Seaside Inspiration. I promise to get back to work on the Hawaii story, but this weekend I was working on a card design to sell. I will post a link to my Etsy shop as soon as I have a few cards ready. In the meantime, I made this card for three challenges at SCS - the sketch, the cutting (of the shell shapes that are layered in the center), and the inspiration from a seaside charm bracelet. Some designs form in the brain and you just have to follow your own direction, so to speak. I had no pre-conceived notion of this design. I only knew the colors and stamps I wanted to use and proceeded from there. I worked with the top layer first - remember, the sketch challenge gives the number and size of the layers. After the top layer was complete, I looked for a color for the next layer and it wasn't until that moment that I decided on the plastic netting. I added the shells and the fiber at the very end when I could see what was needed for more interest. Imagination is a great thing because it allows you to SEE things in your head before they exist, but creating a card without imagining it first is a little like magic...even I don't know what it will look like until it's done.