KS Monday – Aug 2nd, 2010



Hello and happy Kitchen Sink Monday everyone~

August, here we come!! The weather here is sure feeling like I’m in the oven :P  My mother in law is leaving for Upstate NY for a couple months this week. Grandma Murphy is very sick right now and I was going to drive up there with her & my kids and we were going to fly back later without her….but unfortunately the economy right now is not allowed to do it….:( The good thing is that Aunt Sue is flying here tomorrow and drive back with my MIL. So, instead of escaping from this heat, I’m going to take care of all animals…including humming birds….that’s a quite responsibility…I may move all humming birds to my yard, hee hee.



Well, enough for that chit chat. Let me explain what I made for today’s card. I noticed that I haven’t use this beautiful set, 3 Step She Shells…this summer yet, so I decided to create a vintage look card, combining with 3 Step Letter From the Past for the background. The background was used Faux tearing technique. I used the torn masking for blocking each space and stamped the script image, then I sponged the tearing edges with SU sahara sand and soft suede. I repeated the process for the entire mat. After I stamped the shell images on the main mat, I used Copic markers and created the sand look with doodling dots and sponged the edge (again, with SU sahara sand and soft suede). The word from Vintage Words was stamped with SU chocolate chip.

This card was used the sketch from SCS Sketch Challenge 291 (SC291).


These are the steps I did for each image:
(big shell) 3rd – SU soft suede (1 x stamp off), 2nd – Memento desert sand, 1st – desert sand (1 x stamp off), repeat 1st step, 4th – soft suede (1 x stamp off), repeat 4th step, 5th – soft suede

(Small shell & star shell) 2nd – SU soft suede (1 x stamp off), 1st – Memento desert sand, 3rd – soft suede



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Be sure to check out what other KS Crews are cookin’ today!!

Angela * Connie * Julie * Lisa * Lynn * Maria


Don’t forget to save the date for Kitchen Sink Stamps Houston, TX workshop in Oct 8th and 9th!! More details to come soon!!



Stamps: 3 Step Sea Shells, 3 Step Letter From the Past, Vintage Words (KSS) 
Paper:  soft suede, sahara sand (SU), heavenly white (PaperTemptress)
Ink: Memento desert sand (Tsukineko) soft suede, sahara sand, chocolate chip (SU), Copic Markers
Accessories: ribbon, charm, vintage twine, dew drops 

Tools: label 8 Netabilities




Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!!



Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my! The letter background stamp is unbelievable, especially. Beautifully crafted card, as always, Maki!

Angela Knopf said...

TRIPLE WOW! What a beautiful card. The background panel is absolutely STUNNING! You never cease to amaze me with your work Maki.

Torico said...


Lynn McAuley said...

What a masterpiece, Makiko!! Those torn paper script pages make a sensational background for these gorgeous seashells! How exquisite all tied up with that pretty satin bow and sweet charm!! I will REMEMBER this!!!

Connie M. said...

Oh my goodness, Maki!! Your background is just sooo amazing! i am going to have to give this a try! That background is just so wonderful with the sea shells too! Love it all!!

Lynette said...


Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning Maki! The script looks wonderful with the shells.

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness this is exquisite!! I love love the look - I couldn't do it, but I love it!! LOL! Gorgeous card!! :)


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