Friday, 4 June 2010

Summer theme - shells

Is it really Friday of half term? Oh my goodness, another week gone. We had a great couple of days with Ben, Bev and the girls last weekend down at Seaton, the weather was lovely and we were able to get on the beach. Fantastic. So when I saw that summer and beach themes were coming through in the challenges I decided to focus on a lovely little vintage picture that I had downloaded from the internet and a sketch that had caught my attention at Sketchy Colours. I get alot of my free vintage pics from The Graphics Fairy.
This is the result. I used a DP with shells over it to give me the colour theme, the picture and the postcard were both printed from my file of free vintage downloads. I made the frame and first of all lightly covered it with blue and green glitter, but it didn't give me the effect I wanted so I painted it with old paper distress crackle paint and rubbed distress inks into it when it had dried. I have some clear square dome stickers, so I put one over the stamp on the postcard to give it some dimension and got out some shells from a box of them that I keep. (You just never know what you are going to need do you???) I love the starfish which I had bought in Swanage the year before last.

Other supplies used
Stickles - lime green and star dust.
TH distress inks - frayed burlap, peeled paint and blue china.
Sakura glitter and glaze pens.

I love the colours and the beachy feel to it.

I hope you are enjoying this lovely hot weather we are having at the moment, must remember to water the plants though.

Take care, enjoy whatever you are doing.

Love and hugs.  Brenda xxxx

Challenge List
Sketchy Colours #26 - Sketch
Cupcake Crafts #92 - Summer Delights
Everybody Art Challenge #93 - Summer
Tuesday Taggers - Touchy, feely, texture   and a great prize this week from Tanda Stamps, check them out to see what goodies they have.
Papertake Weekly - Fun, fun, fun
Stampavie and more #97 - Summer
Crafts and Me #5 - Distressed
Creative Inspirations #63 - Beach theme
The Treehouse #52 - Beach/vacation theme
Raise the Bar #21 - Celebrate Summer

19 comments:

Jessica T said...

This is such a lovely card! The beach definately reminds me of summer too xx

Georgie Hughes said...

Gorgeous card, the little girl image is beautiful and the layout of your card is spot on. You certainly have brought me a little bit of the beach today!
GeorgieX

scrappyjan said...

oh wow this is a very stunning card!!!

Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge.
hugs, Janiel

Netty said...

Beautiful card, love it. Annette x

PatR said...

Love your fabulous creation and thanks for joining us at TT this week.
xx

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous collage Brenda love those colours and the beach elements. Thank you for joining in with us at TT this week. did you see we have a Tanda prize? might be worth adding a little link.

~*Joni said...

Oh how gorgeous! I love the vintage/vacation feel of your card. The color palette is so pretty, that download is perfect for this challenge. Thank you for joining us at Raise The Bar this week and celebrating Summer. :D
~*Joni RTB DT

Netty said...

Brenda, my sister lives in Tadworth and is a deputy head....coincidence.........lol
Annette x

Hermine said...

Its gorgeous

Diane said...

Lovely, Brenda! Diane

Marianne said...

What a beautiful sea card you have made!!!
You have used our sketch in a grest way.
Thank you for joining Sketchy Colors, and lots of luck!
Hugs, Marianne:)

Neva said...

Brenda this is so adorable. Thanks for playing along with the Treehouse Challenge

MrsETaylor said...

Brenda, this is simply DIVINE!!!! Love Love Love it. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Raise the Bar. You've got me inspired.

Chelsea said...

Hi Brenda, so nice to have those few days at the beach. Your card is just so lovely.

gina g said...

Beautiful card, i love it. Thanks for joining us at crafts and Me for this weeks challenge. luv gina xx

Juls said...

this is just gorgeous!! such an elegant take on the beach theme!! I love it!! Hugs Juls

Alex said...

Like your card!
Thanks for joining EAC!
Hugs, Alex

Vixykins said...

Beautiful piece of art Brenda, the starfish is a great touch!

Thank You for playing at Crafts & Me challenge x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

OH WOW ... this is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Raise The Bar! Hope you will join us again!