Monday, July 17, 2017

Beach bears

     It's definitely beach weather time....if you can take the extreme heat.
     For this card I've used several stamps from the recent Happy Trails release from Purple Onion Designs.  
     The sky was created by adding Distress ink to a craft sheet, spraying it with water and dragging the piece of watercolor paper through it.  The sand was stamped and colored with Distress inks.

Copics Used:
bear E31, E35, R30
mouse W1, W3, W5, R20, R30
clothing R27, R37
umbrella BG72, Y32, YR21, N1, N3
coconut tree YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, E21, E23, E25, E71, E74, E79

     All the images were fussy cut after stamping.  I tried for a little 3-D effect on the umbrella, bears, and palm tree by layering with some foam tape.

Have a blessed day!

Paper--Canson XL watercolor paper, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Purple Onion Designs "Beach Umbrella", "Palm Tree", "Sandy the bathing bear", "Shelly the bathing mouse", "Sand Dunes", and "Stephanie Ackerman Homegrown Sentiments"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx; Tumbled Glass, Old Paper, and Antique Linen Distress inks


  1. Great beachy card! Your distress inking is wonderful and I love the dimension on these adorable images, xx

  2. Fabulous card, Tracy! Those characters are so sweet! We're having a bit of a break from a heat wave here. I've been staying inside where it's cooler! I'm sure missing my snow! haha

  3. This is just the cutest! I love the pretty little scenes you create with these images.

  4. So adorable! As always, your coloring is the bomb. You're the best. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Geri

  5. Fabulous card Tracy, so super cute!
    Wendy xx

  6. Oh my gosh Tracy! This is so darn cute and AHmazing gf! Look at that crazy awesome beach scene and cute bears in their swim suits. So cute.

  7. Awesome card! Love the beach scene with the dimension. Those bears are so cute. TFS

  8. Ooooh! This is so adorable!! What a terrific scene and stunning colouring! Oh I could see a story book illustrated by you Tracy!

  9. They are so cute! Such a happy summer scene! ❤️

  10. Hehe! What an adorable beach scene, and these bears are ready to play in the sun and fun! I totally love your scene and love how you've made it dimensional with your great fussy cutting...especially love that palm tree! You've made it quite realistic (and I should know living in South Florida!). Hugs!


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