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Sunday 26 June 2011

On the beach

Hi, I'm having a lovely day crafting this morning and 'paint fusioning' the bath panel this afternoon. I'll try and post a pic when its done, I wish i'd done it before it was put back in as i've had to be a bit of a contortionist to paint some of the leaves lol. Anyway here's a summery scene created with lots of paint, various odds and ends from the recycling box and a lovely stamp from Joanna Sheen.

I made the crackle background using emulsion paint and pva glue, distressed with vintage photo distress ink. I painted the image with distress inks and added some white acrylic paint, stickles and microbeads for the seafoam. You can see the effect better on this pic.

The image is distressed with Tea Dye and Vintage photo distress inks, its matted on another crackle background edged with distress EP (broken china I think). I've added some recycled packaging to embellish the card, corrugated card embossed with more distress EP, some twine from the garden shed and some netting. The netting was a really fluorescent yellow but it coloured nicely with alcohol inks. To finish off I added some shells from my stash.

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
Craft us Crazy: Summer theme (or red white and blue)
Creative Craft Challenge: Make your own bps
Delightful Challenges: Fun in the sun
Oldie but Goodie: Inspired by a country (my card is inspired by a british beach  and i've had these stamps for years)
Paper Shelter: fun in the sun
Papertake Weekly: Here comes the sun
Top Tip Tuesday: cross something (twine)
Wags'n'Whiskers: Summertime

Its certainly been a day for the beach today, its scorching hot here and forecast even hotter tomorrow so my little office will be like a furnace. I hope you're enjoying some sunshine too
Thanks for popping by
Claire xx


  1. Fabulous card, love the image and corrugated cardboard, and I love the tiny shells, they are fabulous, great addition.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. This is gorgeous Claire, I love the layout and the use of recycling bits. Great job.
    Have a good week.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  3. Wow I just love it:)Gorgeous colouring and combination of colours:) Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday this week. Bettina

  4. Claire this is so lovely! I like the use of corrugated cardboard brushed with a hint of blue for the ocean water. What a sweet image! :-) Amy

  5. This is fabulous! So artistic I love it
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Oldie But A Goodie this week and good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie x

  6. Very pretty Claire. I love the coloring. Shelley

  7. This is stunning Claire, love all your details and the image is gorgeous. Carol x

  8. Beautiful card Claire! The water seems so realistic that when I look at that little boy, I'm sure the waves are going to come in. Very nice work!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday. :)
    Hugs n' Happy Stamping...

  9. oh Claire, this is priceless. I love all your little odds & ends! I love the au natural look of it all! Very nicely put together!

  10. fabulous card Claire, very very lovely
    thanks for joining the PCI challenge this week

  11. fabulous, great card just love it, thanks for joinign us at creative craft challenges xxx

  12. Gorgeous card, lots of lovely detail. Thanks for joining us at TPS this week.
    Hugs Debs

  13. Very cute. Love all you did with the papers and embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

  14. Claire, your card is so adorable! Like it so much!
    Look at all the lovely details you used...and they match perfectly to the summer theme! Also love the crackle-background!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x

  15. gorgeous!!! I love the texture and the shell detail!!! Hugs Juls

  16. what a gorgeous card love that sweet image thanks so much for joining us at oldie but a goodie this week
    hugs sara x

  17. Beautiful card and love all the extra goodies that you used! The recycled cardboard is an awesome idea! Thank You for joining us at Paper Creations Ink! Have a wonderful day! Happy Creating! Sara

  18. Gorgeous card, cute image, thanks for sharing this week at Delightful Challenges, hugs Wendy x

  19. Absolutely LOVE your embellishments, they are fantastic and make and truly wonderful card. Thank you for joining us at PCI's Challenge!

  20. Totally wonderful card I love the attention to detail Thanks for Joining us at Paper Creations Ink

  21. Fabulous card! Love it!

  22. Love all of that wonderful dimension & texture ... so glad you joined us for creating with packing materials at Gingersnap Creations.

  23. Beautiful card! I love the addition of the corrugated cardboard - perfect texture to add. Thanks for playing along with us at Gingersnap Creations :-)

  24. Beautiful Claire the little boy image just draws you in.
    Hugs Shirley x x


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