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I apologize for shouting but I hate winter. I never liked it but with lupus, winter is not just a pain but painful. All I see lately are fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas-themed cards! Even though I don’t celebrate the latter three, I am not ready for even fall cards! Fall isn’t really that bad but it means winter is coming; here in Southern Ontario, we get about 4 weeks of fall before it gets yucky and cold (like our whole month of July!! GRRRR) So I decided to go with a late summer beach card! I would still go to the beach on a nice day, just not in the water! I will defy the calendar as long as I can!!
This card is a CASE of one by Julie Koerber. I used her layout mostly and she also used twine, a shell charm and an Adirondack chair image. Sorry, I can’t link you because I don’t know her blog and can’t remember which website I saved it off of. The image was coloured with SU! markers; the ‘sand’ was sponged with Distress inks and stamped with a sand image that went with the chair. I continued the sponging up the sides and across the top of the image panel. The other panels are all either sponged or DTP inked. In case it matters to you, this is an oversized card at 5×6”. The beach chair and grass are cut out and mounted on foam dots.
I am trying to add a touch more bling/shimmer/glitter to my cards so although you can’t see it, the sand has Perfect Pearls swept over it. The cloud was shimmeringly coloured in also; I scribbled with a SU! marker in bordering blue on a CD (as a palette), I added a tiny drop of liquid pearls and a spritz of water from a Mini Mister, mixed and painted the cloud. The ink I used for the sentiment blurred a bit in the water but oh well!! This card also, barely, qualifies for Sharon Johnson’s No Time to Stamp Challenge #103, ssnotime103 to Overstamp your Sentiment (on your image). Feel free to click to enlarge the photo to read the sentiment.
Ink: Distress weathered wood, peeled paint, vintage photo, antique linen, frayed burlap, Memento brown
Paper: Basic Grey-Granola, Bella Bella French Flea Market, Vanilla and kraft-SU!
Accessories: twine-Hemptique, charm-stash, foam dots-Jody Morrow, EK Success punch.