Hi there, me again :-) I was chuffed to bits to be asked to join CD Sunday as their guest designer for the month of July. They are such a lovely bunch of talented ladies, how could I resist? This weeks theme is 'Seaside Treasures' and I knew straight way which CD to dust off for this one, Joanna Sheen's Cardmakers Year. This was the first craft cd I ever bought and I must admit I still love it. I'd decided to use a gorgeous vintage image of a little cutie on a sunny beach but while I was browsing through the cd I thought this image would be more appropriate for the weather we're having here in the UK lately
The inky background is made with distress stains, distress inks tissue paper and acrylic paint. I added some corrugated card, dress net (coloured with alcohol inks), some string, shells, brads from my stash and a stamped sentiment from Chocolate Baroque. The sentiment says
" A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner", wise words there :-)
I used kraft card for matting and layering and once I'd got the card assembled I decided to add this inked watch die cut to frame the poor chap battling the elements. You can see him a bit better in this pic:
I'm entering this one in the following challenges:
Drunken Stampers: hit the road
Frilly and Funkie: lets see some texture
Hiding in my craft room: anything goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show: Depth of distress
Simply Create too: the country where you live
Wags'n'Whiskers: Use kraft
We had some really wild weather here yesterday, one minute it was sunny the next minute thick black clouds, heavy rain and high winds. I was a brave soul though and ventured out to do some weeding and had a bit of a scare as the TV aerial blew off the chimney and knocked a brick off. I nearly jumped out of my skin!
We've had a very sad week this week as my hubby is in hospital and I had to have our beautiful fur baby girl Mia put to sleep on Friday. She was the most loyal and gentle dog and was my best friend for 12 years. The house is so empty without her and our other dog Benji is such a sad boy so I'm planning lots of walks and treats to try and cheer him up. He's had a special treat this morning, some lovely Lincolnshire sausage for his breakfast and paws crossed a good run in the park will help take his mind off things for a while.
Thanks for stopping by