I decided to make a fun card for the current Hero Arts contest which ends on the 28th of this month.
Paper: Hero Arts notecard; PTI cardstock; Neenah
Ink: Vintage Photo DI; Copic Markers; Soft Pool shadow ink (HA); Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Hero Arts (CL381; CL438; S5435)
Other: Glossy Accents; Dimensional Squares; Twine (The Twinery & My Minds Eye)
I created the sand with kraft cardstock. The shape is hand cut and the second layer is popped up with dimensionals. I also inked the edges with some Vintage Photo distress ink for depth.
The clouds are from an un-named stamp I have that is ancient, I stamped over it with the HA Graph Background stamp and popped just the one up with dimensionals.
I coloured the images in with Copic markers.
I cut out the flip-flops from the tag in the "Let's Chill" set, not sure why I never saw them there before! I also added some glossy accents to the straps and flower.
Then I decided to make a little beach towel using various strips of twine glued onto a rectangular piece of cardstock. And that was my card, done!
But the more I looked at it the more I really wanted to see a person on the beach and I have no stamps that has a little person on it. So, I decided to simply use the head of one of the smaller girls in a HA clear set. She is simply playing in the sand and having fun, behind a sand dune, that's why you don't see her body (which isn't there)!
Thanks for indulging me! I have already had a great start to my day, I met my running partner at 5am and we ran 5 and a half miles! Ooh, that feels so good! Then I came home and showered and realised that I am ageing! I dried myself off and was about to step out of the shower when I began wondering why I was hearing tiny bubble like popping sounds in my ears and around my head! Well, the shampoo was still in my hair! A good laugh first thing in the morning is also good for the soul! Have an awesome day!