Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Fab Friday 86: Best Beach Life

For the Fab Friday 86 Color Challenge.  What a fabulous color combo!  Sad that a couple of these colors will be retiring in under a month!  The combo reminded me of something from the beach, so I had to create!

Stamps: From Land to Sea, Wild About Flowers
Ink: Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Crumb Cake
Paper: Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White
Accessories: Sponges, White Chalk Marker, 1" Circle Punch, Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon, Dimensionals

I'm regretting not photographing my progress so I can explain how I made this better, but I will do my best.

Using scratch paper as masking material, I first made the hill, by masking and using a sponge with Crumb Cake Ink.  I went back over the hill in Hello Honey for a darker and more sand like coloring.

This was the tricky part.  I masked the hill I just created, then made a wave-like shape by tearing more scratch paper.  Then using Soft Sky ink and a sponge, I placed the mask where I wanted it then using a sponge gently sponged around the edge, creating a wave outline.  I move the wave scratch paper several times and repeated the step.  Then remove the mask, and use Soft Sky ink to blend the lines a bit, keeping some of the white for the foam look of the waves splashing.

Using a straight edge scratch paper, masked the sky and created an ocean horizon line using Lost Lagoon ink.  I didn't fill the space between the ocean and wave edges completely because again you want to have the illusion of waves.

Sponged Lost Lagoon ink gently along the inside of the waves for some added color and foamy appeance.

I did end up losing too much of the white space on the waves, so I used a white chalk marker to add the white definition again which helps the color to stand out!

Using a circle punch, I punched a circle out of another piece of scratch paper, then masked area in the sky and sponged a sun in Hello Honey ink. Removed the mask, then took the sponge with ink and streaked out some sun rays out from the circle.

Stamped the lighthouse in Crumb Cake, cutting out by hand and adhering on the hill with dimensionals.

Stamped the sentiment in Lost Lagoon Ink.

Added the Crumb Cake ribbon for a little added something.


  1. I really love the scene you've created here - reminds me of travels in Nova Scotia! Thanks so much for the masking tips! And thanks for playing at Fab Friday!

  2. Very pretty card!! I love the scene you created, it looks so real!! The water looks amazing!! Thank you for joining us at Fab Friday!!

  3. Lovely scene! Great job with the sponging! The breaking wave caught my attention right away! It's just right! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

  4. Such a gorgeous scene you've created! So soft and sweet. Thank you so much for playing along with this FabFriday color challenge.