Friday, 16 August 2013

Crafts-Too Summer Days 3

The twist changes for the Summer Days theme this week at Crafts-Too Challenge You and with the Summer Days theme we want to see beach colours. I have used sand colours and a summer beach theme for my DT sample using a Marianne seashells die and some small summer sentiments that came in my pack, plus some Tim Holtz goodies.
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I have made a double pocket envelope using the Tim Holtz die and papers from Joy Crafts vintage papers block and dry embossed them on the edges and blended vintage photo DI over the raised parts.
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Having glued the two envelopes together I added some washi tape and fabric tape from Crafts Too around the edges to give it more sturdiness. Do you like the shells? They were die-cut using glassine paper, crumpled and rubbed with DI.
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For the front I stamped using one of the small summer messages, added some chit-chat stickers and stamped and cut out the Clarity deck chair.
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On the back I added the fastening. You can really see the texture from the EF here.
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The two tags have been made from Tim Holtz ‘Tiny tabs and Tags’ die. I used the wrinkle free distress technique and the TH Tiny Things set of stamps.
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These fit beautifully inside the pockets.
Looking forward to seeing any last summer days projects you may have with the twist of beach colours. Do pop over to Crafts-Too Challenges to enter.

Thanks for stopping by today.

hugs {brenda} x0x

Challenges to have fun with -
Simon Monday Challenge - Make the cut
Tando Creative - Feel the Heat
Frilly and Funky - By the seaside
Anything but a card - Summer Fun


37 comments:

Rita said...

Good Morning Brenda. Wow,I can almost smell the sea from here. Fabulous makes and the colours look so fantastic. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Jane said...

How beautiful this is Brenda......long summer days. I love how you altered the shell die cuts. Very stunning and thanks for sharing x

Paula Whittaker said...

wonderful pocket with tags.

Reusing with Quilling said...

This is awesome..I loved the warm colors and wonderful textures..specially the rays.Fantastic tags !

Deborah said...

Asolutely fabulous! I do like the addition of the washi tape.

annekescardart said...

Brenda this is beautiful.It looks like the chair is inside a room. It looks like there are 2 walls to see.
Wish you luck. Anneke.
www.annekescardart.blogspot.com

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh fabulous!! I love all those yummy vintage tones and the texture has come out so well, great stamping too, both on the envies and on the tags! Yes, real late summer feel to this, another great make, love it!!

Amanda said...

Brenda this is lovely fabulous colours I love how you have added those lovely tags
Love
Amanda x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

just wonderulf this pockets and the tags are amazing .. what fab project Brenda!

Redanne said...

You really have captured the feeling of the last days of summer with your gorgeous makes Brenda. Love the vintage tones especially. Hugs, Anne x

inkypinkycraft said...

really great make, love the vintage summer feel to these colours and your details are as always fab! x hugs xtrace x

sue morris said...

I just love these Brenda! They're absolutely gorgeous!!

catherine said...

This is just fabulous Brenda. Love the colour and the texture you have created. great idea to put your tags into
x catherine

Marjie Kemper said...

Ooooh lah lah! I adore the raised rays behind the neat beach chair. All the tags are wonderful, too. Wonderful project!

Fandhmum said...

This is gorgeous, I love the seaside colours
Rosie x

Karin said...

Gorgeous project, love the summer colors! Have a great weekend!
Groetjes Karin

Sue Butler said...

Hello Brenda
What a lovely set of Tags, the Vintage hues, certainly relate a warmth to the work.
Smiles:)
Sue

nefertiti said...

Absolutely wonderful!!I love colours and vintage background!!!!!

Meggymay said...

Fabulous project, the colours look warm, inviting you to laze the days away on a beach.
Yvonne x

Paper Profusion said...

This radiates warmth Brenda - fabulously done!! Love the hues and detailing and those little tags are beauties! Have a super weekend. Nicola x

Buttons said...

Superb Brenda. Love this colour scheme and the rays. A beautiful project. Hugs, Jenny x

craftytrog said...

Beautiful colours & textures!!! I love these projects Brenda!
Alison xxx

2amscrapper said...

wow! love! love! love!

Sandy said...

It always amazes me that you can come up with so many really neat ideas. I really like your make and think it would be good for any occasion especially with Christmas. You have got my wheels spinning again Brenda!
sandy

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

A lovely sandy feel to the tags and pockets and all that wonderful texture.
Wishes
Lynne

Terry said...

Oh I adore this, Brenda! Fabulous use of Tim's pocket envelope, which I did finally break down and buy! Love the beach scene and embossing! Adorable little tags! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Hugs!

butterfly said...

Love the golden glow of this - and the inky embossed texture looks amazing. The little tags are so lovely - stamping and inky-backgrounds alike - altogether a brilliant make - I love it!
Alison x

Jennie Atkinson said...

Such gorgeous vintage tones Brenda yet it really feels so much like summer! Love the inky backgrounds and what a super use of the pocket die. Thanks for joining us at ABAC for our summer fun challenge. Jennie x

Candy C said...

Brenda...your card is so pretty! And I totally love the two little tags that you've stuck inside! Who would not love receiving this? It's such a vintage delight! Great use of the pocket die cut! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. <3 Candy

Julie Short said...

Brenda I so agree with the wonderful comments that have already been sent to you. Love the vintage feel , the lushness and all the textures. Thank you for joining in at Anything But A Card this challenge.

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous tags and pocket! Love the sandy beachy colors and feel! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous project, great summer feeling.

Buttons said...

So pleased you decided to join us at Frilly and Funkie for this challenge Brenda. Hugs, Jenny x

Coco said...

Wow, fabulous envelope and tags in it !!! Thanks you so much for sharing them with us at Tando :) Have a lovely and creative end of week Brenda. Coco x

Karen Gist said...

WOW! This is stunning work Brenda! Thank you for linking to our challenge,

Karen from Tando xxx

Carol said...

lovely project - thank you for joining us at Tando Creative this month.

Kaz said...

This is beautiful, so much detail. Thanks for linking it to our Tando challenge.