Beachy Keen

Hello Friends & Welcome Visitors,

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!  The weather here in Maryland was perfect this weekend.  We are going for boat rides, catching Maryland Blue Crabs off of our pier so all's right with the world!

A design buddy of mine is on a new design team so I recently went to see what this group was all about.  It is called MHK Designs they have the most beautiful vintage digital stamp sets I have ever seen!  Of course I had to get one.  This one is called Beachy Keen stamp set.  It not only came with the image but with many sentiments too!

I have had this Premier Altered Kit from Quick Quotes Club Q for awhile, I was just waiting for the chance to use it.  The two came together to make this frame to give to my sister for her birthday.



Here is a close-up of the digital stamp and sentiment.



I wanted it to look like dusk.  That used to be one of my favorite times to take my children to the beach to burn off that last little bit of steam before I would give them a bath, read them a story and tuck them in bed for the night.  The song I was listening to and inspired by is "Summer Wind" by Frank Sinatra - https://youtu.be/3e1j3o_NPLA How did my children grow up so fast and move away?

Here is a list of products that I used to make this project:

Digital stamp & sentiment - MHK Designs
Quick Quotes Premier Altered Kit - 4 Layer Frame
Quick Quotes Powder Puff Chalk - Coconut White, Caribbean Blue & Baha Blue
Prima Tag Time - Seashore
Prima Flowers - Seashore
Shells - At the bottom of the sea
Big Sentiment on side of frame - www.momuta.com
Copic Markers
Pearlescent Water Colors
Tim Holtz Bottle
Mud Puddles Sand
Pears & stick pin from stash 
Upcycled item - Mesh bag that lemons come in.

I am entering this project into the following challenges:

Quick Quotes - Challenge #64 Upcycling!
MHK Designs Challenge - June/July
Decorate To Celebrate - Challenge #13 Anything Goes
DL.Art Thankful Thursday Linky Challenge - #183 Summertime
Gem of a Challenge - Anything But A Card
Crafty Friends Challenge U.K - Inspired by a song (summer wind)
Imagine That! - Tic Tac Toe  - I used gems, sentiment & flowers

Little Claire's Designs - challenge #70 Create A Scene
My Time To Craft Challenge U.K - #323 Summertime
Catch the Bug Challenge U.K. - Color Challenge 
Artbymiran Challenge - # 61 Anything Goes
Crafting With Friends U.K. - Challenge #23 Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge U.K. - #112 Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - #166 Say It With Flowers
Melonheadz Friends - Off to the Beach!
Crafty Boots Challenge - Summer Time
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Summer (also having a "closing down" sale..so sad)
Simon Says - Use Patterned Paper
Deep Ocean Challenge - Metal or Wood (stick pin metal and wooden cork on bottle)
(PIN)spirational Challenge - #168 First Day of Summer!

Just for fun, I thought I would show you the mess I made in my craft room just making this one project!  Geeeezzzz...


Thank you so much for stopping by!  I appreciate all of your comments!

Hugs,




33 comments:

  1. This is so gorgeous, Chriss!! I love the beach scene!! You framed it so beautifully!! All of the details are amazing!! I love that you recycled the lemon bag!! Thanks so much for playing along at DL.ART!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

    ReplyDelete
  2. Absolutely love this image - it was one that I used for one of my very first Crafty Boots challenge entries so am especially pleased you have chosen to share your project with us. Love what you have done. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots this time.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Great card, love that you are trying to keep yourself busy.... love how clean your desk is.... LOL!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Beautiful card, I love the vintage look and your colouring is stunning. Wonderful embellishments and lovely papers Chriss. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

    ReplyDelete
  5. Such a beautiful seaside scene. Love the beautiful patterned layers.
    Enjoy your break.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh how pretty! Lovely Design and I make a mess like that all the time! LOL Have a great day!

    Theresa
    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thank you so much for linking up with us in our challenge at Catch The Bug! Please join us, again, next time, for a new challenge and more chances to win! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps

    ReplyDelete
  8. So beautiful! I love the layering and all your maritime details. Really great! :)
    Thanks a lot for joining us at Fussy and Fancy! :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. I adore that stamp you've used and this is such a great design with so much gorgeous layering and detail! Thank you so much for sharing your project with us and for playing along with this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge... :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Gorgeous project. I love the image, too. I'm happy you found one that reminded you of the good old days. I can't believe how fast time flies, either!

