Monday 12 September 2016

Beach Party and a Thanks Card

I have two cards to share with you today. This first one was really easy once I knew what I was doing.
The Muse this week is Anita
And talk about totally inspired. Love love her card and would love to CASE it. But for my inspiration I loved the colours used, the die cut and the transparency of the balloons. I looked through my stencils ands immediately wanted to do balloons or butterflies. Tried butterflies but wasn't happy then say this wee little stencil

Stencil from Memory box I think, small circles, not busy and I loved it.

I blended through in Peacock Feathers, Shaded Lilac, Wilted
Violet and Pistachio  (I know theres something else with that name just gone blank)..Anyway after blending thru I used the BoBunny  clear glitter paste to add a bit of sparkle.

I then decided to use a die on a line and so used the Thanks one but after cutting I also blended on that the matching colours. I felt the bottom looked rather plain so I used a border die to cut the scallops and then added a small piece of acetate behind to level the card up. I am totally happy with the end result.

This card was inspired by the CASology Challenge ' Beach' and went a couple of different ways. It is nothing at all like I started out with and may be too busy for the CASology challenge but I hope not.

I started out white embossing waves and watercoloured them beautifully then added the beach but as I looked at it, it was more about the waves and less about the beach. Then I was looking at this cute crab I had coloured. I left some of the sand, this was all coloured with Copics and at first I was just going to add that to the card with some more sand around him.

Then I saw this 'beach' sentiment stamp I haven't used for years. I stamped I coloured, my beach spread out. I then decided to add the crab on dimensional foam tape so he stood a bit higher and finished him off by adding the 'party' die cut thats hanging from his nipper. I love it and as summer is getting closer there will be plenty of time to use it.


Thanks card is perfect for this challenge.

Beach Party is perfect for this challenge just not sure if its CAS

Beach Party Card with plenty of stamping in the 'beach' 
sentiment and the crab also stamped.

Thanks card - the soft colours of the circles makes it
perfect for the CAS on Sunday Challenge.

Beach Party- with the Beach sentiment being
front and centre, perfect for this challenge.

'Thanks' card with glitter gel for dimension
and sparkle.- perfect card for the Casual Fridays challenge.

Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.


Jeanne said...

Both cards are great, Aileen! I am really drawn to the first one. I adore those colors (Cracked Pistachio is what I think you were looking for). They blend so prettily together. Your circles look amazing with the BoBunny sparkle on them and the details you added below the sentiment help show off everything above the sentiment. Well done. The second card is just plain fun! I can just about hear the Calypso music. :) You've colored everything wonderfully and pulled together a fun and delightful card. Thanks so much for sharing!

Linby said...

A lovely selection of cards. The crab on your Penny Black & More entry is so cute and love the "sand".
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black & More.
Lynn x

foleysfriend said...

Love the creativity you show with your interpretation of Anita's MUSE card; taking the elements of her card and making them your own.

Flo Langley said...

Fab makes Aileen. Fab interpretation on the card and the crab is great. Love him/her.
Have a great week.
Flo x

Ruth said...

It's a gorgeous take on the MUSE challenge - and I love that you got it I just in time :) Love the glitter on the circles. Absolutely love your little crab card :) Very cute. I don't think tis too busy for CAS at all! Xx

Sandra said...

Both cards are stunning, love the colors on the first one and the design and coloring of the second one. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Sherrie M. said...

What a funny little crab! Total party crab! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week.

Neets B said...

Thanks so much for your kind words, Aileen. I love where my card took you and the added glitter paste looks fantastic. And your beach party crab is so fun.
Thanks so much for playing along at Muse this week, Anita x

Beth said...

This is beautiful! I love the sparkle - so hard to capture in a photo normally but this looks lovely! Beth xx

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Came over from the Muse- how Fun, those glittery bubbles! And you also have the same thanks die cut like I have - I love that one! But that crab card is √°wesome!!! Or lets better say perfect! By the way, you don't need my permission to do use your stamps, LOL! Go ahead and use them. I am sure the result will be fabulous!

Kim Heggins said...

Two fabulous and fun cards...just love your beach card, that crab is adorable.

Marybeth said...

Both are fun and loving the shimmer! The dots look amazing!

StampedByBibi said...

Beautiful cards! I think your crab at the beach is adorable! Love how you dotted the sand. Awesome!
Thank you for your kind comment on my CASology beach card :)

Sue said...

Beautiful ink blending and sparkle!

Melissa said...

What a fun crab! He's just too cute!!! Love the little beach party scene you created with him!
Thanks so much for joining us over at CASology! :)

p.s. Your Muse card is so pretty! Love the sparkle!

Anita in France said...

Gorgeous shimmery dots, Aileen ... in such delicious colours ... love it! Fun crab ... what a cute scene ... love that he's holding onto the 'party' ... he's so brilliant! Hugs, Anita :)

Anonymous said...

i love the colours on the dots card and the glitter makes them pop even more. the beach scene is fun, cute and creative! thank you so much for playing along with us at penny black and more!

brenda said...

A super fun creation for our Add a Sentiment theme, many thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Lisa Lara said...

That is the cutest with the crab Aileen. So stinkin' cute.

Mariken said...

Lovely cards with sweet colours!
Thank you for joining our challenge at CAS on Sunday!

Lynne in NI said...

These are fab! Love the sparkle and pretty colouring on your thank you card, and the little beach card is fun :)

*Vicki* said...

These are some really fabulous creations Aileen! I think that crab is just adorable!! :)