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Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Today I bring you The Sea, the largest body of water on Earth.  At sunset, if you are traveling along hwy 1 in California, you will see the waves breaking on the shore and you will notice that they reflect the colors of the sunset sky!  It is a beautiful sight to see. My image is die cut in two parts, using an outside cutout die and an inside cut.  The outside cut has the piercing already in the die.  The flourish frame is from the same set and I added a darker color to the embossed stitching around the edges.  I used paper from Blooming Gardens behind the flourish pattern die.  The "sea grass" is just thin cuts of green vellum and curled with my fingernail.  The little "succulents" are a small flower die in the Crosses set.  The smallest cross die is on the sentiment panel (the largest is approximately 3-4").  I used some yellow flower soft in the centers of the flowers after molding them on a soft foam with a large ball stylist.  I also made some "sand" with Dune pigment ink, heavy embossing powder, micro beads, gold mica chips and gold dust.  I happen to have some tiny star fish and shells the I also added to the sand.
My image is colored with Copic Markers and then I added Diamond Dust to the sea spray and waves breaking.   The sentiment was sponged with distress inks.
Stamps:  The Sea, Clean Heart
Dies: Ornamental Crosses, Vintage Flourish Pattern
Paper: Blooming Gardens and misc. aqua and white
This week at Shining the Light challenge (Our Daily Bread Designs-ODBD) is to create a card or project that includes an image with water, uses a technique with water, or is primarily "Aqua" in color.
To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, click Here.  You have until April 13th to join us.  For this challenge, you may use any stamps but if you have any ODBD stamps we would love to see you use them.  If you participate, you have a chance to win the $15 certificate toward ODBD stamps or to be spotlighted for the Shining the Light Award (Shining the Light Award is only for those who use ODBD stamps).  We would love to see your creations.
For more inspiration please visit my talented design team sisters:

I used these dies, part of the new April release.
"The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, than the mighty waves of the sea." Ps.  93:4
"The sea is His, for He made it; and His hands formed the dry land." Ps. 95: 5
"Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and all its fullness; let the field be joyful, and all that is in it.  Then all the trees of the woods will rejoice before the Lord." Ps. 96:11-12


CherylQuilts said...

Robin, this is a stunning card with your coloring and how you've framed it with the beautiful Vintage Flourish Pattern die. And I love how you've added the sand, shells, and seagrass, which we have here in South Florida. So beautiful for this week's challenge, precious friend! Hugs!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What an absolutely stunning scene Robin!! I just love your use of the die to frame it, your coloring and all the added texture and detail!! Gorgeous sky too!!

Alshandra said...

Robin this card is so stunning! Such detail! Your image is coloured so beautifully and I too love watching the sunset over the ocean (and feel so blessed that I live only 2 kilometres away!) Thanks for sharing how you made all those gorgeous little embellishments! They are so beautiful! Love how you've coloured your sentiment panel and the vintage flourish die around the edge brings it all together beautifully! Absolutely gorgeous :-)

Grace said...

Ohhh Robin this is over the top amazing!!! It's so beautifully colored and I'm in love with the way you framed it! Love all the little details you put in to this... the sand you created, the grasses, those tiny shells!!! I have looked and looked for tiny shells like that and what i've found is much larger.I love how you used the tiny flower from the cross set to make these beautiful blooms... I just love this card!!!

Diana Nguyen said...

Oh, MY! LOVE everything about this card - the sunset, the colors, the sand, the succulents. You've really made the scene come to life! SOOOO stunningly gorgeous!

DJ Rants said...

Wow, gorgeous!! Love this image with your beautiful coloring and all of the beach embellishments are a fabulous touch!! Blessings!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is very beautiful Robin.

gr karin

Linda Carson said...

Robin, I'd give this gorgeous scene a 10......picture perfect! Excellent in every way from coloring to embellishments!

Nicki Olsen said...

Stunning Robin!! Your beach scene outside of the image is perfect and I LOVE the coloring of the image. The sunset is perfectly reflected off the waves. Gorgeous!!

Papercrafting Princess said...

Oh my the gorgeous details and the way you inked the sentiment as well.