Saturday, July 27, 2013

Water, Water, Everywhere

It is time for another two-week challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow and it is called Water, Water, Everywhere.  We want you to create your vintage or shabby chic cards or pther paper-crafted projects with the ocean or beach in mind.

For my card I used white card stock (Staples) and then created the background using Broken China, Faded Jeans and Wild Honey Distress Inks (Ranger).  Then I made the water using similar colours of Adirondack Alcohol Ink (Ranger) on a piece of transparency (sorry they don't have names on the bottles - weird).  The sand is just some torn kraft card stock (Recollections) that has been embossed with a Bubble Texture Fade (Tim Holtz).

I found the image online but forgot to tag it with the web site (oops - my apologies) and it is mounted on top of a tiny piece of corrugated cardboard that I swiped with some Picket Fence Distress Stain (Ranger).  The beach hut was handmade using some striped paper from Free Vintage Digital Stamps, a bit of white card stock (Staples) and finished with a white button from my stash to which I added a blue card candi (Craftwork Cards).

The image, beach hut and sand were all inked with some Frayed Burlap Distress Ink (Ranger).  The sun was made with a Marvy Uchida punch and inked with some Wild Honey Distress Ink (Ranger).  To finish off the card I added a cluster of little shells & beads from Michaels along with some teeny roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The pearl (in the clam shell - LOL) is a sticker from Recollections.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Kitty Bee Designs Aloha Friday Challenges  - Summer
Stamping with the Dragon - On the Beach
Fusion Card Challenge - Used Photo Inspration
Happy Campers - Summer
Crafty Creations - Summer
Papercraft Star - Photo Inspiration
Tuesday Throwdown - Toes in the Sand
Bastel-traum - Shabby Chic/Vintage


  1. Love this...great image and cabana love it.lizzi

  2. cudowna praca, pięknie dobrana kolorystyka i detale...zauroczyłam się...

  3. Cec, I love every detail of your delightful card, especially the adorable beach cabana! I just returned from the beach and now I want to return...but in an earlier century, lol.

  4. This is awesome! Love the colors and that vintage beach tent! Which I wish were still used (-:

  5. such a lovely image Cec, love the beach hut behind
    have a great weekend

  6. Gorgeous card Cec ! I love the beach hut and the two bathing beauties are fabulous ! Sue C x

  7. Fantastic card, love how you made the Beach hut.

  8. hehehe! very clever!! Love how you did the tent, brilliant! The mixture of the shells, pearls and flowers is fun as well as the different textures.
    Great job! Thanks for joining us for Aloha Fridays at Kitty Bee Designs. Good luck!

  9. What a great card this is ... Loving the layering ... Thanks so much for playing along at Papercraft Star!

  10. Beautiful card Cec. Love the vintage beach hut in the background!

  11. Love your card, just gorgeous! The image and beach hut and all your details are wonderful :)

  12. What a sweet card. That image is great. Thank you for joining us this week over at the Papercraft Star.


  13. What a lovely creation. Thanks for dipping your Toes in the Sand!
    Asha - Tuesday Throwdown DT
    Sunny Summer Crafts

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  15. What a sweet, vintage beach scene! Lovely layers on your card. Thanks so much for joining the FUSION challenge!

  16. What a great creation! I love the vintage image.

    Good luck in the Happy Campers Challenge #20 Summer.

    Carmen -DT

  17. This is wonderful!!!! Thanks for joining us at Fusion!

  18. That is a nice card, so vintage :-) Thanks for sharing this with, grz Tom


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