July 23, 2014

A Flip Flop Summer

Good morning everyone!  It's going to be another hot one today here in NB.  We've had some pretty hot and humid days this summer.  I prefer a little bit cooler with less humidity.  It's just all kinds of wrong to sit still and sweat buckets!  Oh well.  Could be worse.  :-)

I have a card to share today that, to me, shouts summer!  Take a look...

This is how I made it.  I cut and tore a piece of kraft paper to my desired size and then splattered it with black,white, brown and gold acrylic paint.  This makes it really look like sand.  Then I cut and tore some vellum pieces which I then tinted with a light blue (TB1) Spectrum Noir marker.  I attached sand and water to my white card base.  The flip flops are a free digi by Neat and Tangled and can be found HERE.  I printed them off, coloured them with my Spectrum Noir markers (CT4, OR1, OR3), fussy cut them out and added some gold glitter to the hearts.  I attached to my card raising one with foam dots.  Then I stamped my sentiment which is by Paper Smooches.

I'm linking up to the following challenges:

STAMPlorations - the July monthly challenge is stamps and glitter.
Spectrum Noir - July monthly Facebook challenge is Summer

Well, I hope you all have a fabulous day and thanks for visiting!


  1. what a creative card Kim-such a great way to make sand and then the touch of markers on the vellum-very cool x

  2. Love how you made the sand! And the water! Great shading on the flip-flops!

  3. So much FUN! You are amazing - love what you always come up with !

  4. Wow, the sand and water looks fantastic. What a cool and easy way to make it!

  5. BRILLIANT!! Your combination of techniques (so beyond me...I'm still at the 'splatter drops of water on water-colour' stage) makes for an amazing translation into a beach! Glittery sand, reflective water, colourful flip-flops: totally impressive scene! Fabulous! We've just returned from 'hot', are currently in 'okay', and are supposed to be into 'hot' later in the week. No beaches to lounge beside, but I have my summer clothes ready for another outing, or two!

  6. This doesn't shout summer, Kim, it screams it!!! I love how you've created your shoreline, and those flip flips are to die for - I want some just like them! Thanks so much for playing along at STAMPlorations :)

  7. A wonderful creation, Kim! This jumped right out of the STAMPlorations gallery at me!

  8. Beautifully coloured thongs! They are really cool. Love how you made the sand too. Very clever! Thanks so much for playing along at STAMPlorations xx


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