Thursday, 17 July 2014

Summer's Day

My blogging and commenting has been sporadic lately to say the least, so if I haven't been round to you lately I promise I will do so!
I have been really busy and feel like I am constantly playing catch up - didn't work this hard when I was gainfully employed!! LOL
Anyway, before I have to go out again I have a card to share.
I made this earlier this week - locked myself away for a couple of spare hours- and as time again was short opted for a CAS style.
I inked up the background using Distress Inks in shades of blue, stamped a couple of flying birds and punched out a 'sun'.
The image is by Stampin Up and is one of a small pile previously stamped that I am currently working through.
Pained also in Distress Inks, I cut round the little boy and his sandcastle, sponging a tiny amount of blue to the edges where they meet the 'sea'.
I stuck him to the inside of a die cut square frame cut from linen textured card and then used 3d foam poads to raise him and the frame up from the background.
The shells and starfish were fussy cut after stamping and the sentiment is I think by Papermania.
Challenges -
Dream valley - Summer
Crafty Little fairies - Summer Fun
Inky Impressions - Summer Fun
Creative card Crew - Beach/sea
Addicted to Stamps - CAS
Fresh Brewed - Seaside
Cardz 4 Guys - At the Beach

It's a glorious day here - hope I can find some time later to sit out and relax in the warm sunshine!
Have a great day whatever you're doing and thanks so much for looking! x


Carole said...

This is lovely Viv and really says summer.I like the way you have brought the boy forward and your soft colours add to it all. To me its a take on a photo with the frame round it.Brilliant! xx

SARN said...

Very summery indeed . . . I feel like nipping down to the beach now!

Hugs, Darn Sarn xxx

Sue said...

Beautiful Summer scene,love your colouring and card.
Sue x

Cazro said...

Wonderful card, I love how you have created the layers to create the 3D look. Clever colouring too, a stong summer masculine card. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

Barb Ghig said...

Such a beautiful CAS design, and I love your beach theme! Thanks so much for playing along with us at ATSM this week! Hope you'll come back again soon!

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card aviv and love the scene you've created


Sue said...

such a gorgeous card Viv. The image is delightful and your soft colouring is so beautiful. I love the way you have framed it too.
Thank you, also, for taking part in the Crafty Little Fairies Challenge this month.
Sue xx

Meggymay said...

A wonderful seaside scene, the little guy looks like he is having fun.
Yvonne x

Wendy said...

Gorgeous summery card Viv, fabulous design.
Hope you got to sit out and relax in the sunshine today.
Wendy xx

Shana Gaff said...

Lovely coloring! I like the image popped up like that. The white frame is very nice too! Thanks for playing along at ATSM. :)

Julie Beech said...

What a lovely serene beach scene you have created.
So glad you shared it with us at ATSM this week. :)

ahlers5 said...

Very sweet. Love the framing. Thanks so much for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz this week.

Pia S said...

What a lovely summer card! Love the softness of the colors and the way you framed the scene.

JayBe said...

Gorgeous, Viv - love the pastel colour tones. Perfect for our 'At the Beach' challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz, thanx for sharing.
Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

Irish Cherokee said...

Have this image but have not done anything with it as of yet. Nicely done Viv.

Funny how being retired is more work than being employed. Who knew? Everyone but us I guess.LOL

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so beautiful.

Desire Fourie said...

This is so perfect for our BY THE SEA/SUMMER theme. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
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Neets B said...

Lovely little framed scene, lots of layers yet still remaining clean and simple. Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week, Anita x

Pat said...

I love the image Viv and the lovely soft colours you have used. It looks great framed like that and makes you long to be on that beach dipping your toes in the water. I also love the cute shells with the sentiment. x

coops said...

so stunning viv.the beach scene is gorgeous and i love how you have framed it ;D

xx coops xx

paper fun said...

Very nice. The frame is really fabulous with this lovely beach scene.

Thanks for joining our Sea/Beach challenge at Creative Card Crew.


Helen said...

Great card - love the way you've layered it.

Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Helen x

MommyScraps said...

So summery and cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Inky Impressions!

Hugs, Adina

Margaret said...

One of my most favorite stamp sets from SU. I could never let it go. Love your wonderful design. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew. Good luck. Maggie, DT

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card the frame and dimension...fabulous colouring and love this stamp..
Thanks for joining in with us at “Crafty Little Fairies”
Summer fun challenge..


MagsB said...

What a perfect summer scene, Viv! The decoupage gives such a lovely 3D look! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

love Mags B x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

What an utterly perfect and beautiful Summer scene. Love your card design and layout. Thanks so much for joining in our 'Feels Like Summer' challenge at Fab 'n' Funky. Hope you'll join in our next challenge too. Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Hmm, not sure when I commented just then which DT hat I had on! I hope I thanked you for joining in our Dream Valley 'Summer' challenge with your gorgeous card. Hugs, Wends x Dream Valley DT

Annette said...

Fab card, I love how you've put it into the frame.
Annette - Netty's Cards
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