Sunday, September 12, 2010

Cherish Today - beach scene

Sooooooooo cool when I have time to play the challenges... I let them stack up in my feed reader until I have time to do more than one, then I make a list of all the ones that are current and see how many I can fulfill at once. To give you an idea of how long it's been since I checked them last..... there are 822 unread posts in the 'challenge' folder. I certainly can't make it a priority, so I'm not complaining at all! Lots more important things in life. But it's fun to play once in a while! Here are the challenges I'm playing today:

Caardvarks sketch challenge by Heidi Van Laar

Creative Belli Blog challenge #99: pull out the dusty old stamps. This stamp is from Rubber Cottage and I think I probably bought it at the first stamp convention I attended in Kansas City... when would that have been? 2002? It's been put away for quite a while! HERE is a direct link to the set. I stamped the image in Versafine ink and watercolored with Derwent WC pencils. I used Neopiko markers for a bolder red. Can't wait for my Inktense pencils to come!

Stampin' for the Weekend challenge #46: Shabby or Vintage. The duotone look reminds me of a vintage story book, and the corrugated paper and rayon seam binding add to the shab.

Stamp Something challenge: Spots and Stripes. The spots (CAC Large from Impression Obsession) are stamped in white acrylic paint.

Simple Doodles challenge #26: color me with Dots.

Crazy 4 Challenges challenge #54: use the colors Red, Kraft, and Black. BTW, I loved making the sails red - I just finished reading Red Sails to Capri with my daughter - such a great book.

I cut a small tag from the corrugated paper, and stamped a small saying from the Flourishes Strawberry set on it.

I had fun making this card...... hope you like it, too!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. What a wonderful scene!! Since my favorite color is RED, this card appeals to me on TWO levels!! Great job! Thanks so much for joinging us in the Belli Challenge.

  2. Gorgeous Dina! I love the little spots of color in the image - so elegant!

  3. This is quite a beauty!! Love it!

  4. Love your textures ..they really add to the "beachy"'s a beauty!

  5. Beautiful card really a cutie! Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us over at Stamp Something this week.

    Hugs Jo xxx

  6. I always love your beautiful coloring! Love your card. Thanks for joining us at the Creative Belli Challenge Blog

  7. This is gorgeous! I just want to go where that place is in the stamped image!

  8. Thank you for joining us for the Dots challenge at Simple Doodles. Hope that you will come by for the next challenge that starts on Friday.

    Your card is fabulous....great distressed look and you coloring is very lovely!!

    Linda B - DT Simple Doodles

  9. Thanks for joining in with the Simple Doodles challenge - hope to see you next time!

  10. wonderful job, thanks so much for playing along with SD!!!