Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Things I Love About the Beach!

I've been back from vacation for 3 days now but I am still pining away for the ocean!  Here are some of the things I love about the beach (any beach, really!)...

1. A salty sea breezes that causes wild, wind-blown hair
2. Strong rip tides that push you towards the shore and shove you out to sea
3. It's perfectly acceptable to drink out of a glass shaped like Jaws (wish I had a picture of this to show you!)
4. Outside showers!!!!  I would really like to have one of these put in at my house
5. Naps in the sand.  This is not me napping (it's my family) but I joined in the relaxation every day as well!

6. Strolls along the seashore
7. Kite flying in the evening

This is my dad flying is kite on our second night at the beach
 8. Sand sculptures
9. Lazy days (I think I finished 5 books last week!)
Check out my wild, wind-blown hair! :)

10. And finally, getting a deep, bronze tan (that will hopefully last into the fall!)

What's that?  You say you want to see another beach-inspired card?  Well, wait no longer!  Here is a quick card I put together again using the Open Sea Stampin' Up! set.  I embossed the ship using white embossing powder onto watercolor paper. Then, I water colored the ship and spritzed it with brown using the color spritzer tool.

Paper: Not Quite Navy, Sahara sand cardstock.  Watercolor paper
Ink: Whisper white (craft), sahara sand, not quite navy
Embellishments: white embossing powder, neutrals brads, 1-1/4 inch striped grosgrain ribbon
Tools: color spritzer tool, heat tool, embossing buddy, handheld punch, aqua painter

What do you love about summer vacations?

1 comment:

  1. Note: picture no. 1 is not a crime scene, we are just lazy seals! I also LOVE the ship card!