Saturday, July 9, 2016

~Island Sunset~

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with the Charmed Life Blog. It's kind of a laid back Saturday at our home today.
We had my middle grandson's graduation party last night. It was a great time with family and friends. I always enjoy the chatting and comradery. We came home about 11:30 and just went off to bed.
My daughter-in-law did such a great job of planning the party, the food and all the small party accents. She had a dessert and candy table. The table centerpieces were these cute mason jars with blue and white flowers- Aidin's high school colors. The jar lids were cut in such a way to keep the flowers upright.
The appetizers were a fabulous charcuterie tray. There was so much on it but my fave was the Medjool dates stuffed with blue cheese. She also made a great Sangria that I really liked. She makes hers with a red wine, peach schnapps and brandy in all the right quantities and with lots of fresh fruit. It was a great accompaniment to the appetizers.
Now onto my card for today. This one I made for the color challenge #590 on Splitcoaststampers. Maura was our hostess and she chose soft sky, pacific point, wild wasabi and crumb cake. Optional was to create a beach scene.
soft sky, pacific point, wild wasabi and crumb cake
I saw a card by Teresa Momber on Pinterest and that gave me my idea for this card. I did some background sponging on this beach card to create my scene.

I started by sponging just a bit of daffodil ink for my setting sun. And, then moved to the night sky using pacific point ink. The sky was a little darker than what I wanted so I took some white dye ink and sponged it in to lighten up near the water.   
For my water, I continued with soft sky ink. I stamped waves in the water with wild wasabi ink and a stamp from Just For Fun.

Made a mask and sponged at the waters edge with crumb cake ink for a little sand. Moved the mask to the side of the card and sponged with tuxedo black ink for my island. On the island I stamped a palm tree from the Stampin'-Up "plant hope" set. Used my wasabi marker to add some color to the tree fronds.

Finished with a sentiment from the "touch of nature" set from Stampin'-Up. And, that's my card for today. So until next time.........God bless.
card details:
Stamps: : plant hope, a touch of nature (Stampin'-Up), sunset at the beach (just for fun)
Paper: whisper white, basic black   Paper Size: A2 
Ink: pacific point, soft sky, wild wasabi, crumb cake, daffodil delight and tuxedo black
Accessories: sponges, daubers. wild wasabi marker
I am also entering:
1.  Just Us Girls has a sponging challenge.
2My Sheri Crafts has a down at the beach challenge.
3.  Creative Artiste has a anything goes #16 challenge.
4.  4 Crafty Chicks has a summer challenge #306.
5.  DL.Art has a Thursday summertime challenge.


  1. This is an amazing scene you have created by sponging! Simply stunning. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  2. Such a peaceful and beautiful scene! Love the colors you used! Thanks for joining us at DL.ART Summertime Challenge!

  3. Awesome use of the colors on this lovely beach scene card! Thanks for joining in at JUGS~

  4. Great creation, I love the colours... Thank you so much for entering our challenge over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog, we hope to see you join in again...

    Hugs Rhonda DT & Owner


  5. Hi this is a stunning card I love the scene you have created. Thank you for joining us at <a href='’> Creative Artiste Challenge Blog </a> for challenge 16 Anything Goes and the sponsor is Scrapmatts. Hugs Jackie DT

  6. Love the tree and colors! Great summer feel! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.
    Tina - 4 CC DT

  7. Love the colours, turned out fantastic
    thanks for joining our challenge over at
    Debbie DT

  8. Your card is a work of art! Great sponging technique! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

  9. Beautiful job on the scene... great colors too!

    Thanks for sharing with My Sheri Crafts

  10. Beautiful! Love this card! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!



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