Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sand & Surf!

It's been blazingly hot here this summer. I wish I could get away to the beach and enjoy some cool ocean breezes, a dip in the ocean, and wiggle my toes in the sand! Alas, I really do need to avoid the sun. Ah well.

This card was created for the SCS VSN "Summer Past-times" challenge. I used the pin-up from the Bombshell Angel set and the sea shells from Bombshell's Hawaiian Girl set. I wish I looked that good in a bathing suit!

The beach scene was colored with Copic markers. I used a white gel pen to add some sea foam and white caps to the ocean. The shells were also colored with Copic markers, but then the shells were coated with a layer of Sakura Glaze pen to add some dimension and shine. The patterned paper is from the late, lamented Flair Design. Thankfully, I have a large stash.

BTW, if you like Bombshell Stamps, there's a call for the next six Pin-ups (guest designers) that ends on August 14th. You should try for it. You never know!

Thanks for visiting and stay cool!


  1. Fabulous card Kathi, love your ocean background, the Designer paper is great for the theme too.

  2. Totally HOT!! The background is awesome!! Really beachy for sure!!

  3. How fun! Love the beach scene and the pearl in the clam shell! Perfect!

  4. This is really pretty. I love howthe paper and the ocean work together.Thank you for leaving a comment on my SCS gallery.