Monday, 17 January 2011

Beach Inspired

This was a very quick card to make....took a little bit longer waiting for the paint to dry!!!

It is for a couple of challenges and primarily for my B-I-L and his partner who recently wrote me a thank you was such a joy to receive a proper and entertaining letter in the post so I just wanted to acknowledge how much I appreciated the thought. As they live near the sea (lucky things can see the sea from their flat) I took inspiration from a beach look..... plus the tester pots I had in the shed were all very suitable for this theme.

The actual design was taken from Claire's sketch challenge at Do Crafts and the distressed look is the next challenge from DYSU , despite it being distressed I tried to keep to my resolution to keep it simple....slightly difficult bearing in mind the busy sketch plan and distressing which doesn't lend itself to simple!! but I did resist the temptation to doodle round the stamped blocks!

I have found a fab new ink blending tool......MEMORY FOAM INSOLES!! my daughter and I both had to fit some insoles in new shoes and luckily we both have small feet so there was plenty of off-cuts but they were only a £1 a pair anyway. I also cut a square of the foam to make my stamping block.

The design was completed by printing the lettering on my computer and randomly cut out then stuck on, some thread bought from the charity shop (20p!) pulled the design together.


WencheP said...

Lovely card. Like the layout. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Kim B said...

Cute!! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

Miranda said...

lovely card, like the painted blocks
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge


princesskitten said...

love it - very clean and simple - you are good resisting adding more - that's my downfall

kitten DYSU team

Janna said...

hi diane! wonderful ! i love this crative card you made :) thanks so much for sharing your project with us at DYSU. janna

Pauline said...

Love your colours! Thanks for playing at DYSU this week,
Pauline DYSU DT

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