Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Good times from the SHORE!

Okay, in California we don't call the coast the SHORE, but I've already used COAST in another post title... Forgive me. I've been having flash-back influences of my visit to the "beach" with girlfriends a week and a half ago. As a result, I wanted to share my beachy feelings in my card offering for Card Patterns Sketch Challenge #24.

I've been LOVING this paper, "Static Collection - REACTION" by Crate Paper. It feels like I just bought it, but it's already a few years old. {Wah} ANYWAY, I'm loving it for this card AND the use of this gorgeous pelican stamp, by Inkadinkado. These items have been pushed around my desk top for a few days and finally, a card was produced for this inspiring sketch!

It's a rather simple composition, but sometimes flexing the muscles of simplicity are the most difficult! Regardless, the most beautiful scenes from the beach are sometimes the simplest.

Relax, enjoy. Repeat!


C/S - Stampin' Up!
D/P - Crate Paper
Stamps - Inkadinkado, Creative Imaginations
Punches - Stampin' Up! & Creative Memeories
Watercolor Wonder Crayons and Aqua Pen - Stampin' Up!


Karen said...

WELL, Miss Elise, your simple is simply Wonderful! I ADORE that pelican! I remember my time(s) on the East coast...the coast, the beach being called the "shore" and since I am 'shore' that people from the East Coast are reading, I'll bet they 'shore' are feeling at home! :>

sam said...

great card!

Beth said...

I likey! I'm a "down the shore" girl myself and I've been spotting some pelicans around here lately.

Thanks for your wonderful comments on my blog, but you've given me too much credit! My card took me THIRTY minutes, not three....silly!

I'm seriously going to think about trying to make that image swap happen....maybe inspiration will come this weekend while sitting around the campfire. Perhaps a Mojito will help :-)

Rosemary said...

Cool!! Another great card! Love the color combo and what you did with the sketch!!

tg said...

Very nice Elise! These colors are perfect for a shore theme. Great stamp.

whoistracy said...

Elsie this is just lovely! What a unique images and I love the colors you've paired it with. Thanks for joining us on CP.

Chris said...

simple is good! And, this is excellant! :) Love the feel of the card.