Saturday, September 3, 2016

Saying Goodbye To Summer

I'm saying goodbye to summer with a beachy card that fits the Dies R Us Challenge perfectly ~ Summer Vacation.

I started by masking off a skyline and inked in the sky with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  The water was then blended in using Faded Denim Distress Ink, and Ballet Blue and Blissful Blue from Stampin' Up.
I tore off a piece of kraft paper and randomly rubbed some Gathered Twigs Distress Ink all over it.  I then sprayed the kraft paper with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to give it a teensy bit of shimmer, like the sun glistening on the wet sand.  After attaching the kraft to the inked up base, I added some tiny dot waves using a gel pen.  I went over the waves with texture paste which I just pounced on with my finger.  I then added the Impression Obsession Beach Chair and Beach Umbrella and some IO Grass.  A piece of twine to finish it off.

I'll also be entering this card into the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit


  1. Beautiful your white caps! Just a great place to plunk down with the summer tourist season over. Plenty of sunshiny warm days well into October....BUT don't tell anybody! :) Love your card and the vibe!

  2. Oh Birgit this is awesome! I LOVE making scene's like this and I love the angle on yours ... what a great idea (and the choppy seas) ... thanks for inspiration! Great job! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Summer Vacation’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  3. Oh no, I'm not ready to say goodbye to Summer although our weather definitely says Fall. What a lovely beach scene, Birgit.

  4. I'm with Linda I'm not ready to say goodbye to summer! but I know Fall has so much wonderful beauty of it's own.

    This is a delightful and calming scene. I love each little attention to detail to make this card shimmer and sparkle : )


  5. Wonderful calming scene. Thanks for sharing it with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope to see more of your creations.
    DRU DT A

  6. Oh Birgit, this is a wonderful beach scene...I love the torn kraft and extra glitter along with the gathered twigs. Wow, your attention to all the details is perfect...oh, LOVE your waves in the ocean too! Maybe this could be a "bring on the summer" card, just so it feels like you are saying hello instead of goodbye!!

  7. What a beautiful little scene you have created here Birgit...reminds me of time spent at Lake Michigan! I love how you did the waves on this card and your sparkly wet sand too! Fabulous card my friend!! :0)

  8. Amazing beach scene! Love the little waves on the water. Thank you so much for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. Gayatri xx

  9. Beautiful card! thank you for dropping this off at WAW I wish you the best in the draw - blessings - WAW DT Gail

  10. Great card, but I'm not ready to say goodbye to summer yet! You created a beautiful scene for me to continue to enjoy the summer a bit longer. I love it!

  11. This is a nice way to end the summer by sitting by a beach and you captured the scene so well. I love the water and how you created the waves

  12. Beautiful beach scene!!! I love how you created the ocean and love all the texture! Thank you so much for joining us in our summer vacation challenge at Dies R Us! Hope to see you in the next challenge!!
    ♥ Dies R Us Challenges ♥
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  13. Great way to say goodbye to summer, love the way you did the waves in the water and love the touch of twine is perfect!


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