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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Summer Splash Down

As we near the end of Spring my thoughts are wandering to the beachs of summer. There is something calming and comfortable about the sea side I love the colors of summer, the sound of the waves and yes even the fresh sea smell.....though in August the smell in Galveston (which is my sea side meca) is a bit sketchy but I still will brave it if for no other reason then to place my feet in the warm waters of the gulf. So today I thought it might be fun to share with you a collection of sea inspired cards I did using Gecko Galz Splish Splash Digi stamps and their Beechy Keen digital papers and By The Sea Collage Images.
I had so much fun using them that I wanted to give you all a chance to win a set of each so you too can create some summer fun cards....so what to you have to do to perhaps win, just leave a comment on this entry and next Thursday (May 24th 2012) I will randomly select a winner....yipeeee! For now please enjoy my little card projects!




BEACHY KEEN DAY CARD
by
Leanne Seed

for this card I used Pool and Citrus Alcohol Inks on glossy paper to create my back ground piece. Then painted the sea horse using watercolor pencils. The strip behind the sea horse image is from the Beechy Keen Paper Pack. I found some wonderful citrus colored lace at Hobby Lobby in the sewing area ribbons. and the inks I used to distress the sentiment was Broken China and Shabby Shutters by Distress Ink.


HANG TEN CARD
by
Leanne Seed

Again I used the glossy paper and Lettuce colered Alchol ink to color it for my background piece. then I used a manilla tag I got at my local scrapbook store and using the same inks I used in the above card I distressed it. I took a piece of paper by My minds Eye (you can get this at Hobby Lobby) and cut a piece the size of the card top then cut in half diagonally. Adding adhesive to the bottom of one of the halves and along the left side place it along the bottom edge to form a pocket for your tag to slip down into. The tear away the bottom half of the other piece and ink the raw edge with your green ink and place at top of card. Then I took some fun beechy looking ribbon from my stash and adhereed down each side and throu the hole of the tag. And add your images to finish it off. Now one other thing I did when I gave it away was I used my personal cutter and on the tag cut small areas in each corner so I could place a gift card in the tag.


LIVE OUT LOUD CARD
by
Leanne Seed

So this is a pretty straight forward card, again I used the alcohol inks to color a glossy piece of paper as my back ground and created mats with some water inspired card stock. The image was from Gecko Galz and I jazzed it up with blue and lime green stickles. And I created the sentiment banner using Gecko Galz Celebrate Alphabet soup frames and of corse more stickles because you can never have to much bling. and then topped it with some pretty ribbon I found at Micheals and a bit of sea glass in each of the corners.


MAKE A SPLASH CARD
by
Leanne Seed

So again I used alcohol inks and glossy paper to create the background for my card. Then I watercolored the turtle stamp using water color pencils and cut it out. I took a sheet of Gecko Galz Beachy Keen paper and cut out some of the waves and layered them on the bottom of the card to create a sea scape. then slide in your turtle as a removable tag...this is great to give to kids.


AT THE SHORE CARD
by
Leanne Seed
For this card I did alot of the same techniques as the others but I found this amazing yarn that I wanted to use at Jo Annes and cris crassed it on the left side of the card then using glossy accents adhered some wonderful little shells, now if you want to use shells you collect from the shore just place them in a bowl of rubbing alchol for 24 hours this will get rid of any unwanted hitch hikers.


DIVE INTO FUN CARD
by
Leanne Seed
So like the others I used alcohol inks and glossy paper to create my back ground then placed a piece of Gecko Galz Beachy Keen paper ontop of that. Then watercolored the seashell and the funky mermais using water color crayons (I work from the tips using a small brush). using an exacto knife I cut away the face area of the mermaid and placed a vintage womans photo. Then take adhesive and add to sides and bottom of the sea shell and adhere to center of the card, this will form a pocket. Next distress your sentiment and place it at the top then slide in your mermaid. add some blue and green bling (you can find fun summer colors at Hobby Lobby) and tie a fun ribbon around the inner edge.


SUNSHINE WISHES CARD
by
Leanne Seed

Again take your glossy paper and using pool and lettuce alcohol inks color it for your background paper theb take a piece of the Beachy Keen paper and cut into a circle (if you do not have a circle cutter then you can use a small plate as your template) on the back side using your inks distress then mark very center and with ruler and exacto knife cut like a pie into wedges leaving a 1/4" around outer edge. Water color the mermaid using water color pencils and place her in the center of card. Then add circle over her and adhere then take a small container and mix glossy accents and sand (you can find the sand at micheals or JoAnnes in the floral area) and then using tooth pick place around circle and let dry completly.
Then take your wedges and pull them back exposing your mermaid and tack down using glue dots or red line tape. place a pearlat a few of the points. And last take your glossy accents and create your bubbles around the mermaid. It is a fun way to make your own aquarium.

I hope you enjoyed my little cards and have fun creating your own images!
Also hop over to DYSU Challenge blog and check out their "Landscape Challenge".


Have a happy scrappy day
Leanne

7 comments:

  1. great cards!! soo cool, love the warm colours :)

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  2. A brilliant collection of cards Leanne, gorgeous colours.
    xxx Hazel.

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  3. What beautiful sea scenes. Love the amazing colors! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

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  4. What a wonderful collection of cards. Love the colors on each one. Thank you for joining my challenge at the Red Rubber Inspirationals blog this week! Lynda - DT Champion Red Rubber Designs

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  5. You've been busy, what some lovely cards! Thanks for joining us at Red Rubber Inspirationals!

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  6. This is a lovely group of cards. I really like your color scheme

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  7. Fabulous cards!! Great images and colors!! Thanks for playing along with us @ Red Rubber Inspirationals!

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