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Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Summer Days



Hello,  I can't remember the last time I posted 2 days in a row, but I was determined to have one more play with this set of stamps before summer is over, although the way the weather is at the moment, I feel as if it has gone!
My background paper was quite a bright blue stripe, so to tone it down I gave it a wash with Picket Pence Distress Stain, before adding my net from some fruit packaging.  My images are Crafty Individuals, and the Tim Holtz Film strip with some cut outs behind.
There are still quite a few Summer challenges around, as well as our Wish you were Here challenge at Try it on Tuesdays (I didn't get this finished on time for mid-challenge insp .but you still have time to link up) so I am entering this at:
  Vintage Stamping Challenge - Summer Days
  Eclectic Ellapu - Nautical/Seaside (Pink Team)
  Sugar Creek Hollow - Summer Sunshine
  Crafty Catz - Lazy Days of Summer
  That's Crafty - Stamping Ground (using Stamps)

Thanks for visiting
Avril x

28 comments:

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a fantastic card! I love your fruit netting idea, how crafty of you!! Love your image and all your wonderful little seashells look so real!! So wonderful Avril! Hugs :)

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a nice layered sea side collage Avril!
greetings, Alie :-)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, you've had a great play. These card looks fantastic. Wonderful images and details.

Meggymay said...

Fabulous card, love the images and the film strip. Super way to recycle netting as well.
Yvonne x
p.s.
Just noticed, thank you for sharing this with us at SCH as well.

Paper Profusion said...

So gorgeous Avril! Yes, there sure is a nip in the air over here ... but you never know, the sun may yet warm up again for us. Nicola x

Amanda said...

A lovely card that reminds us that it still is summer!!
Love
Amanda x

Ingrid Kristina V said...

fabulous card! Love the colours and details.
Ingrid x

Mrs A. said...

Another super card Mrs B.
Hugs Mrs A.

Debbie said...

A fabulous card Avril...I have this image but have to admit to never using it....I will have to dig it out and have a play. Thank you for the inspiration. Debbie x

tilly said...

a fun seaside image, thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz
Tilly

1CardCreator said...

This is sweet Avril, love the filmstrip and driftwood too. ~Diane

Nicecrane Designs said...

Love it, love it love it Avrilll

May said...

Gorgeous summer card...Love the seaside theme... Fabulous image & design... Hugs May x x

Shirley Chillman said...

So glad you had another play with your stamps Avril as we get to see another beauty of a card.

Thank you for sharing with us ta VSC.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Christine L said...

Love this gorgeous vintage image and the fabulous card you've put around it Avril.. and it's nice to see you a couple of days in a row!

Hugs
Christine x

Darnell J Knauss said...

I always breath a sigh when I come visit and see your incredible vintage works of art, Avril! Your seaside card is an textural masterpiece!! Hugs, Darnell

Pia S said...

Lovely! Such a clever recycling of the fruit net, perfect for this design with the vintage bathing beauty!

Cathi ONeill said...

Great vintage image and beachy design! Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!

Little Artbee said...

Great idea with the fruit packaging, that looks very good. Such a nice scene you created on this lovely card. I like it so much.
Dear Greetings
Sabine

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Beautiful vintage image and layout. Love all the pretty embellishments. Thank you for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
Amelia (DT SCH)

Terry said...

This is such a seaside beauty! Love the framed bathing beauty and the added filmstrip! Happy Weekend!

Janette said...

Hi Avril, Love your card, it really sums up the feel of the sea-side, ...
I know what you mean about this awful weather, it feels like Autumn is fast approaching, I actually love it, but we haven't had enough summer yet....lets hope we get a good sept;....xxx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fantastic card Avril, gorgeous image and super detailing.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Sandy said...

By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea - you indeed have made a beautiful sea card Avril. I love all the texture and the paper you have used.
Sandy xx

brenda said...

Still on post holiday catch up Avril, but anted to pop in and say how much I like your Summer creation.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

B x

Desire Fourie said...

This is a stunning vintage creation with a wonderful seaside theme.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Avril. This is such a beautifully balanced card...I love how the main image focus's the eye and brings everything together. You just can't beat the beach for a summer scene!
Thank you for joining us at Vintage Stamping Challenges.
Dot x

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Lovely creation hun - TFS with us over @ Eclectic Ellapu this month.
Elaine aka Ellapu