Another amazing weekend has come and gone and this weekend I started thinking about some of my best summer weekend adventures and came to a conclusion...alot of them have to do with the beach!
I am very fortunate I live about 1 hour away from Galveston Island which is a charming beach community that dates back to the Victorian era. and I have spent a number summer days roaming about the island discovering new hidden treasures like amazing restraunts, little hole in the wall places and wonderful shops. I love the beach so much that I noticed that I have had a theme going for the last few years and it seams right around June or so I start createing amazing Beach inspired cards and treasures.
I thought it would be fun to share with you some items I made with a beach theme and perhaps it will inspire you to create something or even just hop down to the shore to hear the waves crash (nothing more calming). Please enjoy my works!
BEACH LIFE ALTERED FRAME
I did this frame for the 2015 Gecko Galz Retreat where I will be teaching how to make it. I took this nifty frame and added white paint to it to create a vintage look then added some amazing images from Gecko Galz. Then I added some cream tulle ribbon as well as cream silk flowers and seashells.
this is a great way to show off pictures you have taken at the shore!
BEAUTY AND THE BEACH CARD
So using the same girl from my frame above I created this amazing little card. I alcohol inked glossy paper in blues and greens for my background then added some fun fibers I found at JoAnn's and sprinkled on a few mini seashells.
So for this cute card I worked with Gecko Galz Mermaids Garden digital Stamps and some amazing papers by paper studio (including the banner). I created a tag to slip down inside the pocket but it is the perfect place to put a gift card for a summer birthday card.
BEACHY KEEN DAY CARD
So for this card I used Gecko Galz Splish Splash Digital Stamps and their Beachy Keen papers. I also alcohol inked glossy paper as my background piece. This is a simple little card to brighten anyones day.
For this card I used Gecko Galz Mermaids Garden Digi Stamp set as well as amazing papers from K & Co. I colored the mermaid using copic markers and then layered on mica flakes by stamping up.
SUNSHINE WISHES CARD
This was a more complex card but amazingly fun to make. I used Gecko Galz Splish Splash Digi stamp set colored the mermaid using copic markers. Then I cut out a 4" circle and with an xacto knife cut like a pie and pulled back the pieces to reveal the mermaid. Around the outer edge of the circle I created my own sand stickles by combining sand and glossy accents (or triple thick) and squeezed it on. Her bubble are created with glossy accents.
I hope you have fun and create your own fun ocean inspired works.