Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Seize the Sketch 24-Mahalo

*** To see my card for the new TCP Tuesday challenge, scroll down to the post below or click HERE. *** 

It's time for a new sketch at Seize the Sketch!  Our new sketch is courtesy of Vicki and it has lots of possibilities.  I made a super summery card based on the sketch. It also serves as my entry for the current Waltzingmouse Fanatics anything goes challenge.

Mahalo card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Waltzingmouse StampsI started off by watercoloring a panel of watercolor paper to make a sunny backdrop.  Once the panel dried, I added a pair of torn kraft cardstock strips at the bottom to make a sandy beach.  The torn edges of the strips were swiped with white pigment ink to give it a more sand-like appearance. After the sand was in place, I stamped the palm tree image from the Waltzingmouse Stamps My Island set on top in black ink.  I then managed to drop the ink pad, smearing black ink over my table, a drawer unit, and the carpet.  Lovely, right?

After a brief pause to clean up the inky mess, I adhered the image panel to a golden yellow card base that I'd covered with a text patterned paper panel and an angled strip of matching golden yellow cardstock.  I arranged things carefully so that you can see the highlighted white text that reads "summer time is the best time."  The "mahalo" sentiment was stamped in orange ink on the yellow panel, right next to the edge of the image panel.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the STS team created using the sketch. Here’s where to find them:

Cathy Santie
Jen Mitchell
Jessi Fogan
Katie Melhus
Lee Ann Barrett
Lesley Croghan (Creator)
Lori Turner
Lori Tecler--you're here!
Marybeth Lopez
Mona Pendleton
Rose Miller
Sandy Mathis
Sherry Eckblad
Vicki Dutcher

Materials Used:
My Island stamp set (Waltzingmouse Stamps); Versafine Onyx Black and Memento Luxe Wedding Dress inks (Tsukineko); Fizz ink (Avery Elle); Harvest Gold cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Desert Storm cardstock (Neenah); Watermelon Gazpacho Soup 6x6 paper pad (Jillibean Soup)


  1. Wow, love the water colored background and the torn paper sand! Beautiful stamp choice and card!

  2. Love your card. I had to look twice to see the torn kraft paper your scene looked so real.

  3. Love this, Lori! So tropical! This would work great for the beach inspired challenge at The Paper Players, too!

  4. Now there's a beach where I'd love to be! The sand is fabulous - it looks so real! And at least you didn't drop the ink pad onto your project. Can't tell you how many times I ruined something I was working on because of that!

  5. WOW! This is stunning, Lori! I imagine your ink spillage was not as stunning, but the card- wow! Love your watercolored sky, the sand and perfect use of the sketch! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Such a pretty card Lori! Love the beautiful scene that you created!

  7. This is a lovely card - and such a great Summer colour scheme; I almost feel like I'm on a beach! The torn kraft card as the sand is a great idea.
    Good luck in the Waltzingmouse Fanatics Challenge! x

  8. with storm clouds on the horizon, your card is making me long for a hot beach somewhere sunny!
    Thanks for joining the Waltzingmouse Fanatics :-D

  9. Aw, man, the dreaded 'drop your ink pad on the floor'! That stinks!

    Love the beachy feel of this. You did a great job giving color to the focal point panel!

  10. Gorgeous! Especially that watercolor background for your palm trees - love it!

  11. I love the warm, tropical colours and that fabulous sunset sky behind the palms. Thanks so much for playing along with Waltzingmouse Fanatics!

  12. Ohhhh...I wanna go on a tropical vacation! Love this scene you've created Lori! Have a wonderful week! xoxoxo

  13. Gorgeous colours! I wanna go here...now!

  14. Oh Lori, that BACKGROUND! Such a beauty!


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