52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Friday 28 June 2019

Design Team make for "My Time To Craft Challenge Blog" #400 "Seaside"

It's time for another challenge on the "My Time To Craft Challenge Blog" which has a theme of "Seaside" for challenge #400.

If you have a moment, please do pop across to the blog to see the other fab makes by my fellow Design Team members.

I decided to do something a bit different for this make by using lots of little bits and bobs I had floating around my work desk.

I had a piece of stamped card with a woodgrain effect, which I had given a grey wash to make it look like weathered wood, so decided to use that as a base.

I knew the colours that I wanted for the sea, so used Distress Oxide Inks in the shades of:  Twisted Citron, Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Broken China and Salty Ocean and roughly applied it to card, filling the white areas using a paint brush.  

Once it was dry, I ran it through a Crafters Companion embossing folder which gave a nice wave look texture.  I ran a clear embossing ink pad across the surface then covered with a white/silver embossing glitter so that the raised areas sparkle like the sun catching the raised waves, then heat set.

In my embellishment stash, I found a balsa wood sentiment saying "Sun, Shells & Sand" so decided to colour the sea weed and star fish using my Arteza brush pens and then added some Stickles glitter glue to give it a bit of sparkle.

I tore a piece of cardboard box to add a colour and texture like wet sand. 

Finally, I assembled all the components and added little pearl like beads to the sand and small shells,  I also added a handful of clear sequins to the card to give added sparkle.


  1. Gorgeous card Sam love the backgrounds you made and use of corrugated cardboard
    carol x

  2. brilliant make, love the colours of the sea, looks as though it is clear and perhaps tropical, the sand has great texture and the sentiment perfect