Wednesday, January 4, 2017

By the Sea

Hi, Friends.....

I am here with a reminiscent card to share.......about summer days at the beach. No....not the pathetic things that Idahoans around here call "beaches", which actually are miniscule collections of sand where the Clearwater River takes a little bend! No, this card is about beaches I remember as a child where you can build sandcastles and then watch the tide wash them away and, most especially, where you can look for shells. Oh, how I miss the beach!  I still love it and want to get over there sometime in 2017!!  :)

I was inspired by this adorable magazine cover for this week's Papercrafter's Corner Magazine Monday Challenge. This challenge allows us to take any combination of elements from the cover and run with it. The parts that really got my creative juices flowing were the sweet little girl in red wearing that cute hat....and the aquarium of fish behind her.

I went to the ocean!!!

Several challenges this week are emphasizing "something new" and for this card I used several "new" things:
1. I used a newly-opened hoarded Graphic 45 collection for this card: By the Sea. What fun!!!

2. I tried out a new size of card: 5" x 7". My usual A2s are too small for G45 cards and so I usually use a square format. I ran across some stray envelopes that are for 5x7 cards and made a card for one of them! lol... Usually I make the envelope for the card, not the other way that is new, too!

3. I wanted to add some "netting" to my card, but do you think I could find my cheesecloth??? NOOOO! So I had to think of something new and different. Down I went to my vet hubby's supplies and got some surgical gauze squares. I dabbed Distress Ink in Gathered Twigs on my craft mat, misted slightly, and wiped the gauze around in it. Voila!.....sea netting. :)

Other supplies used include:
Scraps from my stash of deep blue cardstock
My Favorite Things Die-namics - Stitched Square STAX die set

Hope you enjoyed this little side trip to the beach on this winter day! Thank you so much for stopping by and for leaving your encouraging comments!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Papercrafter's Corner Magazine Monday Challenge - Week 167
2. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Start Afresh (open something never before used)
3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - New Something
4. Pixie's Snippets Playground Week 262 - Use Snippets
5. Crop Stop December Challenge - AG - use a product CS sells) (I used Distress Inks)
6. Simon Says Stamp December Work-it-Wednesday - Use a New Product (I used my Graphic 45 collection.)
7. Frilly and Funky Challenge - New Year's Inspiration (use vintage or shabby style) (I am inspired to go to the beach this year!!)
8. Word Art Wednesday Weeks 264-265 - AG with Family Friendly Sentiment
9. DL.Art January Linky Challenge
10. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper January Challenge - Use Patterned Paper


Carole said...

Love your G45 By the Sea card, Janis! So lovely to see images showing warmer days and your beautiful card warmed and cheered me up! Happy New Year. x

misty delgado said...

Janis, Yes! I loved seeing your card on this cold winter day! The texture is my favorite part, it makes it seem so real! Thank you for sharing your art with us at Word Art Wednesday!
Misty Delgado DT

Janine said...

Sweet card - love the sea. Great netting by the way

Di said...

Super card Janis - and I think the memories it evokes are so lovely! Wonderful netting too! :)


Di xx

Teresa Doyle said...

Janis, your card is beautiful and I think its better that you couldn't find the cheese cloth. I think the finer gauze is better 'scaled' to the card.
I feel for you about the beach. I am minutes away from many beaches (born & raised) and I can't imagine living somewhere that kept me from a beach for years! My daughter and I spend at least one day a year at the beach.(Have done so for YEARS!) Now that she has 2 little boys we enjoy it even more as they LOVE it as well.

Barb said...

I love this beautiful retro card Janis. The embellishments are gorgeous. Barbxx

Shoregirl said...

Your card is absolutely amazing!! I love all the details especially the "surgical gauze" in place of cheesecloth!
Thanks so much for linking up to the CropStop Challenge this month!!

Fiki said...

gorgeous card!
hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ

Stampsnob. said...

There are many in cold climate wish for this right now Thank you for the summer ....Lis

Kim Heggins said...

Wonderful those gorgeous images, just beautiful.

Jean said...


Davi said...

Awesome beach card!! I love the beautiful vintage images with dp and cheesecloth :)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Great idea for the netting! Love this card because I love the beach (in theory, don't have experience with a real one).

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous card with lovely papers too.

Sue xx

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a fantastic project! Love the beautiful patterned paper and pretty embellishments. Thank you so much for sharing with us a Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Karenladd said...

This card is fabulous on so many levels. The first impressive fact about it is that you actually dug into your Graphic 45 papers and USED some of it (says a fellow hoarder). Then, the way you cut and layered all the elements makes for a beautiful design. Those shells look so dimensional in the photo! The best part though, is that you used distress ink on surgical gauze to make the netting...genius! I'm feeling very inspired to get out some of my own Graphic 45 supplies and make something now, so thanks for that as well.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Gorgeous card, Janis, and LOVE the netting you made.
I love very close to the beach, but sadly, never go anymore. used to be there every weekend growing up. We're on the East coast of FL, but LOVE the West coast beaches more. That's where I collect my sea shells. :-) said...

REally terrific card! Love the "netting" and all those lovely added details! Fun that you improvised with the gauze too!

Jo Nevill said...

Gorgeous card, I can feel that warm sun now.... !
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

Jo x

DIANA L. said...

Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes JANUARY Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day ( ps sorry about the ALLcaps)

DL.ART crinkle ribbon

Nancy Dynes said...

An absolutely delightful card! Thank you so much for joining us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge!

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper January challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x