Sunday, 19 August 2007

CU Challenge - Seaside


Yes! the time has finally arrived! 'Cardmakers United' have just announced their first challenge- I'm on the design team there- and I've been asked to set the first one.

I never realised just how difficult it would be to think of a theme but in the end I decided on 'Seaside' and i'm offering a smallish RAK for the design team's favourite. So if you fancy joining in with the fun pop over to CU.
For my example I discovered a new embossing technique (new for me anyway) to use for the sky- I triple embossed the background with white and two shades of blue, then I heated it all up and made lots of swirls in it with my pricking tool (you could use a cocktail stick) you can't see the effect very well in my picture but I was quite pleased with the results. I then made my funky foam beach huts (they are so much fun!). The waves are made using a Sizzix die then snipped and mounted behind the frame.

13 comments:

Leigh said...

ooooh this is fab.

BabsMaynard said...

WOW - I knew we had you on the DT for a reason!!!! This is GORGEOUS!

Patsy Jackson said...

What a fab card Lou! Love those little foam beach huts - they are so cool! Really gorgeous card :)

Patsy x

mum on the run said...

Great card Lou, love the beach huts. So cute!!

So Sonya said...

wow that is so imaginative!!! Fantastic I love it!!!

Jules said...

Wow, that is amazing!

I've add a link to your blog on mine, I hope that is okay. If you want me to remove it just yell :o)

Monica said...

This is just fabulos,Ilove your individual style of cardmaking

malieta said...

This is great!!!!love the waves!!!

Karen said...

Totally fab work as always!!


Thanks for the nomination btw, just realised I'm a Rockin' Girl Blogger (oh I'm on the ball eh? ha ha).
xxx

chelemom said...

This is absolutely incredible! WOW! I have looked at all your creations and am totally impressed...adding you to my favs!

ஐ*Beatriz Jennings*ஐ said...

THIS IS SO CUTE! :)

Emilia said...

Wow! this triple embossing is amazing! Great idea!! I love it!

Corie said...

So GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!