Thursday, May 31, 2012

RS#13 & SSD#130 - Feel like a martini?

Happy Thursday!!!  Can you believe it's the end of May already???  WOW!  Time is flying!

I was able to put this card together pretty quickly on Tuesday and if you're a blog follower - you'll see why:


Recognize the image?  It's the same one I used for the There She Goes Mother Of All Blog Hops earlier in the month.  This was the first image I colored up and realized it didn't fit the size of card I wanted to make, so it has been sitting on my craft desk.  Until.....the Skipping Stones Design#130 Color Inspiration Challenge was posted.  All I needed was to add some yellow to the card.  After finding the Retro Sketches #13 challenge - I added my scallops as 'clouds' and a single scallop for the yellow sun!

I didn't need to use a Skipping Stones stamp to qualify for their challenge, but I always like to represent the Company's blog I'm playing along with IF I have their stamps - so I used a sentiment from the Dogs Volume#1 set.  I always feel like having a drink when I'm laying on a beach!

I also added some white enamel accents to the 'ocean' and lapping water and some bronze to the darker areas of the beach.

Here's the Retro Sketch and the Skipping Stones Design color challenge:



Thanks for your visit!

10 comments:

Amanda R said...

Love how you used the scallops for the clouds and sun and great use of the sketch! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Olga said...

another fantastic creation!!

Audrey Pettit said...

So, so adorable, Maria! Perfectly fun sentiment to go with the beach theme. Love your image and how you added the enamel accents, and the scalloped clouds and sun are just genius!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Ahhh, looks like a great place to be right now...listening to te waves with a drink in hand. Sure it's 8am here right now, so maybe a mimosa or something. Lol!! Your shading looks great on that image and I love the little pops of yellow! Cheers! :)

jimlynn said...

Sensational! Love the image and your card, Maria....and yes, that martini really does sound good....um...maybe a margarita instead though (along with the beach!)
Lynn

Jackie Rockwell said...

Beautiful beach scene Maria! The circles look great as the clouds and sun! So glad you played RetroSketches this week!

Monica said...

Sure, I care for a martini... Love to with a friend.

Super card.

Monica xxx

Karen B. said...

What a perfect mix of images and sentiments! Love your card, and the calm nature of it. Thanks, too, for playing at Skipping Stones Design!

Jingle said...

This is so pretty! Thanks for linking up to Skipping Stones Design!

jo (http://joboogie.typepad.com) said...

Very cute! I love the beach scene and you incorporated the challenge's colors so PERFECTLY! Thanks for playing along with us at Skipping Stones Design!

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