Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Pam’s Life’s a Beach Card

Pam missed our exchange last month, but she sent me a picture of her card.  She gave me permission to post it here and told me where to go to get information on how to make it.  Click on it to enlarge it.  Pam used the reeds from Autumn Days for her beach plants and Summer by the Sea (sadly, retired).  Pam said she colored the kids with an aqua painter and the ink-in-the lid technique.

Beach children step card

Go here for a link to the card Pam CASE’d made by Chris Twing.  Go here for a link to Chris’ blog.  I went there and couldn’t find the card or the instructions (although there’s lots of other great stuff), so I poked around in the resources on Splitcoast for a tutorial. Go here for a link to Beate’s tutorial on how to make the step card.  I thought I had the Summer by the Sea set. But as it appears not, I know a couple places where I can borrow it.  Hint, hint. 

That’s it for now. Comments always welcome.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

May Creative Images Meeting

A lot of us were out of town this week for various reasons, some for fun, some for sadness.  Our hearts go out to Linda on the loss of her mother.  Of the eight of us there last night, nine exchange cards were turned in.  Connie brought in Holly’s card.  Connie really wanted that little mermaid and was lucky enough to draw Holly’s name in the exchange.  Without more ado, here’s our “Life’s a Beach” exchange cards.  As always, click on the picture for details.

This first card is Jeannie’s purple vintage beach scene.  Jeannie said purple is her favorite color, this week.


Connie did this collage of beach motifs with some popped up shell embellishments.


Ella “strutted her stuff” with this popped up layered die cut seahorse.


Holly was off playing in Orlando this week, but had Connie bring in her exchange card with this fussy cut, popped up dreamy mermaid.


Therese made this card with the popped up frame around her colored flip flops.  Love the seashell border punch!


This is my palmy brayered silhouette sunset.  Russel didn’t like the brads!  Too bad!


Lona made this torn and layered beach scene.  Love the little seabirds she cut out free hand and the puffy cotton ball cloud.


Rosie made this scallopy, glittery seahorse.  You can’t really tell, but there is frosty glitter all over it.


Tange made this crabby sandcastle using the Perfect Pearl  technique Lona taught us last month.


Tange did the project this month on how to use a brayer.  We did a nice background with versamark resist that we can use to make a card.  Lots of different brayers and colors made for lots of different results.  Very pretty, too.  Thanks, Tange!  I’m going to try to bring a finished card to show and tell next month.

For show and tell, Jeannie brought in a little blue wedding card she made using a “cherish” popped up embellishment. 

Jeannie's show and tell

That’s it for now. Comments always welcome.

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