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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

MMSC10 Beach Baby Girl Gathering Seashells Card




Congrats go out to Connie this week for winning the MM Masterpiece Badge! and to our featured DT! Also to Jess for the MM Artistic Award.
Don't forget to play this week to have your chance to win 118 digital images from Dustin Pike!
Now, onto my entry for this week...
Can you tell I'm on a beach kick this month? I am really enjoying using my beach stamps while I can. This is one of my favorite images, and I think that it fits this card really well. With the MMSC10 sketch this week, I really pondered how I could make this card different and still pretty and beachy. Well, what I decided was to make the oval scalloped nesties for the top and bottom to sort of portray a clam shell and put the image of the little girl on the beach in the middle of it. I was so pleased with how it turned out. I dry embossed the background paper to make it look like a big beach and added some real seashells to the bottom. If you enlarge the picture, you will see her sunkissed skin and some sparkle in her hair and her dress. I hope you enjoy my sample card for this week's sketch, and I look forward to seeing how many ways that you come up with to work this sketch.
I am also entering this card in the Belli challenge which is asking for texture on a card this week, and in the 365 challenge which is asking for bubbles. I love that I could fit this card into 3 challenges. I am getting better. I will try to do more as I go.
Please do leave me a comment and let me know what you think. Thanks for dropping by. Have a great week!!


17 comments:

sugar n spice said...

Gorgeous card, love the image, colours and layout.
So pretty.
Suzi xx

Denise @ kc242 said...

Lovely card. I have always loved this stamp. Great job!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Carolyn!! I love your adorable image and your take on the sketch!! Another fab creation!!
hugs,
Chris

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

I love this card and with the blue coloring and shells and papers.. I love the beach too so never tired of seeing beach cards, can almost see me there!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZA!! This is just gorgeous!! Lovely design and the coloring is amazing!! TFS! :) HUGS

itsabrt said...

This card is darling! BR-T

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

What a sweet beach card, Carolyn. Your sky is perfect! And I love how her hair sparkles!

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Carolyn, I SOOO love this card! This little girl is just dreamy! You are so creative! I love how her hair sparkles! :)

Ceal said...

adorable card Carolyn! I just love that image!

Debbie said...

Carolyn...love the bubble texture on your card! Did you use foil to make it so shiney? Love the image as well. Thanks for much for playing with us over at the Belli Challenge blog!

Georgia Ehrmann said...

what a beautiful card... I love all the glimmering sand and sparkles everywhere... It's like the sun shine is sparkling all around her!

Fern said...

Absolutely Gorgeous.. Love the embossed background, the image is adorable and I love the shells... Thanks for playing on the Belli Challenge..

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Gotta hand it to you, Carolyn, 3 challenges! whew.. You have to check all the challenges before you start making cards :) Where did you get the bubbles embossing folder? It is so cute! xox ~Jeni

Dani said...

Love this! Those shells are perfect! Thanks for playing in the Belli Challenge!

Carol said...

Carolyn your card is just outstanding. I absolutely love this stamp and darn have I been trying to win one on ebay now for over a year!!! I love the shells and how you used the background to add depth to the scene. Perfect!

Joan Ervin said...

What a beautifully colored image and I love all the texture in the background!!!! Thanks for joining us in the Belli challenge!!!

Priscilla said...

Your always make the best beach themed cards :) Wonderful work :)