Aug 9, 2015

"Relaxing by the Sea"

Seaside or Beach
is our theme this month at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Living by the sea, there is always so much you can do: whether it is rugging up and walking the beaches in blustering winds (good for the legs) during Winter,  walking the dogs, coffee at beach cafes with friends while listening to local bands playing, rowing whaleboats, cruising around the harbour on yachts and relaxing with a wine, kids playing at the beach playground, watching the tuna boats come in and showing their haul for the day, or laying on your beach towel on a hot Summer's day and watching the surfers do their thing.
There is always so much going on!

So for this challenge I decided to get out my surfer stamp and show a relaxing scene.  

To me, even though it is so busy sometimes down by the sea, what I like the most is the relaxing side of it, and I hope this is how this card makes you feel.
 It is a surfer checking out the waves at the end of  Summer's day, as the sun sets over the ocean.  Deciding whether to go in just one more time.

The background was done with Archival re-inkers and highlighted with some distress inks.

The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different versions on the theme this time.
Please pop on over and check out the awesomeness of their creativity,
 be inspired, and maybe join in our fun.
Flonzcraft are our sponsors this fortnight and have a generous $20 gift voucher up for grabs,
there are spotlights and a top 3 as well.

Stamping must be the focal point on your project!

I hope you enjoy my card.


Mrs.B said...

Fabulous card Dot, love the relaxing scene and the background colours look wonderful with the bold silhouette of the surfer.
Avril xx

Amanda said...

Very relaxing indeed Dot, great card.
Amanda x

Claire said...

Beautiful card Dot, love the tranquil scene you've created. Fab background too.
Claire xx

rachel said...

wonderful work Dot - a fabulous scene - i adore this x

Cazro said...

Hi Dot, Remember me? I love everything on your card, the scene you have created with wonderful ink work, the embellishments to complete the frame and of course the super surfer. A brilliant seaside view. Thanks for palying along with us at Sparkles Monthly. Caz

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so beautiful. Really awesome. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
Cathy DT Member

Helene Siermans said...

Wow! This is so cool! Love all the different techniques you used. Big fav of mine. I can smell and feel the salt in my hair...

Thank you for sharing you talent with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge. Good luck!

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wowwww,thats beautiful... fantastic!
Greetings Carola

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,thanks for sharing with us at Country View Challenges.x

butterfly said...

What a great seascape! Lovely card.
Thanks so much for playing along at Country View Challenges.
Alison x

Heather McMahon said...

Wow - your work is amazing! It was interesting reading your comment that scrappers find cards small - how did you go with Limor's canvas???