CASology Challenge #214: Beach - 1st Card by Bibi

This week's cue word at the CASology challenge is BEACH - one of my favourite words! 

I love the beach, I love the view of the sea, I love the salt air in my hair (and nostrils), I love collecting shells, stones and other treasures from the beach, and I love beach stamps and beach cards. That's why it says "1st Card" in the headline, as I'm sure I will be making more than one for this challenge! (Edit: And I was right.... my second entry is here - on my brand new blog!)

I stamped the three nautilus shells with Archival Coffee and coloured them in with Inktense watercolour pencils (baked earth and sun yellow), blended with a waterbrush. The text stamp is also stamped with Archival Coffee, it just looks a lot darker on the photo. Sun stamped with Distress Ink (fossilized amber) and coloured in with the same Inktense yellow as the shells. Top panel mounted on a slightly larger panel in matching yellow/orange on a white card base.

All stamps by Rubber Dance. Nautilus and beach text from Retro Beach, Sun from Take the Plunge.

I'm entering my card to this challenge:

Thanks for looking!


PS: My second entry for this fun challenge is here


Mac Mable said…
Again....fabulous CAS card. Gorgeous layout and colouring. I have just bought inktense pencils so thank you for the inspiration to give them a go! x
Melissa said…
What a perfect BEACH card, Bibi! Love the bright yellow and those fun shaped shells!!!
Thank you so much for joining us again over at CASology! :)
Krisha said…
Very nicely done Bibi! Love that shell image, and the colors remind me of the beach.
Sherrie M. said…
Love your cluster of summer words contrasting against the yellow shells. Very pretty! So glad you played along with us at CASology this week!
Craftyfield said…
So glad you are showing off Retro Beach at Casology... I would love to join but I don't think I'll have the time! Lovely CAS card Bibi.
Ardyth said…
So fun! Love the shading and sunny feel from this! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!
ionabunny said…
Love this. The yellow for the shells and the repeat with the sun and the border is so striking. Hugz
Susanne Rose said…
This looks so beautiful... reminds me on our holidays! Hugs!

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