Thursday, 19 September 2019

Still warm enough for swimming in the sea

Good morning it is time for my 2nd DT project for Country View Challenges for our current "Under the sea" challenge. I thought it would also be a good opportunity to share the first of my photos from our recent week in Rhodes where where we spend days on the beach in glorious sunshine.
Our balcony looked out the sea and we had just a minute's stroll down the steps to the sandy beach.
and the crystal clear sea.

I love the play of the light during the day, this is late afternoon
 and even at night it is just as beautiful as the sun sets.
I love swimming in the sea and walking the beach, always on the look out for mermaid of course! Now sadly I didn't spot any but I thought it would be a great idea to try to recreate what that might look like with by making a mermaid card.

First I added some distress inks, Fossilized amber, Lucky clover, Tea dye and Mermaid lagoon ( of course!) to watercolour paper. 
Then I used the waves stamp in the set and randomly stamped it across my card, just like the waves on the beach.
 I then stamped using the bubbles stamp. 
I stamped, coloured and cut out my mermaid and 3 of her dolphin friends (you get all these in this gorgeous  stamp set). 
I also stamped some of the shells and the star fish too. The little crab in the set I stamped directly, isn't he cute!
 I also used some die cuts including Tim Holtz' old ornate frame and put my card together.
A few close up photos. You can see I added glossy accents to some of the bubbles.

There is also a really wonderful sentiment in the set....
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

I would like to enter it into the following challenges;

Pixie's snippets playground #361
A gem of a challenge 2/2 anything goes
Allsorts 2/3 anything goes +/- a twist
Take it make it craft stamper 2/3 anything goes
Addicted to stamps 2/3 for a lady/girl
Through the craft room door 1/3 anything goes
Papercraft challenges 1/3 no designer paper

I hope I might have inspired you to take up our Under the sea challenge for September and join us. There are still 10 days left.

You can enter our challenge as many times as you like and combine with other challenges. There is also a £20 crafting voucher up for grabs to the lucky randomly selected winner to spend over on the Country View Crafts on line store. Remember that UK postage and packing is absolutely FREE! All the details for the September challenge can be found here.

The weather here is still glorious and we spent an awesome day on the beach on Sunday at the south coast with our babies. It looks like it is getting even hotter over the next few days..bliss.

Thanks so much for stopping by today,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Super card Jane and so wonderful to see photos of Rhodes. I can almost smell the sea!


    Di xx

  2. Your scene is fabulous, Jane! On par with the beach photos... Wish I was there! xx

  3. Awe I'm sorry you didn't find your mermaid but at least you can always make your own!! Such a beautiful place!
    Enjoy the weekend ahead, just loving this weather.
    V x

  4. A really super background, great image and lovely colours. Thank you for joining our' Anything goes, with a twist challenge' at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  5. What a wonderful place you visit there.. lucky you. I love the "sun pennies" on the water. The card is gorgeous! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  6. WOW absolutely awesome! Love how you created the background and your overall design & coloring is FABULOUS! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Addicted to Stamps!
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

    PS ... loved seeing the photos too ... thanks!

  7. I'm definitely envious of your daily swimming, even if you didn't see any mermaids. I love your beautiful background and fabulous colouring on those great images.
    Alison x

  8. Beautiful creation and lovely for our current challenge of FOR A LADY/GIRL good luck in the final draw…
    [aNNie Design Team Member for Addicted to Stamps Challenges]

    [aussie aNNie blog] ♥ ♥

  9. WOW! This looks amazing. So much fabulous detail. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  10. This is a beautiful card Jane & I love how you used the die cut in the background .....x
    Jane 🌴

  11. What a great project! Such a fun design with that gorgeous background. Thanks for sharing it with us at A Gem of a Challenge by Polkadoodles good luck and hope to see you again!

    Jennifer, DT


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