Thursday, May 13, 2010

Take Time to Relax

I really wish I could live up to my post title and just RELAX...this is most stressful time of the year for me. It's the end of school, and the work is piling up...FAST! I expect it, but this year there's been a few surprises thrown in that have upset/irritated/stressed me more than usual. Needless to say, a day at the beach sounds heavenly right about now.

All the stress inspired me to create this soothing scene. I started with Kazan's Sketch 52. The bottom layers became ocean waves and sand...I sponged each to add depth and tore the edge of the kraft layer. Then I stamped my scene, popping the umbrella up on dimensionals and adding some bling to my sun. Hope you like it!

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Stamps: Day at the Beach (PTI)
Paper: Cool Caribbean, Tempting Turquoise, Kraft
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, YoYo Yellow
Accessories: Fiskars upper crest punch, Studio 18 rhinestone, dimensionals, sponge

17 comments:

StampinCathy said...

This is for sure a relaxing card. I just love all the details and colors on this awesome card. Thanks for always inspiring me.

Kate Lewis said...

Great card Ann! Definitely makes me want to go and relax on a sunny beach somewhere (I wish!). Hope you get a take a deep breath soon! Kate x

Tenia Nelson said...

Very cute card!!

Heidi Van Laar said...

This is so darling Ann! Such a creative take on the sketch!

(-: Heidi

Danni said...

Oh I wanna go visit this card and relax...LOL! Great job!

LeAnne said...

Love this! Hope your days go a little better!

Belinda said...

Oh what a fun take on the sketch and fun gem in the middle of the sun! Hope your school year ends well!

Cheryl Nelson said...

LOVE it!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is so creative and fun. Terrific card.

Lea L. said...

This is adorable! Makes me wish I was at the beach! Great job with Kazan's sketch!

♥♥♥Lea

Karen B. said...

What a fun fun take on the scallops, and I sure wish I could relax some place warm too!

Deb Neerman said...

This is gorgeous, Ann! LOVE that color combination and the adorable scene you created!!

~amy~ said...

Hang in there Ann....love your tropical card!

Susan Raihala said...

Too funny...I pulled this set out last night and decided to use every stamp in it. What a great set this is, and your card is soooo relaxing!

Sylvia said...

Really cute card!

Angie Tieman said...

I hear ya! I always forget how bad this time of year is, ugh! I definitely want to join you on that beach! Great card!

Kelly and Sara said...

I love your stuff!