Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Huge Thanks Sparks Style

Hi!

I love anything coastal! It could be growing up in Florida and living in Hawaii for 9 + years I don't know, but I love and feel inspired by the ocean, so to say I was inspired by the latest Sparks Challenge was an understatement.
Here is what I came up with.
A Huge Thanks to my Mom who sent me this Surf and Turf set for my birthday! Happy Happy mail indeed! 
I started with a kraft card base.  Added a layer of Baja Breeze card stock that I stamped in Baja Breeze for a tone on tone background pattern using images from Surf and Turf. A die cut circle with some fun ocean colors created my base for my focal image.
Here is another shot and the wonderful inspiration photo. 
Thanks Jen for encouraging me to link this up to CAS-ual Fridays Jest for the Pun of it. 
Thanks for dropping by! Have a great day!
~Tammy~
{Recipe}
Stamps:  Paper Smooches: Surf  and Turf
Paper: CS: Stampin' UP!,  DCWV, Hobby Lobby Kraft
Ink: Stampin' UP! Baja Breeze, Momento: Tuxedo Black
Other: Dies: Spellbinders,  dimensionals 

26 comments:

Cheryl said...

this is one super card Hun just love that image and adore the clock great colours too hugs Cherylxxxxx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooooooo cute!! I loveeeeeeee that whale!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

this is just sooo cute! love it

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, that's such a cute one, Tammy! Perfectly inspired by the SPARKS photo. Looks like you are enjoying your new birthday gift stamp set. That whale is the cutest!

Rose Petal said...

Hello Tammy. This is so cute and a lovely colour combination too. Great image.
Love Sandra xxx

Annette said...

aww I TOTALLY love it...great take on the spark challenge...I love that fun whale..

Creations by Shirl said...

A whale of a card - indeed so pretty Tammy... great shades of blues..

scrapclose2theheart said...

"Fin"-tastic! I love the colors of blue & brown or pink & brown. You have a winner here. :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

You were WONDERFULLY inspired by that picture, Tammy! And how cute is that set you just received. :) This happy little whale was the perfect star for focal point. ANd I like how you cut your sentiment, too! Interesting shape. I might have to try the Sparks Challenge. I don't know if I was aware of it before, so thanks for sharing it!

Stella said...

Such a fab take on the inspiration photo. Wonderful way to create a focal point with a whale that look so cute!!!! Love the colors too:)
Hugs!

Lorraine said...

Great take on the inspiration photo! Love the striped circle die cut and your coloring/design of the image & sentiment!

Mary J said...

Such a fresh cool card Tammy! Love it!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Great card! Love how you combined the colors for the circle! ;o)

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a super cute card Tammy! Great take on the photo. Love the colors and the image... the color-block background circle is awesome!

Glenda J said...

Perfect for the challenge! Love the striped circle!

jen said...

Way to go putting that super fun happy mail to use already! Love this! And it's punny too! You could link to CAS-Friday's challenge! :)

Sherrie K. said...

Cute card Tammy! I really like the kraft and baja breeze combo...your card makes me smile:) TFS!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Deana said...

Adorable card! I'm loving the turquoise & tan color combo too!

Michele Gross said...

Very cute! I love the colors :) Thanks for getting punny with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

sandi said...

Oh this is just too cute! Love it!

Lisa Petrella said...

Tammy, this card is ADORABLE!! I LOVE the handstamped background you created and the color palette is so relaxing---definitely captures the calming effects of being on the coast!

Audrey said...

Tammy, this is fabulous! That whale is a perfect choice! Thanks for joining us for this SPARKS Challenge! :)

VanessaB said...

i love anything coastal too and the color blue- you know i love this card! soooo cute! :)

Dana said...

Tammy this is beyond darling! And gosh I love those blues you've used. Just such great colors!
Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week:)

Virginia L. said...

Beautiful design and execution!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Julie E said...

Perfect for the inspiration - that color blocking is fab!