Sunday, August 11, 2019

Life is Better with Flip Flops!

All this month, Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team will again be posting projects using her new products.  Today I used the cute tag house from her House Ornament Die as well as some her new Blends 2 Inks to color the houses!
I used an actual photo that my niece Katie took of a beach on Cape Cod that she visited this summer.  I love that seagull in front and the fences in the background and all that sand covered in foot prints!

   I sponged the Blends 2 ink in Stop, Frog and Beach onto the beach huts.  When they were dry I added clapboard lines with a grey Copic.  I added little enamel stars from Altenew in the peak of the roof.  I glued 3 little shells  that I picked up on Sanibel Island several years ago, next to the hut.  I die cut the photo using Pierced Feature Die from PTI and layered the outside piece onto the card base using foam dots.  The red beach hut is layered over the other two with foam dots.  I adhered a piece of vellum behind the windows. The sticker flip flops are from Michaels.  The sentiment is from Flipping Out by PTI.

I know the houses, shells and flip flops are not to scale with the photo but took some artistic license to create this fun beach scene!

Please check out Eileen's blog to see what others on the team have created this month!

I'm also linking my card to:
Time Out Challenges
Try it on Tuesday
Wish You Were Here

Stamps:  Flipping Out - Papertrey Ink
Paper:  White, Vellum -  PTI, Little Sizzles Matboard - Sizzix.
Ink:  Blends 2 in Stop,Frog and Beach - Eileen Hull/Color Box,  True Black - PTI.
Accessories:  House Ornament Die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Pierced Feature Frame - PTI, Sentiment Strips - MFT, enamel stars - Altenew, shells from Sanibel Island, foam dots, Tombow Glue, W6 Copic, flip flop stickers - Michaels.


Mac Mable said...

Artistic licence is good with me. What a creative and fun idea to use a real photo and real shells and I love those beach huts x

nancy littrell said...

Such a clever and creative beach scene starting off with a photo of the beach, Julia. I love all your beach details and did not mind at all that your images were not to scale. TFS my friend. Hugs...Nancy

Marjut said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at TioT.

Bonnie said...

What a great picture! I love how you used it for the background and those colorful cabanas and flip flops!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh I do love how you have used a real photo as your background - it really does have a beach holiday look! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisxx

Anita in France said...

What a great idea to use that oh-so-inviting photo as the background for these cute beach huts and adorable flip flops, Julia ... what a fun, relaxing scene! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

butterfly said...

I just love your little beach houses - great weathering and colours and the contrasting stars are a lovely touch. So cool to pair them with the real photo.
Alison x

Susie Bentz: My Time to Play said...

Love that you used a real photo for the background! The houses look so cute! Great card!