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.