Monday, March 29, 2010

Surf & Sand in La La Land...


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Dreary days are the best ones to make summer cards. It's pouring here (again!) They'll brighten up someone's day as well as my own! We've been away from California for a few years now, but we still miss it. I thought I'd make a card for a loved one back in La La Land.
For this card, I started off with a terrific sketch from Taylor Vanbruggen. As soon as I saw it I thought I'd try an easel card. (See sidebar for tutorial.) I wanted to create a beach scene to go along with my dreamy sentiment and started with this sunbathing little cupcake. I created a hammock out of a piece of an old burp cloth of my son's and strung it between two balmy palm trees. For the sand, I used some cork and for the waves I tore strips of blue vellum. I was inspired by the Moxie Fab Picking Up the Pieces Challenge to paper-piece most of the elements, including all the beach side accoutrement and laid them out for cuppie's enjoyment. When I was all done, I wanted to hop a plane to find some sunshine!
BEAN NOTES: Taylored Expressions Beach Bum Stamps; Stampin' Up Basic Black Classic Dye Ink; Designer Paper (unspecified); SU Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, Bashful Blue; Crushed Curry; Wild Wasabi; Kraft; Cream Caramel; Green Galore; Pale Plum; Barely Banana; Whisper White Cardstock; Sakura Jelly Roll Pen; EK Success 1-1/2" and 1-1/4" Circle Punches; White Embroidery Floss (generic); Liquid Pearls HAPPY BEANS: Light Blue Vellum (generic); Cork (generic); Burp Cloth

11 comments:

Kathy Martin said...

Oh my goodness...this is too cute! Love it! :)

Wanda G said...

Seriously???? I can't stand it!!! That is so dang cute! I need to get busy and do an entry for this one. I love your blog. Have a great day.

Patti MacLeith said...

DUDE! So cool. I love your beachy scene.

Ann Schach said...

Cute, cute, cute! And so very creative!

Martha said...

OMG, I love your beach scene! Love the cork! It's not California Dreamin' but, we've got sun in Florida! This card would bring a bit of sunshine wherever it goes!

Carla Bazhenow said...

This is awesome, I love it. Your detail is fabulous. I love everything. Hugs,

Kim said...

Oh Regina this is SO adorable!! Awesome job!

Rachel D said...

This is too cute! What a fun card. The details are great!

Mary Fish said...

La La Love it! . . . those beach towels are too cool. Hugs, M

Cath said...

Hey Regina! Thanks so much for entering the Picking Up the Pieces Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

Taylor VanBruggen said...

Hi Regina! Thanks for participating in the TESC106 Prize sketch challenge! I selected your adorable card as one of our Top Crops which means you win your choice of stamp sets from the TE Store! Please send me an email with your address and your stamp set selection and I'll get it off to you!

tayloredexpressions at gmail dot com

And here's a link to the Top Crops badge if you'd like to display it on your blog:

http://sites.google.com/site/tayloredexpressionsimages/images/TopCropsbadge.png