Monday, 7 July 2014

Off To The Open Sea

It's difficult to think about going to the beach when we, in the southern hemisphere are in the depths of winter, but they don't call these challenges for nothing, do they? I can remember the bracing walks I used to go on, along the beach when my boys were youngsters. They loved the stormy weather with high tides and large waves! I just liked taking them out for exercise so they would give me some peace and quiet later.
I've used The Open Sea stamp set here, and Top Note Bigz Die to stamp the image on. The background stamped on Coastal Cabana is a ship's log. Behind the sailing boat, I used an easy watercoloring technique. Scribble with Stampin' Write markers onto an acrylic block, spray with water, then 'stamp' onto card. It is more subtle than I'd hoped for. I had fun with the twine and button, just something a little different.
So, Nance at the Paper Players set the Beach Challenge.
Over at the Friday Mashup the challenge was for a watercolor wash. Maybe I should have used water color paper, I went with Stampin' Up! Naturals White this time.

Hope you're having a good week,



  1. Rachel, I love how your card turned out! I think the water color wash is perfect, and I really like the layout of your card too. I'm not sure what your winters are like where you live, but I sure hope it's not like what we had here in Michigan before spring finally decided to show up this year! Thanks for joining us for the Friday Mashup.

  2. I think it came out great! I actually prefer to use Naturals White most of the time for watercoloring.

    Thanks for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

  3. Rachel, your card is fabulous! It is difficult for me to believe you are having winter. It is 90 plus at my home in Georgia! I love the ship log background stamp on the Coastal Cabana. The watercoloring, twine and button are perfect on your card! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  4. This is beautiful!I love the soft watercolor wash technique you did, such a great effect!

  5. A beautiful, beautiful background, Rachel! Such a serene scene! Thanks for playing at The Paper Players!

  6. Beautiful use of color and design! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players!


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