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Jun 6, 2014

More Beachy Things

I colored some more images from the Whiff of Joy No. 2 kit (Summer Kit) and had some time today to make it into a card. I wanted to create a beachy scene so I used a couple different mediums for it.

I started out with a piece of designer paper from basic grey as my background paper. But I applied gesso to it so now the pattern is barely there (it's the light, dark and black swirly things that you see.) 
Next I held a chickenwire stencil over the paper and spritzed some dylusions over it (top corner). I tore some craft card stock, and some blue designer paper to create the "beach" on the bottom part. Stamped a tiny dots stamp over the kraft cardstock for a sandy impression. 

Images  have been colored  using copics on xpress blending card and then fussy cut. The sentiment which is part of the Summer stamp kit has been cut apart and then adhered onto my card front. I layered the card front onto white card stock and then island indigo. I added a little bit of cheesecloth behind the white card stock.

Here is another view. 
Would love to play along in these challenges:

Mixed Media Monthly (this is a brand new challenge blog which I was so happy to discover as I am pretty new to mixed media), their theme this month is spray inks - I used dylusions.
At Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge -the challenge is for the boys. I think this makes a great masculine card. 
 Outdoors is the challenge at Fussy and Fancy . At Penny's Paper-Crafty the theme is Bears or Mice (I used the cute Henry the mouse as my focal image). Masculine is the theme at Stampin' Royalty. And then at City Crafter Challenge this week's theme is Nautical.

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                                   I hope you'll have a fun-filled weekend with lots of sunshine!


  1. Such a cute card! All the elements make it so interesting and beautiful. Love how you used the stencil with the spray inks for the sky. Thanks for joining us at the first Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  2. So adorable!!! I'm glad you found the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog too...I feel like a total newbie. You did an awesome job!!!

  3. What a great scene you have created Ellie and the use of fabric in the background all adds to the seaside feel.

    I am always so inspired by your sewing that I regretted giving my old one to one of my DIL's a couple of years ago. So hubby decided I needed a new one as an early Birthday present. So I shall be taking inspiration from you.

    Hope your weekend is a good one.

    B x

  4. I love this! Such a fabulous card!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  5. Such a cute, beachy card! Love the spray inks through the chicken wire! Thanks for joining us in our first Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  6. Oooo what an absolutely fabby beach scene, Luv Sam x

  7. Oh, your beachy cards are making me want to go back to the ocean! Love it! Soooooo cute!

  8. Such a lovely creation, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

  9. what a great card! the spray mists look beautiful for your ocean and sky. very cute scene! Thank you so much for getting inky with us at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  10. The sand and sea look amazing, you've made a fabulous scene for Henry and the cute crab. Such a great choice of sentiment too!

  11. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "bears or mice” challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

  12. Anonymous11:48

    What an adorable beach card!! Thanks so much for sharing this week at CCCB :-)

  13. what an amazing card! love your background and design :) too too cute! thanks for joining penny s challenge :) steph

  14. Oh this is fabulous! I love everything about this card! Thanks for sharing at Fussy & Fancy and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT

  15. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  16. What an adorably sweet card. I love the beach and am going soon! Thanks for playing along with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  17. Gorgeous! Love all your makes with the Summer kit!
    Hugs Jeanette xxoo

  18. The spray ink worked perfectly here, I love it! Thanks for playing along with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!


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