Are any of you American Idol fans? Were you surprised to see the show on Thursday and find out who was going to be in the finale? I know I was. I thought for sure the country fans were going to split between Scotty and Lauren and make Haley a shoe in for the finale, but I guess us country fans RULE. Both Scotty and Lauren will be in next weeks finale. Should be exciting.
Today's post is for this weeks bloggers challenge. Our challenge was to make a card based on the below inspiration photo.
I knew right away I would do a beachy scene. Love the beige, black, blue and white color scheme. Very soothing. I pulled out these denami stamps - the sea shells and the sand and inked them up and threw them in a 'shake it' card format. The last time I did a shake it card with a beach theme I used real sand. The problem with that is the window gets all dirty and you can't see inside. So this time I used sand colored tiny beads. Much easier and more sparkle. My picture isn't great (a week of rain doesn't help) but inside the shake it circle are some sand colored shells and sand. On the lower right I added some beach grass and a seagull. I stitched up the sides, matted it on black and added a kraft ribbon and an aqua mist button, then put it on the card with dimensionals.
I hope you all have a great start to your weekend. Want to join the blog hop? Make a card using the inspiration, post it and then add it in below to the link. Super easy.