Peace on the Beach

Sunday, July 28, 2019


It's a dream of mine...to retire to the beach and live in a small, cozy cottage looking out over the ocean. Home Sweet Home!  I grew up near the water and trips to the beach were common.  We'd leave early in the morning and leave as the sun was setting.  Everything was just better there (even the sandwiches and fresh iced tea we'd bring along).  I loved the smell of the salt air, seagulls squawking above, kids laughing, the sound of ocean waves. I think those are my most favorite memories!


For my card, I began creating a sky and sand background with distress oxide inks.  Using one of the house stamps in Holiday Gnomes, I white embossed on Lead and Stormy cardstock to create a row of beach houses.  The gulls, rope and reeds are from the new Let's Shellabrate stamp set and coordinating dies.  To finish, I added the sun and clouds from the Sun 'n Clouds die set and stamped one of the sentiments from Sentimental Sayings.


Thanks to these challenges for the inspiration...
 


  



 
Time Out Challenges - Inspiration Photo
(inspired by colors, beach house feel)
 




Kathy

10 comments :

  1. Kathy, such a perfect pairing of Let's Shellabrate and Holiday Gnomes!

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  2. What a brilliant, fun, evocative beachy scene, Kathy ... fabulous neutrals and delicious detailing ... a great take on our inspiration! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

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  3. Beautiful scene and so well constructed. I love the colors too.

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  4. I so agree with you that everything's just better at the beach! Love your scene! I think the white embossed beach houses are fabulous and the sentiment just perfect. Thanks for playing along with us at As You See It Challenge.

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  5. Wonderful card! I really love every detail! My family loves the beach and is the only vacation destination that we enjoy. Thank you for playing with us at the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge and hope you can join us again soon.

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  6. Kathy, this is such a delightful scene created with die cuts. Especially like the simplicity of the images. tfs

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  7. LOVE this...a perfectly happy little beach scene, and no seagull poop in sight, LOL! (That's always a worry at the beach, don't you think?) Love your little beach houses and your colors are divine! Thanks for playing with As You See It this week!

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  8. Oh, Kathy, just looking at your card invokes all kinds of nostalgia for me! I also grew up near a lake and the beach was my happy place, especially in the early morning. I love those little seagulls and the neat little row of cottages! Thanks for playing along at As You See It Challenges!

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  9. Kathy, this couldn't be more perfect for our challenge, I absolutely love it!! The soft, grey-like colours set such a wonderful scene and love how you coloured the seagulls. So much attention to detail, its really amazing and I'm so happy you shared it with us at TIME OUT!

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  10. I LOVE this card. Even more than the card, I love the story behind it. I share your love for the beach, and I too grew up going to the beach frequently. My Aunt Gina would pull up to our house in her Pontiac convertable, and my sisters and I would jump in with the cooler our mother packed with sandwiches, fruit, treats and drinks and we'd spend the day. Thank you for sharing this delightful creation at Time Out. It certainly is a wonderful interpretation of the inspiration piece.

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