I’m thinking a beach party is in order for Waffle Flower’s 7th Birthday.
Probably because I just love these mice at the beach. You can find this set here. I also needed to make a beach card for my last Virtual Stamp Night challenge. Me and Desmond had stamped and colored these mice about a month ago, so they were ready to go. And since we stamped them so long ago–I forgot I had the coordinating dies! I cut them out with my trusty ScanNCut.
I usually cut then color, but, like I said I colored these a month ago with Desmond. I had also wanted to play along with this week’s MIX Challenge and today’s Featured Stamper Challenge. The Featured Stamper today is Francine Vuillèmeaka also known as #Francine. I chose this card to CASE and started with that sky for the MIX Challenge.
I chose my three favorite Distress Oxide colors – Broken China, Worn Lipstick, and Spiced Marmalade. And since I was so thrilled with how that sky came out, I decided to blend some ink for the water and sand.
For the water, I blend Broken China and Mermaid Lagoon and sprayed/splattered with water that was mixed with Perfect Pearls for a nice, shimmery ocean. For the sand, I blended Tea Dye and Antique Linen. Then I splattered with plain water and splattered with a wet paintbrush dipped in Gathered Twigs.
Today is also the day that the Challenge Your Stash Group posts their monthly cards. This month Kelly is our hostess and has challenged us to make a card based on a book. I had Richard Scarry on my mind because I had gotten some comments on Thursday’s card that it was reminiscent of Richard Scarry. When I was a kid Richard Scarry’s “Best Word Book Ever” was pretty much my favorite. I just loved all the cute critters and busy scenes.
So I had fun assembling my busy scene and of course had to finish it off with some sparkle:
Right now there are two Birthday themed Link Parties up on the Waffle Flower Blog.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!