Saturday, August 10, 2013

Beach Dreams

Hi All!

I'm here today with my first card as a Designated Designer for Drunken Stampers!  Our theme is Place: A Beach [Use water, a beach, or the tropics as your theme.]
The challenge runs from August 10th -16th!  Have a few drinks [alcohol or not] and make sure to link your entry at the Drunken Stampers Blog.

The stamp I used is a retired stamp [Summer by the Sea] from Stampin' Up.  I stamped it in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Copic X-press paper two times and colored the images with Copic markers.  The women's hair, shirt, and man's arm/leg were colored on the first one.  The man pants and hair were colored on the second image.  I stamped the man' s shirt again, on patterned paper.  All of these images were fussy cut...the entire first image, the man, except his arm/leg on the second, lastly the shirt.

The background was watercolor paper which had been colored with Tim Holtz Distress Stains [Chipped Sapphire and Broken China] and then distressed around the edge with Broken China Distress Ink. Two pieces of 100 grit sandpaper [I think it really looks like sand] were torn and distressed...and the first piece was attached to the background.  The complete image was added on the sandpaper and the second piece of sandpaper was placed over to cover part of the man's foot.  The 2nd's pants, shirt and hair were placed over the first.  The last piece added was the shirt.  [I didn't like that the shirt was higher than the man's hair so I stamped and colored another head and added on top of the other one.]  The word Dream [from my stash] was distressed and stapled, using the Tiny Attacher, to the background.  Next time, I'll hopefully remember to take photos of the steps when would have helped here.

I hope you enjoy all the Designated Designers' cards and have a Tropical Hooter on us!

Have a fantastic week,
Team Tropical Hooters

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Repeat Impressions DCC#731-Water Element
The Order of the Opus Gluei Challenge # 162 - Don't Be Such a Beach! x
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #181-Anything That Looks Like Summer
The Perfect Sentiment Challenge #86-Your Favorite Technique - Fussy cutting x
Quick Quotes Friday Challenge #30-Summer
Simply Create Too Challenge #43 - "Photo Inspiration"  Photo below
Without Words Challenge-Beach Holiday/At the Seaside
Rubber Stamp Events- Collinsville, IL 2013 show-Card Contest-Dreaming...I won 2nd Place!


  1. Karen, I really like your card. The idea of the sandpaper was a good one for the sand. I like the way you did the water too.
    Vicky Briggs

  2. Beautiful card!Love the stamp,Awesome coloring,Have a good day!!!

  3. Holy crow Karen! This is awesome! Love the sand paper as sand - genius! You fussy cutting that image and layering it is fabulous! So glad you are part of our Drunken Stampers family!!

  4. wowsers Karen!!! Thats a LOT of fussy cutting! Love the layered look it gives the card...and I adore that you used sandpaper for the's perfect!!

  5. This is lovely, Karen! Fabulous inking and stamping and I like how you made the sand. Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

  6. Awesome card. i love the scene you created. Thanks for joining us in the challenge at the Parade Your Crafts blog.

  7. Wonderful card, such a beautiful image, thank you for sharing at Creative Moments

    Alex (DT)

  8. This is beautiful! Love the nostalgia! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion!

  9. This is really beautiful! It reminds me of the beach where I grew up, so thank you for that! And thank you too for playing with us at Opus Gluei!!

  10. Beautiful! That sand is perfect, and I love that one staple :)

  11. gorgeous card.....Thank you for sharing and thank you for playing at parade your crafts

  12. I thought that was sandpaper! What a great idea. Glad to be on your team :)

  13. Love the card Karen, so serene and peaceful.x

  14. Beautiful beach scene you created! Thank you so much for entering Simply Create Too’s challenge! I hope you will play again in the upcoming challenges!
    Cornelia – Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  15. Your beach scene is fantastic. It's beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at Parade Your Crafts. Hope to see you next week.

    Kim - PYC DT

  16. Gorgeous creation, a great beach scene!

    Thank you for sharing with us at The Perfect Sentiment this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  17. Beautiful card!!! Thanks for joining us at CYP! HUgsxx

  18. I love how you have added depth by simply cutting. Great card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at OPUS GLUEI.

  19. A gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing your technique of fussy cutting with us at The Perfect Sentiment this week

  20. so Rustic looking , great job , love the paper piecing , thx for joining us at The paper parade for our challenge .

  21. I love the scene it is just perfect !! Thank you for joining us at Pile it On Challenges !

    Mayra DT

  22. Great card! Ty for sharing with us @ Simply Create Too :)


  23. Wonderful card. I love your idea with the sand paper. It looks amazing.
    Thanks for joining us over at Parade Your Crafts
    Amy- ParadeYourCrafts DT

  24. Fabulous card...Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky.
    Wendy xx

  25. What a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

    DT-Member SCT

  26. Such a lovely job. Thanks for joining us at TPC.

  27. Great card! I have this set of stamps, but they have been collecting, you have inspired me to pull them out and play with them.
    Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

  28. Such a sweet card. Thanks for entering Creative moments challenge. Gill DT

  29. Wow superb colouring and layout, I love the sand effect and your soft colour theme,

    Thank you so much for joining us at
    Without Words Challenge I hope you will try to join us again next Month :)
    Have a lovely day
    Crafty hugs
    Bridget :) x

  30. This is such a lovely creation, great image, thanks for joining us at without words. Joey xx