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Still lovin' on my oatmeal (light kraft) card stock.  Decided to try stamping with white pigment ink (heat set, did not emboss) and then coloring with Copics.  It's a nice effect.

Just did some simple masking with the pecten shell and sand dollar.


"Hugging" the image lines with color helps increase the contrast, even tho the palette is soft and subdued.

Couldn't resist adding some Pretty Pearls!

What, no flowaaahs???!!!  *sheepish grin*  I know; I'm a sucker for florals, and tend to reach for those more than anything else.  Mebbe it's 'cuz I do not have my Gram's green thumb and a tendency to kill every houseplant I've ever had… LOL!

I'm also a sucker for nautical images, tho, and prolly 'cuz most of my life I have lived near the sea.

This was one of Teri Anderson's (ADORE her work and have followed it in the pubs for a long time! She just mixes things up so nicely and has such a flair for the uncontrived) layouts featured in the recent Go To Sketches publication by Paper Crafts. This is a very nice resource issue, if you enjoy working from sketches! 

Anyhoo, I forced myself to use something besides the flowers that were suggested in the sketch, 'cuz of m'dang floral habit, and I LOVE how this layout shows off m'shells! *chortle*

Happy Monday to ya'!  I had a great visit with my parents last week, during Spring Break, and we dined at a McGraths–first time ever for me.  I had the coconut encrusted ahi with a pineapple/mango pure√©…talk about dyin' and goin' to food heaven!  OH MYLAAAANTA!!! *grin*


Supplies - Pecten Shell, Sand Dollar large (illustrated by moi for A Muse Artstamps); Sky Blue 4 bar note card by A Muse; Pretty Pearls in Sky Blue by A Muse; Copic Markers available at A Muse; Uniball Signo White Gel Pen; Colorbox Frost White Pigment Ink; Oatmeal card stock by Astro Converters

  1. LOVE the huggy coloring Julie!!!


    HUGS to YOU! :)

  2. I adore ocean themed cards and this one is so pretty.

  3. Love this card!! Great colors!!
    Do not tease me about AHI!!! I ALWAYS order AHI if given the opportunity. Your sounds scrumptious!!!

    Happy Monday!

  4. Love this card!!

  5. gorgeous simple card!

  6. Oooo! Ahhhh! :) I likie! And I likie the new banner tooooo!

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