Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Perfect Sentiment Challenge #84 - Sun and Sand

Summer arrives this week on Friday and our weather man is predicting temperatures in the 90's, with lots of humidity. It would be perfect weather to spend on a beach somewhere, curling our toes in the sand, feeling the waves wash across our feet. Our challenge this week at The Perfect Sentiment is perfect for such weather - Sun and Sand:


The prize this week for one lucky entrant is a $5.00 Amazon gift card! I hope you'll join us for that opportunity.

My card used beach themed paper, "Surf's Up," from Close To My Heart. Each corner of the paper I used has one or two people in a beach scene. I fussy cut one corner and used the same corner of another sheet to fussy cut the large waves and flowers to pop dot on the original corner. The back side of that same paper gave me the sand colored, fabric textured background. The waves at the bottom were from another sheet in the collection, shaped with ric rac. A yellow piece of Basic Grey that was similarly textured was punched with a scalloped oval and stamped. Gold sparkles enhanced each scallop.

The outside sentiment came from CTMH stamp set, "Bright Sunshiny Day." I used two other stamps from that set for the inside. I especially loved the sentiment:

No matter the weather,
always bring
your own sunshine.
I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
ABC Challenges #33 - Summer theme
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Fun in the Sun
Eclectic Ellapu - Celebrate Summer Sunshine
Great Impressions June Challenge - Leave a little Sparkle
Lady Anne's Challenge #3 - The Great Outdoors
Mema's Crafts June Challenge -  I chose "Summer Vacation" option
Paper Creators Challenge #10 - Make it Sparkle
Scrappy Frogs - Summer Vacation
Word Play Saturday - Summertime


Tracy said...

Great retro feel to this card. The papers look like linen, so cool. :-) Wonderfully done!

carsondcat said...

I think that it's always difficult to use themed paper, but this is nicely done.

Taniaj Scott said...

Stunning card thank you for joining us on our Great Outdoor Challenge at Lady Anne's Hugs Tania (DT)xx

Lau W said...

Superb card, superb scene !
Thanks for your participation at the Paper Creator challenge !

Jac said...

Super card, fantastic use of your papers, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

Jackie W said...

Fabulous summery card! It makes me feel like I'm at the beach! Ahhhh....and then I wake up! Haha!! Love the design and the sentiment is awesome! :) Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments!
Be Blessed!
Jackie W :)

Ellie said...

What a great summertime card! Love the designs and all the wonderful details!
Thanks so much for playing along in my summertime wordplay saturday challenge at my creative moments.

Elaine Rayworth said...

Great card, thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu!

Elaine (DT) xx

Mema's Crafts said...

Great summer card. Thanks for playing with us at Mema's Crafts and good luck.

Mary Marsh said...

great summertime card-thanks for joining in with us at the Great Impressions Stamps June “sparkle” challenge.

mixamatoasties said...

Great summery card.

Thanks for sharing at Crafty Sentiments this week.

Susan x

Patty Gorka said...

Love your summer card, great details too! Thanks for playing along with us at ABC Challenges!