Monday, August 25, 2014

Atlantic Hearts Sketch 70

Wow! The last week just slipped by me between my little guys getting sick (just glutened, but ugh!) and canning tons of peaches and plums. I'm hopefully getting my paws on tomatoes this week...hooray for salsa!! I managed to fit in a bit of stamping this weekend, and it felt oh so good to get inky!
I grabbed some of the new Seaside papers to fill in the sketch. I wrapped the card base in both hemp and baker's twine. The pearls I used in the bottom corner are retired, but I colored them with a couple colors of Shin Han markers so they would be variegated in color. I outlined the main focal area with Stickles.
I was inspired by a card I saw on Facebook by Kathy Valunas - she did such pretty things with the new Shin Han Markers and this stamp set called Treasured Memories that I had to give it a try myself. I colored each shell carefully, using the blender pen to smooth out my colors and lighten the centers. I just followed the sketchy shading in the image to decide where to place my lighter and darker colors. Then I went back over the shells with a glitter gel pen to add a bit of sparkle. 

I hope you'll pop over to Atlantic Hearts and play along with this week's challenge!

10 comments:

Michelle Stewart said...

The shells look amazing....fabulous job! Great card.

Brandi said...

Your card is beautiful the work and detail is amazing. Those shells are beautiful.

Lauren Moore said...

This is such a gorgeous card, those shells look amazing!

Kristen Torres said...

I have this seaside paper and can't wait to use it. This is such a great idea for the sketch with the shells! Very pretty!

Barbara Himelman said...

Your shells look amazing.Great job on this card!!

Lisa Mensing said...

Beautiful job, love the sea shells.

Cathy said...

love the card, I especially love the the sentiment!
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Laura said...

I LOVE those seashells.. great card.
Laura D

Shari M said...

Love what you did with this one.

Stephanie K said...

Beautiful card and that sentiment is just so lovely!

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