Thursday, August 4, 2011

First Love's Cathy with my first post as a Sweet 'n Sassy design team diva!  I'm so excited to be sharing with you today!  I just love all the new Rhubarb images available at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps...don't you?  There are over 25 adorable images of Rhubarb the Bear perfect for any occasion throughout the year. I am returning to my first love.  The very first Sweet 'n Sassy stamp I purchased was Cocoa.  Cocoa the Mouse got my attention and helped me fall in love with Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  Since I needed some beach thank you cards, I grabbed this Cookie and Cocoa sandcastle digi and started playing.

For this card I used Amber Dawn's Sketch for the Dare to Get Dirty challenges for fan club members over at Splitcoast.  The design papers are from the Springtime paper pad by Echo Park...the background paper reminded me of waves, and the circular panel was embossed with the CB swirls folder which also looks like waves.  The images are colored with my favorite...Copic Markers.  Glossy Accents was added to the shells from the Flourish Seashells set for a bit of shine.  A Sakura jelly roll pen was used to add a bit of sparkle to the sand.

Here's a close-up of the sandcastle so you can see the sparkle better.
I'll leave you with images of the beach so you can dream of being there!  Thanks for stopping by today and come back again for more inspiration created by the other members of this fabulous design team!  Have a wonderful day!

Card Recipe
Stamps: Flourish Seashells, Cookie and Cocoa Sandcastle (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress Inks (Ranger)
Paper: Neenah Solar White, Craft (PTI), Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze (SU!), Springtime (Echo Park)
Accessories:  Paper Piercer, CB Embossing Folder (Provo Craft), Sakura Jelly Roll Pen, Button Twine (PTI), Bow Easy, Glossy Accents (Ranger), Sharpie Poster Paint Pen, Copic Markers E40, E42, E43, E44, R00, R20, R22, R24, R29, BG0000W00, W1, W3, W5, W7


Bridget said...

Oh my goodness, Cathy, is this ever cute! I love the sparkle and shine you added! Little Cocoa's ears match the pretty pink shells - so adorable!

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful summer time thank you card Cathy! The coloring on your castle is just lovely! Beautiful papers and what a fun sketch!

buggin2stamp said...

This is so cute! I am in love with rhubarb and cocoa is growing on me. I am terrified of mice, but he is quite cute.

Harriet Skelly said...

Oh Cathy this is adorable!! Great use of that sketch!