Saturday, February 15, 2014

Dreaming of the Beach

The new two-week challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow is called DREAMING OF THE BEACH.  We want to see vintage or shabby chic cards or other paper-crafted projects that depict the beach or seaside.

Since we have had one of the most brutal winters where I live, I love this theme because it lets me think warm, even if only for a few moments.

We have a talented Guest Designer joining us for this challenge and I hope you will feel Marie Svensson (a.k.a. Primia) feel welcome and pop over to her blog and check out all her vintage beauties.

From the bottom up, here is how I made this card:

I started with some Staples card stock for my blank and added some patterned paper from Far Far Hill for my background. The paper edges were distressed with my scissors and inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink from Ranger.

Next I took some white corrugated cardboard that I bought from The Funkie Junkie Boutique, tore the edges a bit and inked them with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  On top of that I added a piece of burlap from my stash and a fish charm from Arton Bead Supply that has been inked with Sail Boat and Meadow Adirondack alcohol ink from Ranger.

I found the wonderful image somewhere online and distressed the edges and sponged them with Vintage Photo Distressed Ink before it was popped up with some foam dots.  The sentiment on it made me smile.

To finish I added a bow of crinkly dyed seam binding that was a gift ages ago and a tiny shell from Michaels.


  1. cec...i just love this card your colors are wonderful....hugs lizzi

  2. Fabulous card, love the fun, saucy image.
    Yvonne x

  3. a great image Cec and beautifully embellished x trace x

  4. Beautiful card Cec. Love the image and saying - vintage with fun!

  5. Fabulous card. Love the image and all the elements you've put with it.

  6. Oh my gosh, I LOVE your fun, beachy card!! This is exactly what I needed to see after a day of cold rain yesterday. You have brought a bit of sunshine to my day!


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