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Friday, June 24, 2011

Speedy's Friends Challenge #61

Hi, here we are with another fun challenge for you to try. This week is Make it Sparkle!!
I love how the sun makes the water and the sand sparkle, so that was my inspiration for this card. Unfortunately my sparkle would not photograph. If anyone has a tip on how , I would love to hear it.
The stamps used in my card are "Tropical Vacation and the shell is "Sand, Surf, Relax" both sets are from Mark's Finest Papers. I bent the tree stamp a little on my block to make it sway in the wind.


Hope you can join us this week, we love to see your creations!!
Thanks for stopping by!

12 comments:

Sue W said...

Beautiful card Geri ....reminds me of my recent holiday in Fiji!

Olga said...

Geri this is beyond gorgeous, looks like a photograph more than an image you colored. Sure pray you are feeling better!

The Other Patti Sue said...

What a gorgeous scene... my goodness it must be amazing with the sparkle!

Dani said...

Simply gorgeous!!!! Looks like the perfect vacation spot.

Carol L said...

THis card is just dreamy, and I can feel myself swaying in the ocean breeze right along with this tree :) Thanks for the mini vacation with this awesome card :)

Winnie and Patty said...

Geri--this is lovely! And I love the pearl in the corner of the shell! Just beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

Selma said...

Boy we must be thinking the same thing Geri. Your beach card is fantastic. I don't know the answer to your question. My card has sparkle too but it doesn't show up. I like the way you bent the tree to sway in the wind. Gorgeous card.

Shirley said...

Hi Geri, I love the sparkle on your rhinestone. The card is drop-dead beautiful and ditto on how lovely it is. I have found if I want the sparkle to show, I have to use my flash. Sometimes also just tilting it a little toward the best light will work too. Here's one I did with a flash:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zTYpe84DYQY/Tb7IK_vkSlI/AAAAAAAAC_k/OkzPTPqd7zw/s1600/P1030582a.JPG

And here is one I did with direct lighting:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_NsQpTy7_BwM/TSVD9jNr19I/AAAAAAAAC8I/JjhLwHI6UJc/s1600/Number%2B1.jpg

Either way, your card is breathtaking and the sky is gorgeous!!!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is just the most perfect summer card ever!!! I love your scene and wish I was at the beach this very moment!!! lol What awesome work you do! Thanks so much for joining us at Speedy's Friends Challenge this week. I love coming to visit and see your work!

Harriet Skelly said...

Geri I wish I was there too!! THis is gorgeous - great scene! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Judy I said...

What a gorgeous, peaceful scene. I love the way you bent the tree in the wnd.

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a work of art, Geri, and I don't see any 'black spots'! You've created such a beautiful scene...I had to check to see if you painted this by hand! THanks for playing with Speedy's Friends. :)