Sunday, September 21, 2014

I hope your day is BEAUTIFUL...

I love this sentiment.  Everyday is a gift from God and we should make it as beautiful as we can.  I know there are some days we want to throw back into the ocean, but we need to look for at least one positive, even on the bad days!

This card is for this week's Color Throwdown #310.  Our colors were peach, aqua and a lime-y green.  These colors seemed very beachy to me, so I used this beach chair I bought last summer, but hadn't inked up until today.  So I can also enter it into Darnell's NBUS challenge too!

I used Stampin' Up's Coastal Cabana card stock and embossed it with SU's Chevron pattern ef.  I stamped the word Beautiful from PaperTrey Ink's Life is Beautiful stamp set in SU's Coastal Cabana ink.  

I used a piece of water color paper (140 lb) and stamped the chair from Lockhart Stamp Company (#2091) in Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with my Copic markers (R02, W2, YG11, BG01) and watercolored the sand  with SU's Sahara Sand ink and the water with SU's Coastal Cabana ink.  I mounted it on a piece of SU's Crisp Cantaloupe card stock and stamped the sentiment I hope your day is from PTI's Shakers and Sprinkles Stamp set in SU's Coastal Cabana ink.  I finished my card off with a piece of lime-y green bakers twine.  

Thank you for stopping by and there is still time to enter your card at Color Throwdown #310 and at djkardkreations NBUS #2 Challenge.  Check out their blogs for some very beautiful cards! 


  1. I agree, Sue, perfect colors for the beach and for your traditional beach chair! I also love the embossed (ocean) wavey background with it! Thank you so much for playing again in my NBUS Challenge!! I love your sage advice about trying to find something positive even on those gray days!! Hugs, Darnell

  2. Beautiful card Sue! I always forget about that embossing folder, but it looks absolutely perfect on this card! Love the colors too and you used them perfectly on the beach chair...wish I were there right now instead of debating whether or not I should turn the furnace on! Well done! :0)

  3. Love the beach chair....I'm all about relaxing!! Wonderful sentiment!! Thxs for playing at CTD!

  4. I've loved seeing all the gallery creations with the throwdown colors...from beach themes to Christmas! Love the chevron embossing that emulates waves! So glad you were able to play along with us at Color Throwdown!

  5. What a cute card! LOVE how the sentiment works with the image panel, and those embossed chevrons are terrific! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown.


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