Saturday, July 17, 2010

It's a Beach Thing!


Hello and happy weekend to you! Any beach plans in your weekend agenda? That's the challenge theme this week at Our Creative Corner. Isn't this an idyllic scene? Even though I live in Miami, I am not a beachgoer. My kids are and I am glad that they do take advantage of our wonderful beaches in the area. I'm more of a pool person myself and do intend to log some pool hours this weekend if the weather cooperates.

Here's my take on the beach challenge. I really love the bright tropical colors in the DP I found to use (Lost at Sea by Designer Digitals). The stamp used is from the By the Sea set by JustRite Stampers and was colored with Copics. The sentiment was computer generated. All edges were sponged with Creamy Caramel and the stitching was done by hand again (since my sewing machine is in the repair shop!). The CS is Tempting Turquoise and Barely Banana from SU and the shells were cut with a Cuttlebug Die. Spellbinders Ovals and the Labels Four dies were also used.

I hope you will stop by Our Creative Corner and also the blogs of the rest of the team. Lots of yummy eye candy to see this week!



Thanks so much for dropping by today. I wish you a wonderful weekend!
Challenges Entered:
Paper Romance - Stitch it Up
Twisted Thursdays - Water, Waves, Wetness
If the Shoe Fits - Take a Vacay
Just Add Ink - Just Add...Embossing
Allsorts - Summer Days
Lots to Do - Stitches
Secret Crafter - Summer Holidays
Wee Memories - Summer Fun

33 comments:

Sian said...

Hi, this is the second day now that I can't see the picture! *confused*

Sue C said...

I can't see your photo either, is blogger playing up ? Sue C x

Diane Gilbert said...

Linda this is GORGEOUS! LOVE the seashells along the side, just beautiful!

Lori said...

I just love your hand stitching, it has such a nice touch, but I'm sure you're hoping your machine is back soon! This card is beautiful and perfect for a retirement, great idea!

Wendy J. said...

Linda, this is just wonderful! I love your plaid and the colors are great together. I use Designer Digitals also. Love the shells! It's all wonderful!

Chris said...

Has that wonderful beach feel!

Annika said...

Love the texture you've given to shells! It's a lovely and serene image, such a gorgeous colouring too!!
Hand stitching looks gorgeous but I know how long it takes!!!
Hugs
Annika

Lori Rider said...

This is the perfect beachy card - you are so great with your attention to detail and your work is always amazing. Love the plaid DP and the great colors!

HappyCrafter said...

Such a gorgeous card! I am most definitely a beach person, but it's never warm enough to use our beaches here in the Pacific NorthWest, so the only time I do hang out on the beach is when we travel. Your card makes me think of happy vacation days :-) Love those die cuts too! Have a great Sunday.

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Another beauty, sorry to hear about the machine, I guess you just keep it smokin'. Love these colors.

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous card love the scene you have matched the colours perfectly. Hope you got your pool time thought the weather in Miami always co-operated. Thank you for joining us at LTD this week, Hilda will be popping round later in the week to see what everyone has done. xx Zoe

{Jane} said...

Very pretty

Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Helen said...

Beautiful card - love all the texture!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Angela said...

Very pretty card!

Viv said...

Oh Linda! What I wouldn't give to dive into your card and sit in that chair! Ha Ha. LOVE the card. It's brilliant and makes me want to pack a case and head off to the beach! Hugs Viv xxx

Irene said...

Morning Linda

Wow your card is amazing and just perfect for a retirement. Love the seashells and details.

luv
irene
xxxx

Jaqi said...

What a stunning card, Its great, bet you had fun making this , the colours are perfect for the setting too, thanks for sharing

Penny said...

Those details down the side of the card are unique! Thanks for playing n the Creatalicious challenge

Ann English said...

Wonderful card-love your embellishments! Thank you for joining us for Twisted Thursday at Shirleys2Girls this week. Join us at SNR for some fun on Thursday night!

marsha said...

Oh how totally gorgeous! You are so clever and I love your embossing and stitching.

Hugs, Marsha

Sian said...

Wonderful card, love the textured shells.

Bec said...

absolutely stunning.. thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges..

JoZart said...

Beautiful card and perfectly fits the subject.
Jo x

Neet said...

Great card - love the colouring and how you have managed to incorporate the stitching.

Amy Leggate- Paper Romance said...

How cute!!!!
Thanks for playing along at Paper ROmance this week!

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Linda - love all the detail.
Thanks for playing along with my challenge at Allsorts this week.
Take care.
Debs xx

crafty creations said...

fabulous card and beautiful scenic piece

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge - sorry I'm late in visiting - I've been away visiting with family xx Hilda

lalkygirl said...

fantastic card ,love the scene and that fab shell border is gorgeous,
thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck
lalkygirl x

Cheryl said...

Absolutely beautiful and such a pretty colour combo!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!
xx

Jenny said...

Very pretty card, love it. Thanks for playing my challenge. A new challenge was posted yesterday :) Hope you can play again!! Hugs :) :) :)

kaylou said...

gorgeous work, thanks for playing at creatalicious.
Hugs Kaylou xoxo

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Simply gorgeous!!!!! Just love the sea shells! Thanks so much for playing at Bee Crafty.

Deanne :)

Tracey said...

totally gorgeous! thanks for joining us on our Shoe vacation!

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