Before I get into the details of my card today, I just wanted to share this funny tid bit. It is crazy how sometimes ideas pop in my head, or I see inspiration somewhere, and once I try to get it down on paper - literally, every so often the whole thing takes a crazy turn. Well, that is what happened for this card. I had no intentions of creating a scene card. I was inspired by a color pattern off of a kleenex box I have in my home. All it was is a thick teal "watercolor" looking stripe on one end, and a bright green on the other end and white space in the middle. So that is how I started and I wanted to add a bit of texture so I used some Tim Holtz Water color card stock. And then...
I thought more and more of what I could do...and remembered I haven't used the adorable - (and I use that term loosely of course) shark from Duh-nuh which is such a fun little set from Lawn Fawn. So, that is where I started on my scene making journey with this card.
As I was looking at this background piece, I thought how fun it would be to have some sand in the middle. Now I know skies aren't green, but on my little island of paradise, they are...and made of Twisted Citron Distress Ink :) To me, I think it works. You gotta keep in mind of where I started with this card, and I was loyal to this one panel - *grin*
I torn on both ends of some kraft card stock to create a sandy beach, and then I added some elements from Lawn Fawn's Life is Good which is an older set. I wanted to create some waves to my water - so I used the Ocean Waves Accents Dies which is fun way to create additional accents to the scene. I stamped out the shark, shark fin, the sand bucket, two palm trees and the hammock. I colored them all in with Copic markers, and then used the coordinating dies for all the images to cut them out.
Once I die cut the images, I started to layout my scene and one by one, it was all coming together. For the sandy beach panel, I added a bit of Brushed Corduroy to the edges and a bit to the middle, and also added some dot detail with Copic Markers and white gel pen.
I love how my scene turned out. And, to think, the inspiration started with a Kleenex box :)
Have a great week all!