Thursday, June 3, 2010

Hangin' Out at the Beach Sneaks

Today’s another exciting day of sneak peeks at Taylored Expressions! I’m joining the Baker’s Dozen to show you the newest Whimsical Wishes set I illustrated, Hangin’ Out at the Beach. Didn’t we just show you Hangin’ Out? That’s right, this is a summer set that coordinates.

My cards today are a complete departure from yesterday’s and what I usually create although they are square—I admit, I have a thing about square cards!

My first follows this week’s TE sketch challenge #115. I thought the Fancy Pants Summer Soiree Beach House paper was perfect for the palm tree in the set, which I coloured with copics and shaded with prismacolors and gamsol.

I kept the nestie circle and labels dies in place when sponging around the inner edge of the palm tree panel with Momento Dandelion ink and the Relax sentiment circle with Momento New Sprout ink. The half pearls were originally a light pink but I used Taylor’s trick and coloured them to coordinate with copics. One of my kids’ friends is going to love this card!


I think we may be seeing a few yellow polka-dot bikinis today. Well, mine is more tangerine and hung on a line with the towel and guy trunks in the set:

I stamped the images on TE choice snow white card stock and coloured with copics and prismacolors/gamsol. I embossed the border leading up to the sentiment “enjoy Life!” with one of the folders in the Cuttlebug Border Frills set, then added a half pearl to each centre to match the bikini bra. The pre-printed summer scene is part of the same Fancy Pants Summer Soiree paper—just perfect for drying my beachy, summer clotheline.


Looking forward to seeing what the talented Baker’s Dozen has done with Hangin’ Out at the Beach

Alex Maldonado; Carolina Butching; Charmaine Ikach; Donna Baker; Jackie Pedro; Jami Sibley; Jeanie Witmer; Jodi Collins; Karen Giron; Melissa Sauls; Sankari Wegman; and Taylor VanBruggen


Thanks for stopping by on your way!

~Nancy

7 comments:

Taylor said...

These are sooo cute, Nancy! I love the little clothesline with the perfect cloudy backdrop!

I am totally loving this set and all of the possibilities!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOVE these Nancy!! This set is one of my FAV sets ever and I just LOVE what you have done here!!!

Jami said...

Nancy I love love love this set! So many possibilites! Both of your cards today are darling - I especially like the beachy clothesline!

Karen Giron said...

I love these, Nancy! That clothesline is adorable, especially with that sun in the background! Another fantastic set to play with!

Karen Motz said...

These are awesome Nancy!! LOVE the clothesline and the sweet pearl you added to the bikini top!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Nancy, these are ADORABLE! I just LOVE this set!

Alex Maldonado said...

Nancy you are awesome!! those beach scenes - absolutely to die for!! WOW! I love your style, everything you do is amazing!! :)