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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

beachy clean adventure

In my experience, the beach is never clean.  Not that it doesn't look clean and simply beautiful, but the sand gets on everything I take there and then it all comes home with me - not clean.  Nonetheless, LeAnne's Clean-and-Simple challenge theme at the Paper Players this week is the beach, based on Nance's sweet photo:

I know there are many ways to interpret it, but the idea of a literal interpretation has been stuck in my brain for days, so this is what I made:
stamp set - A Dozen Thoughts; ink - Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Whisper White Craft; card stock - Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Vellum; tools - stampin' sponge, sponge dauber, Stamp-a-Majig

It was fun figuring out how to make it work; if I had a stamp of two people holding hands, they'd be on there too!  Maybe it needs teeny tiny birds in the sky?  I'm pretty sure I still have the retired Up, Up, and Away set...

4 comments:

LeAnne said...

Wow, this is amazing! It almost looks like a real photograph...you certainly captured the feel of the beach in this beautiful creation! Thanks for playing with my Paper Players challenge this week!

Jodi McKinney said...

I LOVE your clean and simple literal interpretation of the beach challenge Kathe! BRAVO! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

Bonnie said...

This is amazing, Kathe! Makes me want to be at the beach and feel that water coming in over my toes!

Nance Leedy said...

Oh my goodness, what a lovely interpretation of the photo! it is spot on. Love the colors and the torn vellum is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!