Wednesday, May 8, 2013

At the Beach





It's time for a new blog hop from Sparkle N Sprinkle and this month our theme is At the Beach.  The blog hop goes from May 9 - May 10.  So you have plenty of time to check out all the wonderful creations.
To create my tropical island, I've used a couple stamps from both the Surfin' Woody set (Beach Fence and Palm Hammock) and the Serena Mermaid set.  I started out by stamping the Palm Hammock image and then masking it so I could design the sponged background.  Distress Inks were used for the backdrop.  In addition, I added Mudd Puddles (Tropical Beach) to the island.  If you've not used this product before, it's something you should try because you get lots of texture when the mixture dries.  It really does look and feel like grains of sand.

I colored my image with Distress Markers and paper pieced the hammock.  The sea shells and the sentiment are from the Serena Mermaid set and I heat embossed both of these with Clear Detail embossing powder.  For specific details, you can always visit my SNS Art Gallery.

Hopefully you arrived at Anne-Made from Karalee.  If not, you will want to start at the beginning - SNS Blog and go from there.  Plus all the details are posted on the SNS Blog as well as a complete list of all the designers participating.  Be sure to leave each of us a comment as there will be winners selected from three Mystery Hosts, as well as an overall winner.  Now it's time to head on over to April and see what she's designed just for you.

59 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

A wonderfully textured scene, Anne, and great colors - so vibrant and bright - like a party, even though the island only has room for one! (or maybe two?) smile - just lovely. hugs, de

Brenda said...

Lost on a desert island with nothing but a hammock! Love it and all the texture -

Cindy Keogh said...

Perfect place to take my nap! Love this scenen on your card.

jimlynn said...

Looks like Paradise!! So pretty and love all those delightful colors.
Lynn

Barbara Bruder said...

I love hammocks, and this card is so cute.Pretty coloring!!!Great scene.

April said...

Such a cheery card! I love the bright colors and texture. I would love to be on that island right now!

E. Marie said...

Great card. Love the little island you created - wish I was there.

Jacqueline Smith said...

Fabulous card, love that hammock for a place to sleep on the Island!

SusanH said...

That hammock is just what I need - great scene stamping!!

Cammy404 said...

Anne,
Hmmm...I would love to get stranded on that island. :) What a cute card!! I love how you made such a relaxing scenery. Awesome card!!!

Joan Ervin said...

WOW!!! That is exactly where I want to be, Anne....this is sooo cute!!! Love all the clouds and what a great looking island!!!

Karalee said...

Anne - your card is just too cute! It looks like it's the backdrop for an exotic island get-away poster. Love the rich summer colors you used.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wonderful Anne, I want to go there I like all the texture those clouds and that lovely warm sun
Kevin xx

Tammy said...

Wonderful card and wonderful scene! I'd love to be napping in the hammock!

Penny Ward said...

Lovely...I love how you made the sand.

rachel said...

wish I were here Anne - it looks lovely! Really brilliant xx

Lynne Platt said...

Anne, This is such a great card to send to those friends who forget to breathe on a daily basis because work demands otherwise. I think this will be a great idea to remind them!

Lisa M said...

Outstanding!!! You did an incredible job making such a realistic scenery here. The texture of the sand, I can't get over. I am going to research that stuff...I LOVE IT!
Pardon the yawn just now, but man o' man is this card relaxing!!
Hugs and I hope you have a wonderful weekend coming up.
Lisa :)

Karin said...

Beautiful card! I could totally be shipwrecked on that island...lol! So peaceful looking and I love the addition of the Mudd Puddles!

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a great card Anne. Yep, definitely want to be snoozing in that hammock! Love the Mudd Puddles addition.

Gita said...

Love your little island. The background is great and don't you love Mudd Puddles? I bought several last year at the expo and need to use them more!!

Ann w said...

Great card. Beautiful work.

elf1023 said...

Love the colors!!! Great coloring, so "beachy".

Kim S said...

pretty scene. I want to grab a book and relax!

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous card and love the beach with the gorgeous texture.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous card and love the beach with the gorgeous texture.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Anonymous said...

This makes me want to just lay back and relax. Combination of color and subject just right.
Pat

Anita Braddock said...

What a Super card love the colors and the background is super Amazing. love the Texture. I love the Hammock and Palm tree. what amazing details. thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

another great idea for sand, you girls are so full of ideas!

Joan

RuthAnn said...

So you have your own private island, do you rent it out...
great card, you can feel the cool ocean breeze as you relax in the hammock.

Karenladd said...

What an adorable little scene and I love the texture on your island sand!

Susannah said...

I like the island's texture.

Frann said...

Ahhhh! My own little island! Great card!

HelenM said...

love it!! Thanks

Candy Meyers said...

Great job. Love all the different textures.
Candy Meyers

Pat Garvin said...

A very inviting scene.

Lynne said...

Your clouds are well done

Rita B said...

Love the textures. Thanks!

Jean Bullock said...

Very fun card. Love that mudpuddles. Great stuff!

AMY MCCABE said...

So summery! Wish I was there!

Lois Gulotta said...

Love the puffy white cloud background. Very nice!

Pamela Selinski said...

I love the colors you used. The cold and warm colors truly remind me of a day at the beach. Mud puddles are amazing and I like how you used them.

Penny Ockey said...

I like the bright and dark color combination. Nice card. Thank you for sharing.

Debi said...

Great beach scene! Love the colors you chose.

Gina Howe said...

I love the card and that stamp! Your clouds are great & so are the texture elements. Nice!

Anonymous said...

I like how you tilted your scene, sets your card apart from the others.
Linda Gibb

Janet said...

The island is very inviting, but I was most impressed by the reflection of the sun in the water behind the island. Good job.

Rose Wilson said...

Island all by your self cool pretty card . Thanks

Anonymous said...

Vibrant colors and great layers with an inviting hammock over textured sand with clear sunny skies...how inviting. This is a beautiful card.

Nina

Alane Jackson said...

It is great the way you tilled the section with the hammock because it reminds me how a hammock moves when you lie in one! Love the composition of the hammock and the palms, beautiful use of the different colors, love it!

Alane Jackson said...

It is great the way you tilled the section with the hammock because it reminds me how a hammock moves when you lie in one! Love the composition of the hammock and the palms, beautiful use of the different colors, love it!

Dianne Potter said...

What a fun bright, sunny, cheerful summer card. Thank you for sharing.

Julie said...

I'm heading to your island. Just the card to make my day

dmbennett said...

Wonderful Card. Love all the texture...

namabear said...

Hoo can I go sit in the hammock Nice card Anne thanks for sharing.

Judy said...

I love the vibrant colors and the scene. Makes me want a trip to the beach.

Shanna Shands said...

To bad I can't jump on your island...would love to be there right now.

Winterseve said...

Great card! Makes me need a nap on the beach. Love the sponging on the background. Thank you!

nwilliams6 said...

Fun beach card! Makes me want to go back to the beach (and I just got back - LOL). I saw some little Islands that looked like this around Dauphin Island. Great card. Hugz!