January 25, 2016

Feeling Beachy

With all of that white stuff falling from the sky, I could use some sunshine, warm sun, a slight breeze and my flip flops!  Chris Dayton is back on the blog today with a couple of fabulous coastal cards!

I wanted to create a fun salt-weathered beach shack. 

  • I stamped three of the new January release stamps with Memento Tuxedo Black on 80# Hammermill Digital Color Copy Cover paper. 
  • I sketched in some woodgrain with a gray Copic .03mm MultiLiner, then added some color with W1, 3 & 5 and B41 &45 Copics. 
  • Other Copics used are, E31, 33, 42 and 70 for the sand; B12 for the lightly airbrushed sky; R12, 14, & 17 for the life ring. 
  • The surf board was colored with V20, 12 & 15, BG11,13, &15 and Y11,15, and 17 for the surf flag. 
  • I also added some beach grasses with a Sepia Copic Multiliner before trimming the card front with a stitched rectangle die (Lawn Fawn) and then adhered it to a bright turquoise card base.

  • This is a 5" x 4 1/4" shaker card. 
  • I stamped the surfboards in Memento Tuxedo Black then colored them with Copics: E000, YG61, YG63, YR02, YR14, V04, V06, Y35, Y38, B34, B37, YG13, W1 and the sand in E33 and E35. 
  • I assembled the shaker using a stitched circle die (My Favorite Things), and 3M foam tape and added a mix of peach, gold and seaglass colored sequins before sealing it up. 
  • I stamped the Hola! sentiment on a small banner strip in New Leaf green ink (PTI). 
  • The Spring Bloom 1 flower is stamped on white cardstock using Red Sangria ink (The Ton). 
  • I added some shading to the centers of the flowers with Copics RV17, RV19 & also Y32. 
  • The two flowers were fussy cut and added to the sentiment strip.

  • The background is sponged on watercolor paper with Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Tea Dye. 
  • I then removed color for the waves by using a waterbrush and a dry paper towel to lift the color away.
  • The sentiment and the image is stamped directly on the watercolor paper with Brutus Monroe Locomotive chalk ink. 
  • I drew in the posts for the clothes line with a Copic Black Multi Liner, then filled it in with a Mid Gray Zig Brush marker. 
  • The swim suits were stamped on scraps of patterned papers and fussy cut, then adhered to the background with Glossy Accents. 
  • I used an embossing pen and Zing Brown Sugar embossing powder to create the clothespins.

If you would like to see more of Chris's creations, be sure and check out our Facebook Group or follow her on Instagram!

Until next time, 
Happy Stamping!
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  1. Three gorgeous cards. The layouts and colours are fabulous. What a fun card the shaker card is? Great paper piecing on the third card and clever technique with the water. Thank you for the inspiration x

  2. Absolutely lovely projects Chris, the last one is my favorite, love how you created that beach look and your coloring is phenomenal on all the projects! ^__^ *Big Hugs*

  3. Very beautiful cards! The beach shack is the prettiest coloring!


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