Sunday, 19 July 2015

Life's a Beach

Evening all.
Just got in from rounding up the sheep to their over night quarters, don't like to leave them in the house field, just in case one or two seek the juicy pastures that are the lawn and wildflower meadow! 
We had over 50 chopping their way through the grass on Boxing Day!
The quiet has descended following a super day for Ben's birthday yesterday. The sun shone but it was just right not too hot and the kids had a whale of a time with the water pistols,clambering over the old tractor and train spotting.
I spent a little time in the craft room this aft playing and relaxing after the birthday boy got his Mum and Dad up at 5 and us at 6. This is the result.


I don't have much in the way of beach stamps so I went with a little sponged inky scene and a shaker. The darker granules are some teeny tiny glass beads I bought 10 years ago and have been languishing in the bits box. Wish I hadn't started 'cos it gets everywhere and adheres to any sticky surface!The lighter 'sand' is a bit of sandpaper, fine grade that I was using to sharpen a punch. I used the wrong side of some linen effect card for this as the pattern was a little harsh but the wrong side gave enough texture to give added interest. Sentiment is from STAMPlorations.

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22 comments:

  1. Love your little beach scene .... that sunset is just gorgeous! xx

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  2. Beautiful sponging, the scene feels so peaceful, lovely.

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  3. Woweeee - the gorgeous sunset against that pristine white is incredible. Sounds like you've had a great time celebrating your grandon's birthday! I'm sure he'll treasure those moments.

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  4. I LOVE your beach shaker card. The scene you created is so calm and inviting!!!Thanks for playing along at The Paper Players this week!

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  5. I love the sunset you have created. It reminds me of where lived for also twenty years -- Bonaire in the Netherlands Antilles (a small island off the coast of Venezuela).

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  6. Love your beautiful sunset card

    Kathyk

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  7. A stunning and delightful beach scene Julie and a wonderful way to relax after your busy day.
    Thanks for playing along at Less is More and AAA Cards. Sarah x

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous seaside card, Julie, the sunset is so beautiful.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  9. This is fantastic! Love the scene that you've created, fantastic use of the sandpaper and glass beads. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players, hope to see you again soon!

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  10. Your beachy scene is just gorgeous, Julie! How ingenious of you to use tiny beads and sandpaper for your beach, and the textured paper makes such a difference. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Paper Players!

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  11. Oh wow Jules, what a stunning piece of art you created! This is just gorgeous
    Thanks so much for joining us
    Anne
    Less is More

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  12. Gorgeous card! I love that it is a shaker card and how clever to use both sandpaper and the micro beads.

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  13. That's a gorgeous scene, Julie. And you're so resourceful, great use of the beads and sandpaper!
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

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  14. This is A-MAZING!! Gorgeous sponged sunset Jules. And love that you've used sandpaper for your sand --- so cool!! xx

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  15. A beautiful scenary. Love your card,
    Eva

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  16. This is just gorgeous!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  17. Absolutely beautiful beach scene. Your sponging is beautifully done and I love your sandpaper beach. Thanks so much for linking up and playing with us at AAA Cards.

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  18. Very lovely sponged scene, made elegant in the frame. Beautiful card!

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  19. Really gorgeous beach scene - and amazing creativity to use sandpaper for the sand! Love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at AAA Cards this week! Jill

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  20. Lovely! I would love to be sitting on that beach right now! Love your creative use of the sandpaper; I need to file that idea away.

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