Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Color Throwdown Week 13

Week 13 of the Color Throwdown! I had to laugh just a little when I saw the other girls' cards this week! When I was looking at these colors, I could only see the beach, or sun and water, and everyone else went with Fall colors! I even made the banners and such nice and summery! Oh well!

Card info: Okay - so I'm a little stuck on sponging - sorry! I'm sure it will pass pretty soon! Really a simple card, I started out with white shimmery paper. I stamped the sun in So Saffron then in More Mustard craft ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I started sponging. I used So Saffron and More Mustard (I only own a More Mustard craft pad so the sponging was a bit mucky). Then I started stamping the water. I do not own a Baja Breeze ink pad, so I used Soft Sky and Cool Caribbean, and then a few other blue Versamagic inks. I think it turned out pretty good. I used a darker blue to stamp a few waves in the water and then a white gel pen to highlight it a bit and give it a bit of white water. The seagulls are from a TAC stamp set, Lighthouses. I wanted it to sort of look like a panoramic picture, so I stuck some photo corners on it. I kept the rest of the card very simple, something I like to do when I do a technique or my main image is really busy. I used the Scor-Pal to make the embossed stitches. I just marked on the back where my stamped sentiment was (also a TAC stamp), then turned the card face down and used my Scor-Pal to create the embossed line. Then I turned the card back over and used a paper piercer to add some holes, which then creates a stitched look. I added a couple of brads and called it good!

I made this card at 1 a.m. last night ....I was running a bit late!

Be sure to link your cards to the Color Throwdown blog - we love seeing them all! If you upload to Splitcoast, use the code CTD13 so we can find ya! Thanks for playing! Don't forget to check out the other cards!


Heather Lee-Reppen said...

Great card! It actually makes me feel relaxed! I love the sponging, your cards have been fantastic!

LeAnne said...

I love this Kisa....I'll hold on to summer as long as I can!

Beth said...

Oh, I want to be THERE! This is gorgeous, Kisa. Make me want to get out my sponges!

Nancy said...

awesome card! Love your technique to make the waves in the water. too cool!

Mel M. M. M. said...

Stunning! Great colour & I love the way you did the embossed line of stitches! :O)

Pat (mspfd) said...

It's always summer somewhere!! I love seascapes. You have done a marvelous job with your sponging technique and created a beautiful scene with this combination of colors.

nancy morgan said...

Beautiful card, great sponging (don't're doing a great job, lol!), and super colors! Super job all the way around. thanks for the inspiration!! -nancy

mueppi said...

That`s so wonderful, Kisa!
I love it!
Hugs Gisela

broni (waterchild12) said...

Love this! That's exactly where I want to be right now!


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