Sunday, 29 August 2010

Life's a Beach!

It can be that's for sure. Love this little phrase, it can be taken as life is tough so play and have fun, but it can of course also be taken as life is a beach, all summery and fun :-) Anyhow this is the phrase I used as the basis for my card for this weeks challenge on the Charmed digi blog. Lou set the challenge before she flew off to sunny Turkey and this is what she asked for:

"As this challenge goes live I will actually be sunning myself in Turkey! So I think it would be a fitting plan to make a beach/vacation themed card - make it sunny please! Don't forget your Charmed download!"

I must confess that originally I had remembered the challenge incorrectly and though it was merely "summery" so my first attempt was not suited! Here is my second attempt:

I used an image from the Boy oh Boy collection and coloured him with Copics. First time I have used this one, he just EXUDE all the joys of life, don't you think? You can't help but smile when you look at him.



My base card was Aqua coloured cardstock. I created a little beach scene and added my image onto it using 3D foam pads for a 3D effect.
Tickets are Tim Holtz and edges are inked with distress inks
Beach clip holding the tickets is Lil' Davis.
Wave in left-hand corner, Star fish top right-hand corner and the wording "Beach" and "Splash" are all from K&Co Sea Glass Beach Chipboard.
I punched the edges of the frame using Martha Stewart punches and sprayed it with glimmer mist for a discreet sparkle.
Prima pearls were added to the bottom.

Pop over and join the challenge, we sure would love to see you!

Have a great Bank Holiday. Thanks for visiting the Charmed corner of the web ♥

7 comments:

Renkata said...

wow Karen the beach background is amaizing. Very funny and pretty card.

Crafty Chris said...

really fun card, brilliant image and love the background.
Christine x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Karen
A fabulous card,enjoy your weekend,
Hugs Dianne xx

Maureen Reiss said...

Awesome card! Soooo cute!

Jackie said...

What a fantastic fun card, great background and I love that image :o)
Jackie xx

Auntie Em said...

He is just too cute! Love your border and background.
Enjoy you week vacation! Summer is winging down!

Louly said...

Bloody hell! Oh Karen this is my favourite in a long long time! it is perfect! the boy's clothes are so vibrant.. and that background..... wow!!!