I've been "Bonjour-ing" for the last few days, but after a lovely, if ridiculously hot and uncomfortably humid few days in France, we're back in England now. I know the weather was hot and humid here too! We stayed a night in St Omer before heading off into the Champagne region for a few days. We have a subscription with 3D Wines, and 'needed' to visit the growers to pick up our order. Life can be such a hardship sometimes.......
Actually, with the weather being as it was, it was almost as much of a pleasure to get down into the cool of the caves as it was to taste the various champagnes! Well, possibly
I wasn't going to miss out on Lythan's Daring Cardmakers challenge this week though - not when it was all about going "Down to the Sea", so I got my card made before we left.
I was actually paddling in the sea on Wednesday afternoon and we stayed the night in Boulogne to break up the long journey home - and then on Thursday travelled via the Eurotunnel, so I went under the sea too!
Anyway, here's my card
Papers from two 6x6 paper pads called "Summer Feelings" by Studio Light
(I just had to have them when I saw the beautiful colours and seaside designs)
I created the little hanging plaque in Paint Shop Pro and added a couple of starfish cut cut from one of the papers, and some Bakers Twine to hang it with
I've also cut a few other elements from the papers to add some dimension on the lower edges raising them on small pieces of chipboard.
I used a dark red scrap of card to give a pop of brightness and interest
There's a little shell 'button', a hand cut lifesaver ring and a tiny half pearl for the door handle. The small red hearts are cut using a punch
That's it for this time, thank you so much for visiting. I'll be catching up with your own blogs to see what I've missed just as soon as I can!