I coloured and stickled a couple of these Stampin" Up Shore Birds image well over 5 years ago. I kitted up a couple of them for my card making day with my neighbour up at the lake.
The kits were made up from bits and bobs of my snippet busting diecuts. When bored or when my mojo is sleeping, I often sit and use up snippets with dies and punches. These come in handy when I am packing kits for the lake or even for a crop. They simplify and quicken up the kit making task!
The look of sea is from a snippet of DP long since unknown to me. The "sand" is a snippet of torn and chalked kraft card. The image was chalked lightly as well...a beige shade for sand and a soft blue for the sea/sky.
I mucked up matting the image the first time. I set the image crookedly on the small dark brown snippet scalloped mat I chose, so I tried to correct that by rematting with a larger scalloped kraft card die cut from my trusty stash. I chalked the edges with a dark brown to give a bit of impact.
The wee sandcastle is from another set I stamped years ago. I dolled it up a bit with blue and green teensy rhinestones (my neighbours idea), and added a couple of K and Co 3D shells. A trio of larger blue rhinestones finished it off.
I quite like this card. Not sure what I will use it for so have left it blank inside.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets.
2. Mod Squad Challenge Blog - for the Birds