Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Misty Paradise

Hi...it's Kim again - I am the guest designer for June.

I live in Colorado, but the last beach vacation that I had was the most wonderfully relaxing and beautiful vacation of all time!  We spent a week on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  Of course, it helped that we had a beautiful home right on the beach.  (We also had a house full of relatives, but that's a different story!)

What I loved about this area is that everything was weathered and seemed misty and soft...except for the big bright beach umbrellas.  I tried to replicate this image in my card.

To keep the sky and sand soft, I used a sponge dauber.

  • Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Ocean Paradise
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Soft Sky, Creamy Caramel, copics on the ocean and umbrella
  • Paper: Papertrey Hawaiian Shores, Stampin' Up Creamy Caramel
  • Accessories: Spellbinders Grommet Tags, misc eyelet and twine, pop dots


Kit said...

What a beautiful card Kim. I am a North Carolina native and I love the beach. Your card makes me want to go right now but I will have to wait until July. At least being in NC it's not far at all.

Thanks for sharing.

maryr917 said...

this is a great beach card kim-love the softness of it and the brightness of the beach umbrella-I love the outer banks myself-

Carly said...

Lovely ... great bright colours ! Makes me want to go on a holiday!

Neva said...

how pretty, love the sponging.

Lynette said...

Kim I love the mist - what a lovely creation!!

Harriet Skelly said...

Kim, that comment from Lynette is really mine - I am using my friends computer and didn't realize that I had to sign into Google! Hugs, Harriet

Chelsea said...

Love this. And the popping colors on the umbrella are awesome!!