Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Beach life

Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week is a Designer's Choice Challenge and Rock Star Esther has challenged us all to create a project depicting Summer Vacation.  Here is the card I created:
 We live in Rhode Island which, as you know, is the smallest state in the country.  We have a lot of coastline, so no matter where you live in the state; you are pretty close to the ocean. : )  So, summer vacation brings trips to the beach.  Of course, locals don't go during the day as you have to pay, but we will go several times a summer after work to enjoy the cooling effect of the water and sea breeze.  I don't think we have sand dollars up here, probably too cold, but when I think of the beach, that's what I think of.  This sand dollar was in my bits and pieces stash and was the starting point for my card.  I sponged some Cracked Pistachio oxide ink on the background and then stamped the random dots with the same ink, stamping off first in some places to create a softer look.  I finished it off with a gold brad (the last one of that package) and a nest of metallic DMC thread.  After it was all finished, I thought it needed something, so I added a few dots of glossy accents to add some subtle pattern and texture.
The kraft and brown strips were both scraps and my button is recycled from a piece of clothing my girls have outgrown.
Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you will play along with us this week, I can't see what you think of when you think of summer vacation.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Random Dots" and "Sand Dollar"
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle

Addicted to CAS #137--SEA
Try Stampin' On Tuesday #367--sketch and optional twist of: metallic accents

Make My Monday #72--go green/upcycle (recycled my button and the little brown strip of paper; didn't throw it away!)
Fussy and Fancy #213--summer fling
Cut It Up #149--any sketch
Cardz TV #50--anything goes
Card Mania #105--nautical
heARTful Stamping--anything goes
Cards Galore--anything goes


Esther Asbury said...

Great interpretation of the summer vacation challenge this week! I love the elements you combined on your card and the color scheme as well. That bit of green behind the main images really sets the card off!

Donna said...

Fabulous card, like your background and embellishments! I did not realize that you were from RI, we used to travel to Providence, RI most summers to visit relatives when I was a child.

meg said...

thank you for joining in the challenge at MMM, the muted spotted background, is the perfect foil for the other elements, beautiful card

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

You sure get the most out of your crafting supplies! :) This looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing your process!

At first glance, I thought the sand dollar element was a garden maze!

Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our Sketch challenge!


~Tammy~ said...

This is sweet and simple! Perfect take on the sketch!

Laurie Unger said...

I like this sketch you used for this card. Great take on the theme Esther chose.

EmmaT said...

Delightful card and layout. Thank you for joining us at Make my Monday. Emma

Heather said...

Oh, this is lovely - perfect for East Coast shores, lol. I love your colors, and touches of texture - especially the metallic thread! Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

Cazro said...

Your card is beautiful calm and serene, I love the way you used your products. So pleased you shared with us at Make My Monday. Caz DT

Gerda said...

What a gorgeous CAS card!! Great take on the sketch!! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge!
Have a great day.

CuteNCrafty Mommy said...

Love the card:) Thank you for entering in Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog
CuteNCrafty Mommy