Friday, 27 January 2017

JAI #344 Inspiration Challenge - Day at the Beach

Morning gang, wow what a week. I don't think I've been so busy with challenges and there is still one more post to come later on tonight. But it does feel great to be back in the craft closet are being so busy with the kids.

School holiday's really does keep me flat out but I'm lucky that my kids would do anything to get in my craftroom and play with my goodies.

Here is my daughter making some birthday cards for her friends, and yes she is in her swimmers. She said it was the only way to stay cool!!

So for today's challenge, we are hanging out with the JAI gang, who have a very seasonal photo to inspire us:
 Now I did think I could have taken inspiration from the pool that the lady is sitting in and maybe make a project life page of our background pool with recently put in, but for some reason I just kept coming back to her hat and so I decided to go along that line.
I was really pleased with how this came out, and it was such a fun card to make. Oh and if you were wondering about the sizing, these are actually our awesome notecard sized cards.

I used the sun hat stamp from Day at the Beach as my ground images plus my main accent. The stamps from this set are all so much fun and very versatile. I can't wait to use them on upcoming holiday scrapbook pages.

I used my markers to colour in the sentiment in different colour (this trick is something I really love to do) It's such an easy technique but gives your sentiments a little bit more  wow.

Well now it's time for you to check out the other DT's creations and find some time to join us this week. As always I can't wait to see all of your creations!!

Happy Crafting,

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  1. What a fabulous idea to build your card around the hat in the inspiration photo! Such a fun and cheerful card!

  2. This is adorable Chloe! Such gorgeous, summery colours and I love you've created your own DSP too. So cute and clever! xx

  3. Awesome Chloe! What a fun and effective use of that hat! xx

  4. Such a fun idea Chloe to focus in on the hat and make it star and background. Your bright pops of colours (especially that multi colour sentiment) really create a fun summer scene. xxx

  5. Very clever Chloe! Love your sun hat creation - makes me want to put one on and go and frolic fabulously by the beach! Kelly x

  6. Oh that's awesome! I love how you've taken inspiration from the pic with the hat (was going to use this myself but couldn't come up with a cool idea like you have!)