Sunday, March 3, 2013

Craft a Scene March - Tropical Shores

Our theme for the month of March at Craft a Scene is tropical shores.  Our finished tropical creations should have beach, water, palm trees - that sort of thing.

For my card I used a variety of stamps from Art Impressions, Stampscapes and Coronado Island, as well as an old company from my California days - Love You To Bits.

I am still working on learning water coloring with the Ranger Distress Pens and finding it fun and challenging to keep the color where I want it without getting splotchy.  I added white gel pen to the water for movement.

Card Recipe
Images: Stampscapes birds and ferns, the islands are from Love You To Bits (Redwood City, CA), palms are from Art Impressions and the dolphin school is Coronado Island.
Paper: SU Early Espresso, Bazzill Teal 
Markers/Ink: Ranger Distress pens watercolored
Embellishments: Starfish, Spellbinders label die, Prima pearls, white gel pen

Challenges for this card:
Be sure and take a look at what the wonderful Craft a Scene design team has come up with for your inspiration. 

Have a Great Sunday!


Anna-Karin said...

Fabulous scene Nancy! Love the dolphins playing in the water and the great depth in the scene.

Sally H said...

A beautiful Scene, Nancy. Great dolphins and highlighting of the water

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Nancy this is absolutely beautiful, this scene is like heaven, all those wonderful Dolphins, awesome work.
lorraine x

pinky said...

What a brilliant scene you have created Nancy. I love this. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

Unknown said...

I love your design
I am still learning too but this is fantastic

Sue said...

This is stunning Nancy. I love the scene and your colouring looks wonderful.
Hugs Sue

Dr Sonia S V said...

Nancy the white gel idea is amazing.Such a beautiful scene you have created!

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Magnificent!!!! Your stamping is fabulous! Thanks for sharing in No Matter Which’s *Anything Goes* challenge and good luck !


Tammy, NMWC DT at Créations LaDiva :) xx

brenda said...

You created wonderful tropical scene Nancy and it's a perfect one for our theme this month.

Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work and joining us this month at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Miradormakings said...

What a fabulous card so creative. Thank you for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody.

Joan x

marion said...

FAb scene, love to go there now :). thanx for joining us at NMWC and good luck, hugs, Marion

Dora said...

amazing scene!! I like the dolphins.
your colouring looks very beautiful.
beautiful card.

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

A lovely scene, Nancy, and I love the dolphins. Thank you for your lovely comments on my scene, I do love playing with images to see what I can do with what I already have. xx Maggie

DIANA L. said...

I saw you on MIM, I had to get a closer look at your card I love the serene look of the birds over the water. I am #12, 14, 56, 57 and #58, stop by I would
Love to have you visit.
This is so sweet.

Glenda Atkins said...

Marvellous card Nancy, just a fabulous scene you have created! Love the jumping dolphins! wow!

Shell said...

This is Fabulous, thanks for sharing it with us at That Craft Place this time.
Shell xx

Lizzy said...

What a beautiful card it makes me want to be there too! Thanks for joining in at That Craft Place. X

Birgit said...

great scene and makes me want to be in the card:) Love the whole way you made this come alive. I saw this on MIM

Unknown said...

Very pretty!
Love your coloring!!
Thank you for joining in on the Creative Inspirations Paint challenge!
Michelle, dt team

Ruth said...

What a beautiful inked card and perfect for our challenge.
Ruth, Stamping Sensations Challenge :)

Sandy said...

Fabulous scene, love the dolphins and gorgeous colouring. Thanks for linking up with Make It Monday this week.
Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

Judith said...

Love this fabulous scene Nancy - this is the one I want to come to (not the hospital bed!!)hugs Judith x

Pat K said...

Gorgeous watercolouring on this fab card. Love the sky especially. So glad I caught you on MIM. Pat K

Francesca said...

Beautiful creation

Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations

Francesca x

Tricia G. said...

Beautiful image...wish I could be in it! I'm ready for warmer weather here! Hop on over to my blog at and sign up to win the blog candy I'm offering!

Emily D. said...

Wow.. that scene is gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing it with us at CI Paints!!