Sunday, 19 July 2015

Life's a beach ......

Happy Sunday to you,

I hope you're enjoying the weekend ...... the sun is shining and we've had a nice quiet one just for a change!

In between getting my stuff ready for tomorrow ...... cleaning the old craft room ..... and of course getting the rest of the house tidy (always a fun job!!) I have manage to play along with this weeks Less is More challenge.  What's going on ..... a challenge entry done on the day after it was launched ..... almost unheard of in the old craft room.  I didn't want to miss out though and seeing as I'm off the island as of tomorrow morning this was my only chance!

It's a Theme week ...... to hopefully inspire us with thoughts of long, hot summer days (we've had a few of those recently!) and holiday fun (already had some of that too!)

The theme is  ........

After searching through my stash, yet again, for a suitable stamp to use here's my contribution to this week's challenge .......

It appears that I don't have many 'beach' related stamps in my collection ...... what with no penguins either (previous post) ..... what do I have in my stamp stash!!??  I did come across this one though ......

another freebie from a while ago, from my favourite craft magazine ..... Craft Stamper.

It's been stamped onto a piece of card from my scrap box that has been coloured using the faux Mother of Pearl technique ......... apply white pearlescent paint randomly onto a piece of white card using a scrunched up piece of cling film, leaving some card without paint.  Once dry, apply colour over the top .... I used Spun Sugar and Stormy Sky Distress inks on this piece.  Polish off any ink that's on the paint leaving a gorgeous shimmery effect ..... faux MOP!
Not sure if I've captured the shimmer on camera but trust me it is there.

I then masked off a section on another piece of white card, added colour using the Distress inks again, and them stamped some pretty seashells across the border in Black Versafine ink.  Once they were dry I spritzed the border using Perfect Pearls to keep with the shimmery effect.

Foam pads give the topper some dimension ........ and a suitable sentiment finish off the front of the card

And ....... the inside has a little decoration too!

Well that's it from me ...... speaking of beaches though, here's the view from the beach at Glen Maye this afternoon.

A certain little man was having fun chasing waves and throwing stones into the sea .....

Oh well .....just a few bits to throw in my suitcase and then I'm done!!  I've checked the weather for the UK next week and it doesn't look bad at all ..... might just need the sun cream after all!

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your day.

Cheerio until next time



  1. Lovely make and pix - gr8 use of the C.S. free stamp too


  2. Gorgeous inking and stamping Linda, you've got some wonderful stamps in your stash here and some cute little boy there playing on the beach too! Enjoy your trip and thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  3. Very beautiful seaside card, Linda, very elegant and crisp design.

    Love and hugs

  4. Great use of your freebie stamp Linda! Enjoy your trip to the mainland :)
    Thanks so much for joining us
    Less is More

  5. Those freebie stamps sure do come in handy sometimes don't then?! This is lovely, Linda. To combine faux MOP with a shell theme is genius and I love your masking and the soft pink and blue.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  6. This is super, what great stamping and inking!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  7. Such a pretty card! Love the soft color palette! Great photos too :) TFS


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