"Who's ready for a little sand, a little sun and a little surf? Let's take this challenge for a stroll beside the shore! Create a vintage or shabby chic project with a beachy theme. Use ocean colors and beach images to add a fun seaside feel to your project."
Now I'm pretty sure that this is NOT a shabby chic card, and while it might harken back a few years, I don' think it's vintage either. But it is "beachy" in a pop art sort of way...
I started with an Archival "Jet "Black" image of an beach-related items (this is an old wood-mounted Outlines Rubber Stamp Company collage stamp) on a scrap of Neena solar white card. I colored it with Distress Markers, using a blending pen occasionally, but aiming mostly for the bold solid-color look of the sixties:
- Stamps: Outlines Rubber Stamp Company (1795)
- Dies: Sizzix Thinlits “Vacation” (661288)
- Inks: Archival Jet Black”; Distress Markers “Walnut Stain”, “Mermaid Lagoon”, “Antique Linen”, “Weathered Wood”, “Candied Apple”, “Squeezed Lemonade”, “Tumbled Glass”, “Spiced Marmalade”, Spun Sugar”, “Worn Lipstick”, Brushed Corduroy”, Salty Ocean” and “Blueprint Sketch”; Wink of Stella “clear” (GE999); Pigma Micron 05 #1 archival “black” pen
- Papers: Neena “Solar White”; scraps of yellow and blue
- Adhesives: RedLine 1/8” Embossing Tape; Xyron 250 sticker maker
(NOTE to the reader of this post: I spent a lot of childhood days down the shore (as they say in New Jersey); I have also walked along the Atlantic pink shell and white sand beaches of Florida, the shingle beaches of Great Britain, and the sandy beaches of the California coast, Kauai, Thailand, and even French Polynesia. But I never saw an adirondack chair on the beach, let alone a drink with a little umbrella. We did have pails and shovels to make sandcastles as children, we did wore sunglasses and flip-flops, we often found shells, and we surely did get sunburned, but this isn't a really accurate depiction of any single beach I've ever visited... so I am not implying that this in any way reflects my beach-going days!)