Friday, June 18, 2010

Summer is almost here!

If you stopped by for the blog hop, I hoped you enjoyed it! It was fun for me to see some of the great projects using some of the beloved stamp sets on Stampin’ Up!’s Last Chance List. 

I'm creating some cards for a lady I met here in Allen, TX.  She needed some thank you cards for some very special people that are helping her out with a very special occasion – her wedding!  The only direction she gave me was “beach elegance”.  This is what I came up with for her cards.

beach thank yous 006

The main panel was water colored with Watercolor Crayons and an Aqua Painter on beautiful watercolor paper.  It was great to have all the retiring colors because when you’re creating a scene you’ll want various colors at your disposal.  **hint hint you may want to finish getting the retiring watercolor crayon colors before they are gone! I used about 12 different colors for the beach sunrise.  The words are clear embossed with Taken with Teal Craft Ink.  The entire image is spritzed with Champagne shimmer paint and an alcohol mix.

I love the ribbon treatment!  A quick twist of the ribbon, a half pearl from the pretties kit and a vintage tag complete the ensemble.

I’m missing my peanut gallery from back “home”.  They always gave me such great feedback on my creations!  If you have a minute…please let me know what you think!



  1. AMAZING!!! Your beach scene is gorgeous and definitely elegant, love the dimension the shading from watercoloring gives it. Now I want to go bury my toes in the sand somewhere. This member of your peanut gallery misses you too!!!

  2. Your card is fantastic! How many did you have to make? You did a super job! Carolee

  3. Hi Linda,

    This is beautiful. So nice to see your work again!

  4. Linda, love the card. I just looked up your blog. Was looking for people that like to stamp in my area. I live in Princeton. Blessings to you, Beverly