Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Vacation Time

Summer is here and vacation time is here so many of us have the beach on the brain.  Fresh air, blue skies, the sound of the water....relax.  Doesn't get much better then that.
I created my card for the CAS Challenge at Splitcoast.  It was a 'Day at the Beach' theme.  I thought of my Gina K set right away.  I created the blue sky and the brown sand by inking up my long, rectangle shaped acrylic block with Distress inks, sprayed with water and stamped.  Really easy and quick to do.  When dry, I stamped the pier with black Memento ink and mounted that scene onto a piece of black cardstock to accentuate the black silhouette. 
The background was done by inking my Hero Arts stamp with Distress inks, sprayed with water then stamped.  I like the watery look it gave to the chevron stamping and a good backdrop to mount the image onto. 
Adding my card to these challenges:
Little Red Wagon- I NEED A VACATION
Love to Create- BRIGHT and SUNNY
Make My Monday- VACATION
Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.
Supplies:  stamps- Hero Arts, Gina K/ Distress ink/ Memento bl/ acrylic block/ Mini Mister/ pop dots


  1. Gorgeous card, I love your CAS design and your wonderful pier stamp. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  2. Beautiful, Karen! That chevron background mimics the birds in your stamp!

  3. Wow what a pretty card, that reminds me that we are going to the seaside fryday and saterday!! Thanks for telling me to relax and injoy!!!


  4. After seeing your card, I'm wanting a vacation! Loved reading about how you put this beauty together, Karen :o)

  5. Another fabulous card Karen. I love your CAS style. I love the image that you used and your card is so fun. Thanks for joining our vacation/travel challenge over at Little Red Wagon.

  6. Wonderful "day at the beach"~ I love your image with the pier and the background reminds me of waves :)

  7. It's the middle of winter here in New Zealand so this gorgeous card makes me feel all warm!

  8. A great card - thanks for joining in with us this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

  9. Awesome CAS card! Love the backdrop you created for the scene. Thank you for joining our "Bright & Sunny" Challenge this week at Love to Create.
    Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  10. Oh a beautiful card !!Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create for our Bright and Sunny Challenge.
    Jackie ~ LTC owner/designer

  11. Fabulous! Love the image and layout. Thanks for joining us at Love to Create this week, Mo xxx

  12. Your cards are always beautiful, I am usually not left with words to admire them :) love the inking on the scene u created !