So while daydreaming of the beach, the idea for a card to match the sketch came along.
I've said before that By The Seashore was the first ever SU set I got. In fact, it was the first stamp set I ever got fullstop and I've had used it so much, it was a good investment. Here I've stamped it onto Crumb Cake with Early Espresso and Island Indigo and then sponged the edges after fussy-cutting them out. The Espresso starfish I stamped off first so it would be a different shade.
I'm very pleased with the Hardwood panel. It's Pool Party on Pool Party and I finger stamped it so that it would be a little bit patchy and would look more beach-weathered. I also sponged the edge. By far the fiddliest bit was getting the baker's twine into a circle without getting glue over everything. Slow and steady won that race!
I really enjoyed interpreting this sketch and it's turned out to be a good masculine card, although fine for women as well. But I still wish I was at the beach!
Update: Delighted that this card was picked as A Cut Above at Paper Players.
Card: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Whisper White, Vellum
Stamps: SU Hardwood, SU Wetlands, SU By the Seashore, Clearly Besotted Many Mini MessagesInk: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Black Stazon.
Other: Circle die, Island Indigo baker's twine, Early Espresso marker to augment the bird stamp, dimensionals, sponges.