Sunday, May 15, 2011

Member of the Gothamettes Design Team

I'm excited to be a member of the Gothamettes Design Team,

Using the sketch by Heidi's husband Marty as inspiration I created a realistic card with a folded 8 1/2x5 1/2 piece of light blue Stampin' Up cardstock. The beaches were torn from beige cardstock from Michaels, embellished with real sand and edged with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Ranger. The beach chair and it's "sand", and three shells are from Jolee's Boutique with added real sand. Flipflops and starfish are Citronella. Ocean water was created with daubers, Tim's Broken china Distress Ink and Stampabilities White Pigment Ink. The sun, seagull, sailboat and girl are Susan Branch Seashore Sticker pack. Butterfly is Studio 112. I cut the clouds freehand from white cardstock and textured it using Frosted Lace Stickles. The card ws edged in Tim's Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Adhesives used are Aleene's Tacky Glue, Scotch Quick Dry Glue and a Stampin' Up taperunner.

The scrapbook page was made using colors inspired by Marty's sketch.  The yellow/orange paper from Memories Forever-Scrapbooking, light blue Creative Memories-Photo Mounting and navy blue paper from Michaels. I used the Creative Memories Borderlines to make the scalloped edges on the light blue papers. The water drops are Raindrops by Cloud 9 Design. Butterflies were made with the Martha Stewart Butterfly punch and embellished with Stampin' Up Hologram Embossing Powder. I stamped the shells from the Stampin' Up Beautiful Beach set with Archival Ink Sepia on light tan Creative Memories paper and colored them with Derwent Inktense Watersoluble Ink Pencils. Adhesives are Scotch taperunner and Quick Dry Glue and Stampin' Up taperunner. I edged the page with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Ranger. The photos are of my first grandchild taken in March of 1997 when she was 16 months old.


  1. Mom you did a great job! I love the card, it looks like a little painting. The scrap page is also adorable. :) Good job!

  2. I adore the first one! Great work!

  3. These are great! Love the touches of real sand!


  4. Karen, lovely interpretations and gorgeous summery colours, Julia.

  5. i love love love your take on the sketch!! you did such a fabulous job!

  6. You really ARE a fiber art Gram! Way to go and way to blog.