Sandy Toes

Today the inspiration challenge is to find something inside country curtains and funnily enough, I found something that kinda goes with the paint chips hanging on the wall in the hall bath. In the "natural" color so, there is no "blue" in the inspiration photo but, the texture of the lace made me think of cheesecloth so, that is how this started with the cheesecloth and the scrap of watercolor paper being dyed with some antique linen stain and tap water. the edges of the die cut (Tim Holtz for sizzix the mini sized one) and the stamped pieces have some vintage photo distress ink sponged on. 

all the stamps are from the Gina k designs gifts from the sea set by Melanie Muenchinger. stamped with some Versafine vintage sepia ink as was the Sanded background from SU. The metal frame & brads are from SU but, I dont save packaging so, I don't know the real name of them but, what ever they use for paint... it does not like to stick to gluedots at all. and I did not want the prongs of the brads going through the card front so, this is on there tentatively with gluedots and pop dots under the sentiment. The cardbase is ocean tide (think maybe PTI) and the liner is primitive cream from MFT. this one is A-7 in real life. and that bitty star fish on the diecut sand dollar. ( it's real ) I've had it forever and don't remember where I got it anymore. Sometime not too long ago I think I seen a tutorial or something that Dina made that used flower soft for the sand and so (found it here), after I had daubed some snow-tex on this here and there and decided it was too flat and too white I remembered to look at the box of flower soft I have and funnily enough one of them is named "Sand" so, it was patted onto daubed on diamond glaze glue. 
{Blurry sorry its from my phone shot} Paint chips I found at homedepot this morning that are hanging on the wall in that bathroom. thinking about changing the frame of that mirror to a dark brown and the walls to one of the blue's and then maybe the trim as one of the grey driftwood type colors. ( not sure yet)


Robin Clendenning said...

Really cool Stacy! I was introduced to cheese cloth by Jennifer Dove (but have been too chicken to use it). I will have to look into dying it various colors (didn't think of that). I love your beachy theme card!!

Joyce Casaldi said...

Beautiful palette! Lovely card!