Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Let's Go to the Beach . . .

Hello Everyone!

I am SO EXCITED to share with you that I am the Guest Designer this week on
the Pause Dream Enjoy blog!  YAY!  Thanks to Janis for having me ... what fun!

The theme for today's challenge is:


I must admit I don't go to the beach very often (red heads sunburn easily, lol) but the few times I've been to the beach it was fabulous!  Walking along the shore line, watching the sea gulls and listening to the waves crash against the beach ... how relaxing.  But as I watch the beauty of the ocean waves I often imagine all the amazing creatures beneath those beautiful waves ... do you believe in mermaids?  I did when I was a little girl and in fact, I have a niece who is in her 20s who honestly believes she was a mermaid in another life.  And, the way she surfs, swims and spends time in the ocean ... I think she might be right!!

I just received this fun Little B 'Mermaid' die set and couldn't wait to create this scene.  But first, I needed an 'ocean' background which I created using a 4x6  sheet of watercolor paper and three Tim Holtz distress oxide inks ... Broken China, Faded Jeans and Pistachio.  I just kept swiping, spraying & drying until I got the affect I was looking for.

My first intention was to make this a shaker card ... but I was so busy putting my scene together JUST RIGHT that when I was finished,  I realized I had forgotten the crystals that I wanted to add!  Oh well!   Guess you'll just have to use your imagination!  LOL!  Where is my mind???   I was so careful to cut all my panels the same so they would fit perfectly together ... used the foam tape for the dimension needed, and I even hand cut a clear packaging panel from one of my recent Sue Wilson die sets to use for the 'glass' front' (repurposing is a good thing) ... all that work and forgot the crystals ... duh!! 

Challenges to share in:
Creative Moments Challenge #124 -  ATG option/funny
 CropStop August Challenge - ATG using product carried at their store
Scrapyland Challenge #71 - Anything with a Die
Die Cuttin Diva's Challenge #329 - Bye Bye Summer
Happy Little Stamper August Challenge - ATG with Dies

I hope you've been inspired by my creation today and I hope you'll come join in the Beach/Ocean challenge at the Pause Dream Enjoy blog!  I can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by and as always . . .

Papers:  white cs, white watercolor paper, green cs, brown cs, medium blue cs, Water print dp
Dies:  Sue Wilson 'Stitched Flags' CED4317, Frantic Stamper 'Shoreline Reeds' FRA9879, Little B 'Mermaid' #102413, Lawn Fawn 'Large Cross Stitched Rectangles' #LF1178, 'Small Cross Stitched Rectangles' #LF1179
Stamps:  Inkadinkado
Inks:  Versafine Onyx, Tim Holtz Distress Oxides 'Broken China', 'Faded Jeans', 'Pistachio'
Accessories:  Clear packaging from die set, 3M dimensional foam tape, Tim Holtz water spray bottle,

10 comments: said...

First off I love the design of your card. Next I love the colors and all the die cut work you have incorporated. Just a very cute card!

Olga Jewell said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Conniecrafter said...

Great design of the card and use of all the sea plants, neat way to use the frame too and tilted!

Esther Asbury said...

I love the background you created for your awesome under the sea scene! Thanks for linking this up to the Cropstop blog - it's always a pleasure to see your name appear in the gallery!

Leslie Miller said...

Every day I hear of a new challenge. So many out there! I enjoyed reading your post today, as I so often do enjoy it. Forgive me for chuckling about you forgetting the shaker crystals. Girl, we've all been there in some way or another! A new die? Imagine that, tee hee! She's so cute and you probably only had two or three other mermaids, right? Seriously, someday I'd like to see a picture of your die collection. You did a fabulous job with this underwater scene and your inky background. The sentiment is perfect with it. Very fun card, Darlene! Congrats on your guest spot, too!

mum of two said...

What a wonderful creation, I just LOVE that mermaid die! Thanks so much for guest designing with us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges for this challenge. Hope to see you again soon :)

michelle (PDE DT)
Purple Monkey Moments

mum of two said...

I'm back! Loving everything about your card! Thanks so much for playing with us at Die Cuttin Divas Farewell Summer Challenge. Hope to see you again soon :)

michelle (Die Cuttin Divas DT)
Purple Monkey Moments

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Awesome card. Love your wonderful array of dies and colors. Fantastic ocean background. I absolutely love this. Thanks for linking up and playing along with us at Happy Little Stampers August Anything Goes With Dies Challenge.

Macimbalo said...

Love the dies you used for this great background! Thanks for joining us at HLS ATG w/ Dies August Challenge!

Miapuh said...

Great card,
Thank you for participating on Creative Moments Challenge
hugs MiaPuh- DT