Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Sandpipers by the...Wetlands?!

Happy hump day, friends! So just a little card to share with you tonight for no other reason than I had some quality craft time lately! I've been feeling mojo-less and the big box of new catalog goodies has been a little intimidating. Does that happen to you when you get a bunch of new stuff?  Too excited to know what to do with it all, that's me!  My new Wetlands set was calling my name though and, this time, I couldn't resist!
 I was inspired by this fabulous [previous] sketch over at Sketch Frenzy Friday.  I fell in love with the birds in this set the minute I saw it and knew that I would make a beach scene with them.  They look like Sandpipers to me!  I chose a beach-y color palette of Soft Sky, Crumb Cake and So Saffron with a pop of Calypso Coral. 
I'll show you the birds close-up so you can see that I used one of the images from Gorgeous Grunge as the water for my wading birds.  A great way to add some subtle color quick and easy!  The same set also provided the waterspots on my Soft Sky background.  I wanted the focal shape, cut with the Chalk Talk Framelits, to look like a tag so I added a half circle behind some Natural Trim Ribbon and a So Saffron Candy Dot to mimic a hole for the ribbon.  The complete list of supplies I used is at the bottom of this post.

I hope the rest of your week is swell!  Thanks for stopping by. :-)


Stamps: Wetlands; Gorgeous Grunge; Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Early Espresso and Soft Sky
Paper: Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla CS; Naturals Specialty DSP; retired So Saffron DSP
Xtras: Epic Day Washi Tape; Linen Thread; Subtles Candy Dots; Naturals Ribbon; Chalk Talk Framelits; 3" Circle Die; Hexagon punch (to punch a flagged end in DSP)


Anonymous said...

Beautiful layered card Nance-I love those Sandpipers and they look perfect walking along your tag :)
Nessa xx

Marisa said...

Those sandpipers are sooo cute!! Love the layout you used and the bit of twill ribbon is perfect! Great card.

Linda Callahan said...

Definitely beachy! Love how you used the grunge for water....great effect! No loss of mojo here for sure!

Diane - said...

Nance this is gorgeous! I JUST ordered this set today! Can't wait to get it. Also I LOVE how you used the stamp from Grunge as know I have to copy that idea, right? ... I love that Grunge set too. I've used it a 100 times already it seems.
Great layout and I like the touch of ribbon. hugs.

Margaret said...

I love how you used the grunge stamp to create the water! Fabulous card!

I tend to be the same way with new supplies-can't wait to get them and then I just look at them for a while!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Love this one, Nance! The colors are so fresh and fun, too. Can I come over and stamp with you? I need some of that mojo to rub off on me. :)

Amy O said...

Beautiful card, Nance! I love how you made the water with the Gorgeous Grunge set -- very clever! And I love the little pops of Calypso Coral.