Thursday, June 5, 2014

Down By the Sea

I was in my element as I was making this card. Add lots of texture and some vintage images and I'm happy. This week there were several beach/water challenge themes and a couple challenges calling for texture. I started with a piece of kraft cardstock and embossed it using one of Tim Holtz's texture fades. I then added distress embossing powder to the bottom of the panel to represent sand. I used Tim's Chevron die to die cut the waves. I added distress glitter to the waves like white caps. Texture fades, distress embossing powder, and distress glitter are all texture techniques that Tim Holtz uses to add texture to his art. The beach house and bathing beauties are stamps from Artistic Outpost as is the sentiment.
 I will be adding my card to these challenges: Kraft Journal -- water, water everywhere; Marks Finest Papers Friends of Speedy --beach theme; A Vintage Journey -- texture; Addicted to CAS -- texture; V's Sweet Ideas --Summer fun; Art With Heart -- summer celebration.

9 comments:

Janine said...

Such a fun card. Love the beach babes surrounded by the textured beach. That song will be in my head today!

jaydee said...

Barbara, your card really reminds me of a Victorian Bathing party and the shimmery waves are perfect. Of course, I am not going to get that song out of my head now.... but what a lovely card to celebrate summer.
So glad you joined us at ATCAS this week
Jaydee

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the textured chevrons! Thanks for joining in ATCAS!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous card Barbara, I love he embossed background and the beach babes. Love the design too. So,thrilled tou joined I. The Art With Heart Challenge. Thank you. Tracy x

Jennie Atkinson said...

Great pop of colour with the textured chevrons. Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jennie

Buttons said...

What a great card Barbara. Love the way you've used the embossed sun rays as the background and those glittered chevrons for the waves. Great ideas! Thank you so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

Julia Aston said...

the embossed rays is the perfect background for your lovely summertime card! the blue on the chevrons is beautiful!

Eileen Hull said...

Such fun beachy colors Barbara- thanks for entering the Art with Heart Challenge!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is so cool! Love all if the textures! Thanks for joining us at vs sweet ideas!
Lisa