Saturday 4 July 2020

A day at the beach

Hi, back again with my second card for today. This is for Sweet Stampin' Challenge , our theme this week is 'holiday'- interpret  how you wish, it could be a holiday you would like, somewhere you've been or what you might do instead of going away this year.
I'm not planning to go anywhere soon, maybe if things improve we might rent a cottage somewhere in the countryside or near the sea, where we can take our Mathilda and have a change of scene, but I'm in no hurry. When we go on holiday the thing I enjoy the most is walking on the beach with our dog, preferably a very quiet beach that she can run on and not disturb anyone else! She loves the beach the sea is a different matter- she's not at all keen on getting wet! She watches other dogs running in and out of the waves but isn't even slightly tempted to join in, she obviously thinks they're crazy!
My card shows the kind of beach I like- empty! 
I used water colours to paint the background then stamped the birds. 
I added the diecut and stamped the sentiment.
Why not pop over to Sweet Stampin', there's plenty to inspire you from my team, we'd love to see your take on this challenge too

Thanks for taking the time to visit today,
enjoy your weekend.
Challenge entries:
allsorts #579
MAWTT #120
modsquad silhouette
TIOT  Create a scene


meg said...

A beautiful beach scene, the quiet kind I love best, the die cut a wonderful finishing touch

Babs said...

This is stunning Chris and I wish I was there right now Standing there looking out to sea , but it maybe a long time coming if the ignorance of some people don’t listen and abide by the rules but hey nothing I can do, but it just annoys me.. enjoy your weekend
Babs x

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is such a lovely peaceful scene! Love the watercoloring and the lovely silhouette die cut.

Furrbster said...

Love the tranquil scene and the fabulous sentiment,

Thanks for playing along at Aud Sentiments and MAWTT,

Hugz Tinz

Claudia said...

this looks great, love the 3d layers you created! A wonderful scene to start people dreaming.

Hugs Clauida

Liz said...

A beautiful, tranquil scene, Chris. Just the sort of place that would be perfect to visit. xx

Chrissy said...

FABulous scene Chris, I LOVE the sky,sea and sand and such a awesome die cut..I love a quiet beach too and my Harry used to dive in the waves[ being part Lab]..he loved the water,BUT, not the bath, that was a different kettle of fish...


Kathleen said...

A fabulous scene and love the images in black and the double frame.
Glad you had a lovely day, but bet you were sad when they left. Will be seeing ours tomorrow.

Kath x

aussie aNNie said...

Serene and peaceful card, I love the beach as so does Monte.xx

brenda said...

A really beautiful beach scene and so restful to look at and think of the ocean, as you say when things improve. Thanks so much for sharing and joining in with our 'Summertime' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Bernadet said...

Such a beautiful scene Chris!

Janette said...

Chris an empty beach is always the 'best', this is so lovely, makes me want to go for a nice stroll along the sea edge, but not in the rain. So glad you had a good day, always better when the children are about, although exhausting, haha.xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

We don't get to the sea very often these days but this looks like my ideal beach! Love the quote too! Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

Anna M. said...

I love it when the beach is deserted as well! Beautiful scene!

We're so glad you could join us & we hope to see you again in the next Papercraft Business Challenge!.

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Melanie Hungerford said...

Beautiful scene, I love the silhouette images. Thank you for sharing with us at the Paper Funday Challenge!

Mia said...

I love walking on the beach too, Chris!
And I love the scene on your card!
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Try it on Tuesday with this lovely creation. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Designer for Try it on Tuesday {My Blog}

Mervi said...

Beautiful and fabulous card.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Jane Willis said...

Such a beautiful scene, it makes me think of Cornwall

Jenny L said...

Hi Chris,
what a wonderful beach scene you have created.
Love the silhourttes in the black in the foreground.
Super gorgeous colouring of the beach scene too.
Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Mrs.B said...

A lovely beach scene and it's my kind of beach too, no crowds!
Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday.
Avril xx

pinky said...

You just can't beat the tranquillity of a quiet beach Chris. And your card just illustrates it perfectly. Love this!

Lisa Lynn said...

Chris that looks like a perfect vacation. And right now that would be the way to have it "very limited people". Lately I could go for that ALL the time, lol.

Diane Louise J said...

Hello... Thanks for sharing your lovely beach scene card with us at MAWTT. It fits perfectly with our 'At the Beach' theme.

Diane Louise
(Team Leader, Moving Along With The Times) x

Judy Woodland said...

This is just gorgeous. I love all the dimension Great take on the challenge, thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge
Judy~ Mod Squad Challenge Designer
{Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!

and the white border just makes the whole thing pop.

Tracy said...

Fabulous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

This is so serene, so seriously beautiful. An idyllic scene, I'd love to step into! So glad you got to have your walk on the beach recently. So good for the soul. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Regina said...

that's amazing! Great design and I love the scene
Thanks for playing along with us this month.
Regina DT-Member of Paper Funday Challenge