Tuesday, 12 June 2012

(Pin)spirational Challenge #11 - Shells

This week at (Pin)spirational Challenges we've got Summer in the air with our inspired image for the week:

This week's (Pin)spirational Challenge is sponsored by Floppy Latte, below is a little bit about them:

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So what are you waiting for?! Enter into our challenge this week and get creative & inspired with our image! The prize is a $10 voucher to use at Floppy Latte. So.. spread the word and enter in our challenge!

Wish I was on a beach right now (not in rainy London, boo :( ) And with the image above being this week's inspiration, I thought I would go back to remembering times when I was younger (and sometimes even now) of picking up shells on the beach, whether that was on Brighton beach, Eastbourne or Bournemouth. So below I've created this card inspired by shells on the beach...

The image I used is 'Summer Mae' from Some Odd Girl, which I thought was perfect for this card, I coloured her in with some Promarkers: Oatmeal for the skin, Cinnamon for the hair, Cool Grey 4 & Black for the sunglasses and shoes, Azure for the shorts, Rose Pink & Forest Green for the top and either Raw Senna or Caramel for the bag. I totally gotta work more harder on my colouring!
I used a blue and green cardstock from my stash, and the background beach scene is a cartoon 'Summer Beach' from Wallcoo.com (random image through a Google.com search), the shells are from Iconeasy.com (also through a random search on Google.com) which I printed out, cut individually and adhered to the card with foam dots. I also used Prima's En Francais 6 x 6 collection for the emphemera pieces which I fussy cut from a page in that collection to add a bit more interest to the card.

So I hope that you all like my creation, and I hope it inspires you to enter into our (Pin)spirational Challenge this week! Also check out the other cards made by the Pins DT too!

I'm hoping my card with bring some sun to London town! :) Hope so! Thanks for visting! :)


  1. Super cute, Mel! So many wonderful details. I long to go to the beach, now :)


  2. Wish I was on the beach too after seeing this precious card! Love the little scene behind that awesome image. Great card!

  3. Super cute!! What a great beach scene!!

  4. This is so cute with all those shells you added to your card! Great take on the sketch!


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