sand, surf, and sun...

Hello my fabulous friends!

Who's ready for more summer inspiration? 

Today La-La Land Crafts is taking us to the beach for some sand, surf, and sun!

Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Uniball Signo White
Coloring: Copics
Sand- E51, E81, E55, E44
Wood- E53, E57, E59
Water- BG49, BG05
Sky- B000, B00
Turtle-YG01, YG03, YG25, YG95, G17, BG78, BG09
Purples-V01, V05, V06, RV99
Yellows-Y11, Y02, Y15, Y19, FY1

I wanted to create some layers on my card.. The first layer being the sun.. I used a the smallest Stitched Circle die for that, then I airbrushed some rays using the edge of a piece of paper as a mask... Super easy!

For the clouds, I airbrushed along the edge of a torn paper towel. This is my favorite way to create a cloudy sky! The fuzzy ripped edge of the towel gives the clouds a very soft edge, which I really like... And each time you do it, the sky will end up different!

I first learned about using a torn paper towel as a mask from Jennifer Dove... She is an AMAZING Copic artist!

The second layer is the surf.. I airbrushed a couple different blues onto some paper, added some white Sea Bubble Borders, and trimmed the layers. The Sea Bubble Border makes creating ocean waves SO quick and easy! I LOVE this border die!

And my third layer is my sand... complete with a  sand castle and star fish! And I wanted to do something fun with my turtle, because he's so stinking' cute... so I tucked the back legs of my turtle behind the sand, and his front legs over the sand.. This makes it look like he's crawling out of the water and onto the beach!   

This castle stamp could be used for SO many things! It comes in a set with underwater things, it can also be used on the beach like I did... and it could be used as a regular castle too! (my friend came over while I was coloring it and thought I was working on a castle for a princess card or something). I love stamps that can be used in tons of different ways! 

To color the sand, I picked several different shades of browns and just did a bunch of dots.. I used the darker browns with dots closer together to indicate shadows, and the lighter browns with dots farther apart for the highlights. 

You can use any combination of browns (and other colors) to create a beach this way... Every beach you go to is slightly different in the colors, but if you really look at the sand/rocks, there's TONS of different colors and variations on colors, so have fun with it!

If you can't go to the beach this week, at least you can color it! :)

See you soon!


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