Friday, June 25, 2010

Down by the sea...

I love the ocean don't you? I love the smells, the sound of the waves rolling onto the shore, the seagulls silent flight overhead (and sometimes not so silent), building sandcastles, little boys and girls with their sand pails and shovels. This image reminds me of my daughter when she was small - one of our favorite places to be was on a beach somewhere. The lake is beautiful here in Tahoe as well and the water is so blue it's breathtaking and we have these wonderful Canadian geese that love to stop by and visit, have a snack, and take a nap.



My card today is for the Crafty Secrets Challenge using distressing techniques. I have distressed the edges with Tim Holtz distress tool and ink. The image is from Crafty Secrets "Seaside Memories", the CS and button twine are from Papertrey Ink, the DP is from the "Fly a Kite" collection by October Afternoon. I used Prismacolor pencils and OMS, pearls from Ellen Hutson which I colored with a Copic, I Kan Dee Chalk, and a shell from my beach wanderings.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Dru

8 comments:

Sara said...

Mom, I love it!!! That image is too sweet! Love the pearls. And your card for Shabby tea room is GORGEOUS!!! Love your bow and flowers! Love the new blog look too. Love you!

Linda's Craziness said...

Dru, I love the ocean and am going to the pacific coast after daughters wedding in two weeks. Can hardly wait. Your card is absolutely adorable. I love that image.. Colors and flowers are great.
TFS

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh Dru this is so serene & beautiful! What a wonderful creation my friend! Thanks for inspiration!!

Cindy said...

Just lovely! The scene is complimented so nicely with your choice of papers and embellishment.

Karen from PA said...

Lovely card! Such a peaceful scene and your coloring is so realistic.

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh my how i love this card! reminds me of my two girls when they were little also....

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Simply beautiful!

Angie Williams said...

Love this!