Sunday 16 July 2017

The Paper Players 353 - DT card

Welcome to Claire's CAS Summer Fun in the Water challenge at The Paper Players. I have to tell you that this challenge has special significance to me because as this post goes live, my husband and I will be enjoying the fun and sun in Tahiti, where we've gone for a winter get-away.

As gloom and winter ills have surrounded us for the last few weeks, the prospect of a warm beach and sunshine seemed very attractive so I was drawn to my new Colourful Seasons set and the deckchairs in it. I hope I'm sitting on one right now! I gave them a masked and sponged background: sand, sea and sky. I made the sponging a bit rougher than usual to add to the sense of ocean movement and sandiness.

The chairs are a two-step stamp so I stamped the base on to the sand but I paper-pieced the seat using papers from the Colour Theory paper stack. To get the shape right, I stamped the seat using versamark and clear embossed it before fussy cutting it. Then I shaded under the seat to give some solidity to the chairs. 

The drinks are popped up on dimensionals. I hope I've got some of those on the beach with me too!

I cut one of the snowflakes in Crushed Curry to be a stylised sun to ground the sentiment, which is from Clearly Besotted's Say it in Style. And I added in some starfish from By the Shore for some more marine life. 

I do hope you'll join us for this fun CAS challenge. Here's a reminder of our few rules.
  1. Create a NEW paper-craft project specifically for this challenge.
  2. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
  3. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL. Entries linked to more than 4 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification.
  5. Have fun!
Card: Bermuda Bay, Watercolour paper, Colour Theory DSP
Stamps: Colourful Seasons, By the shore, Clearly Besotted Say it in Style.
Inks: Bermuda Bay, Dapper Denim, Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, versamark
Other: Seasonal Layers thinlits, dimensionals, clear embossing powder, glitter enamel dots, sponges


  1. Fabulous Jan. Your cut out for the fabric of the chairs is wonderful and the shading underneath is perfect. Fabulous CAS card

  2. wonderful work. the given paper contest chairs looking original. This is very useful post for carpenters.

  3. What a relaxing beach scene!Love that background too!

  4. Tahiti!?!?!?! WOW! That is on my bucket list! ENJOY every second! Your card is gorgeous! I love the paper pieced chairs! You certainly rocked my challenge this week, Jan! XX

  5. First of all...I'm agree with Claire--Tahiti??!! OMG, I can only dream about it. What a lucky gal you are and I do hope you are enjoying it with a sun chair, tropical drink, and of course a good book! What a lovely sponged background you've created and I love the chairs cut from DSP--such a clever twist. Enjoy the rest of your well-earned relaxation at the beach!

  6. Tahiti?! Makes my vacation sound like an almost stay-at-home one lol! Love your 'his and hers' deckchairs at the beach Jan and I hope you are sitting in one, drink in hand as I type! Great tip on the paper piecing too. Enjoy!!

  7. I hope you are relaxing in a sling chair with a drink in hand! Love your beach scene with such awesome ink blending! That sky is soooo realistic! Don't forget the sunscreen and enjoy! ~ Annie

  8. This is perfect Jan! I love those little mini drinks - LOVE!!!!!!!!!

  9. Love your beach chairs, Jan! The paper looks like real fabric. And your background is A-mazing!