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Monday, 15 July 2013

FOSTV81 - Summer Fun

It is a new week and the sun is still shining so it is time for an appropriate challenge at Friends of Speedy TV - this week the challenge is Summer Fun.

I had some fun making this card and also some frustration - several attempts hit the bin!

Mixed Media is very popular right now so I tried to have a go with what I had on hand and am entering this into this weeks JUGS challenge.

The attempts with masking tape were binned and I don't have anything else like that to try so I just used distress inks (sea and sky), acrylic paint (fluffy white clouds), stencil with a spray ink (palm silhouette), ric-rac ribbon (sea edge) and some glitter (sand).  The stamps I used are from the Marks Finest Papers set called I Need a Vacation.  I think there are many people who would agree with that sentiment particularly all those teachers finishing this Friday.

Here is a close up of my card - acrylic paint clouds, stencilled palm tree behind the stamped one and ric rac edged sea.

Please play along with our Summer Fun challenge - you can find it here and the prize for one particpant this week is a cute little tree set called Tree Selections.

Have a great week.


  1. Love your palm tree card, so lovely! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

  2. Such lovely creations - I would love to be there at that beach today and for a month long vacation! You did a beautiful job Janine! The Brain was waving great! Enjoy your crafting week!

  3. I love the colors Janine!!!! I think your stencil came out cool, kind of looking up at the sky and seeing pictures in the clouds!!! Love the ric rac too! I think this is a fun card! You will have to tell me about what happened with the masking tape!

  4. Gorgeous BG and love how you used the ric rac! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls this week!

  5. What a fun card!! Love this stamp set, I just got it myself, you did a beautiful job on the coloring and great techiques for the bg!

  6. Lovely card Janine...I love the look of the texured palm branches behind the palm tree. lovely colors and coloring.

  7. How very cool! I think the ric rac mimics the water in a most wonderful way!


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