Collect Beautiful Moments Memories of Shell Collecting AYSI 229

by Joanne James3. July 2020 11:00

Today I'm sharing my design team card for our new challenge over at As you See It where it's time for a seasonal theme challenge:


I was all set to go with sunsets and palm trees for today's cards, then I saw some of the other Design Team cards and the new challenge over at Time Out and as I perused the stamp sets on my shelf decided to go in an entirely different direction - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Holiday Nostalgia - I'm sure that many of you, myself included, have vacation plans have been put into disarray this year, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't remember all that is good about a vacation. The image on my card today comes from the stamp set 'Beautiful Moments' and is one I haven't used before. It reminds me of childhood summer vacations at the seaside, paddling in rock pools, building sandcastles and shell collecting, always with a bucket and spade in hand and this image could well have been my sister and I some 40+ years ago! I coloured it with my Stampin' Blends in pastel shades for a feeling of softness. 

Texture and Layers - I split the colours on my base and panels to loosely represent sand and sea/sky and added a panel of vellum to blur the join. I also ran the whole of the layered panel through my Subtles embossing folder to add some subtle texture and interest and wrapped the join with a linen thread bow.

A Beachcomber Embellishment - I was intrigued by Time Out's optional twist to add an embellishment; normally I would have left my card alone at this point, but on the windowsill in my office I have a vase filled with shells. These shells were all collected in the Caribbean as an adult and I keep them because they are beautiful and remind me of happy times and warm, sunny days and most of them are quite large, but there are also some that are teeny-tiny. I selected a pretty, tiny pearlescent shell from my jar and adhered it next to my bow - job done! I am also linking today's card over at Global Design Project as it fits with their theme this week of fun in the sun.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Here's a summary of our challenge rules:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging project that fits the challenge.
  • Please include the challenge graphic and link back to the challenge in your blog post. Turn off word verification so we can leave you lots of lovely comments. Make sure you link the post not the whole blog to the Linky. Use #AYSIXXX when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab on the As You See It Challenge homepage.

We look forward to seeing your creations in the AYSI gallery.

Today is a bittersweet day in the James household: young Master James is spending the last day at the prep school he has attended for the last 4 years, before embarking on pastures new in September. He has had the best time at this school and we are thankful that he has been able to return to school for the last 2 weeks to have some goodbye fun with his friends and fellow leavers before they all embark on pastures new in September, but we are all sad to be going our separate ways too. I think tissues will be needed at pickup today! Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (5) -

Stephanie Lanzalotto
Stephanie LanzalottoUnited States
7/3/2020 12:23:39 PM #

I adore this card and your interpretation of our theme at Time Out. I love the image and your memories of being on the beach with your sister. I LOVE that you used a shell as your embellishment... Just a perfect card. Thank you ever so much for playing with us at Time Out and for your description of how our challenge inspired you!!

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
7/4/2020 2:50:45 AM #

Such a beautiful card, Joanne! I love the soft color combo and your shading is perfect on the stamped image. Wow!

Sandie United Kingdom
7/4/2020 7:15:06 AM #

I read this yesterday and love your thinking behind it and how you changed you DT card after you saw our know that made me smile! This is such a dreamy photo and beautifully coloured. Adore how you added the vellum and then embossed. My fav bit is the shell, a perfect touch and how fab you keep this on your shelf! Thank you for joining Time Out x

Su Mohr
Su MohrUnited States
7/4/2020 1:05:49 PM #

I love your coloring, Joanne! Your card is beautiful, and the added shell makes it extra special!thanks for sharing with GDP.

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
7/9/2020 9:39:33 PM #

Another thing of beauty! Funny you say about our DT cards at AYSI - I had this set out on my desk then moved over to Friend Like You instead. I love the way you've split the panel to represent sand and sky - simply done but ever so effective. The addition of a real shell - perfect finishing touch!

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