Life's A Beach

Friday, 1 August 2014

Hi everyone!

We have 2 new challenges up today at Eclectic Ellapu.  We also still have our last challenges running until the 10th.  So that's 4 challenges all running at the same time!  That has to be a record! lol!

So a reminder of the already-running challenges are:

The Pink team: Reis - Country, Travel, Holiday etc.

The Purple team: Anything goes

They are running til the 10th and are overlapping the new challenges to allow for our new monthly challenges which now start on the 1st of each month.

The new challenges are...

The Pink team: Seaside/Nautical


The Purple team: Anything goes/Water colour

So I took the opportunity to use my new Magnolia stamps and dies and this is what I did:

The stamps are Magnolia - Vintage Swedish Coast Cottage and Playing On Beach Tilda.  I coloured them with the following Copics: Huts; E27,25,23. Y17,15,13. RV25,23,21. YG07,05,03. Sand; E35,33,31,blender. Sky; B01,00,0000. Tilda; Same colours as on huts + Skin; E21,13,00,0000,R20. Hair; E39,Y26,23,21. Frame; E49,27,25,08.
I fussy cut around Tilda and attached her to the frame with foam pads.

I used some sand paper for the sand, seemed like a good idea!  I also used some blue cellophane for the sea - and if you look closely you will see a jellyfish under the water, it's one of the Doohickey's that came with volume one of the Doohickey Club Magazine.
I cut the frame from kraft card and doodled some wood-y looking lines on it.  I then added the shells and a couple more of the club Doohickeys.  I stamped a sentiment from the Fancy Phrases set by Waltzing Mouse onto a scrap of kraft card and cut around it and drew lines to make it look like a piece of driftwood, and I added some string.

I used a bit more sand paper and a few more die cuts to the inside and another Fancy Phrases sentiment.

So pop over to Eclectic Ellapu to check out the rest of the DT's inspiration, and there's bound to be a challenge you'd like to enter!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Craft Challenge: Wish you were here
Craft For The Craic: Use a craft item not used before - cellophane.
Crafty Boots Challenges; Summer holidays
Creative Inspirations; Here comes summer
The East Wind Challenges; Beach
Love To Create Challenge Blog; Summer Lovin'
My Time To Craft: Use kraft
Ruby's Rainbow; On the beach
Whimsy Stamps; Summertime
Totally Tilda; Anything goes

Thanks for looking!


coops said...

oh wow so stunning sheena.i love all your fabulous details and your tilda is gorgeous ;D

xx coops xx

NGCARDS said...

A great card! It certainly fits our Summer theme! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Pat said...

Really beautiful Sheena, gorgeous colours and super images. Thanks for sharing with us at MTTC.

Pat xx

Basslady said...

a very delightful card!

thanks so much for playing along with us at CRAFT-Challenge!

Hugs and kisses from germany, silvi xoxo

Lisette Baker said...

I'm loving beach huts at the moment so I adore this. Love what you have done on the inside too. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fabulous project Sheena, I love how you have used the cellophane and your great 'wooden' frame. The shells are a wonderful addition.

Thank you for playing along with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Amanda Phillips said...

I love your little card the assemblage is wonderful!Thank you for joining us over at love to create challenges.
Amanda LTCDT

Ruza Rebel said...

Gorgeous card! Love the scene you created here! Thank you for joining our "Summer Lovin" Challenge this week at Love to Create.
Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Michelle said...

This is just gorgeous - very clever use of the blue cellophane! Thanks for joining us this week for the challenge over at Love To Create.

Helen said...

This is fab. Love the sand paper and cellophane...great idea. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Ruby's Rainbow for our 'On the beach' challenge. I hope you'll join us again next time.

Hugs Helen P (DT) x

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG, this is precious, Sheena! Love the little scene you've created and it's beautiful both inside and out. (I was lucky enough to score those dies myself. Can't wait to use them!) Thanks so much for joininging our Beach Challenge at TEW. xxD

n1sunrider said...

What a beautiful card. I love your choice of colors. Nicely put together.
Ivette -

Sylwia Gryczuk said...

Wow very creative project! Great use of cellophane:)Thank you for participating in Create for the Craic challenge!

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

So pleased to have you back with us and as always love seeing your creations love always x

Dee's Craft Room said...

Hi Sheena

Many congratulations on being placed in the Crafty Boots 'Summer Holidays' Challenge.

Don't forget to collect a copy of the Crafty Boots Challenge badge from our blog.