Happy Friday!  It’s time for the Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge (TESC117) and this week’s sketch is particularly easy and versatile I think!  It also works great no matter which way you turn it!  I flipped it over on it’s side so I could play with Hangin’ Out at the Beach some more.  I really love this set and I was super inspired by this card by Karen Motz.  I love her bright cheery colors and the way her sponged background so closely mimics her vacation photo!

So here’s my “wishing you white sandy beaches and the perfect swimsuit.”


I started out with the Basic Grey Green at Heart 6×6 pad.  First I chose 3 specific sheets of the paper that I thought I might work with for this card and then chose solid cardstock and ink colors from there.  I decided to use glossy cardstock for my main image panel since I love the way sponging and blending dye inks looks on glossy.  I sponged on Elegant Eggplant, Rich Razzleberry, Regal Rose and Pumpkin Pie inks for that sunset/twilight feel.  I cut a little strip of Kraft cardstock using the cutting blade from the SU cutter kit for my beach.  That was covered with Brown Sugar Sparkly Fluff.  All of my swim suit pieces were stamped on Green at Heart papers and cut out.  The palm tree was stamped on TE Choice Snow White cs, colored with Copics, cut out and highlighted with stickles.  The clothesline is hand-drawn with a Copic multi-liner pen.  Card base is Regal Rose, layered with Rich Razzleberry, then Pumpkin Pie and then the sheet of Green at heart.

I have a friend preparing for a family vacation to Hawaii in just over a week and we were just talking about bathing suits – YUCK!  LOL!  So I thought this card would be the perfect bon voyage for  her.


I hope you’ll play along with us in this week’s sketch.  Let’s check out what the rest of the Sketch Crew has created.

  • Alice Wertz
  • Lisa Hjulberg
  • Lori Craig
  • Melissa Sauls
  • Monika Davis
  • Rachel Sztonyk
  • Sherrie Siemens
  • Taylor Van Bruggen
  • Thanks so much for stopping by.  I have a fun post planned for tomorrow so please come back.  Have a fantastic weekend!


    Card Recipe

    Stamps: TE Hangin’ Out at the Beach

    Paper: Regal Rose, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Kraft, Glossy White, TE Choice Snow White. Basic Grey Green at Heart 6×6 pad

    Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Elegant Eggplant, Rich Razzleberry, Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie

    Other: Copic markers, Stickles (orange, lime), Sparkly Fluff (brown sugar),Kaisercraft rhinestones (champagne), Liquid Pearls (espresso), EK Success Dotted Wave border punch, corner rounder

    7 Responses to “TESC117 The Perfect Swimsuit”

    1. Jodi Collins Says:

      GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS Jami! OK…now I want to go on vacation! LOVE the sky and the sparkle for the sand! Just FAB!!!

    2. Michelle Woerner Says:

      Hi Jami! This is GREAT! I love that scene you created!! Hugs,

    3. Melissa Sauls Says:

      ACK Jami!! This card is AMAZING!!! You always add such amazingly gorgeous details! Soo much work in this card and it is just gorgeous! Love the “twilight” background and your yummy sand!! I don’t want to think about bathing suits either! 🙂

    4. Karen Motz Says:

      STUNNING Jami!!! LOVE the sky colours and how you used the palm tree on the sketch!!!

    5. Sharon Harnist Says:

      Love the background you created, Jami, and those swimsuits are adorable! Fabulous palm tree, too … I can’t wait to be underneath one in about 3 weeks!

    6. Monika/buzsy Says:

      FABULOUS! Love the great colors, the images… your take on the sketch! The sand looks great! :o)

    7. Rachel a.k.a. Gingerbread Gal Says:

      WOW!!! So creative in using the sketch! Love the scenery you created! FABULOUS!

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