Monday, May 7, 2018

May Sneak Peek Release Day 1

Hello, Divas!  Toni with you today sharing the first of our May release sneaks.  I'm using the new Waving Hello stamps, Beach Scene dies, and Beach Scene stencil. I know you're going to love these and the other products as much as I do!  They'll all be available this coming Friday, May 11!

I started by applying Distress Oxides on my background then spattering with water. Can't you just see that sunset and feel the ocean breeze? Once that was dry I sponged seagulls from the Beach Scene Stencil and stamped the Waving Hello sentiment

I have to confess I had doubts about my card concept until I started putting in the finishing touches.
  • Using a piece of denim and Copic 0 to create texture on the critter's hat from Waving Hello. Be warned you should do this before other parts of the image are colored.  I didn't think of it until later so had to mask like crazy--ick.
  • Paper-piecing the Beach Scene palm trees using a fun tropical print and Ranger Multi Medium Matte. I LOVE how the palm trees have built-in texture with the criss-cross pattern on the trunk without having to use an impression plate.
  • Adding dots to the Waving Hello critter's swimsuit and hat using a Uni-Ball Impact Bold Point Gel Pen.
  • Using Copics to add dots to the Beach Scene sand die cutouts. 
  • Adding a couple of strips of tropical washi tape for balance and fun.
  • Darkening the Distress Oxide blue section of the background for a more interesting transition between water and sky.
What a huge difference, huh?!  When I see this card I think of my mom and know she would have loved to have spent time relaxing like this. Just like her daughter!

The CDD May Monthly Social Media Moodboard Challenge is all about spring flowers, moms, love and whatever else moves you. Join along by posting your card in the event or tagging #cddmonthly!


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