Monday, July 15, 2013

Seaside Memories

Today is the mid-month posting for the other half of the Our Creative Corner challenge.  The challenge theme is Memories and there is a requirement to use a photograph in your project.  My memories piece is about a brand-new memory.  A few weeks back, my husband and I got out of town for a weekend at the beach.  We drove to Sanibel Island on the west coast of Florida for a two night stay.  Our hotel was right on the beach and I took this photograph.  Since my style is primarily vintage, I switched the photo over to sepia tones with my Photoshop Elements and it became the basis for my card.

I started with a piece of white card stock and stamped the starfish from the By the Sea in Brushed Pewter Distress Paint and then stamped the lighthouse and sentiment in jet black archival.  Then the entire panel was sponged with Broken China and a bit of Salty Ocean, followed by edging with Vintage Photo distress ink.  I also edged it with an embossing powder combination that I mix up - silver and UTEE.

I used my old Spellbinders rectangle and scalloped rectangle dies to cut a piece of light card stock to frame the photo, covered it with Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint and when dry, lightly sponged it with Vintage Photo.  I added a couple of small shells I picked up on the beach at Sanibel Island.
My sentiment was stamped on white card stock with black archival and aged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink then cut with the Tattered Banners die.  It was affixed to a piece of filmstrip with 1/8" Wonder Tape and then the ends were trimmed to match the ends of the tattered banner die cut.  And that's it.   The supplies and links to the store are listed below.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today.


 These products used in the making of this card are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:

14 comments:

butterfly said...

Absolutely beautiful, Linda. It's a wonderful photo, especially in those altered sepia tones, and you've created such a lovely setting for it - I can almost smell the sea breeze - love it!
Alison x

Buttons said...

That photo is timeless, especially in its altered form. Love the use of shells from the beach and that beautifully 'framed' sentiment. Hugs, Jenny x

Brenda Brown said...

I love this Linda, the banner sentiment and film strip is a fabulous idea and sits perfectly with that gorgeous background and framed photo. Lovely memories.
Have a good week.
hugs {brenda} x0x

die amelie said...

Awesome colours, Linda,

and I LOVE that filmstrip quote at the bottom! What a wonderful memory!

Claudia x

LindaS said...

Wonderful card. Love the frame and how it highligts the grass.

Redanne said...

Really love the sepia photo Linda, it really does look vintage and I love the way did the sentiment - perfect! Hugs, Anne x

Maryanne said...

What a wonderful way to remember your vacation! I love the sepia toned picture. It's a beautiful piece!

Astrid Maclean said...

What a wonderful project Linda, that curved filmstrip is inspired and sits so perfectly underneath that photo with its beautiful sepia tones. Gorgeous all round!

Sue C said...

Fabulous card Linda, love how you've altered the photograph and the adition of the shells is gorgeous. Sue C x

Terry said...

So peaceful and serene, Linda! I love the framing of the photo and using the filmstrip for that sentiment is totally brilliant! Sounds like you had a grand time and so deserved! Hugs!

Hettie said...

This is wonderful Linda and a great reminder of your little trip. Love the shells you used too.
xx

Anita Houston said...

GORGEOUS Linda! I love the blue and beach scene! The little scene in the middle is perfection!

Alle mooie dingen said...

OMG i really love this Layout.... its awesome... could you give me the name of the lighthouse stamp.... that's really a great one...
I always read your blog... I'm a fan!
greetings
Anita

Margie said...

Sorry I'm so late in commenting on your lovely make Linda. It sounds like a lovely place for a holiday and your photo looks wonderful set against that background and the great filmstrip quote. Love, Margie x

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