Good Wednesday morning.  My beach scene today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge to use the Stampin’ Up! colors Pacific Point, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi and Crumb Cake.  I substituted Old Olive for the Wild Wasabi cardstock and Kraft cardstock and Antique Linen ink for the Crumb Cake.  I always tend to go for aqua when making my beach scenes and felt the Pacific Point ink and paper would be way too dark.  But when I was finished sponging on the water I decided it created perfect contrast for the green palm trees and the all white frame so I used it for the chair as well as the frame mat.  I was pleasantly surprised at how much I really like the bold colors. 

KC Impression Obsession Beach Chairs 5 right

I thought while I was making this I would take a few shots of how I apply the embossing paste to the water for sea foam.  Don’t get me wrong.  I have no real experience with embossing paste other than dabbing a little of on my water.  I think it would be great to use for snow as well.  But I haven't used it with stencils or other types of techniques.

I started by sponging in the sand, masking off the sky area and sponging in the water and then removing the mask and lightly sponging in the sky.  I heat set the ink before starting to apply the embossing paste but with this dark colored ink it still comes up from under the paste a little. 


I use the triangle shaped palette to apply the paste.  I just get a little at a time on the bottom of the palette.  What you see on the palette in the picture is almost a little too much.


To apply the paste I barely tap it on the paper so just a little of it sticks. It takes a very gentle touch to keep from getting a blob.  If you do get a blob clean off the palette with a rag and turn it on it’s side and scrape the edge along the blog to pick it up.  If a little of the paste remains just tap it lightly with the flat side of the palette to puff it up.  If it still remains a little flat looking just apply a tiny bit more paste on the palette and barely tap it over the spot.


Continue applying the paste across the page until you have the consistency that you like. 


I got a little carried away with the foam washing up on the sand and got a little too much…but I still like it.  I allowed the paste to dry well before starting to assemble the card.

KC Impression Obsession Beach Chairs 5 center

I created the double matted frame and attached it over the scene.  I attached the trees and sea grass in behind the frame using mounting tape and glossy accents. I started to use a white chair but I wanted to carry the bright blue of the mat and water to the frame.  I couldn’t resist adding a little pair of flip flops to finish.

KC Impression Obsession Beach Chairs 5 left

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”