Friday, March 22, 2019

TCC111 God is Our Refuge

Hi Friends!

I apologize for the delay on posting my card, for some reason my internal calendar is “off” and I thought the challenge was next week, lol! 

This verse has been very comforting to me since the last few weeks have been very hectic in our household.  I am so thankful that "God is my refuge and strength, an ever present help in time of trouble.  Therefore we will not fear."  Psalm 46:1-2.

In addition to multiple doctor appointments/chemo for my hubby, my sweet kitty, Angel had major surgery to remove a large tumor from her side.  I stayed up with her all night for several nights in a row (hubby took the day shift :-)) to make sure she does not try to clean the surgical area.  Angel is doing very well and will have the staples removed tomorrow (plus I can then remove her little T-shirt- I know she will be thrilled)!   She is my constant companion and we are praying that they were able to excise all of the tumor and it has not spread....

Well, enough excuses :-)  I absolutely love our inspiration photo for our he Card Concept #111 {ScatteredSeashells} Challenge and was inspired (of course)by the shells and the aqua background to create a Clean and Simple Mixed Media card.  

If you have not had a chance to visit us at The Card Concept or the other challenge sites yet, I hope you will find time to do so- fabulous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool.   Using Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, stamp the small shell in the foreground, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool. 

2). Stamp the same shell image onto a piece of scrap paper, fussy-cut and place the mask over the stamped image.  Ink and stamp the next shell image using the same steps as above, create a mask and continue until the entire set of shells are stamped and embossed.

3). Use watercolor pencils along with water-based markers to color the images.

4). Ink the sentiment from Fear Not (Stamp Simply) using Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, stamp unto the upper right area, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool. 

5). Trim the panel and mount onto a piece of scrap chipboard before mounting onto the Soft Suede base panel.

6).  Draw the shoreline and a few stipple dots with a black Sharpie® and use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the shells and sand.

Stamp Sets:  Stipple Shells (retired Stampin’ Up!), Fear Not (Stamp Simply)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black,  Stampin’ Write Markers-Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, retired Blush Blossom, Creamy Caramel; Derwent™ Watercolor Pencils- 39-Turquoise Blue, 54- Burnt Umber, 60- Burnt Yellow Ochre, 68- Blue Grey, Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen, Sharpie® Extra Fine Black Marker

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Soft Suede (Stampin’ Up!)

Tools/Accessories:  Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Chipboard

Thank you for taking the time to visit!  Just a reminder that The Card Concept is a bi-weekly challenge that has an inspiration photo along with a suggestion of design styles that you can choose from to create your card- Clean and Simple, Clean and Graphic, Clean and Layered, Shabby Chic, Freestyle Collage, Classy and Elegant and Mixed Media (or you can combine several styles for your own style).

I hope I have inspired you to create your own card based on our {Scattered Seashells} photo and link up to our gallery at The CardConcept- we would love to see your interpretation!! The challenge is open until Monday, April 1st at noon (EST).


Windy Ellard said...

So beautiful the coloring and I love shells and anything beach. Thank you for playing along with the challenge this week over at The paper Players.

Jacquie Southas said...

What a lovely cluster of shells! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...


Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Wonderful scene with your shells. Thanks for joining in the fun as CASology this week.

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