Monday, July 29, 2013

It's A Beach Thing

Hi there ...

We've had some storms here ... Lots of rain too
I'm glad for the coolness ... We don't have air conditioning here in the UK ... Well, some may have it ... But I don't know anyone who does because we never really need it ... But I could have used it this last month ... Sleeping has been difficult ...

Anyhow, I picked up the new digital paper set from Pink Petticoat recently which is beach themed and I got to play with it at the weekend
I had a plaque that has hooks on it ... Never used it ... It just didn't fit in with anything ... So I pulled it out and decided to create something with it


I guess I should have photographed the 'before' ... but I didn't ... I just went right ahead and slapped some paint on ...
I'd had this idea in my head since I came back from Cornwall ... being on the coast and full of fabulous beaches ... you can imagine that there are lots of pictures, plaques and souvenirs with  beach themes - and plenty of well worn flip flops around! That's how I wanted these flip flops to look ... 


After covering my painted plaque with 3 different papers from the Pink Petticoat range and then sanding it at the edges to give it a 'worn' look I set about making flip flops, drawing a template and then cutting them out of cardboard and paper - adhering them together then adding foam soles 
I kind of like them ...


The rope like everything else was in my stash and the flowers were once upon a time ... earrings
I've been hoarding travel themed stickers and things for over a year ... promising myself I would do some scrapping to memorialise our cruise ... It just didn't happen (yet) ... so I used a few on my plaque


Whilst I really like this ... you know, I don't know where I am going to put it ... It doesn't exactly fit in either ... maybe my shower room .....
Oh well, I had fun ....

I'll be back tomorrow with the City Crafter Challenge ... Till then 
Thanks for stopping by 

Have a great day

~ Ros ~












14 comments:

Astrid Maclean said...

Love your wonderful beachy card, those shoes are just brilliant!!

We are back from France and I have to say, I'm glad for a bit of coolness too....

Heidi said...

Your card is stunning!
Love the details:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Davi said...

Love your hanging Ros! The beachy theme is very pretty and I love your flip flops, so clever and fun :)

Diane said...

So summery and cute...love the beachy look!! How fun to create something, just because "it grabs" you!!

Diane said...

So summery and cute...love the beachy look!! How fun to create something, just because "it grabs" you!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Ros! Love the beach theme and the trio of cute flip flops!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

What a lovely project Ros, I love the beach theme and the flip flops look so cool. Maybe you could hang it in your craft room to store your cutting dies on the hooks? xx

Heather Jensen said...

What a fabulous beach themed card. Those flip flops are darling. :)

I don't think I could live without an air conditioner. I hope you are staying cool. The weather has been usually hot for the later part of June and early July, now it is unusually cool for the end of July.

Linda R said...

How fun is this.. Love that beachy feel.

Hugs~

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a perfect summertime card, love it!

Jinny Newlin said...

Such a fun theme, and this is ADORABLE! Totally loving those darling flip-flops!

Sylvia said...

What a fun plaque, Ros, love the flip flops and all those pretty shells!

Haus Huberts said...

Love love these Ros! Your flip flop card is not only beautiful, but fun, too! Oh those fine shells and pretty colours, you have really brought the beach back home to you! Ira x

Sue Lelli said...

This is so Beachy and FABULOUS, Ros! Hope it found a home in your house! Love the flip flops and the shell for the "o"

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