March 14, 2009

Beautiful Beach

This is my favourite of my So Sketchy cards. Funny thing about how I create; I never know what I am going to make until I sit down to make it. Even as I am creating, I don't know what the next layer is going to be. Whether that layer is on top of what I am working on or underneath depends on the card. For this one, I started with the card base and corners and worked up. I did that for my other So Sketchy cards too; just suited the way my brain ss1 seashore
thinks when doing this sketch. This card is pretty big to accommodate the layers and 'corners', 6x6". The netting under the top layers is actually real fish net I picked up at a little shop on the boardwalk in Ocean City, NJ. Ocean City is the PG, family version of Atlantic city. And not a single 'chain' restaurant, store or hotel in the whole city. Fabulous place to visit, we had a great time. The beach is gorgeous thus inspiring this card!

Anyhoo, the card layers are distressed with either creamy caramel, close to cocoa or buckaroo blue. I was surprised to see how similar bordering blue and buckaroo blue are. The 'sticks' under top circle are bits of raffia. Several layers are up on foam dots, especially the top circle. It is dotted on either side of the raffia. The label 1 die is dotted between the fish netting. It is actually in two pieces because the sketch showed two separate panels for that layer.

Enjoy, Rebecca

shells (I forget the name of the set), cheesecloth and linen (or was it canvas??)  backgrounds
Ink: close to cocoa, creamy caramel, buckaroo blue
Paper: Kraft, Buckaroo blue, bordering blue,
Accessories: Heidi Swapp distresser, twill tape-UK, raffia and fish netting-UK, label 1 and circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, foam dots-Jody Morrow. All products SU! unless otherwise noted.


Bonnie said...

Lovely!! What a wonderful card! - and I love all that imagination! Sometimes I have a thought when I sit down to make a card and sometimes (mostly)......not so!

Anonymous said...

Really like the use of layers on this card. Just beautiful!