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summer by the sea…

Hello dear blog friends and welcome!  This week, Nancy is presenting the new challenge at Frilly and Funkie. She has chosen a challenge called, ‘Summer By the Sea’ and has challenged us to make a card or project that focuses on the sea or beach!  I had a vintage image tucked away for quite some time, just waiting for the mood and project to align…


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Perhaps you will enjoy using it too, so here it is.  I have not found any copyright information on it and so I am assuming it is appropriate for shared use…


woman at the seashore


This easel style card was fun to make.  I cut and tore cardboard to expose the inner convolutions, dipped cheesecloth into a watered down solution of white glue to create folds and gathers and shredded the edges of burlap.  My idea of a ‘good time’ 😉


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I printed the image onto a linen textured piece of white card stock and tore the edges.  White acrylic paint was dabbed liberally around the image and fabric layers as well as on the cardboard.  I printed the sentiment in a typewriter style font and colored the copier paper with pan pastels. The seashells were die cut and embossed with a light brown ink before being treated to a coating of semitransparent, iridescent white paint that makes the shells shimmer…


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To stop the front of the card from slipping down, a panel of cardboard was used as a base to this sentiment panel. The raised thickness of the panel keeps the face standing to attention!  It was decorated with some more cheesecloth (treated to the same glue mixture) and embossed shells with some half pearls added to the mix.  A pearl, opalescent blue bead and a silver seashell were used to make a trinket pin a few months ago, when the mood struck me.  It was just right for a position in a top corner…


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Easel cards are remarkably easy to make, once you’ve created the first one.  Here is a link that will show you how as both a written tutorial and a video, so you can choose what’s best for your style of learning – tutorial.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you will get creative and join us HERE for the new challenge.


Sending you blessings and ((hugs)),



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7 comments to summer by the sea…

  • Holly+Saveur

    stunning card and such a sweet image….
    Hugs Holly.

  • Wendy Foullon

    I really love this card!! It’s so wonderfully shabby chic and the image is fantastic! Great beachy colors and amazing textures! Fabulous creation Rebecca! TFS

  • marci piraro

    So very pretty. Just makes you feel there at the beach. Love the stickpin you made, and the layers and texture. And of course, the image is so soft and gorgeous.

  • Jill

    Very pretty! I like the vintage look and all the texture that you used…thanks for sharing.

  • This is stunning!! I really adore this!!

  • Wendy+Mitchell

    A real beauty!! I love the shabby chic look of the burlap(?) and cheesecloth and cardboard! It’s just a delight to see!!

  • Oh, you know how much I love all the shabby layering here…this is beautiful, Rebecca! Makes me itchy to get back in my craftroom and play! 🙂