    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our 3D challenge!

    Evelyn
    http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. I absolutely love the wonderful beach scene!!beautiful coloring!Stunning!!
    Awesome job my friend!Love your craft room.
    Have a blessed day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting with Creative M

    ReplyDelete
  12. Wow! This is absolutely amazing! Gorgeous background and I love the vintage look of your project. I'm sure your sister will love it!

    ReplyDelete
  13. very nice project and what a fun craft room! thanks for sharing with us at Quick Quotes this month!

    Alicia

    ReplyDelete
  14. Gorgeous card, Chriss, and I love how you colored it! So glad you found MHK Designs and thanks for playing along in our challenge this month. I'm putting on my DT hat to say thanks for joining us and god luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

    ReplyDelete
  15. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at PINspirational, good luck!!! Amy DT

    ReplyDelete
  16. Great card! Neat sentiment too. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.

    ReplyDelete
  17. A gorgeous card Chriss..love the scene you have created with this adorable image..
    Thank so much for sharing with us at Imagine That-The Creative Playground.

    luv CHRISSYxx

    ReplyDelete
  18. A gorgeous card, I love that scene, Chriss! Your framing layers of patterned paper set it off beautifully! Thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft

    love Mags B DT x

    ReplyDelete
  19. Thanks for joining the 'Inspired by a Song' challenge... your card is absolutely beautiful and you have chosen a fab song too. Good luck in the draw and hope you will join us for our next challenge.
    Diane Louise (Team Leader, Crafty Friends Challenge Blog) xx

    ReplyDelete
  20. Absolutly beautiful..Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge, good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x

    ReplyDelete
  21. I just love this card! All the beachy elements are just perfect with the digi! Thanks for joining us at MHKDesigns Monthly Challenge!

    Jess - DT
    www.freshbyjess.blogspot.ca

    ReplyDelete
  22. Thisnis so adorable, thanks for playing at agoac

    ReplyDelete
  23. OH my goodness, Chriss! This is absolutely STUNNING! Your coloring is totally AMAZING--and I LOVE the colors you went with! Thank you SO MUCH for joining us at MHKDesigns! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

    ReplyDelete
  24. Beautiful vintage themed card! Thanks for joining us at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug blog for our colour challenge this week. Good luck in the draw - we hope you join us again soon!
    love
    Jen Leeflang
    BUGABOO DT

    ReplyDelete
  25. OOH, I love how you have colored and designed your card. I love this Beachy Keen set! Thanks for playing along with us at MHK Designs! Have a great holiday weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  26. I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a great crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

    ReplyDelete
  27. great card and colours love it
    thanks for joining us in our ArtbyMiran challenge
    Jane DT x

    ReplyDelete
  28. Beautiful card <3
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges.
    Hugs from Therese, DT

    ReplyDelete
  29. Beautiful card! Like your coloring and embellishing! Glad you joined us at MHKDesigns. Donna

    ReplyDelete
  30. Your design is beautiful thank you for joining us on our challenge at Art By Miran
    We hope to see you again soon

    ReplyDelete
  31. Hi Chriss,

    Thought you would like to know that you have been placed in the Crafty Boots ‘Summer Time’ Challenge. Many congratulations.

    We are offering the winner and two runners up from this challenge Guest Design Team spots for the Crafty Boots challenge that starts on 15 August. Please contact me at CraftyBootsDT@gmx.co.uk if you would like more information about participating in this new challenge.

    Do not forget to collect a copy of the Crafty Boots Challenge badge from our blog.

    Kindest regards.

    Dionne

    ReplyDelete


"When the trees their summer splendor
Change to raiment red and gold,
When the summer moon turns mellow,
And the nights are getting cold;
When the squirrels hide their acorns,
And the woodchucks disappear;
Then we know that it is autumn,
Loveliest season of the year."
- Carol L. Riser, Autumn