Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Beach Treasure

How about a little summer?  The weather has definitely gotten very cool the last couple of days.  I was happy to ink up a pile of seashells and color them. 

I used a touch of embossing powder to make my image pop because this was stamped over a painted background.  I started with neutral colors in the background which I thought would be perfect for the shells.  After I stamped I embossed with brown embossing powder.  I then colored the images with STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell watercolor pencils.  I used the Darkroom Door new Shells Background Stamp and the words are from the DarkRoom Door Seaside Wordstrips.  I had fun picking out which words to  use on the card.

My final touch was the mixed twine with a poinsettia. Yep... I cut off a few of the poinsettia petals to try to make a starfish. :)   There is a little bit of sand glued around the edges but difficult to see in the photo.

Well I hope I warmed up your day a bit and took you on a little sea-side break.



  1. This is lovely and so effective? Love your colouring of the shells Sue!

    Lesley Xx

  2. So pretty! I love what you did with those pencils. Looks great!


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