Take A Chance

I think I have mentioned before that Sheffield, where I live in the UK, is not well positioned when it comes to the coast. This is unfortunate as both Mr Beez and I love the seaside. I love it in the summer, even amongst the crowds, when all the traditions of the British seaside are at the fore. But I also love it in the autumn and winter when, if you’re lucky, you might just find one fish and chip shop open and you can sit and wash the waves crashing against the shore.

Today I am sharing a little seaside themed ATC


I am sharing this over at City Crafter Challenge Blog where the theme is “Let’s Go Nautical,” using a mood board for inspiration. I have picked out the tiny little bottle of miniature shells and the yacht on my vintage style ATC. The main image is created from an image and digital paper from the Gecko Galz Seaside Kit.


I’ve applied the image to a wooden ATC together with the words and then brushed on a thin layer of beeswax. I dotted on a few silver stars and then brushed a couple more layers of beeswax to seal and encase them.


To adhere the tiny shells, I brushed on more beeswax, quickly pressed the shells into it and then brushed on a little more wax building up layers around and underneath the shells.


Once I was done with the wax I brushed on a little aqua mica powder then buffed with a soft cloth.


Unfortunately, these words have haunted me of late. A chance presented itself, I was too timid to take the chance and now I am kicking myself. So I shall keep this on display and close to hand to remind me never to be in that situation again.

Thanks for buzzing by.


Take A Chance — 10 Comments

  1. It’s beautiful and perfect for the challenge! Don’t beat yourself up about missing a chance … somewhere down the line you’ll know it was meant to be … Have a good week

  2. Fabulous ATC, I adore the image and your tiny seashells are so pretty, I think the wax must have bought out their beauty in the same way the sea water does.

    Dionne xx

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