Sunday, August 17, 2008

By the Sea



I'm on a beach girl kick! There are some stamps that when you see them, they strike something in you that fires up a memory or brings a million ideas into your head for that particular image. You can see the paper, the ribbon, the brads, everything. That's what Tilda in the Water did for me. This is one of the ideas I had for her and I almost pulled it off. The lighting in the picture doesn't show the pretty color of the sea or the sky, and I was so anxious to put her down on paper that I didn't take the time to experiment with my new nestabilities. I promise to be a bit more particular with the next baby I make with this stamp.

I remember being little and going to visit my aunt in Massachusettes. My uncle's family had a cottage on the Cape and we'd spend some time up there. I couldn't stay away from the water! It has such a soothing and calming effect on me. Put me near water and I'm in heaven. Tilda reminds me of me in this image. You just can't keep that girls away from he water.

I stamped her on some watercolor paper and used my watercolor pencils and copics while coloring her. The background paper is from DCWV and (note)worthy Delaney Floral that came in one of my monthly kits from Loreen at Wish Upon A Scrap. The circle and scalloped circle are my new nestabilities and the brads are from doodlebug and the ribbon is from Joann's. I highlighted the water and the top of her sundress with my Spica glitter pen.

I hope everyone enjoys what's left of the summer. I know I'm going to.

4 comments:

HollywoodDDH said...

Oh! So Sweet Susan! I see You had your nesties out! This little Tilda is one of my very favorites! Such a little lady! The softness of the colors really enhances this card. I love it!

Kim said...

This is so darn cute! I love everything about this card! Your Tilda looks so sweet!
Hugs~ Kim

Återförsäljare Engströms said...

I just love that stamp!
She's so qute!


Glad you got the new stamps, and now we want to see what you can do with them ;-)

Marit said...

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