Well I'm not sure what's happened to the weather, but even if it doesn't feel particularly Summery, the holiday season is in full flow now and that's what Lynda has based her challenge for the Daring Cardmakers around.
It's Summer now in the Northern hemisphere so lets see your holiday creations - Beaches, Tropical Paradises, Camping/Caravanning, Countryside or even a City Break - what takes your fancy?
It had to be a seaside theme for me and I managed, for once, to resist digging out my favourite Craft Robo Beach Hut template, along with the photos of Southwold ; my favourite beach-hut viewing place!
Summer is about the garden, sunshine (well, sometimes), holidays, seaside, colours - both bright and sea-faded, ice-cream, and all sorts of other things, so I thought I'd do something more collage-y this time and use the 6x6 Websters Pages set I bought a few weeks ago and haven't touched since. I'm not really convinced about this as a card, I think it would be better as a canvas, and as I have some 8x8 canvases lurking somewhere I might just see if I can do something with it later.
papers: Websters Pages (background, striped lower edge, yachts, signpost, lighthouse - I coloured on red and white stripes for a more UK version of a lighthouse) ) ,
Fancy Pants "Beach Bum"(bunting, tree, flip-flops), Echo Park Summer Days (ice cream)
Suticases - same Craft Robo template as for the Suitcase challenge of a couple of weeks back
I made the top one deeper to look more like a vanity case, and used a gel pen to draw in the details as these were all quite small.
Flowers: large red and blue flowers are made with circles of organza (using the tea-light technique), centres are "Sheer Blooms" from Creative Treasures, Lime green "Aster" and red wired rose, plus turquoise seam binding for the twisted bow also from Creative Treasures.
Shell - which doesn't show up very well, sorry! - is made from paper clay.
I love to be at the seaside. I was born and lived in a seaside village till I was 10, My mum would meet us out of school on nice days and we'd go straight to the beach, then for years after we moved away, we returned every summer to spend time with the rellies so the beach on the photo below has a huge place in the summer-times of my memory.
Maybe one day I'll get to live at the seaside again.....
Please visit the DCM Blog to see the wonderful cards the team have made for Lynda's fun dare this week - and hopefully you'll be inspired to join in with us, I hope so.
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