Sunday, 14 August 2016

On the Beach

Welcome to my new follower, Gerrina of Gerrina's Creatieve Wereld.  Thank you for following me, I hope you visit again soon.

The theme of The Craft Barn Challenge this fortnight is a beach scene, which must contain a beach hut.  The closing date is in a few hours, so this card jumped up to the top of my 'cards to make' list.

I made the background scene using a Lil' inker Designs 'Cloudy Sky' die with blue card.   The die leaves cloud shaped apertures, so I put a piece of  white card behind. The sand is gold glitter card, which really sparkles IRL.  The beach hut is a Joanna Sheen 'Signature' die, which cuts and embosses and the little door opens. I backed the beach hut with a small piece of silver pearlised paper so you don't see the sky when you open the door!   I didn't have a sun die, that's still on my wish list, so I used a small flower punch and added a small circle on the top.  The sea is a MB 'Oceana Border' die cut and I used MB 'Stitched Squares and Rectangles' for matting and layering.   Everything apart from the base card was snippets, so I'll be off to play in The Playground.

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22 comments:

Mrs A. said...

Super little scene. I guess the beach hut could also double up as a garden shed too. I like the cloud foe too. Much easier then trying to cut out cloud shapes and masking off the background to create. Hugs Mrs A.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Perfect for retirement Liz, I love this card.

Sue xx

Liz said...

What a great idea to turn the beach hut into a garden shed.......watch this space! x

Evelyn Walter said...

Beautiful card with a pretty little beach scene! Summer pure!
Thank you for joining us at Country View Challenges this month!
Hugs Evelyn

Jenny L said...

Hi Liz,
what a brilliant scene to your wonderful card.
This makes a wonderful retirement card, and I love everything you have done to create this.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

SARN said...

Ooh - great beach scene Liz - and perfect for the weather we're having!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jane said...

What a great summer scene Liz, great beach hut and I love your sea. It's perfect for our hot summer days challenge over at Country View. Thanks for joining the fun xx

Janice said...

You have created a fabulous beach scene Liz, I love all the dies you have used, especially the cloud one!
Janice x

pam said...

Great beach scene you created Liz.
Pam x

Pat said...

I love your die cut beach hut and the clouds, glitter card beach and pretty waves border, and what an inspired idea to use a flower with a circle for the sun, it works perfectly Liz. x

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz, good luck!!! Amy DT

Di said...

Wow Liz - this is fabulous! Perfect for the weather right now and (as always) you used some beautiful dies. And, as Pat says, your sun works perfectly so why even buy a die for that?

Great to see you in the Playground, I had a day off yesterday so am catching up now with commenting :)

Hugs

Di xx

Cazro said...

A super relaxing card for the summer. Thanks for joining in the fun at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT.

Gerrina said...

I am still going trough my stamps to find a beauchhut :) Wish I had one like yours; it looks so warm amd sunny, even with the waves on the background :) Thamks for the welcome; my post from today was a scheduled one due to the last days of our vacation...so you will find your welcome in my next post... Have a colourfull week!

Sue said...

Oh this is lovely, just perfect for a retirement card. Wouldn't you just love to spend a week here! Thank you for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts, and have a fun week. Sue xx

Helen said...

Great card - love the dies you've used.

Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Helen x

laurie said...

I LOVE this cute beach scene you created!So fun for a retirement card.

Rahmat said...

Another lovely entry with the similar 2 shaded panels, love this one too, the house die is fabulous, thanks for joining us again at HLS!

Barb said...

A really pretty summery card Liz. What a clever way to make your sun too. Barbxx

Cara said...

What a wonderful beach scene you've created, love it! Cara x

scrappymo! said...

Super fun card. I like the wee beach hut die! Very cool. Also like the way you cut the clouds and then used the aperture to display the clouds.

Susan Renshaw said...

Oooh - I like this scene!
Thank you for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!
Susan
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