Friday, July 16, 2010

Look Ma! No coloring!

Yep, that's right. I didn't use any coloring on this one....just lots o' layers and a bit of sponging. (do you think my stress at work is causing me to be inspired to do all these beach scenes lately?? Hmmmm.....)

I started by stamping this image on all the different colors of cardstock. Then I cut them all out (see below). I added some sponging to each piece. For the two focal circles, I choose to treat the sun circle with an embossed swirl and the coconut was given some texture by carefully peeling away the top layer of the paper so I could see the rough insides.

Stamps: Artful INKables Spot On Summer
Paper: Papertrey White, Basic Black, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Creamy Caramel, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, River Rock (oops, meant to grab Creamy Caramel), Soft Suede, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: D’vine Swirls embossing folder, ¾” circle punch, ½” circle punch

Michelle B.


Bonibleaux Designs said...

This is beautiful and I am right there with you on the stress at work and the beach scenes. Would love to be able to create my way in to one!! LOL I love the creativity you used to piece the card together. GORGEOUS! I'm bringing the margaritas!!

Alicia a.k.a. Crafty Al said...

Just gorgeous!! Love how you paper-pieced instead of coloring. TFS!

True :) said...

Beautiful card! Lots of work but well worth the effort!

Crystal said...

WOWZA this is AWESOME!!!!!!! Your paper piecing is GREAT!!

Sue from Oregon said...

how very cool!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Fabulous CAS card Michelle!! Love how you did the image!

Joy said...

i love this~