Artistic Avenger


Life’s a Beach

I am really excited to announce that I have joined a new design team – The Inkspirations Design Team! And today is the launch of the new challenge blog, Inkspirations Challenges. Make sure you head on over to see what’s in store and who is on this super fabulous design team!

Today’s card is based on the sketch challenge of this week:

I started with a Crumb Cake base and kept with the colours in the Elegant Soiree Designer Series paper. The upper panel is Soft Suede which I layered with some Baja Breeze Elegant Soiree DSP and added a few basic pearls. The vertical panel is again Soft Suede and I layered it with some of the DSP that looks kinda like scales or shells. Over that I tied on some 5/8″ Twill Tape onto which I tied a super fun tag.

The tag is Soft Suede and I layered it with Very Vanilla. On it I stamped the shell from Nature’s Nest. I then stamped it again on some scrap Very Vanilla cardstock and cut it out. I watercoloured it in with coordinating colours of ink and then accordian folded it to give it a shell appearance. I also painted some Pearl Smooch Accent Ink for some extra shimmer and added a basic pearl.

I used a Vintage Trinket and some linen thread to tie it all on and then again I used the Trinkets to pin on a saying, “thank you” from Fresh Cuts.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and I urge you to head on over to the Inkspirations Challenges blog and play along! Now you can also head on over to see what the rest of the DT is up to…..


Products used on this project – CLICK HERE to buy them NOW!

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla.

Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze.

Stamps: Fresh Cuts, Nature’s Nest.

Accessories: Elegant Soiree DSP, Vintage Trinkets, Basic Pearls, Linen Thread, 1 1/4″ circle punch, twill tape.