Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A Seaside Welcome


The palette of colors from Jay Gee's Nook Challenge and a Sketchy Sunday layout by Tiff (be still my heart...it is so wonderfully clean and simple!) captivated my attention...just as the ocean does with its soft array of wonderful blues, greens and whites. For this card, I combined a mix of patterned paper, a nautical charm and fiber, and a sentiment from Practicing Creativity Design's My Beach House, to represent a warm seaside salute of welcome to the newest Practicing Creativity Design Team member, Valerie from Paper and Cookies!


I also welcome you to view a sneak peak for Practicing Creativity Design's set being released this month. So excited about this one, the possibilities are endless! Visit the blogs of Dana and Valerie for more clues, and then make your final guess on Courtney's blog for a chance to win this month's release!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (Kraft) PTI, (Buckaroo Blue) SU
Patterned Paper: (Blue/Green from Restoration Collection) Crate Paper, (White from Olivia Collection) Basic Grey
Stamps: (My Beach House) Practicing Creativity Designs
Ink: (Walnut Stain Distress) Ranger
Other: (Natural Burlap String) May Arts, (Nautical Charm from Its All Gravy Mixed Media Kit) Guache Alchemy

28 comments:

  1. this card does "smell" of the sea. So simple and beautiful. Love the charm dangling from the twine!

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  2. love it! The colors are my faves and the little hanging charm. Just perfect.

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  3. your card is sooo very pretty...Okay, I'm thinking a texturey backgroundy stamp like burlap or linen?

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  4. I love these colors. And the charm, so perfect. (I should do that sometime, I have so many charms and jewelry things... might as well marry up my hobbies). Thansk for sharing yiour amazing talent.

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  5. I love those colors! I'm drawn to blues and greens. Love the card!

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  6. Hi Karen! I just wanted to stop by to thank you for your nice comment on my Moxie Fabber of the Week feature on the Moxie Fab World blog! Thank you very much!! I am so honored to have been featured!!

    Love your card! It is so VERY pretty!!

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  7. Very beautiful card! I LOVE the colors. :-)

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  8. Love this subtle beauty! So sophisticated!!

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  9. What a great design and wonderful colors as well!

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  10. GORGEOUS card! Is that a burlap background builder???? Oooooo, this is gonna be GOOD!!!!

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  11. The combination of blue and green always "grabs" me, and your card is no exception, absolutely WONDERFUL!

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  12. So excited you decided to join in and play at Jay Gee's Karen :) Your card is beautiful! I love the papers and that charm. Beautifully put together.

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  13. I love the gorgeous simplicity of the design. The papers/colors you chose are a fitting complement to it! Such a great sketch for using some of those 'packs' of paper that are just lounging about! ;)

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  14. wonderful masculine card, Karen. that sketch is fabulous and love your take on it!

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  15. I love this card Karen - and your kind words are so sweet!!! Thank you so much for thinking of me - so happy to have inspired one of your masterpieces!!! And so very honored to be working along side you on this team.

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  16. Look at this great paper and I think you've captured the colors really well.

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  17. Karen, this completely has the seaside feel..simple and elegant. I love that Crate Paper too...I've just about used my 6x6 pack up...one of my favorites!

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  18. I love the way you were able to capture the beauty of the inspiration photo and sketch in such a wonderful way, and the charm is such a unique touch!

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  19. Love the colors and I love the neutral feel of this card. Could go either way - man or a woman recipient.

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  20. That paper has a perfect "beachy" feel to it! Makes me think of sandy feet and flip flops, driftwood and sand dunes. Roll on summer! :)

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  21. Gorgeous! I love your paper choices and that little charm is so darn cute! :)

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  22. Your card is so serene! Love how you kept it CAS, just the way I like it :) Thanks for playing once again!

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  23. Love the soft hues...such a lovely card Karen! :)

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  24. Love the colors and layout on this, Karen!

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  25. Gorgeous Card! the 'ocean' feel is wonderful. Thanks for playing along with us this month ... Ange

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