Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Edwin's Castles at the Beach Cards

I moved down to Florida almost 16 years ago. We live 7 miles from the beach. we were going to be beach people and for many years we were. Then some skin cancer hit both my husband and myself and we had to readjust our lives to avoid the sun that we actually love! We are both doing fine and we have many hobbies and a wonderful family that keeps us very busy and not thinking of those wonderful waves we used to ride a the beach!

Now Edwin, on the other hand, can't get enough of the sand and surf. He loves those sandcastle and dreams of being a knight and saving that damsel in distress!

One of the many hobbies I have is working with my stamp collection including those wonderful little kids Tilda and Edwin from Magnolia. I enjoy pairing them up with backgrounds and learning new techniques, so I can use those same stamps over and over again!
For each card, I used Edwin in Miami colored with Prisma colored pencils. I cut him out and adhered him, once all the elements were ready for the cards.

Also for each card, I used the sandcastle a product by Dreamweaver stencils. The Cuddlebug was used to dry emboss for all these cards. For two cards, I used a stencil brush and added brown (Marvy Marker on plastic pallet). Then I removed the stencil and cut the castle out. For one card (top card), I used Versa Mark applied with Inkssentials before I removed the stencil. Then I applied the embossing powder (Golden Sand by Stampendous), removed the excess and heated the powder to melt. When the sand was cool, I cut around the castle image.

In two of these beach cards I used an umbrella and beach chair stamps, products from Technique Tuesday. First I stamped the chair in place with Ranger Archival Ink on 140 lb. watercolor paper. I stamped a second chair on scrap paper and masked the first image while I stamped over it with the umbrella.

I added some watercolors with the waterbrush and wet Marvy Marker from the plastic pallet and when it was dry, I adhered the images  and embellished the card with some colorful pieces I found at the store.

Don't you think Edwin in Miami is just perfect at the beach with that wonderful starfish?
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1 comment:

Rhoward said...

Just super... Love the details...