Thursday, April 11, 2013

Make It Monday #111 & RetroSketches #58

In a couple of weeks I'll be going to the beach with my family. Yippee!  A welcome change to the rainy (and even snowy at times) days we had this weekend.  My brother-in-law's parents own a condo that they always let us stay in, so this thank you card is for them.  Though I probably could give this card to them for any thank you occasion because they love the beach.  (And mom, I'll probably make a card like this for you, too, because I know how much you love collecting seashells. :) )
I used Retrosketches #58 and applied this week's Make It Monday technique to watercolor embossed images.  The watercolored shells in the jar are pastel in color, but they look really washed out in the photos.  The bottom shell is a peachy color, the starfish are slightly yellowed, and I actually watercolored white on the sand dollar to make it stand out a bit more (we'll pretend it's already been bleached...they're much more attractive that way).
Stamps: PTI (BB: Super Stripes, Friendship Jar: Summer Fillers, Think Big Favorites #19)
Ink: PTI (kraft), SU (blush blossom )VersaMark
Cardstock: PTI (rustic cream)
Other: CTMH (clear & heavenly blue embossing powders), Hobby Lobby (burlap), SU (aqua painter)


  1. Love it! The burlap goes great with this watercolor! Beautiful thank you card.
    I Love finding sand dollars.hope you find lots of wonderful shells. .
    Enjoy your wonderful two weeks at the beach.

  2. Oh I love this! Love the jar and the burlap...I always struggle incorporating burlap into projects...this is awesome!!!

  3. Super cute! Love the addition of burlap!

  4. Ooooh, I feel I'm at the beach looking at your card. Great beachy colors, and also a big fan of how you used the burlap. Have fun!

  5. I like the soft colors you used in this card. They work well against the burlap. Enjoy your time at the beach.

  6. Such a pretty card. I love all the elements of the sea, the burlap, and the soft colors.

  7. So soft and pretty! I love the jar of shells and the burlap wrap. Perfectly represents a beachy feel to me :)

  8. I love this card so much Linz, but sniffle...sniffle, sad I won't be going to the beach with you this time. Have lots of fun with everyone!