Thursday, July 30, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge #44 --Sandcastle Scene

Here is my newest (for August) bulletin board decoration.
When I saw this sandcastle pattern in Family Fun, I knew I had to make something with it.
I wanted to make a card, but the pattern is too big and I haven't had a chance to re-size it yet.
Then I realized Saturday starts August, and I needed a new decoration for our bulletin board.
What better end of the summer thing is there than a beach/sandcastle?
Since it's for the church bulletin board the flag reads "Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice." Philippians 4:4

Details of the bucket

Details of the sun, clouds, bird

Supplies: Paper
  • 1 Sheet of paper I purchased at Dollar Tree some time back (the background)
  • 1 Sheet of sandy looking paper (the sand at the bottom)
  • Blue card stock
  • Red card stock
  • Gray card stock
  • Yellow card stock
  • Orange card stock
  • 50 grit sand paper (the castle)
Inks (all but the black ink pad used in inking edges)
  • Blue ink pad (on bucket)
  • Red ink pad (on bucket)
  • Silver ink pad (on bucket)
  • Orange ink pad (on sun)
  • Yellow ink pad (on sun)
  • Light blue ink pad (on waves)
  • Brown ink pad (on flag)
  • Black ink pad
  • Bic Markers
Misc. materials
  • Soft Pastels (Oriental Trading) ---clouds
  • Transparent embossing powder
  • Art Accentz laser glitter - minerals light copper
  • Paradise bird stamp
  • Sea Shell Clip Art (the same shell and technique I used in this post, just shrunk it way down)
  • Polka dot embossing folder (sun)
  • Swirls embossing folder (bucket)
Paper Piecing Patterns


Julia Aston said...

What a fun bulletin board for your church! I love your castle and the embossing on the sun - great summer beach scene - thanks for coming by my blog and leaving me a comment - how funny we both had castles posted!!

Christa said...

I love the sandpaper! I knew what it was as soon as I saw it, and I don't know why it never occured to me to use it. It's absolutely perfect in looks and texture. Thanks for the great idea!

Anonymous said...

Oh `Wow` I love your scene card,,Fab take on the Challenge:)
love the bucket an spade sooo cute:)
Thanks for joining in with the CB this week:)

Shantaie said...

wowee! this is great, and such attention to detail! your beach scene is wonderful, thanks so much for playing along at cuttlebug challenge blog! Shantaie

Angie Tieman said...

Wowza!! This is amazing! You totally rocked the challenge!! Thanks so much for playing!


Jenn K said...

Oh how fun is this!! Thanks for sharing with us on the cuttlebug Challenge blog!!

Michelle said...

esther...this is a fantastic card! I love the castle..and all of the embossing youve incorproated iot this wonderful card! TFS! and Thanks for playing along this week at the cuttlebug challenge blog!

csroyal said...

Beautifully done, Esther! Lots of techniques!

Glad you joined us with Be Inspired!


June Houck said...

This is a wonderful scene! Your sand castle looks almost real...fab work :) I really like all your embossing and debossing too; you chose two of my all-time favorite embossing folders!

So glad you were able to play along at CBC!
June Houck
Proud DT member @ CBC

Ewonne said...

What a great card! Think you did a marvelleous job on this challenge!! Thank you for playing along ♥

Unknown said...

Very pretty!!
Thanks for playing!!


Eveline said...

This looks so good.

Rosanne said...

What a cute card!

Anonymous said...

WOW! it is a wonderful card... Thanks for playing along at
HUGS...SK :)