Saturday, July 19, 2014

A brief visit to the beach

A couple of weeks ago, I asked Bruce if he would take me to the beach for a bit. I lasted 40 minutes. But it was long enough to breathe the wonderfully fresh ocean air, look back at the island and take a couple of pictures. This is what I saw and posted on Facebook:





From this spot, if you were to turn back towards the mountain (Mauna Loa), our home sweet home would be about 1,000 feet up, almost directly up from this beach. The drive is long as the highway must switchback and forth a few times because of the altitude. It takes about 20 minutes to get to this beach. In the mornings, we can see some of the ocean but our palm and banana trees have grown too tall for us to have a great view of the sea. But I'm not complaining!!!!

I decided to sponge a scene from memory using Memento inks and the little sponge daubers, and the palm tree stamps from one of Theresa Momber's sets. It's funny how we don't always remember exactly what we saw, but I tried to get a reasonably similar scene onto paper :)

I surrounded the image with gold metallic twine and glued black rhinestones to the corners. Must add coconuts to all the palm trees, covered them with Crystal Lacquer, and used white gel pen for waves and highlights. It's very sparkly because I got carried away with Wink of Stella (again). Those are teeny glass beads as sand and I used more Crystal Lacquer to hold them to the card. I hand wrote the location with a fountain pen, cut it out and sponged black around the edges. Adhesive foam behind the sentiment.




With much aloha - thank you for stopping by!!!!

10 comments:

  1. Wow! You've done a great job of recreating your beach scene! I am very impressed with your skills with a fountain pen!

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  2. What an amazing travel card Rosy. I love the fact that you recreated this from the vision you carried as a precious and beautiful morning trip to the beach. Just beautiful!

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  3. Great card! Seeing it next the photo makes it look even better. Good job!

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  4. What a beautiful place you live. And, the replication of your photo is awesome.

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  5. I don't know where the time goes Rosy. Since being retired, it seems like there would be lots of it. July is almost over and we are just now getting some summer weather. I am not complaining, just sayin. So I have not looked at your blog in a long time and now I could just kick myself. Your card and the picture that you made of your beautiful island is amazing. I will be stopping by more often. I love the islands and I think I told you that we have visited three times, and we got married in the island of Kauai. I have wonderful memories.

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  6. AWESOME!!! you re-created the beach seen beautifully. I'm quite envious of your writing skills.

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  7. Rosy the scene is beautiful...in picture and in card creation! Even in a 40 minute beach visit I imagine it just so restoring!

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  8. Oh, fabulous! You did a great job capturing the feel and beauty of the beach! Amazing, really. What a gorgeous place to call home!

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  9. Hi, Rosy! I just wanted to pop by and visit your blog and thank you for the lovely comment you left on my Kathy by Design post for Heartfelt Creations. I'm honored to have you as a follower, and I can see how much you love to play with paper after visiting your lovely blog. The card you shared here is amazing! I can't believe you did that just by sponging with inks. Beautiful!

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Your kind comments really encourage me! Mahalo nui loa!