Monday, 18 July 2016

Summer Recreation

Hi everyone -wow! it's a bit hot today. I am sat typing this with a lovely big fan cooling me down - aaahhh!
Thought I would share this card with you today.
The theme over on Outlawz Monday Greetings is Summer Recreation.
The sky & sand were part of some freebie papers.
To make the sea I used masking tape, ripped this down the middle & placed onto the card in layers, overlapping each piece slightly. Once I had enough I rolled the edges down - they don't really stick to each other - I went over the surface with Salty Ocean DI. Once the whole sea was covered I then dabbed it with some kitchen paper to lighten areas. Added some stickles on the edges for a bit of sparkle.
Then I added the 'beach', stamped, coloured & cut out the deck chair & umbrella. The other elements were on the freebie papers.
I die cut some white card, stamped the sentiment in black Archival & inked with mustard seed DI.
I think the sea turned out well - looks better in real life than on the photo.
Thanks for stopping by.
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Eclectic Ellapu - purple team Life's a beach
Simon Monday Challenge - nautical/by the sea (25/7)
Craftin Desert Divas - beach (31/8)
The Crazy Challenge - #227 Summer Fun (31/8)


  1. Hi Bev this is a stunning card very summery. Hugs Jackie

  2. Bev, this is fantastic!! I love how you did the sea and I'm going to try that technique as I just love how you did it!!
    Have a great day!

  3. This is such a fabulous card! These embellishments are so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  4. Love the way you created the sea!! It's a perfect beach scene! Thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Divas!!


Thanks everyone for your lovely comments. So kind of you to take the time to visit.
Bev xx