Thursday, 5 July 2012

Seaside Memories


This card is a bit out of my comfort zone.  Its the most distressed project I've done.  I usually like very precise and even mats and layers etc. so this was a bit of a challenge for me.  Over at Artful Times the current challenge is 'I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside' and this is my take on it.  The challenge ends today so I have only just made it!  The images are from Creative Expressions Create a Scene Seaside unmounted stamp plate and are stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia.  I ripped the images and the mats and distressed them with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  The bunting is stamped from a Marion Emberson clear set and the letters are stamped using a Craftwork Cards stamp set.  I used the same Distress Ink on those too and stamped them with the Versafine ink. There are ice cream cones ramdomly stamped on the black mat with Versamark ink, I hope you can see them ok  The string came from a parcel I had been given, the shells I have had for ages and are fixed with Pinflair glue gel and I used Glossy Accents on the flag.  Thanks for looking.  Take Care, Christine xx

17 comments:

Jacqui said...

I like it a lot - apparently it is a VERY good thing to leave your comfort zone!

Jackie said...

It looks wonderful, Chris, and yes I can see the ice cream cones if I enlarge it.
It is good to experiment sometimes.

Susan Flynn said...

This is gorgeous Christine, just love the vintage feel to it and the banners are fab! x

sam21ski said...

Hey good on you for all that ripping, tearing and distressing. Your card looks wonderful and I just love that ice cream van image.

Thanks for coming to the seaside over at Artful Times.

Sam xxx

505whimsygirl said...

Hey Crafty Chris,

I think the card looks GREAT!!! I like the little shells you've added to it.

Now on to read your WOYWW post.

Hugs,
Kay

Judys Fabrications said...

I love this one too. Oh it is Very Good to venture out of The Comfort Zone.It's pretty scary, but hey look what you have done.We applaud you!!
Judy #9

Von said...

So glad you made it in time :) would have hated to have missed out on you super card :
Von x☺x
Artful Times

chrissies said...

Terrific card. Nice to go back in time.

Love Chrissie xx

Sandy said...

Love that bus and the sandy colors are great. Sandy :) #44

Jude said...

Lovely card Chris, love the distressing and the bunting is fab.

Hugs
Judex

May said...

Love this card.. great design & colours..lovin the bunting.. Hugs May x x x

Sams Home Cooked Designs said...

Hi there, good luck with your challenge today. Its Sam you visited me at SplodgeAway a few weeks ago. I like this project "good luck". Did you see SplodgeAway on Create & Craft? It was a sell out twice, I wasn't surprised though. Have been getting a been getting a bit messy myself today with my inks. Would love to join chellenges but can't work out how you get your work to them?

Maria Simms said...

I love this card Chris!
It was lovely to see you at Newbury, I hope you are getting some rest for a couple of days now.xxx

Redanne said...

I think it is good to get out of your comfort zone occasionally and it certainly worked as this piece is just wonderful!

Sue said...

love this card and glad your getting your splodgeaway mat !!!

RosC said...

This is indeed quite a lot of distressing but evocative of being at the beach as a kid. Funny vans with icecream, sand castles. Enjoyed your desk this week.
Ros. #76

Neet said...

What a lot of thought has gone into the making up of this card. So different too with the ice cream van. Love the bunting, a fab idea.
Thanks for joining us at Artful Times, Hugs, Neet xx