Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sparkle N Sprinkle's Celebrating Summer Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle's Celebrating Summer Blog Hop.  School is almost out and summer is around the corner!!  Time for some summer fun!!  If you hopped here from April Williams’ wonderful blog, you are in the right place!!  If you are just starting at my blog, you might want to go to the SNS blog to get all of the details and start from the beginning. 

There is a chance to win one of FIVE great prizes!!  There are 2 grand prizes and 3 “random” prizes that are attached to 3 different designers’ blogs!  To become eligible to win, please visit each designer’s blog and leave a comment.  The hop runs from Thursday, May 17 through Friday, May 18.  All winners will be announced on Saturday, May 19. 

One of my favorite things to do in the summer is to go to the ocean and walk along the beach, picking up shells.  It is so relaxing with the sound of the waves in the background, a breeze coming off of the water, and the sand between your toes.  I tried to put all of this in today’s card. 


The main image is a combination of the Nature's Gift  image and the Sand in YourShoes image.  The Sand in Your Shoes image was stamped twice and cut out with Spellbinder Oval dies.  These were popped up on top of each other and layered on top of the Nature’s Gift image. 

The background is created using the Faux Patina technique.  Then cream decorative paper is torn, sponged with antique linen ink, and layered along the left side and the bottom.  Sea Oats were stamped and embossed with Cappuccino EP on the left side and Sand along the bottom strips with Hit theBeach EP.  Then I added Mudd Puddles Beach Pieces and shells cut out from the Nature’s Gift image.  The Mudd Puddles are a new product at SparkleN Sprinkle and I love what they added to my card.  The Beach Pieces are pieces of shell in a quick drying adhesive and you just spread them with a knife.  As a final touch I added a sea horse charm, colored with alcohol markers and embossed several times with Silver Pearl EP, hung from blue fiber. 

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Now it is time to head over to Shona Erlenborn’s sparkling blog.  Don’t forget to leave a comment before you hop to be eligible to win!!  Also, all Water, Food and Beverage, and designer, Rosiland Solomon, images are on special - 15% off.  To see all the specials, click here.

E. Marie





This card is entered in the following challenges:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge 24 – Anything Goes             
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge PPMC39 - Glitter!  
SimonSays Stamp and Show Challenge - Anything Goes!
DelightfulSketches Weekly Challenge – Distressing

34 comments:

April said...

Such a beautiful card, Marie! You have done an awesome job! Love it!

Brenda said...

It really appears that the fabulously layered shell is resting on the beach! - OR - even resting at the bottom of the ocean - that's what I thought of first - the beach was second LOL. Great job and so many layers and elements!

Barbara Bruder said...

What a beautiful looking card. The elements you've incorporated in this card really make the card a stand out card.

Julie Z said...

BEAUTIFUL Marie! Such beautiful rich colors. The coloring on the big shell is gorgeous. And the layers that pop it up really make a neat touch. Great card!

Charlene said...

Awesome layering...I just ordered the Mud Puddles so appreciate seeing how you used it.

Karalee Ingram said...

All I can say Marie is WOW!! What a terrific card!

howo34 said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

Cat said...

Your card is just stunning! LOVE all the gorgeous details!

Catherine said...

fab card, love the sea theme...

cincyem said...

I love the way you popped this up!
Emily

Shona Erlenborn said...

Just gorgeous, it looks so rich with all the embossing. Love how you layered the shell - very unique.

Terry said...

Thank you for sharing your fabulous piece with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show, love the colors and the sea look....Hugs Terry xxxx

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a beautiful card Marie..so love those colors. You know..I have that set and have not used it yet. Shame on me! This may be the inspiration I need to get it inky.

Julie said...

So very 'artistic". A masterpiece!

NWFlamingo said...

Sea shells on the beach are almost as good as flamingoes!

Hopemore Studio said...

Really pretty card, love all the layers.
~Angie

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful Love Shells they are my favorite. love the blending of the colors thanks for sharing.

Dianne Potter said...

I absolutely love your Beach card. All of the ideas are wonderful and I know I will be trying some of them soon. Thank you for sharing.

Janet LoBianco said...

Like the way the shell is layered so nicely on the dies. Also like the clever way you used so many special items without the card looking crowded.

Sandra H said...

Marie, Your card is gorgeous:)x

Aurora Christina said...

I am in love with this card. It is simply amazing! Great techniques. Wonderful job.

Kathy Vogel said...

When I look at your card, I can hear & smell the ocean & feel the sand between my toes. I love collecting shells too.

HelenM said...

i love the shell and the verse!

jaymack said...

I love shells, this is a great stamp and a beautiful card.

mary said...

Beautiful card...love it. thanks

Gerlinde said...

Wow! That shell in the middle almost looks real! Love all the elements - a stunning card!

judys said...

the beach is the best place to be on a hot summer's day!

Karen L said...

What a beautiful card!! That shell is so pretty...you colored it just right!

Karin said...

Your cards are always works of art! Love the layers and the rich color of the glitter :) Beautiful!

Tammy said...

Love the embellishments! Great beachy feel!

Gina R said...

Beautiful card. I love seashells and this is perfect.

aileen said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous. I,too, love the sea stuff. Your card was so comprehensive; I loved the ways that you put together the backgrounds and the stamps. Just a stunning card.

Frann said...

You nailed othe beach feeling. It's a great card! I love the glittering shell.

Donna Ellis said...

Oh MY, Marie! Your card takes my breath away - I almost feel like I am beneath the waves in southern Cal, enjoying body surfing, and finding all sorts of treasures in the shallow water, tide pools, and kelp beds. Your combination of techniques, textures and colors is so perfect! Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.