Thursday, July 7, 2011

At the Seashore

Good morning! This week's Design Team challenge at Serendipity Stamps was to create a project using both the large and small versions of the same image. I chose to use the Shell Wreath Large and Small. This is one of my favorite images and I knew just what I would use it for.

Since it is the perfect time for a summer get-together, I thought I would create a party invitation using the large version of the shell wreath. I embossed the image in white and colored a few select items in with Copic markers. I was going for the weathered, white-washed look here so I wanted to keep things simple.

I purposely stamped my wreath off the cardstock a bit and then stitched up the right hand side for some visual interest. I chose to leave a sentiment off the front, instead including all the details on the inside. The image was just too pretty to busy it up too much.

I brought the small image into the mix by using it for place cards. I designed these the same way as the invitation, embossing the image in white, stitching up the side and adding some white acrylic paint. I used a white gel pel to add names to the place cards. I love the way these turned out - these will be great for my Mom who celebrates her birthday later this month.

Thanks for stopping by today. Please be sure to visit the other Design Team members to see their take on this challenge!

Have a great day!


Stamps: Shell Wreath Large (1051K), Shell Wreath Small (1052E) - Serendipity Stamps
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Soft Sky - Stampin' Up!
Ink: VersaMark - Tsukineko; Antique Linen, Pumice Stone Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
Other: Detail White Embossing Powder - Stampendous; Copic Markers - Imagination Interational; Snow Cap Acrylic Paint Dabber - Ranger Industries; Sewing machine


  1. Wow...these are fantastic. Love the perfect for a beach theme. This is really a wonderful wreath image - very unique, and you have really captured its essence.

  2. Anya, these are so soothing! I just love your color combo and the place cards are such a great idea!

  3. Gorgeous, serene. So like the beach! I wish I was there now, sigh, but my deck will have to do. This is a fantastic set Anya. Your mom is going to love it - will the party be on your new patio?!


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