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Treats On The Beach

Hello again! I have been having the best time playing with Lawn's Fawn's latest release. I am just crazy about the new Treat Cart stamp collection. When I was thinking about how I would create a scene, I thought that the beach would make a fun setting. I also thought that I would try to add swim suits to my little friends and well...... that just makes me giggle.

I needed a lot of area for this card, so I decided to do a slimline card. To create my sandy area, I tore a ragged strip from the top edge of some Low Tack Mint Tape. I adhered it roughly an inch from the bottom edge. I made sure to set aside the strip that I tore off because I needed to use it as a mask once I was done inking my sandy area. I also used some Post It Notes to cover the area above the tape to protect that area because I tend to get carried away when I ink blend.

I used Tea Dye Distress Oxide to ink this lower area. I will go back and lightly ink the top area where the tape is torn and lay down a light coat of Vintage Photo Distress Oxide. I will also water down the same distress oxide ink and spatter the sandy area to give it a little definition.

Once the ink is dry, I will take the scrap tape that I set aside and place it over the top edge of the inked edge of the sand to protect it from where I will start to place the water. I will also use the Post It Notes again to protect the area that I have just completed.

Since there isn't a slimline ocean wave stencil available through Lawn Fawn, I taped their Ocean Waves Stencils together. I am just going to do one layer of waves so for the base color, I used Salvaged Patina and then went back over the top edge with a light touch of Mermaid Lagoon.

For the sky, I used the Slimline Cloudy Stencil and Tumbled Glass. I will also thin down that ink with water and splatter the sky area to give the sky a little dimension.

From the Algae and Paper Bag Cardstock, I will use the Palm Trees and Hammock and Trees dies to cut out a number of palm trees. I will touch up the edges of the tree trunks with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink and the palm fronds with Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide.

All my images are from the Treat Cart stamp collection with the exception of the little squirrel, she is from the Let's Go Nuts stamp collection. The "cool" lettering on the treat cart is from the Snow Cool stamp collection. I thought my little friends would be adorable sporting swimwear, so I penciled it in and then used a micro marker to finalized the lines before I colored them.

I used Copic markers in the following colors:

C5, C3

Y04, Y06, Y08

Fox - Y23, Y24, Y27, Y32

Bear - E21, E23, E25

Squirrel - E31, E33, E35

Rabbit - E51, E53, E55

BG000, BG10, BG13

Y19, YR04, YR07

R20, R21, R22

I used the bench from the Build A Greenhouse to place the sundae that my little squirrel is eating - it was just the perfect height. Everything except the palm trees and banners are popped up with foam dots to add a little dimension to the card. And I built the sentiment from the Treat Cart stamp collection.

I would just love to join these little guys for a day on the beach. How about you? Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fantastic day!



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