July 20, 2011

Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past Blog Hop-Beach Clothes Line

TE blast blog hop

So glad you hopped on by to my project! The theme for the blog hop this month was Sending You Sunshine and boy, are we getting summer weather here in Southern Ontario! With the humidity, it is supposed to be 47 C later this week. YIKES!

te beach clothesline july

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I used Hangin’ Out Beach and Hangin’ Out for my card today. I prefer to use the boxer shorts from the latter for guys swim trunks because they have no pattern making it easier to layer over patterned paper. Everything was stamped on patterned paper except the tree top and coconuts. I used plain cardstock for them. Then I used Copics for shading to make them look more 3-D.

The sand and shells are by Mudd Puddles and if you Google them, I’m sure you can find them online. They make the best sand and shells that come in little pots in glue so they are ready to use. One small note: I bought mine a year ago and they were starting to dry out! So I added some water and shook them (gently with the shells) to reactivate the glue. Definitely check yours out if you have some and add water if needed.

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Enjoy, Rebecca

Stamps: TE, tab punch stamp-SU!
Ink: chocolate chip, Baja-SU!, Antique Linen Distress ink
Paper: It’s late, I can’t remember the manufacturers! Lime Rickey, Splash, kraft, olive CS-SU!
Accessories: Copic markers, Taylor’s Twinkles, Pink Divine Twine, foam dots- Jody Morrow, BBQ skewer, sand, shells-Mudd Puddles, tab punch-SU!


Jules said...

WOW - Rebecca, this is such a wonderful beach scene! I love all the elements, textures, etc. Brava!

Michelle VP said...

What a relaxing scene! It would be lovely to be at a beach now. :) Love the sand and shells!

Jodi Collins said...

Oh! How FABULOUS!! LOVE the scene you have created here! The sand is the MOST fabulous touch EVER!!!

Natalie said...

Wonderful job coloring and paper piecing!! Fabulous!

Debbie Carriere said...

I love it!!! Love all the texture and fun elements!

Bumbles and Fairy-Tales said...

What an amazing beach scene! I love all the details, especially the sand! Super job :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a perfect summer card Rebecca. Love fabulous images, the colors... the sand and shells are jsut perfect!

Jenn said...

What a beautiful card! The scene is so gorgeous and the sand and shells are fabulous!

Unknown said...

This is so super darling! I love how real your palm tree is.

Tracy said...

This is AMAZING Rebecca!!!! The sand and shells are the icing on the cake (or cupcake). Sooo love your beach scene. I feel like I'm really there!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Wow, what a great beach scene! I love the sand and the shells, just awesome!

Chris L.

Unknown said...

This is a very creative card. I love how you took two different elements (the beach and a clothes line) and managed to look cohesive. It is very pretty. You did a great job.