Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Summertime, summertime!

Good Morning.  Well I don't know about where you are, but here in Florida things are heating up.  And summertime is definitely here.  So what better way to kick off June than with a summer project!  I used Crafty Secrets Seaside stamp set for this project.


This is a layout I created using the Seaside stamp set, last fall.  But I decided to wait for a warmer day to post it.  I had ALOT of fun with this one.  I started with distressed background paper by Basic Grey.  As you can see I stamped the shells to create my on designer paper.  I added a strip of blue down the center of the layout.  I found the perfect sheet of blue dp in one of my Crafty Secrets Paper pads to mount my photo's on.  Then I started adding elements that work well for a beach page.  If you know me, you know I love texture.  On the detailed photo's below you can see how I layered Course Pumis Gel (gritty medium found in artist section at local craft store) and cheese cloth.  Add of course I had to throw some raffia on there. 



I created my own chipboard charms to dangle.





And I embellished the rest of the layout with some of the wonderful images from the Seaside set.




Doesn't it make you want to head out to the beach??

Thanks so much for stopping by!

31 comments:

Seleise said...

what a gorgeous layout! love it! and, good luck with the house and the move!

Patti J said...

Absolutely stunning card and your scrapbooking layout is beyond stunning! Wow, Melisa!!! You are amazing!

Barb said...

Beautiful work, my friend! LOVE the sandy texture & all of the details. Good luck with the inspections!

Gemma said...

Wow, what a great take on our challenge this weeks], the colours you used are absolutely beautiful and so many great details! Thank you for joining us at SSC, Gemma

HappyCrafter said...

Wow, that card and page are so beautiful! I love the sea and have tons of seashore stamps, will have to dig them out and borrow that sentiment. I like the little tags too, will have to play and try this out :-)

Annette said...

Absolutely stunning & gorgeous! I love all the details. Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

cindy said...

Beautiful Card and LO:)

Barb Hardeman said...

Awesome card! Your details are wonderful and the color is just perfect for a Beach scene! Thanks so much for joining us at SSC this week.
Hugs,
Barb

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Wow, wow and wow! The first one is a congrats on the house sale!! Yay! An answer to prayer, especially in this market! The other two are reactions to your amazing card and layout! The ocean and sandy colors, the seashore details and layer of papers, oh my, wonderful!

Doing a happy dance with you!!

Hugs from the still rainy Pacific Northwest.

Jenny Gropp said...

Beautiful!!

Paula said...

Fantastic...love the ribbon and shells...such nice touches! Great take on the Life's a Beach Challenge at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!
Pleasantly,
Paula

Donna said...

This is such a fun card and perfect for this week's challenge! Thanks for joining in the fun at PTW :) Donna x

Maria Matter said...

oh Wow Melisa, your card is beautiful and your LO is gorgeous!!!
love these colors, great choice for that seaside feeling!!
Beautiful, beautiful creations!!!
blessings!

Jess said...

So sweet! Love all the ribbon!

ScrappyPam said...

Beautiful! I love everything about these!

Keeping my fingers crossed for your house sale!

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is gorgeous Melisa! Wow- I love all of it- what fab embellishments- love the L.O. Great news about the house- hope the rest of the move goes smoothly too!

Sue Lelli said...

This is just Lovely! One of my FAV color combos! The details are wonderful = especially love how you cut out the shells and starish and used all the ribbons and raffia together! Since I'm at the beach I love it even more!

Sue Lelli said...

This is just Lovely! One of my FAV color combos! The details are wonderful = especially love how you cut out the shells and starish and used all the ribbons and raffia together! Since I'm at the beach I love it even more!

Jennifer said...

WOW! BEAUTIFUL layout! Love all the gorgous details!!!

Sprytebyrd said...

Beautiful! So much detail and texture!
Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamptacular Sunday! ♥ Good luck on our "Life's A Beach" challenge!
Dee (Spryte)

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW this is awesome! LOVE your color choices and all the eye candy is wonderful! Good Luck on the inspections ... I'll be thinking about you!

Kim said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS card & page!!!
Love these colors together...

Makes me want to go to the BEACH now!!!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog...
Yes TAC has a couple of new artist and I'm really excited tabout the new catty coming out at the end of the month...

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Lovely work dear.
Thanku for visiting my blog.

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Melisa - this is just so serene, I love your colours and the embellishments - they go with this set beautifully! You are so creative Melisa - I have a little something on my Blog for you!! Thanks for sharing!! {{{hugs}}}

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Melisa...this is absolutely gorgeous!!!! Your card is just precious and the layout is STUNNING...so many beautiful details!!!!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh these are BEAUTIFUL! Love the soft colors and the beach scenes.

Justine said...

I was just looking at this stamp set. Thanks for the inspiration. Good luck on the house

Nanny's Room said...

This is an outstanding layout!!!Beautiful work. Looking forward to working with you in July with MFP

Shirl said...

This is absolutely stunning. And all those details! Raffia, the cheese cloth, course pumis gel...everything! It's perfect!

Liz Williams said...

We will have to get together when you get to Houston!!! Welcome to Texas.

Denise @ Paper Gems said...

WOW, This beach scene is just outstanding. The colors, the layout, the balance is very nice! LOVE IT!

I'm a fan of Crafty Secrets and just got a couple sets from Sue's shop.

Stop by my blog for a "look" @ my cards.

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