Thursday, May 15, 2008

Better than going postal!

I made this card last week but just couldn't convince myself that I really liked it. You know when you make one of those...you have an idea but it just doesn't really looked like you had pictured it? Well, I do think it's cute...but it just doesn't wow me. I really love this new Lizzie Anne Designs set though and I can't wait to ink up that adorable mermaid!

This set is called By the Sea and it has the most adorable images! I chose a few and created these three panels to display them. I stamped all in Palette Noir and colored with Copics. The cardstock is all Bazzill. I used a white pen for highlighting as well as Copper Stickles for sand. The tiny shells and starfish are from Michaels. The bag of shells contains thousands of those tiny things! I need to find some projects for them! The boys hair and shirt, shovel, castle flag and star, are all pieced and popped up for dimension. I drew in the hint of birds in the castle panel...what an artist I am! LOL! I used oval punches from Stampin' Up! for the sentiment. Makes me wish that was me on the beach right now! I'd better get to bed! Have a great night!

12 comments:

Joan said...

This is so sweet. I love the little shells that you've added. I went and looked at the mermaid....she is cute. And hey....with the wonderful cards you create...you are an artist....all the time!!!!! Have a great day. Joan

Candy said...

I think it's adorable, love the little shells!!

Julia Aston said...

Very cute beach card Danielle! you need to enter this into Sharon's No time to stamp Friday challenge! to use 3 panels on your card! love the colors you used on this and the fun stamp set!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This is adorable!!! I love it and am so glad you linked to my challenge -- thanks!!! Come and play again sometime!!!! Mind if I link you Blog to mine?

The Rubber Maid said...

I love your card , those little crabs are so cute. How could you not like it??? It's perfect for the Friday challenge.Pat

Velta said...

Love the beach theme Danielle!!! And I agree these stamps are just adorable. Love your color choices on this one also. The ribbon goes so well with this card!

Linsey said...

seriously, you don't just LOVE it?!!! Well, I do know what you mean, but this is not one of those occassions, truly! This card is absolutely wonderful! I love each panel with such fun in the sun going on--the darling seashell and starfish accents, the sweet little boy you've buried in the sand and the grand sandcastle! It's a total Wow-er in my book! I love the crisp blue and white ribbon to finish also--reminds of water and is refreshing and perfect for the beach scene "feel"! AWEsome, and nothing less!

Rose Ann said...

Well....I think it's adorable! Sharon's challenge works great for this, and I love the colors you used!!

Ila said...

I love this card!!....so much going on. Cute and Fabulous!!
Have to tell you a secret though...I very rarely like my cards or can appreciate them until I photograph them and have them on the puter....I know....I'm Weird....lol..

beate said...

LOL! Love the sentiment! Adorable card!
Hugs and smiles

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh what fun, love it.

shel9999 said...

SO cute, Danielle! I love the three panels!