Here's my card for this week's Waltzingmouse sketch challenge. The unseasonably warm weather (70's in December!) we had earlier this week served as my inspiration for this beachy themed design.
I used the large palm tree image from the My Island set for my focal image. The backdrop for the tree is made with a combination of sponged distress inks for the sky and torn and inked kraft cardstock strips for the sand. The tree stands out nicely stamped in bold black ink.
I layered the image panel on a kraft card base, then added a felt cloud along with an orange button sun at the top left corner of the panel. The set's "mahalo" sentiment is stamped on an orange strip and accented with a pair of copper brads. And, now that the card's done, we're back to more seasonal, chilly weather, so I guess this will be the end of cards like this one for a while!
My Island stamp set (Waltzingmouse Stamps); Versafine Onyx Black ink (Tsukineko); Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass, and Salty Ocean distress inks (Ranger); Fresh Snow ink, Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Tempting Turquoise and Pumpkin Pie cardstock (Stampin' Up!); copper brads (Making Memories); corner rounder