Thursday, 4 July 2013

Sandcastles and Sunshine

I had a great time making this card, the idea for a sandcastle shaped card just popped into my head and I was off!
 The card blank was made from dark cream card, with the edges shaded with Wild Honey Distress Ink.  I added the pitted texture with a tiny See Dees stamp, (it's only about a centimetre across, so it took a while!) using Mustard Seed, Wild Honey and Tea Dye Distress Inks.  I used the same technique on the small, hand cut sandcastles too.  I used two strips of torn, lightly patterned paper to make to beach foreground.
 The cute image was a Whimsy Stamps digi freebie not so long ago on their Facebook page, I've coloured her with my usual Promarkers.
The rub on sentiment and papers I've used for the hand cut pinwheels and die cut seaweed (made with a Spellbinders Foliage die) are all Fancy Pants Summer Soul.  I used cocktail sticks for the pinwheel handles and finished off my card with a few pearls.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Joanna Sheen - Don't be Square
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - #70 - Folded Paper Embellishments
Fab 'n' Funky - #178 - Anything but Square
Deep Ocean - #55 - On the Beach
Creative Creations - #13 - Shaped Cards
Cupcake Craft - #249 - Anything but Square
Incy Wincy - Summer Lovin'
Tammy's Scrappin' Corner - #69 - Summer Fun
Jellypark - Celebrate Summer
Pattie's Creations - #70 - Summertime Fun

27 comments:

  1. Awww, what a cute and sweet summer scene. Those itty-bitty pinwheel are so cute.

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  2. What a wonderful summery card Wendy, I love how you've made the background and the sand castles, brilliant, cute wee image too.
    If only it was warm enough for the beach, Kate x

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  3. Fabulous design gorgeous summer card Ginny x

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  4. Gorgeous shaped card Wendy x

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  5. oh wendy - you're such a clever lady - love your card and the shape makes it really special xx

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  6. this is so sweet and a gorgeous card Wendy.
    Thanks for join us at DigiStamp4Joy.

    Greetings karin DT member

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  7. Your so talented and so beautiful is your card x

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  8. This is a wonderful creation with great details and perfect for our ‘Folded Paper Embellishments’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Would love you to visit my blog and join my 600-Follower Give-Away. Thank you so much if you already have entered and good luck.}
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  9. Fabulous card,love the shape.Suzyd x

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  10. so gorgeous wendy.fabulous shape and I love the sweet image and colours ;D

    xx coops xx

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  11. Awhh! I LOve this little sea side scene Wendy...What a FABulous idea..Thank you soooo much for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner.
    Chrissyxx

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  12. So gorgeous hun....and lovely colours too...:o)

    biggest of hugs Vicky xx

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  13. Oh this is amazing, great take on the challenge!
    Jackie DT Member DS4j

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  14. She is sooo cute! What a fab card with super coloring and details. Thanks so much for joining us in the Pattie's Creations Summertime Fun challenge! Nancy - PC DT Member

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  15. Wendy, your card is super fabulous. Lovely pinwheels and great coloring. Thank you for playing along with us at Digistamps 4 Joy and we hope to see you again. Good Luck :)
    Hugs,
    Asmah
    [DS4J DT Member]
    [Qinaahana Arts And Crafts ~ My Personal Blog]

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  16. ohhhhh wow totally love this the shape is really fabulous. What a great summer scene you have created. Just adore everything about it.

    Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

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  17. Brilliant! What a fun card and your coloring is fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner.Hugs!

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  18. First off I am now a follower of your blog! I love a blog with a good name! Yours is great!!! Papersniffer...lol! Adorable card! Thanks for sharing your creation and joining us at

    Digistamps4Joy.

    Angela Bonanno (DS4J DT Member)
    http://tastecraftiness.blogspot.com/

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  19. Fabulous creation Wendy! This is what summer fun means, right? I am so in awe of this creation. You need to try out for the GDT by entering it behind your name next time. Incredible card.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!! Have a fantastic day!! Hope to see you again next week. Hugs, Gloria DT

    http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

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  20. Just brilliant, love the design...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
    Helen x

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  21. Back with another dt hat on:
    This is a wonderful creation with great details and its perfect for our ‘Summer Fun’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Would love you to visit my blog and join my 600-Follower Give-Away. Thank you so much if you already have entered and good luck.}
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  22. What a wonderful creation! Love the shape and the cute pinwheels. Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy.

    Hugs,
    Annerieke
    DT member

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  23. Love the sandcastle shape, super card!! Thanks for playing in our "Summertime Fun" Challenge #70!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

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  24. Lovely card, cute image, great colours, thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky this week.

    Pat xx

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  25. Stunning card and lovely shape,thank you for joining us at Cupcake this week.
    Louise xx

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  26. Really loving this Wendy! Great shape and fab card. Love your little windmills too.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Joanna Sheen Challenge. Good luck.
    xx

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  27. Wonderful card. Thank you so much for joining us at Incy Wincy Challenge!
    Kaia, DT

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