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8/21/2015

A Beachy State of Mind - DeeDee's Digis

Hooray, It's Friday! Welcome, pull up a chair, and let's chat about the weekend. We're pretty much ready for it here at our house - hope you are too. A bit cooler for the past few days, but still very muggy & humid. Local kids are back at school - which I expect their parents are thankful for that!

Today's card is a cute DeeDee's Digi which has some really fun summer (or end of summer!) images to use. While you're at the site, do check out the Path of Positivity theme , that DeeDee's Challenges is sponsoring this month. How would  _you_ interpret the idea of  'positive'?

Ok, on to the card:


- DeeDee's Beachy State of Mind digi set; selected several of the digi designs, inserted into a Word document, printed out. Hmmm..pretty easy, as these can be resized to whatever scale you desire. Added some Glossy Accents to the umbrella after die cutting with S/B Decorative Labels 8. Set aside to dry.

Printed out the beach bag, flip-flops, resized both of those to fit in with the beach scene I envisioned, fussy cut.  Added a little shading on the flip-flops, then dabbed some glossy accents to the sandals, sunglass lens, and to the water bottle top -  with just a tiny drop on the screw of the beach chair frame.

- Impresson Obsession Mini Shell set dies from a white snippet. Colored with copics, then added some Liquid Pearl Opal for the sheen of shells, shaped just lightly with a stylus. Adhered with some glossy accents.

- shaded the edge of the Label 8 die cut with some DI Tumbled Glass. Covered a white card base with some blue DP that sort of looks like waves - distressed around the edges of this paper with some DI Faded Jeans to add more contrast to the die shape. This rather defeated my idea of having the 'waves' show on the patterned paper background.

Once the main scene had been glued to the card, decided to add the ocean blue, creating a horizon line between the water & sky. Some white gel pen for waves.

- Hello die was a freebie from an order, 3 white snippet layers, colored with copic blues, added some WoS for shine, then Glossy Accents. Easy Peasy. Reminds me of Florida beach days. Hope you'll pop over to DeeDee's and check out the new releases for August.

Ya'll have a great afternoon. Thanks for popping by, and big hugs coming your way.

39 comments:

Veerle said...

Hi Mary, beautiful card I love it. You could enter it in our new challenge that has started today themed At The Beach. You can read all about it on my blog and there is also the link to the challenge page.
Yes I too am ready for the weekend. Tomorrow our little family gathering here at our place.
Kids are not yet back to school over here. School always starts at september 1rst.
Enjoy the weekend Mary, hugs Veerle x

Donna Hanley said...

Wow today would be the day for me to take that bag, flip flops and everything else and head down to the beach. It is quite hot and extremely humid around here so the beach would feel real good about now. You did a wonderful job putting this all together, Mary. Hoe you have a beachy weekend.

Eve Maynard said...

Hi Mary
I love your fabulous beach themed card which is coloured so perfectly and that di is gorgeous!!
Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Eve xx

Jean said...

You have made a lovely summery scene her Mary. I like the Glossy Accents highlights and the bright colours.
Have a great weekend.
Jean x

Carol said...

What a gorgeous summer card Mary...could just do with a spot of relaxation at the beach! Been very muggy here too, hope it's going to clear out over the weekend. Carol x

Pat said...

This is a gorgeous beach scene and love the way you have put it together with the sea in the background and all on that pretty die cut mat and the shells and starfish around the edge invite you in to the picture beautifully. Hope you have a good weekend. x

Donna Ellis said...

What a fabulous design and wonderful colors! Makes me want to hang out at the beach, listening to the waves and birds...

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous card, Mary!! I love the scene you've created!! I'd love to be sitting in that chair right now!! Love the colors and all of the fabulous details!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Darnell J Knauss said...

EVERYONE will be wishing they were sitting in your inviting beach scene, Mary! It looks dreamy!! Have a great weekend!! Hugs, Darnell

Sarah said...

Morning Mary, I remember the sigh of relief when the first week of September came around and the boys went back to school!! Saying that our youngest (22!!) and his girlfriend have been house/dog sitting for friends for the past week and I have actually missed him being around, particularly at night when Martin has gone to work, it's the security more than anything though!! Anyway, what a fabulous card, love how you have built up the scene and added your own touches. Not sure I'm going to get any sun lounging done before summer is over!! xx

Patricia said...

Brilliant card Mary,
Just wish we had weather to go sit in the sun and use all the wonderful thugs you have on display.
Have a great weekend
Patricia x

Barb said...

What a great beach scene you've made Mary. I found it interesting reading about the different techniques you've used. I not tried using digi stamps yet.

