Thursday, 2 June 2011

Going for a dip

It's really warm today, it feels just like summer.  I wish I could sneak off to the beach but instead I got out my Artistic Stamper stamps (Seaside No. 1 plate).  I chose the lovely bathing beauty and stamped her with Versafine Onyx Black, then mounted her onto pale blue card, rounding the corners with a punch.  The background card was embossed using Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades folder, Retro Circles and mounted it all onto a black card blank.  The banner was made by stamping the little shells from the plate onto white card and punching them out with a Woodware tag punch then threaded them on a piece of white fibre.  To finish off I added a lovely silver shell and some blue pearls.
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Paper Cutz - Use a banner
Bling It On - Embossing
Crafters Companion - Here comes summer
Penny's Paper Crafty - Here comes summer
Truly Scrumptious - Summer Sparkle
Everybody Art - Banners


fairysparkle said...

Lovely work ,i just love those retro stamps and you have made going to the beach look very inviting x

Lindalou said...

What a great stamp that is. Just love the bathing beauty. Great job on this card.

Came over from CPS to visit.

papertrails leaver said...

loving your blakc and white afternoon dip! This is stunning with the focus on the vintage image. Thanks for joining us at Penny's! :-) amy

Wishcraft said...

Fab card Jack, what a great stamp :o) Love the embossing too! Lisa x

Anonymous said...

This is so wonderful. Was this the stamp set you won from them? Anyway, a brilliant stamp but it is in your hands that it really shines. Love the banner idea.

shell said...

Fabulous hun, it's perfect in black and white, thanks for joining us this month at Bling It On.
Shell xx

Michele said...

Such a wonderful card. Thanks for joining us this week at Truly Scrumptious Challenge. Hugs Michele x

Jennie said...

Great design on this and fabulous take on the CPS sketch this week. Thanks for playing along.

Debs said...

gorgeous card..great use of embossing..thanks for joining us at Bling It On and good luck Debs x