Monday 17 June 2013

Life's a Beach!

Yaaaaay! I've just found out I was in the Top Picks at Stampin' Royalty, so Thank You to the Goddesses!

My card today is for three challenges,                                                    
The colours are from Stampin' Royalty,

the sketch is Try Stampin' on Tuesday,

and CAS-ual Fridays want something linked with vacations and travel

Here is my card

The boy on the beach was stamped in Archival ink, and a sun and him were masked with a Post it, and the sky and sand were sponged over them. The scene was coloured with an Aqua painter so that the 3 colours went further in different shades. 
A yellow flourish that made me think of Seaweed, was fussy cut and placed over some hessian that looks like a fishing net, and I added some aquatic beads to it. The finishing touches were the addition of some shell sequins in the bottom corner, and the stamped sentiment

Supplies :
Card = Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Pool Party, and white base FMS
Stamps = Summer by the Sea, Everything Eleanor, and Verve
Inks = Black Archival, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Starfruit
Tools = Big Shot, Nestabilities, Post Its, and Aqua Painter
Extras = Hessian, Aquatic beads, Shell Sequins, Ribbon, and 3D pads

I had a great birthday yesterday, and ate far too much chocolate cake, but after Mum had made it for me, it would have been rude not to, wouldn't it?! I wont tell you how old I am, but it was a good year for British Football at the World Cup?? The weather was wet, but we made the best of it, and it watered the flowers that Nathan and Sophie had lovingly planted for me.

Thanks fro dropping by today, I'm off now to get around every ones blogs  to see what you've all been up to.

Be back soon



  1. Hi Bev, this is so pretty. The gentle colours are lovely and I like how you used the flourish. The hessian and aquatic beads are perfect finishing touches.

  2. Love the retro image and the soft colours Bev. Those little embellies are just perfect! Belated birthday wishes I love your planted pot:)
    Val x
    congrats on even more accolades!

  3. what a sweet card!Nice sponging!

  4. Gorgeous card and beautiful image and papers as always xx

  5. Fantastic use of the sketch! I love all the different elements you have added, and great job at cutting out the flourish. Love how this card has come together :) Thanks for joining us this week at TSOT.

  6. wonderful coloring on the image. lovely card! thanks for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

  7. Great use of the sketch and lovely coloring the main that Image too beautifully done and oh woow chocolate cake I wish my Mom life near me...but she is too far from Germany

    I am also joining the challenge on CAS-ual Friday, my card is number 87, would you mind to see it on my blog? I would be glad if you could leave me some love...thanks before...hugs, Monika

  8. The masking and coloring on the seaside image are incredible! I love all of the textures you've added to the card, too. Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  9. Ahh, the beach for summer vacation!! Great coloring! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!


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