Thursday, July 9, 2009

A Favotite Image of Mine....and a trip to the hardware store..


This stamp is one of my favorite images....I just think that the little girl is adorable..and her her tiny fingers picking up a seashell is so sweet....

I guess that maybe I am drawn to ocean...shore..beach images because I have lived near the ocean my entire life..growing up on one Island..and now living on another... ...both being places that bring breezes of salt air thru your windows...

This sweet image is one that I have played with now and then....trying different things...and I think that now I have finally found the nice combination of elements....

Fine gauge sandpaper...
and the addition of some tiny real seashells...

I also trimmed the image WITHOUT a white border...(I have been seeing a lot of that in magazines etc lately.....remember that technique of trimming from wayyyy back when ?)..and altho I almost always leave a white edge around my hand cut images.... I do like this one trimmed to the ink line...I then used dimensionals to place the on the card to give it a little bit of pop and depth...


I'm happy with this card...and can see myself heading down to the hardware store...to stock up on some fine gauge sandpaper so that I can make a few more cards just like this one...

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24 comments:

  1. OMGosh, this is sweet! LOVE it!!

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  2. Such a sweet card! The sandpaper is a wonderful idea!

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  3. Oh, this is such a cute card Michelle! That image is adorable and I love that you added the sandpaper...very realistic looking! tfs!!!

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  4. sweet card! love the itty bitty seashells on the sandpaper :) great touch!!

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  5. OMGosh Michelle! This is absolutely the cutest card EVER! Love it!

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  6. Michelle, she s just precious! Beautiful work! Blessings to you!

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  7. I just love this card and your sand paper is perfect! I'll have to remember that next time I need sand for one of my cards!

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  8. What a precious card, Michelle!! Love the sand paper sand and tiny shells!!

    I put the colored and matted images in the mail yesterday so they should be there by the weekend!

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  9. Ahhh....I love that image! It reminds me of my daughter!

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  10. Oh this card is too cute! I love the sandpaper and shells - details like these really make the card exceptional!

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  11. I love everything about the ocean too. You did a great job with this card!! Trimming those detailed images is always a stress situation for me - I'm scared I'll slip and cut too far. The tiny seashells are a wonderful detail!!

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  12. Love the shells on this! I was wondering how you did the sand...I would have never guessed sandpaper! How creative!

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  13. Wow, I have this stamp too and I love that image, I love what you did with it, those real seashells are so cute.

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  14. I could stare at this card all day. It is so cute. I really like it.

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  15. Michelle- this little girl is beautiful and the card is fabulous!

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  16. Mish, that's one of my favorite stamps too.
    Awesome job!
    Sue Danko

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  17. How sweet! I love your sand and how the little girl is picking up the seashell. Awesome card and idea!

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  18. Outstanding. Love the scene you created and wonderful design. The addition of the seashells is pure genius!

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  19. I said it once, I said it twice....I'll say it again...this is a MASTERPIECE...unlike any other! I love the texture, dimension and of course that sweet little girl! Great job! xoxo

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  20. Oh My goodness Michelle how sweet I am with you this is one of my favorite images also and this was one of my very first stamps I ever purchased I also was going to add the seashells but decided not to it is beautiful.
    Hugs
    Beth

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  21. OMG!! This is gorgeous, and so creative.

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  22. Where do I get that sweet stamp so I can make pretty cards like you ?

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  23. hi elizabeth....

    i bought that stamp in michaels... a long tiem ago...but tney do still sell it.. (ive seen it there many times)
    if you have a hard tim finding it..and would like to make some cards using that image...pls let me know..and i'll be happy to mail some images to you
    hugs
    michelle.

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