Tuesday, June 19, 2012

It's a sunny day

It really isn't here right now because we usually experience June Gloom right here on the coast, it should burn off some time today, maybe!!!
 I wanted to share a couple sketch cards and both have a sun or summer theme to them.  This first one is the Card Positioning System sketch.
 I pulled out my mini pad of My Mind's Eye papers from the Fine and Dandy collection, plus I had the matching chipboard pieces.  It was fun how fast and easy the card was. 
 Here is a close up of my sun. I used the chipboard sun and added a chipboard button, leaving in the circles in the holes.
 Next up, the Card Patterns sketch.
 I started out with the thought of a patriotic theme but I didn't end up there!!! I used a background stamp from Hero Arts and stamped it with white, embossed it with white and then I cut it in two pieces to match the sketch.  I colored both pieces with Distress Stains.
 The little flip flops are from a set of three shoe stamps by Hero Arts. 
And for some beach pics...
 We went right before sunset so you can see that starting in the background, there was a cloud layer just off the coast. My granddaughter always loved to draw in the sand.
 They had so much fun playing with the waves, trying not to get wet but that didn't last!!!
 She brought a camera to try to capture some fun pics of her own.
Just before we left, this was the view we experienced.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Even if it's not sunny in your part of the world, your cards sure are pretty and cheerful. :) Beautiful photos too!

dstandard said...

Awesome cards and such great pictures as always - so jealous of you being so close to the ocean - my dream place!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are GORGEOUS!!! I love love love the flip flops and LOVING the beach photos!!!!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Both so adorable Linda! Love the fun summery vibe :)

Virginia L. said...

The first card with the chip board is really fun!! Love the mixed patterns and colors! And your 2nd card with the flip flop is darling! I saw it over Flicker and loved it! Awesome beach photos!

Connie Mercer said...

darling cards!

Nona said...

Such fun and cheerful cards, Linda! Fabulous colors and design on both cards. And beautiful photos of the beach. Gosh, you're so lucky you live near one :)

Desire Fourie said...

So beautifully creative as always. Love the beach scenes. Have a great Wednesday.
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cnelson said...

Those cards are just the CUTEST! LOVE the FAB beach photos!

Cynthia said...

Had to pop over from the CPS blog to check your fabulous card, Linda. Lovely photos as well. Thanks for the inspiration!

Anna-Karin said...

Very sweet cards! Love the beach sandals. Thank you for playing along at Card Patterns!