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Friday, February 17, 2012

A Dip in the Waves

It's Friday! Let the weekend begin! It also means it is time for a new challenge over at Bloggers' Challenge. This week, we are challenge to create a project with a Beach theme. I recently acquired a new set of beach-themed stamps CI-278 by Crafty Individuals. In addition to the sun bather/wader, I was really drawn to the beach huts. We don't have beach huts to speak of along the eastern coast of the U.S., at least not at any of the beaches that I have frequented. When I first saw them, my interest was peaked. I sure would like to know how common they are and where they are popular! For my card, I began with Kraft card base. I built up my panel by tearing patterned blue paper to resemble waves going ashore. The top half of the card includes a sandy patterned paper. The beach huts were watercolored with Distress Ink and mounted with pop dots. The sun bather/wader was stamped with Black StazOn ink and also watercolored with Distress Inks. To balance my card, I added a sentiment included with the set, several sea gulls and a Bourne Mouth postmark. The panel was mounted to white and black paper and simple embellishments include aqua and white Baker's Twine and a vintage button. I love the beach and have the fortune of visiting it year round. Each time I go, I comment how I never grow tired of being there. Each time I am as excited as the time before. Years ago I purchased a mixed media wall hanging. Although I liked the design, it was the sentiment the artist added that caught my eye. It says "If you're lucky enough to live at the beach, you're lucky enough!" Have a great weekend. Best wishes, Yvonne

12 comments:

My name is Erika. said...

Great card-I love the layout and the your color choices. I live on the east coast and I've never seen beach huts either- must be a British thing.

Terry said...

Perfect seaside theme! The torn paper gives such a nice land to shore look and I love the little beach houses! Have a great weekend!

Ephemera said...

Fabulous card Yvonne. Looks great on kraft card, love those stamps too and you have created a perfect beach scene. xx

Meggymay said...

Great card, brings summer so much closer and hopefully hot days at the coast.
Yvonne x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful card, love the summer feeling.

Brenda Brown said...

Roll on Summer, love this Yvonne and the way you have created the sea.
Have a lovely weekend.
hugs {brenda} xox

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Very cute....I've bought the same sheet recently...gorgeous!

greetings, Alie :-)

Anita Houston said...

This is so brilliant!!! Love the stamped images, but those little beach cottages tugged on my eye candy strings. There are cottages like that off the coast of Maine...the name escapes me now, but it was wonderful and so are these and your card!

lynne said...

So wonderful to see you having fun with CI stamps.
It is the beach huts that I particularly like in this set.
Love your colours and beautifully stamped.
Wishes
Lynne

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the scene you created! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a fun card Yvonne! Love the little beach houses in the background! :D

Joanna said...

Great card :)