My shining star

My shining star

Monday, 1 August 2016

Long hot summer?

Good morning all! I hope you are feeling bright and breezy this morning - August eh? It doesn't seem possible! How on earth did that happen eh? Anyway - onwards we go and the new theme at Countryview challenges is 'Long hot summer' chosen by the lovely jane. I decided to make a card for my 1st of the month piece - it was for a very good friends birthday - hope you liked it Anne!!!


These are the elements I put together to make the card - I used various products and techniques to make them -
The sand - I mixed golden-sands infusions with a coarse texture paste and applied it to card and left to dry.
The sea: I used distress-paint-dabber---mermaid-lagoonsalty-oceanevergreen-bough and pine-needles and used a marbelling technique to achieve the effect.

The sky - I used distress paint dabbers as above but added blueprint-sketch and picket-fence again I used a marbling technique. Whilst still wet I also added some snowflake paint using a babywipe.


The main image is from Crafty Individuals...


I also added some seashells I already had at home to the card.

I hope you can join us at countryviewchallenges this month where you would be in with a chance of winning a £20 voucher to spend at countryviewcrafts.

Hugs

Rachel x

26 comments:

  1. Hi dear Rachel, what a perfect hot summer day you created there. Such a gorgeous stamp and the shells work perfectly. Sending you August hugs xxx

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  2. Beautiful Rachel, I love the look of the texture you've got with the sand and the shells give is really beachy feel.

    Hugs Sue xx

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  3. Stunning card Rachel, love the texture and beautiful postcard.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  4. What a stunning card Rachel x love the colours and amazing texture Great CI stamp too.....I know Anne will treasure it.
    Having been away I have missed the last posts and want you to know that I am sending you and yours my best wishes following your dear dads passing

    Annie x

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  5. Great card Rachel. Love the idea of combining the background with the postcard.xx

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  6. Lovely summer card, Rachel! Hugs and kisses!

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  7. Wonderful design and a great image - love how it sits on that wonderful background xx

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  8. This is great ! I love it !
    Corrie x

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  9. Fabulous card Rachel, fabulous background colours and a wonderful topper, certainly depicts a hot summer, Kate x

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  10. Love the sand effect in fact I love all of it. Hugs Mrs A.

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  11. A super card Rachel, great design.
    I think Jane was being a bit hopeful when she chose her challenge theme!
    Pauline
    x

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  12. I wish I was there... Love your sand texture, very realistic and the sky, just beautiful.

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  13. Brilliant love the sand effect but that sky is absolutly fabulous really realistic from what I remember we hav had grey clouds and rain for past few days
    Carol x

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  14. A wonderful card and a stamp I haven't inked up in the longest time yet it was a favourite of mine.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  15. I love the wonderful sky you created and the sand looks incredible! Love this! Hugs, Anne xx

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    1. did it arrive for your birthday anne???

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    2. Hi Rachel, no I am sorry, it did not get here - sorry! Hugs, Anne xxx

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  16. This is beautiful Rachel, I really like how you've added your shells xx

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  17. Rachel, I love this beach babe! Fantastic summer card. Hugs, Autumn

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  18. Beautiful summer card, Rachel! Great background and the image is adorable. Have a nice week!
    xxx Evelyn

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  19. Hi Rachel, I love this! A beautiful summer day. Hugs Debs xx

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  20. Just popped back to say thank you for joining in our Summertime Fun challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs, Anne xxx

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  21. Fabulous card, love the main image one of my fabourites ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

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  22. Such a lovely card Rachel - I love the addition of the shells along the bottom. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie x

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Thankyou so much for leaving a comment - it really does mean a lot to me! Hugs Rachel xx