Saturday, 18 July 2015

Life's a Beach

Happy Saturday fellow crafters!

It's time for a brand new challenge at Less is More.  We had some wonderful entries over the last week...I think our super tough one layer masculine theme really challenged a lot of us so thanks for taking the time to enter.

So this week we're back with a theme challenge.  For many of us we are right in the middle of summer (although for the last few days the sun has been hiding a little in my part of the world), so our theme this week is...

Life's a Beach

Feel free to interpret this how you like but please remember to keep your projects clean and simple with some white space.


I've got two cards to share with you this week...


For my first card I started with some white cardstock and inked up the brush stroke stamp in rows using three different shades, stamping off first for some to create a paler impression.  I wanted to portray the sky, sea and sand.  I then stamped over this with the parent and child silhouette in black.  I die cut this with a rectangular die and matted onto some co-ordinating blue cardstock.  This was adhered on 3D foam and the sentiment simply stamped below.

Materials used:
  • Stamps: Stampin' Up - Work of Art; Hero Arts - Share Laughter; Clear Impressions - Sea Breeze (free with a publication)
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black; Versa Color - Sky Blue, Cyan, Bisque
  • Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Classic Rectangles

Challenge entries:

Cute Card Thursday - Challenge #382 - Water
Crafty Cardmakers - Challenge #143 - Water



My second card...



I squished two different Distress Inks onto my acrylic block, spritzed with water and then stamped this onto some watercolour card.  Once dry I removed any static with my EK Success Powder Tool and then stamped the starfish and sentiment in VersaMark Ink before heat embossing with gold powder.  I cut the card down to make a vertical panel and wiped my VersaMark pad along the edges before heat embossing once again with gold powder.  The panel was then simply adhered to the card base.

Materials used:
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Mermaid Lagoon and Antique Linen; VersaMark
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Metallic Gold Rich
  • Stamps: Clear Impressions - Sea Breeze (free with a publication); Clearly Besotted - Twinkle Toes

Challenge entries:

CAS-ual Fridays - Challenge #141 - Embossing
Time Out Challenges - Challenge #35 - Nature with Optional Twist of Animals
Stamping Sensations - July Challenge - Feature a Creature


My fellow teamies also have some wonderful inspiration at Less is More and on their own blogs so please be lovely and pay them a visit.

Thanks for popping by.  I have a few posts planned over the next few days so I'd love to see you again soon.  Have a wonderful weekend :)




23 comments:

  1. Two beautiful cards, I like the gold embossed starfish and clever inked background.

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  2. Both of these are beautiful. Love the scene on the beach though. Makes me want to go to the sea right now! Xx

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  3. Such a clever and effective use of that brushstroke stamp, Anita! The silhouette figures are so evocative too. Love the touches of gold on the second card as well.....lovely beach themed inspiration :)

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  4. Two perfectly beach-y cards, Anita! Beautiful ones!
    =] Michele

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  5. Wow, they are wonderful, Neets, very clever use of the brush stroke stamp for the first one and stamp pads for the second. Have a wonderful weekend, sweetie!

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  6. Gorgeous beach card, Neets! I feel some Case's coming on, Sistah!
    Sunshine

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  7. Wow, super stamping both stunning cards!

    Many thanks for joining in our watery Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
    Debxx

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  8. AND ... as for these 2 they are both SPECTACULAR! Love the colours love the embossing on the second one and the gorgeous image against your very clever BG on the first one is simply AWESOME!

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  9. Fabulous card!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More!

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  10. Love the embossing and the sentiment -lovely. Now I see your other card and that is just as fab.

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  11. Both of these are just fabulous and beachy. Love your use of white space. Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

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  12. Both lovely serene cards, and soothing colours

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  13. Two GORGEOUS cards, Anita! I love how you created your scene and used your brush strokes on the first one, and your gold embossing on your 2nd card is absolutely stunning! Thanks so much for your inspiration!

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  14. Love both your cards - the simplicity of the acrylic block background and the striped background behind the silhouette - great colours to choose!

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  15. Ahhh Summer! How I long for a lovely beach holiday!! Two beautiful creations and I love the sentiment on the first. Thanks for sharing and taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge. Hugs Bev x

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  16. Both cards are stunning in their simplicity, Anita! Beautifully done. Thank you for sharing them with us at Stamping Sensations.

    Lynne

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  17. Oh wow Anita, both fab but I totally LOVE that silhouette on ombre card, gorgeous x

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  18. Love the gold detail on the card! Beautiful card all together.
    Annie

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  19. This card is just gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us for the CAS-UAL Fridays Challenge!

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  20. Two beautiful CAS cards, either which would have been perfect for our challenge.

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Lin
    Crafty Cardmakers and More

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  21. Beautiful card!!! Cone and join us in our "Quirky White" challenge.

    http://quirkycrafts.blogspot.com/2015/07/challenge-15-quirky-white.html

    Monica.-dt

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  22. Fab creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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