Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Double D - Let's Go to the Beach

Dear Ones~
It's beach weather for sure, especially here in Northern Michigan. We have had a heat wave like no body's business. And how opportune, since the challenge this time over at Double D is - you guessed it - LET'S GO TO THE BEACH.

Here is the fabulous Mood Board for our inspiration:

And here is my card:
I used several different stamp sets for this card. And the background has been watercolored with some new Karin Brush Markers I recently purchased. I love them. You can't really tell, but I fussy cut that Nautilus after I painted it and popped it up. Really makes a difference in the effect. I cut a strip of vellum for the greeting and added some stash gems. A little Stickles finished off the "sand" under the shell.

The Ingredients:
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Karin Brush Markers
GKD By the Sea 2 Stamp Set
Close to my Heart Perfect Day Stamp Set

If you head on over to the  Double D Challenge Blog and play along, you could win this fabulous die set by Impression Obsession. And don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards the other designers have created for your inspiration. 

Impression Obsession - Dies - Single Beach Chair

I'm so glad you stopped by, I adore your comments. They always make me smile. Please stay well and enjoy your crafting. Some things are opening up, but be smart and don't take any chances. I need you, dear reader!!!! Now head on over to Double D to see what's going on.

Until next time, here's celebrating your Creative Muse.  


  1. Lovely card with the shell on the beach scene.xx

  2. Beautiful and peaceful scene you have created, a lovely card and a great stamp set you have used. There are birds on the beach right now as I am looking out my window, looks like rain though. We have been staying put here and enjoying it a great deal!

  3. I remember you using this GKD stamp before and I was impressed then. But that background is amazing and really makes for a appealing scene. I would just love to be there right now.

  4. The coloring of this card is fabulous. Absolutely stunning well done!

  5. This one needs a frame, my friend. Perfect and peaceful scene.

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  7. Stunning to say the very least, Judy! Wow, I love the colors. The dark accents...sea grass blowing in the breeze, details on the shell. Everything is amazing.

  8. Oh Judy, this is a work of art! Your water coloring is perfect and I love the sand under the seashell. Wonderful texture and just overall beautiful.

  9. OH WOW what a fabulous scene and your coloring is outstanding! Beautiful creation my friend ... love it!

  10. What a peaceful, deeply lovely work of art. There is a timeless beauty to this design that soothes the soul immediately.

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

  11. Oh this is a magnificent scene! Love the fence in the background and that gorgeous nautilus shell. YOWZA! Colored to perfection too! mmmm that fresh salty air, I can smell it! Ahhhhh

  12. This is such a stunning card Judy! Beautiful beach scene you have created with the fussy cut shell. Beautiful colouring too.

  13. Wow that is beautiful, your coloring is just gorgeous!

  14. This is an absolutely gorgeous card Judy! WOW! Hope all is well with you!