks like surfs up with the glittery waves. Wonderful

Melisa Waldorf Angel #4405 said...

I love this color combo!! Those waves are cool and so is your birdy!!

Rita said...

Adorable card! The waves and the colors are awesome! And what a clever idea to mask off the rest of his friends! Way to go Barb! rita w

Suzanne said...

This is my favorite new stamp! Fab job! Love the stickles!

Laurie said...

He is so cute standing there all by himself! I didn't get that stamp because I didn't think there was much you could do with it but maybe you changed my mind!