Hi Crafters!! It’s time for Papertreyink’s June 2013 Blog Hop Challenge, Touch of Gold. I used all of the colors from the inspiration photos. This is an 8 1/2″ x 11″ card, the back page is scores across the top at 3/8″ and glued with some glossy accents.
The chair die (company unknown-no label other than “chair”) cut in the palest of blue card stocks from a multi blue pack of Recollections 65 lb. card stock, chair was cut in an extra layer and glued together with glossy accents for stability, then mounted with Scotch double sided foam.
Embossing pen to draw bits of sand around the ground layer of brown card stock cut with an exacto knife free hand, gold embossing powder, grass from PTI’s Garden Variety stamp set stamped in SU’s Lucky Limade.
Flip flops are from a $1.00 stamp set (probably inkadinkado), the Sun too, is a $1.00 stamp, stamped in some orange pigment ink and embossed in gold powder, the beach towels were stamped with Rubber Stampede’s wheat ink in a paisley print stamp and dry embossed in a SU folder.
Vintage Picnic basket was cut in that same CS the chair and whale were cut, it got a little burnt while I was heating the gold embossing powder! but I thought it gave it a vintage rusted metal picnic basket feel (and I was way to far in on time to start over), and wet washed with some SU tempting turquoise before the burning began, I also cut a dimensional base for it to tuck the towels and water bottles (2 x2 Quickutz die) lids were colored with a Crayola washable marker in the lightest blue from the 50 pc. set.
Whale tale and die from PTI’s Whale Wishes cut in the same card stock as the chair and stamped in SU’s tempting turquoise, I originally was going to use the whole whale, but didn’t like the way he stamped, then I swiped a wet aqua painter over it and then it really didn’t look good. I hated to not use it, so I decided the tail could be sticking out of the ocean. (LOL)
Stampin’UP’s tempting turquoise ink is watered down and painted across the ocean rim in the distance and up next to the sand line 3 times and on the chair for definition.
It seemed to be missing something, so I decided on a book! It is made from scraps and stapled together in the center a binding was added to cover the staple, and a gold glitter gel pen was used to write on some of the pages, plus draw a line along the front binding. A Bic Mark It was used to edge the edges of the book pages, the peachy keen marker.