Thursday, 14 July 2011

Dream Valley Challenge 11 - Summer Theme

At Dream Valley this week the theme is Summer.  If only we knew what that was here in the UK, lol!  Most of us know it as one nice weekend and a thunderstorm!  This week we are being sponsored by the fabulous One Stop Card Crafts, who are offering a £10 voucher for their on line store to one lucky winner.

I made two cards for this challenge.  They both are basically the same, but different!  I started with a cream card blank, added some beige hand-made paper (from PaperMania) which I'd cut into a square, wet the edges and then torn them to make it fringe.  The next layer is more hand-made paper but this time textured (sorry, no lable on packet).  Then I stamped my shells (KayCee Crafts) onto cream card using Stampin' Up Soft Suede.  The scallop shell is then edged with stitched beads and the long shell (possibly a whelk) has a bead fringe.
Go check out the fabulous creations my teamies have done over on the challenge blog.

4 comments:

lynne said...

Gorgeous use of sandy colours.
Striking.
Lynne x

Terry said...

Wonderful seashell cards! Love the soft layers and the seashells with the bead trim is a beautiful detail!

melsanford said...

Beautiful cards. Those shells are lovely and I love the beads :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Carole of Brum said...

They are both lovely Jack, the texture of the handmade paper looks great behind the stamped seashells. Love the beading too, a fab touch. CoB