Our Day By The Sea

Monday, March 10, 2014

I've lost an hour of sleep, but I'm really excited about it.  Why?  More light in the afternoon! 
I made this card yesterday inspired by our day at the shore on Saturday.
It was a little hazy and grey, but the sun was out!
I tried to capture the colors and mood of the day.
It's amazing how the way the watercolor dries on the paper can make me so happy!
I used dye ink swiped in stripes on my craft sheet to create the watercolor background.
Starting at the bottom I swiped on tan, blue, light blue, and grey.  I spritzed it all with water and dragged my paper through the colors sideways so that the color mimicked the sand, sea, and sky.
I did a little embossing, in white, using Wplus9's Dockside
I wanted it to be very subtle and add to the calm mood.
Thanks for stopping by!


Cardstock: WP9 White, PTI Fine Linen, Canson Watercolor Paper
Stamps: WP9 Dockside
Ink: PTI Fine Linen, Blueberry Sky, Spring Rain, Soft Stone, Versamark
Dies: PTI Tag It's
Other: White Embossing Powder, Twine


  1. LOVE this.....can summer be far behind? I must get those tag dies, I just love that little dotted border, too!

  2. I'm in love with the soft colors and jealous of your day at the beach!

  3. What a winning card, Kara! You totally captured the sand, sea, and sky with your craft paper inking!! Pinning! Hugs, Darnell

  4. beautiful! I love the colors. I hope we see some extra daylight here soon!

  5. Yay for longer afternoons Kara! This is now my favourite card of yours so far--the beautiful watercolouring and embossing? Swoon!

  6. Gorgeous card, Kara! I love it!
    And I totally agree with you about gaining that hour of daylight -- I made a card after supper yesterday and was still able to photograph it!

  7. oh my...this is gorgeous. So romantic too, I love the soft sweet colors, really looks like a day at the shore.

  8. Awesome, Kara! I've been playing with watercolor techniques but am a long way from anything so gorgeous. You really captured the feel of the your day at the beach. Glad you had a day to relax & enjoy the water!

  9. This is so dreamy and pretty.

  10. Fabulous & artistic. A real WOW card! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS(E) this Sketch!

  11. Perfect capture of the dreamy beach colors - love it! Also love the changes to your blog layout Kara.

  12. Such a beautiful take on the sketch, and I love your water coloring! Gorgeous card!

  13. Such a beautiful post Kara! Love the photo, the card, everything!
    Have a great day! XO

  14. Such a beautiful card! Haven't been down the shore since Sandy actually....will have to take a ride down there soon. Love the beach when there is no one around.


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