Monday, July 22, 2013

Summertime Fun!

So is it hot enough for you?? It certainly is for me and although I am staying out of the Sun, I decided today would be a nice day to have some "Summertime Fun" indoors!  "Summertime" is also the current theme at Frilly and Funkie and we are just in time and also linking to Country View Crafts "Summer Sizzler."
Using the cool summertime "Boardwalk" stamps from Artistic Outpost, we decided it would be nice to have a little romantic twist! We started by making a foldable cabinet die cut and cutting out a Spellbinders sunshine burst in the inside for a frame inside a frame!
Alcohol inks were applied to glossy white card stock and all images were stamped using Coffee Archival. The sentiments were stamped on tissue paper and inked with the same alcohol inks.

The lovely bathers were stamped on watercolor paper and colored with Distress Markers and Stains. After I cut the "sunshine" opening, I decided to combine to of the dies for a frame.

Adhered a little dyed cheesecloth with gel medium and added the seashells and the "Atlantic City" emblem, which was placed in Tim's bottlecap die. 
Today was very overcast, so picture quality was more off than usual for me!  Thank you for stopping by and there is still a good week to join in Artist Outpost's July Referral Program, so hope to see you there!

42 comments:

2amscrapper said...

Wonderful project!

Yvonne Garner said...

Great project Terry!

Christi Conley said...

Love all the elements, the net & such - makes me wanna go to the beach :)

inkypinkycraft said...

A really great make ,love how you have adhered the cheesecloth using shells and that bottle cap die! Hugs trace x

Michele said...

oh my gosh Terry i SUPER love this! such vintage style! oh you stamp and design like a genius. xo

Shelly Schmidt said...

How cool is this- love the beach theme- love the cheesecloth you added!

Brenda Brown said...

A real vintage beauty and magnificent design. Love the sunburst frames and the gorgeous netted effect with the shells. Brilliant.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful piece again! Very hot and muggy here,don't know where to put myself! Valerie

Astrid Maclean said...

Super duper make!! Love the outside but the inside is almost even better!! Love those shells against the gauze and the gauzy corner on the other panel, brilliant!!

Pam said...

This is so cool! Love the embellishments on the back!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Terrific project with wonderful vintage color. Especially love the fishnet and shells! Very cool.

Hugs,
Linda

Hettie said...

Fabulous project Terry. Fancy a dip right now actually!
Is it me or does the male bather bear a passing resemblance to a portly Freddie Mercury?
Hugs
xx

Vada said...

Outstanding Job Miss Terry! Our heat wave has been broken! We are 75 here and very wet, but not HOT!!
Love all the extra goodies you added to this outstanding project!!
Hugs Vada

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Always love when there is a romantic twist to any creation.
Love your colour palette and the use of those stamps.
Wishes
Lynne

Amy Dayton said...

These are great Terry! Finally getting a cool down here. Yea !!

Krisha said...

Hi Terry,
Oh I do LOVE this project, the cheese cloth was a great touch. I use it for so many things, mostly in my journal.
Hot? well ya! The rain last night made it so muggy I had a fan going as well as the AC.

BarbaraW said...

Love your cool project!

Marjie Kemper said...

Fabaroonie! Love your bathing beauties and all the seashells.

Sue C said...

Fabulous card Terry, the bathing beauties are great stamps ! Sue C x

Sue C said...

P.S. Forgot to say thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Netty said...

Beautiful project Terry....oh hell its thunder and lightning now, must go, Annette x

Ira Huberts said...

Totally beautiful creation Terry, love the cheesecloth, the pretty colours and the fact that you've brought Freddy Mercury back again ;-) And the pretty shells are such fine embellies! Take care, Ira xox
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1CardCreator said...

Love this Terry so creative! The images are awesome as are the embellishments! Well done as always! ~Diane

Meggymay said...

Fantastic project, great images of the bathers.
Yvonne x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a gorgeous project.

butterfly said...

This is gorgeous, Terry... warm honeyed tones of bygone summers, and those fabulous embellishments on the reverse. Perfect setting for these images.
Alison x

Lynn Stevens said...

Makes me long for the beach!!
Great project Terry. gotta love the sea shells.
Hugs Lynn

Buttons said...

Love this Terry - I can just imagine your young lady parading along the Boardwalk watching the strongmen doing their thing on a version of 'muscle beach'! Thanks so much for joining the Summertime challenge at Frilly and Funkie. Hugs, Jenny x

Cec said...

Hanging out at the seaside or on the boardwalk is definitely a summertime thing to do. What a fabulous project and thanks for sharing it at Frilly and Funkie.
Hugs!
cec

Sharon said...

Amazing creation Terry!!! Love those vintage bathing beauties images!

Linda R said...

What an amazing project my friend. Like you I try to stay out of the sun. And can you believe I missed all that rain we had. I was at my Moms in AZ when we got the second bot. The first bot was on the other side of town. :(

Hugs~

Sue said...

This is wonderful Terry, brilliant images and I love your cheesecloth and shells xx

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Love these pieces Terry! the cheesecloth looks like fisherman's net and the tiny shells are so sweet. I hope you can get some cooler temps - the heat is such a nasty thing! Happy Thursday!

Nancy

Kate said...

What a lovely cabinet card. I love the net with shells. A beautiful make indeed!
Kate

Sandy said...

Wonderful! It is never too hot on the boardwalk!!
Sandy

Sonia said...

Hi my dearest friend:)
I come back from the vacations with my daughter, how are you? I saw Your last creations, all Wonderful as always and these are gorgeous:)
Big hug and happy weekend:)
Sonia

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Beautiful project with summer feeling.

Redanne said...

This is a wonderful make Terry! A beautiful vintage creation. I love all the elements but the fishnet and shells are wonderful additions. Sorry to be late, been away. Hugs, Anne x

Martina2801 said...

This is fantastic, dear Terry! What a great inspiration piece!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is fab! Love all the elements like the emblem and the cheesecloth. Love that cabinet card shape. I'm sorry to break it to you though, I don't remember Freddie Mercury ever having a girlfriend!

Lucy x

Chris Warner said...

This is fab Terry! Great composition and I love how you've used the netting and shells. Thanks for joining in with our challenge this month at Country View Challenges. Chris xxx

Sandy said...

These boardwalk stamps have been so popular this summer and every time I see one I start singing - under the boardwalk - boardwalk. This was quite a project - love the net and the shells.
Sandy

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