Wednesday, April 30, 2008

By The Sea

How cute is that little guy in the sand? And his toes? Well, I accidentally stamped part of the sentiment over one of his toes, but he's still adorable.

This is a new set from Lizzie Anne Designs called By The Sea. I love it! I just got the set Shore Thoughts, so I was thrilled to see that you can use these two sets together perfectly! I can't wait to play more!

See the sand? I'm happy with how it turned out. I used my Copic Air Brush System! Oh, I LOVE that little air gun! I first masked my images with my Eclipse Masking tape (that stuff is THE best), then I air brushed E34 using the chisel end all over at different distances away from my paper. When it was nice and covered, I put in my E25 marker but with the brush tip at the end of the gun, then shot tiny little speckles all over. I pulled the tape, colored the images, then added some shadows with my YG91 marker. I'm totally saving up to get a compressor.

Did you know that Lizze Anne Designs have their own forums? They do, AND, they have a sketch challenge each week. Plus, if you upload your creations to the gallery, you have a chance to win a $20.00 gift certificate each month! How cool is that? I love their sketches. Today, I did this week's sketch. Here it is:

The bonus or extra challenge was to use brads. Check it out here in the forums. Come and play... then post to the forum with a link to your card. Leave me a link too, so I don't miss it. :)

The Recipe:

Stamps: By the Sea, Shore Thoughts (the sentiment) Lizzie Anne Designs
Paper: Shimmery White, Real Red, Baby Blue Medium & Nautical Blue Medium Prism, A Shore Thing-Cool Paper.
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, Copics E00, E01, E34, E25 YG91, R24, R27, Y32, B21, B23.
Other: LuminArte Yellow Rose & Persimmon with my Aquapainter (for the crab). Dimensionals, Gingham Ribbon, Circle punch, Real Red Brads, Crafter's Tool Kit, Scor-Pal.

Have a great day everyone.... I'm sending sunshine your way!! :)


Bonnie aka raduse said...

Oh my gosh Cambria! This is just too freakin cute!!

Lana said...

ADORABLE CAMSTER! You are amazing! Just an FYI for ya! LOVE YOU!

Anonymous said...

Very cute. By the way my husband hates it when I visit your site. He says I spend too much money after. I just HAVE to get this set now and more copic markers and the air system and....

Thanks for sharing you a true inspiration!

Ashley Vaerst

broni (waterchild12) said...

That's a great sketch and I LOVE your card!

Shiozaki Beach girls said...

Your airbrushing looks great! I got my compressor on ebay (cheap!) You will have even more of a BLAST! lol

Beth said...

this is so stinkin adorable!!!

Niki Estes said...

Love how you did the sand! I think I *need* an air compressor. I've been debating and love the results I see. Great card, Cami!

Newstampinaddict said...

I just adore coming to your blog!!

I hope you don't mind, but I am adding you to my Arte y Pico award winners on my blog.

Alexandra said...

How totally cute Cami!! I love that adorable little guy - what a great sketch card, girl!


"Lizzie" said...

That is SO cute!

DeeDee said...

ADORABLE stamp....oh this is really cute....yes, I love your looks very real!!!! GREAT card!!

Heather McNally said...

So cute and fun fun fun!! Totally makes my rainy day seem like a sunshine-filled beach kind of day! HUGS!

Leigh said... are SUMTHIN! This is just so stinkin' cute, cute, cute...OMG...the airbrushing...FAB!