Butterflies by the beach

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Today I have had great fun celebrating Christmas in July – yep, really! Every year I have a little gathering, put up a few decorations, cook festive food and mix  a few themed cocktails. For the second year in a row it has been a scorcher so the mulled wine was, once again, iced!

In complete contrast to today’s festivities, here is this week’s picture inspiration over at Papercraft Star

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How dreamy is that?  I’d love to look out to that view every day, but would happily settle for a week! Here’s what I’ve made:

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I started by covering my tag with Shaded Lilac and Ripe Persimmon distress inks, picking up those colours at the top of the photo. I popped a swirly mask over the top and then spritzed on some water to “ghost” some of the colour. You can just make it out in the picture below.

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Next, I stamped and embossed the waves using the sea bubbles stamp by Ryn. Of course, I had to include butterflies for Amy and Friends! The butterflies and the shell are all stamps by Hero Arts and I’ve coloured them with more distress inks.

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I’ve added some Icelandic moss “seaweed” and some little pearls as finishing touches.

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The words are from Artchix.

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So now I’m wondering – do you get butterflies by the sea? Thanks for buzzing by and er… Happy Christmas! 😉


Comments

Butterflies by the beach — 5 Comments

  1. Merry Christmas, ho ho ho! I bet you never sent Christmas cards.

    This tag is gorgeous, I love, love, love the colour and the butterflies are simply gorgeous.

    Dionne xx

  2. Okay, first off, love that you celebrate Christmas in July!!!! Such a great idea. Love your tag – it’s beautiful as always!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Papercraft Star.

    Deanne 🙂

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