Thank you for visiting and joining my blog. I'm your new follower too. Barbxx

Sue said...

Kids go back to school on 3rd September here in Norfolk. Some counties have different dates.

Love the card. We are set for temps around 29 today and some of the country is in for some bad thunderstorms.

Hope you have a lovely weekend. Sue

Sammy said...

This is so lovely. and it looks like everything belongs exactly where you put it. If you hadn't mentioned it, I'd have thought it was a stamp.
Have a lovely weekend! x

Redanne said...

I just love the beach scene you created Mary, it looks positively inviting. The layering up you did just adds to the realism of the whole piece and the waves in the background are absolutely brilliant! It makes me wish I was by the sea.... cold, wet and windy here... Have a great weekend.

Thanks so much for your lovely comment on Lord Wampyr, I really do appreciate it! Hugs, Anne xxx

Maxine D said...

Oh I wish I was there Mary - this is a most inviting scene and a gorgeous card.
Blessings
Maxine

Veerle said...

Thank you Mary for joining our challenge. Big hug Veerle xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ahhh, Mary! beachy scenes are coming back again here .. after today especially remind me of summer downunder .. clever use of colours as hey are definitely summery.
... and wow die overload, familiar and new! joy! .. off to peek at the shell dies: Shaz in oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Petra Swart said...

Surely would have loved to sit in that chair right now, Mary!!! Lovely scene you've created - such lovely and fun detail to enjoy!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Marilyn said...

Awesome beach card!!

Stampsnob. said...

Would be a wonderful weekend if I could just sit in that chair and help myself to what ever is in that bag ,,,,,,,, Instead I am enjoying a visit from our son and family ...seems like I can't get out of my least favorite room ( kitchen) they all eat a ton more and more often than we do...but we love having them ......Lis

Donna said...

Oh, the last days of summer! And what a gorgeous scene. You've added a ton of detail here. It's a work of art. Have a wonderful weekend!

Sandy said...

This is interesting Mary - are these images pre-colored and then you cut everything out separately and then came up with your own design? Whatever you did it made for a nice summer card!
Sandy xx

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful beach scene, Mary! I can almost hear the waves crashing! Love how you did the water and how the edge off the frame looks like waves! Hope you have a great weekend!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Mary! What a gorgeous beach scene! Deedee's has a lot of new ones I haven't seen! I love how you made the shells - they look so real! Enjoy your weekend!

jimlynn said...

Oh, I wish I was there right now! So cute and fun and yet the framework around it gives it that beautiful look. Love it!
Lynn

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful card Mary, love the sunny beach scene.
Very hot this morning, but dulled down somewhat and a bit cooler now, we can have all the seasons in a day, hugs Kate x

Creations by Shirl said...

Love your cute beach scene...thanks for sharing it with us over at Creative Corner Challenge!

Carol L said...

What a wonderful scene you've created for a great summer getaway! I love the soft colors along with that stitched umbrella, and all you have to do is call my name, and I'm SO there! Fun card Mary!

Pippa said...

Great card Mary. We are only 6 miles from the coast here, not that we get down there very often it's far too crowded in the summer! Mind you anyone on the beach this afternoon would have got an extra drenching, we had the most amazing summer storm, rain, thunder and lightening!

rachel said...

what a fun card Mary - I adore your make - so bright and summery! Big Hugs rachel x

Loll said...

Looks like a lovely and warm sunny day ... perfect for spending it at the beach. I love how your die-cut border looks like waves lapping up against the flip flops!

Have a wonderful weekend and hope it stays cooler for you. xx

Shona Erlenborn said...

You've created a very inviting beach scene here Mary. Love the addition of the flip flops! Really fabulous card. Love the waves too.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love your dreamy beach-side scene. The flip flops are the perfect touch along with the waves. Love the use of the glossy accents and the white gel pen.

Kim Heggins said...

Oh my....after seeing your card I feel like I need to take a trip to the beach. Your scene is so sweet and I am in love with that pair of fabulous flip flops!

Faith A said...

A super card, love what you have done with the image, fabulous details. I would love to be there today, instead of the lashing rain we have here.

Pia S said...

It's a beautifully detailed beach design, love what you did to those flip flops and how real those seashells look. Sweet, summery and colorful card.

crafty-stamper said...

Our grandaughters have another two weeks off yet 7 weeks in all!!!Beautiful beach scene and great little fussy cut embellishments
Carol x

Jacee said...

What a lovely little scene Mary, could do with relaxing like that myself!
hugs Jacee
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