Life's A Beach Blog Hop

Friday, June 26, 2009

My first There She Goes new release blog hop! How exciting!!

I'm on the tail end of the hop, so if you've stumbled onto my blog and would like to check out the rest of the hop, you can head on over to the There She Goes/Jessica Knutsen's blog and start there. Just so you know, if you leave a comment on all the Trendsetters 'Life's a Beach' blog posts and then go back and leave your name on Mr Linky at the bottom of Jessica's blog post, you go into a random draw to win your very own 'Life's A Beach' set! Just for leaving some sweet comments!? How awesome is that?

When this set arrived on my door step earlier in the week, I kid you not - I literally squealed when I saw it! LOL It was perfect timing because all this rain we've been having here in NH was starting to get to me and this set was just the vacation I needed! :)

I colored up the this island oasis with reinkers and an aquapainter. The two seagulls were drawn by me with a Micron pen (it's waterproof). Then I thought it would be neat to imitate the sentiment frame, so I sketched it out, traced over it with the Micron pen again, colored it up, cut it out and popped it on dimensionals over the image. The background designer paper was distressed with an edge distresser, sponged with Distress Inks and paper pierced around the edges. I added some twine to the corners of the frame to add to the ambiance.

Your next stop is the super talented Silke Ledlow's blog.

Just in case anyone gets a little lost or a link isn't working, here's a helpful list of Trendsetters in order of the blog hop:

Jessica

Becky

Christi

Faith

Holly

Jessie

Joanne

Jodi

Julie

Maki

Sandra

Silke

Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I have another There She Goes sneak peek, a blog hop and another chance to win some stamps! So come on back for that. Have a fabulous weekend!


Supplies
Stamps: There She Goes 'Life's A Beach' set
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Cool Caribbean, Morning Marigold, Creamy Caramel, So Saffron, Old Olive, Close To Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose, Distress Inks 'Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain'
Papers: Canson Watercolor, Bazzil Basics, PP - Creative Imaginations Signature Collection
Access: Raffia, Tim Holtz Edge Distresser, Paper Piercer, Precision Scissors, Sponges, Dimensionals

42 Comments:

Jessie/knightrone said...

Wow!! This is gorgeous!!! You rock!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a fabulous presentation of the set....awesome....really love the framing of the scene....tfs your talents

Makiko Jones said...

What can I say...you ROCK, Sandra!! This card is totally fabulous!!! Wowza!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Absolutely stunning Sandra!!! I love how you did the frame larger too with the twine...just perfect!!

Jessica said...

Oh my goodness Sandra, this card is absolutely gorgeous!! Everything about it is perfect (just like all of your other cards may I add!) Let me know if you need an address to send this to. I just may be able to come up with one for you ;)

Christine said...

As always, your card is beautiful. I especially love the wrapped knot around the logs. Great touch.

Blessings,
Christine

Stacey said...

Wow, love this! The frame looks brilliant and the whole card has a gorgeous vintage feel. If only I could be on that lovely island...! ~x~

Maureen said...

Wow! Your coloring is perfect and that big frame you made is awesome! Great card!

Lena Katrine said...

Wow! This card reminds me of "Treasure Island"! I love it!

Have a great weekend! Hugs, Lena

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Love all this DT work on these stamps!! Great job.

Elena said...

Wow! This card is gorgeous! I love the frame you created and very wonderful scene! You really rocked this stamp set! Great card, Sandra!

~amy~ said...

sista...your coloring is over the top gorgeous...consistently gorgeous....happy friday my friend!

Lynn said...

Now I know why you are the July Guest Trendsetter. Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for letting us have a peek at your card.
Hugs,
Lynn

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Holy CANNOLI! I swear I just fell off my chair at the FABULOUSNESS of this creation!! You, seriously, are a ROCK STAR! This is EXQUISITE!!

Silke said...

Holy moly - Sandra!!! THIS IS ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!! I totally love how you worked the image and the framing is way tooooo cool :)!!! You rock GF!!!

Again welcome to the team - so happy to have you!!! Hugs ~S~

Sandra said...

that is a great card! Thanks for the inspiration!
Sandra

kadie said...

This is beautifully done. I absolutely adore that frame you drew! It's perfect.

k prakken said...

Beautiful card. Love, love, love everything about it.

~Q~ said...

Beautiful! that frame around the image is gorgeous - I actually hoped it was part of the stamp set and was disappointed to read that you drew it because that meant it wasn't part of the stamp set. :) You did an awesome job with the card - it is fantastic!!! Wow... I think this is my favorite of all the cards so far!

the whimsical butterfly said...

What a great card! LOVE that frame and rustic scene-congrats again, Sandra!

akagreenhouse said...

What a fun, fun card! It makes me want to be there!

Angel said...

wow, this is SO cool!!! awesome!!

Heather P. said...

Oh wow! This is fantastic!! Love this!!

Mary(OhioMary) said...

Absolutely fabulous! Island paradise perfection at its best. Love the frame you drew and the twine is a great accent.

Julie E said...

That frame is PERFECT! Yours is my fave :>)

Marietta said...

Great frame job! I love it.

Becky Carafa said...

Holy moly, this is amazing! Your coloring is unbelievable, and the frame is such a great idea! Welcome to TSG for this month, glad to have you!

Patti J. said...

OMG - you are mailing this to me really soon, right? What an amazing card! I love it!

ahayes said...

I love the frame you made. It is more than a card, it looks like it belongs on a wall as a featured piece of art. Thanks for sharing!

Judy McMullen said...

Sandra, this is so awesome. I feel like I'm on a deserted tropical island! Your created frame is amazing...well, I shouldn't be amazed because I know that your creativity is endless!!!

Ida P. Krause said...

Wow I love how you did a larger frame for your card to mimic the smaller one. Very clever.

milkshake007 said...

What an awesome card! Love it!

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

This is really beautiful. What a wonderful scene. I wish I was there right now.

Cathy said...

Love how you presented the new stamp set. That is so cute. Welcome to TSG. The Trendsetters always do a fabulous cards.

spikescreativeside said...

Sandra what a great job!!! It feels like a treasure map with the oasis treasure smack in the middle! Simply beautiful!

Hugs

~Spike

Viv said...

My jaw is on the floor!! WHAT a fabulous scene! You've taken this set to a new dimension Sandra!!!
A..maze..ing!!!
Viv xx

Steph Zerbe said...

My goodness, you are one serious stamper!

This is amazing. How can you ever give them away? Seriously, does your husband have to sneak all your cards out of the house??

I can't wait to see more.

Tracey said...

This is just fabulous Sandra!!

Jackie said...

I love the colors and the overall layout, great job!

P Myers said...

What a great card. I love the frame.

A Little This and Alot of That said...

Beautiful cards

Angela said...

What can I say that hasn't been said? The colouring on this is totally gorgeous! Beautiful card :)

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