Monday, February 18, 2008

MFT Sketch--sort of!

This card is for the My Favorite Things sketch challenge on Splitcoaststampers. But, as most of my projects do, it took a wild turn to the left! Still, you can kinda sorta a little bit tell that it began with the sketch. (That is my way of making myself feel better about my failed attempt!)

I used one of my favorite sets from My Favorite Things to create this card--"By the Seashore." I used a sheet of bazzill scalloped cardstock to create the base of this card. The scallops remind me of the shells so I stamped them all along the borders.

I picked up these cool threading brads (which look like mini golf balls) while shopping with my enabler friend, Deb, last week. I love the cool frame that can be made with these by just threading hemp or thread around them.

I stamped the sentiment on twill and created the waves by ripping cardstock and adhering it on top of a strip of sand I added to the card. I sponged some soft sky ink in the background for the sky and then stamped the seagulls. The girl and dog are stamped and colored and popped out....I added a peice of hemp for his leash. As a final touch, I added a little creative candy twinkle sticker (a muse) to the center of the flower on her hat.

Materials used: By the Seashore (My Favorite Things); cardstock-brilliant blue, celery, bazzill cardstock, very vanilla; brilliance black ink; soft sky and chocolate chip classic stamp pads (SU!); sponge; sand; double sided tape (SU!); Prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits; threading brads; hemp (Hobby Lobby); a muse creative candy; twill tape (SU!); eyelet and Cropadile; dimensionals (SU!).

Thanks for stopping by!

41 comments:

stampinsilvia said...

ohhh I really like this card! And great attempt at following the sketch...LOL I love how you wrapped the twind/cord around the brads! Super cute

Rae said...

This is amazing Carolyn ~ love that stamp, the cord 'frame', and your seashells in the scallops are too cute!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

This is just GORGEOUS, Carolyn! I think this is my favorite MFT set too! LOVE the seashells on the scallops. . .what a wonderful touch!

Judi said...

Wow, great card. Love all the details.

Stacey said...

LOVE IT!!
Beautiful!!

Erin said...

WOW what a card!! I love the beads and the little dog and the shells.....well the whole thing!!!

Bethany Paull said...

I like the green and blue layered bg. Reminds me of water. Cool seashell scallops too.

Lee said...

Very relaxing and peaceful scene!! What a great stamp! And I just love the soft coloring and the scalloped edges! The twine and the seashells are wonderful touches!!

Terri said...

Nice job. I like how you changed it up. I just got this set. I am looking forward to playing with it too.

Melanie said...

terrific scalloped edge with the shells, I love it!!

Dawn Easton said...

Carolyn! This card is so cute! Love the scallop edge...looks wonderful! Love your new banner too! I'm still in Florida on holidays but I'll definitely be catching up on your blog when I'm home and not on dial up...lol

Hope all is well!

Erin K said...

wow this is beautiful! :)

Carole (TruCarMa) said...

Okay, you outdid yourself on this one! It's gorgeous!! Looking at my sketch card and wondering how they could possibly be related... : ) The shells in the scallops are a perfect touch!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is beautiful!!! Love it!!

Katie said...

What a great card! I love the scallops and the layers...oh, and the cord around the image too! Katie

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Beautiful Cam! I love the torn/folded wave!! You clever girl...haven't seen that one before!! And your scallops with the shells are perfect!! Sweet scene! Oh, and love the hemp frame too!!

Ila said...

Wow!!..What a Fabulous card!!..I love all the accents and dimension..Awesome!!

dpkennedy said...

Beautiful! I love the added hemp and beads! It's one of my favorite MFT sets too!

Carol said...

all the small details on this card make it fabulous!! I love everything I see:)

Anonymous said...

Cammie, I love this card and the effect you achieved w/all your elements. One question, how did you make the scallops along the sides? Did you use the nestabilities? It really does not look like them though. Please tell me your secret!

Pinky

leenda said...

very creative!

Amy said...

This is really cute! I love the scalloped edge with the shells!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh my gosh, Carolyn!! This is beautiful!!

Rita said...

This is an amazing card! Luv the hemp around those cool looking brads, makes it so nautical! This card reminds me of walking on the beach in Newport which is near us & my son lives there right next to the beach. It's so beautiful & peaceful there.

liannallama said...

don't you dare call this a "failed attempt"! This is the most wonderful card ever! LOVE it!

Nancy Panko said...

Awesome layout and coloring, you are amazing!

Kathy said...

This card is fantastic! The "ball" brads are so cool, and I LOVE the way you wrapped the twine around them. And the coloring is amazing! I LOVE my MFT stamps. This gives me ideas... :) And makes me want to go to the beach ;)

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Carolyn;
I love this card, as well as the scalloped edges. Great job.
Hugs
Kelly

hemidemisemiquaver said...

THis is just stunning. I love all of the layers/ scallops...just GREAT.

Louise said...

This is a really original and beautiful card. Love it!

Christina Fischer said...

Love this -- it's beautiful! Every detail is perfect!! :)

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

LOVE the new banner...First thing I recognized. Julie did an awesome job. I love your MFT card too. the scallops with the stamps intertwined...Great job!

nitestamper said...

so beautiful, but then your creations are always inspiring and fab !!!
tfs
chat

Teresa said...

Absolutely a thing of beauty!!!

Rose Ann said...

Wow....this is soooo awesome, Carolyn!! I love the scallops, scallops with the seashells, and that awesome wave!! So many fine details, and so wonderful!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! It looks so real!
SueD

Karen said...

Don't you just love having enablers as friends? Love the card!

Bee said...

One thing I really love on your cards is the attention to details, there are always cool little details that make a difference... This card is such a good example of that! It's really beautiful!! ♥

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

HOLY SMOKES this is awesome!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!! Really cool card. I love it!! :)

Summerthyme Studio said...

Holy Moses!! This is STUNNING!!!!

Vicki

Linsey said...

Gorgeous!