Friday, May 12, 2017

1580 Beach Blanket Babe ~ a Sandra Caldwell New Release

Hi everyone! It's Friday and that means there is a lovely group of wonderful new release images at Sandra Caldwell's Etsy shop, Babycakes Digis and Designs. Besides the ones which the DT have played with and will show on the Sandra Caldwell Stamps Fans Facebook group, Sandra always adds some surprises in the fun!

I coloured Babe with a mix of Polychromos and Prismacolor pencils. This image comes with the sand, sky, and clouds in the background so I cut it out as a rectangle instead of my usual fussy cutting. I did mat it with black card stock and popped it up on foam tape.

The background was a 5.5 x 8.5 inch rectangle which I had previously decorated with acrylic paint and gel printing. Additional patterning was added with Jet Black Archival Ink and an Ellen Hutson Bokeh stamp. Ranger Texture Paste was also added through one of the designs from TCW Mini Texturized stencil. A length of wave patterned paper tape was added to the right side and doodled around. A simple doodled border was also added to the outside of the page using a black pen.

The sentiment was printed onto white card stock and cut into individual words. These were then matted with black and popped up on foam tape. Two scalloped edges were trimmed from the paper tape and adhered beneath two of the words to tie in with the border. Doodling was repeated here as well.  Four sea themed buttons were coloured with Archival Ink and then adhered minus the shanks to opposite corners of the page. Both a blue and a black mat were used to frame the finished page.

Thanks for joining Beach Blanket Babe and me today. We are delighted that you stopped by. To see more of Sandra's wonderful releases and what the talented DT have created with them, be sure to stop by the Sandra Caldwell Stamp Fans Facebook group throughout the day. There's also a brand new Steampunk challenge to check out while you are there. When you get a chance, pop by her Etsy shop, Babycakes Digis and Designs. All of today's new releases will be there as well as the other fabulous images from previous weeks. Tons to see!

Life is good; so is art.

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