Friday, October 8, 2010

Stamping 411 Sketch 172~Peace Within

Hi Everyone,

I’m going to get away from my Christmas Creating for today.

It’s time for another Stamping 411 Sketch and I’m saying Good-bye to summer with this card.

Here is the sketch:


…and my interpretation.

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Did you ever have a day at the end of the summer and just know fall was coming? that’s how I felt when I created this card. As you my know I live in Florida and we have lots of Hot weather but the other day as I was creating this it was a bit cooler and the air was crisp and I thought…..fall is almost here. So I wanted to say Good-bye to the Pool and the Beach and the Lake… doing this lazy ode to Summer Card. Can’t you just feel the air getting cooler?

Anyway enough of my daydreaming…..the card was done with "The Peace Within" Set and colored with my trusty Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens….love those things for coloring.

The card base is Crumb Cake and is cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

Early Espresso Mat is 3 7/8 x 5 1/8

Pale Plum is 3 3/4 x 5

Early Espresso Mat is 3 1/8 x 3 5/8

Image Piece is Whisper White and 3” x 3 1/2”

Stamped the image in Black Stazon and colored with my Watercolor Pencils outlining the image and the lines. Then with my Blender Pen I swirled the color from the edges in to create the varying color. I added some brown for the sand and blue for the water and a lighter blue for the sky. I added a few seagulls…..don’t you see more of those at the end of the summer??? That’s about it except I did emboss the Pale Plum with the embossing folder and added a bit of choc. Chip Grosgrain and one of our fantabulous brads (Antique Brads).

So that’s it….I’m so happy you stopped in. Hope you’ll take a little time to play along this week over at Stamping 411!!

Have a Stampinglee Good Day!

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Kerin said...

This card is so soft & serene, and gorgeous coloring too! I'm shocked that you ever have to say goodbye to the pool in Florida!

sandi maciver said...

what a beautiful card, makes you want to just sit in the chair and enjoy the view.

David F. Brumley said...

Love your card and stamp set. Thanks for reminding me about the set. It was one of my favorites last year and I'm going to start using it again.

Kerri D said...

Lovely water colouring! I keep shying away from it but don't really know why... lol

Abi said...

It says total peace & relaxation to me. Really really lovely Lee x

Basslady said...

what a peaceful relaxing to look at it...wonderful!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Patti Chesky said...

Can you believe it was in the 80s here all weekend (in Minnesota)? My husband actually went in the pool!!! Your card would've inspired me to sit outside, but the warmth brought back the nasty mosquitoes (our state bird).

Love the colors and your coloring! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!


Pat said...

Hey Sweetie it's just me Carole'Anne my mom and I are playing around posting comments you know that I always love yours cards - hug to you!

Connie Babbert said...

So pretty, Lee! Fall is in full swing here...gorgeous trees!

Selene Kempton said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the ribbon treatment on the side!