Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Creations by AR - June Release - It's a Beach Hop!

Welcome to the Creations by AR June Release!  If you aren't quite ready for summer yet -  you will be after you get your hands on these wonderful templates.
I took advantage of having some sweet pics of my 21 month old grand niece, Mila's, first day at the beach to adorn my projects, that I made using some wonderful papers from Tim Holtz Paper Stash Wallflower.
Look at this wonderfully shaped shovel that Adela designed -  I tied it onto the woven pail handle with some Tim Holtz Linen Ribbon
Mila's brother, Landon (3 1/2) was also at the beach that day - having lots of fun shoveling in the sand.  I printed the pics from my computer on Sticky Back Canvas, cut them out with pinking shears, and sponged them with Ranger Distress Tea Dye ink.  I added some Idea-ology Chit Chat Stickers on both pics.
And then we have the coordinating Beach Bucket Card.  It stands in a cleverly designed base that folds up completely flat for mailing!  Here's the bucket, tucked into the base with the removable shovel slipped into the pail!  I added a white fish button to my base so mine won't be flat when folded but I'll be hand delivering this to my niece, Katie - the mother of these beautiful kidletts!
Here are the 3 pieces separated.  I made the ocean waves with a die from MFT
Here's the clever base open
and here it is folded - if I hadn't put the thick fish button on the 'sand' this would fit into the envelope with the card and shovel!
Instead of putting a message on the shovel that you'd see when you pulled it out -  I put my sentiment on the handle and put sand in the shovel as well as the base.  It's actually Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Glitter.  I covered the pieces with Glue N Seal, poured on the Distress Glitter, let it dry then brushed it off a bit  - it looks just like sand!   I slipped my pail into the base at an angle - the way it might be in real sand - tilted a bit.  But you can put it in straight up of course!
and just look at this sweet little bathing beauty -  with her hair in 3 ponytails and the pacifier in her mouth!   TOO cute... strike a pose!
and just so you don't strain your eyes trying to see all the details of the kids pictures printed on canvas -  here are the original photos. (am I a proud great aunt or what!?!)  And they were perfect to adorn my wonderful beach bucket projects today!
And here, once again, are the wonderful Beach Bucket templates - so easy to put together because Adela designed them SO well!  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut mine - but you can also print the pieces and cut them out by hand.  She includes files for both methods with her templates.  I filled my Beach Bucket with  Peppermint Puffs - I thought they looked like little beach balls!
You can win one of these super beach bucket templates!  Here's how!

PRIZE: Winner will win one of the new templates.  There will be two winners:
ONE winner chosen from comments left on the Design Team blogs and ONE winner chosen from FB

Beach Bucket Card
Sandy Beach Bucket

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Here are the links to the Design Team blogs:
Paper:  Sticky Back Canvas - Claudine Hellmuth, Paper Stash Wallflower - Tim Holtz
Ink:  Ranger Distress Tea Dye
Accessories:  Scor Tape, Glue Pen, Chit Chat Stickers and Linen Ribbon - Tim Holtz Idea-ology, photo printed from computer, pinking shears, Brads - Flat Broke/Bazzill Basics, Silhouette Cameo,  Creations by AR Template/Sandy Beach Bucket.
Beach Bucket Card:
Stamps:  Rosies Road Show
Paper:  Sticky Back Canvas - Claudine Hellmuth, Paper Stash Wallflower - Tim Holtz, Blueberry Sky - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Tea Dye, Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  Linen Ribbon, Antique Linen Distress Glitter - Tim Holtz, Catch a Wave Die - My Favorite Things, Glue N Seal - Ranger, Pinking shears, ScorTape, glue pen, plastic fish button - from stash, thick glue dot, Silhouette Cameo,  Creations by AR Template/ Beach Bucket Card.


~ Jo ~ said...

Julia this is just fantastic! I LOVE how you used printed photos on canvas to give this beach themed décor a more personalized look! TFS!

sandmar15 said...

You made these so personal. I really love them.

Doris E said...

Amazing job, and great idea. The color combination is perfect and the pics so sweet!

Redanne said...

Hi Julia, the photos printed onto canvas look amazing and I love the idea of the bucket and spade - very clever and very effective! Anne xx

Lisa Somerville said...

Fabulous projects, Julia! The printing of the photos on the canvas is a wonderful way to personalize them!

lisa808 said...

Awesome idea to use the beach photos.

Brennen said...

Love the way you personalized these with pictures. And love the the use of glitter.

Tine said...

She is just too cute! I love the way you have incorporated the adorable images onto the designs.

Moni said...

Julia, love it!!! Mila´s pictures are perfect for this project.

Anonymous said...

This is fantastic!!! LOVE those adorable kids and how you personalized them, truely creative!!

Lyn Bernatovich said...

Such a darling take on both projects with actual photos making them so much more personalized! LOVE it!!!

Patti J said...

Julia, these are simply darling! Love the photo idea - great job! Love all of the buckets today - what fun!!!

Regina said...

both projects are totally adorable!

disneylisa said...

This is a fantastic idea. I have pictures of my nieces when they were small at the beach. Although they are nearly teens now, they would get a kick out of this idea.

Mary K said...

Your personalized photos makes it so extra special. What a great idea! Love all your extra touches, too!

Joanne (jojot) said...

Julia....I don't visit blogland too often anymore, but am so glad I did not miss this post....the bucket template is fabulous, but you went over the top using your photos to personalize the project...this is FABULOUS...wowza

Ruthie Lopez said...

Oh beautiful kids!!! Your projects are gorgeous!!

Unknown said...

Beautiful projects and the pictures are cute.

Hilda Luevano said...

que bello!!! me fascina como quedo, adoro el glitter!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh so special! I love any project that adds such a personal and special touch. This has a real vintage feel with the printed pics on that paper...very cool indeed!!!

Mary R. said...

Julia, thanks for sharing your pictures with us. I like how you added pics to your bucket.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Spectacular creations, Julia. What fabulous photos too. Your niece and nephew are precious.

Heather said...

cute pictures. very fun!!! Love the theme.

Katia said...

what a cute design is amazing!

Jenn Zeeb said...

I love the vintage feel of these wonderful job!

Shirley said...

Too cute for words, Julia! I really love your sand look!

Deepti said...

Awww the beach card and the beach bucket are so cutie, I love the the cutie pies in the photos !

butterfly said...

These are absolutely enchanting... love the texture on the photos, and the feeling of golden summer days you've captured - just lovely!
Alison x

Unknown said...

What a keepsake these are! Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing the photo idea!