Friday, June 30, 2017

Lazy Summer Challenge

Hi everyone can you believe that today is the last day of June. Will someone please slow down this year it will be holiday time at this rate before I know it.

 I'm still waiting for images to do projects for the design team so I thought I would do a card for Shopping Our Stash Lazy Summer Days challenge. The challenge is to create a project either of what you will be doing or would like to do this Summer. My first thought was go to the ocean. As some of you know I didn't leave my heart in San Francisco I left it at the ocean the very first time I saw it as a child.

O.K. be prepared to pick your jaw up off the floor after the curtain lifts. I know I'm biased but this card turned out better than the one in my head. In fact I managed to capture the sunset that is in a photo I took during my last beach trip. Lol! Now I don't want to give it away.

*Music plays as the curtain rises.* Ta Da!

I started by airbrushing two different shades of pink on my card stock for my sunset. I then air brushed a dark yellow on "patty paper". The paper which goes in between hamburgers. I glued it onto my card stock using white glue so it would be more transparent.

I airbrushed my sand. Then I took recycled coffee grounds and mixed them into Matte Medium which I brushed over my airbrushing.  The Matte Medium dries clear so  shows whatever color you use. I really need to buy some sand but a friend reminded me there are some beaches with dark sand.

I flunked 101 drawing so after doing some modifications to an ocean image I printed on patty paper.  I then applied white Radiant Neon Amplify and used my heat gun to puff it up. I then took two different blue color pencils and filled in the water. After I was done I cut around the top breakers and wrapped my image around to the back of my panel where I adhered it.

Then the only thing left was to stamp my sentiment. I used a Just For Fun stamp and Stazon Timber Brown ink. I cut around using fancy scissors which reminds me of waves. Adhered it to my card and I was done.

My days will be full of relaxing sunsets while I drink cool drinks on my patio. Who knows I may even go to the park and walk through the sand box barefoot. Lol! I may even put on a CD of ocean sounds and close my eyes opening up my mental scrapbook of days spent at the ocean and be there once again.

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!


  1. Gorgeous beach scene you have created there!
    Thanks for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew for our Lazy Summer Days challenge this week!!

  2. Wow! Card is fabulous! I love everything about it! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash! Cyndi, DT

  3. Really lovely card Myoriah, fab scene, I love the ocean too ....relaxing


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