Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Summer Beaches - Papercraft Star

Hi all! Today is challenge 54 opens at Papercraft Star! This week it's a photo inspiration challenge in conjunction with a theme.

Theme: Summer Beaches

I have to admit that at first this challenge was giving me all sorts of trouble! Although I know that the color in the photo is pink, all I could think about when I looked at the inspiration photo was Fourth of July and that didn't go with the theme! So I went through my stash and found some pattern papers I liked that I thought went well with the photo and grabbed a picture of Marilyn Monroe on the beach that I had printed from the Internet and got to creating. 

Here is what I came up with....

To imitate the banner in the photo I cut and adhered white pattern paper flags to card. I did some stitching using my sewing machine and added some vintage buttons for added interest.

It's funny how I found the challenge difficult at first but in the end came out with a card I am totally happy with! 

I hope you will share your projects for this challenge with us! Post your entries over at Papercraft Star by 6:00 AM EST Monday July 25th. I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

Thank you for stopping by!

Supply List:
Card Stock: Bashful Blue by Stampin' Up!
Patterned Paper: Wild Raspberry by K&Company, and Presto Patterns & Delicate Dots (retired) by Stampin' Up!
Ink: Tea Dye distress ink by Ranger
Tools: BigKick, Stamp Combo die by Sizzix, Sewing Machine & Khaki Thread
Other: Boutique Fleur by Recollections, Tim Holtz Adage Tickets, Trim by Webster's Pages, Vintage Buttons, Say It Pearls (swirls clear) by Prima and a photo of Marilyn Monroe from the Internet.


Angi @ CokiePop said...

Gorgeous design Regan. Love that vintage photo and the pretty colors. :)

Tracy said...

What a fun card Regan! Love the vintage feel with that old Marilyn pic. Beautiful job!

Friday said...

You always do an excellent job on these challenges, Regan. TFS...

♥♥♥Jan ♥♥♥ said...

Very retro, the softened colors are perfect. !!

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

What a gorgeous card!

Kim Duran said...

Regan, this card is total summer fun! My favorite pieces are the postage stamp frame and the banner pieces under the trim. This is one of my favorite creations of yours! I just adore it!