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Breezy Beach Scene

At Splitcoast Stampers, the Inspiration Challenge is a fun Pinterest Board all about placemats and tablescapes.  Here is the picture I chose:


I just love the breezy drapes, the starfish, and the name of the blog it comes from (between naps on the porch).  I totally recommend checking out the blog, http://betweennapsontheporch.net/, Susan does the most amazing things with tables and hosts a tablescape challenge every Thursday.  One day,,,,,


I sponged my scene and stamped the DRS Designs Splatter Background on the sand to make it more realistic.  I used some cheesecloth for my breezy drapery and used the starfish from the 4-in-1 seashells stamp as my tieback.  I had to cover a little blue smudge so I stamped the Small Line Happy Birthday and punched it out. 

I have been making a lot of beach cards lately - must be time to actually go the beach!

Hugz

Comments

  1. Nancy, What a beautiful card! So creative with the little curtain rod and breezy draperies...just LOVE it! I wish I could climb right through it onto that beautiful beach I see just beyond the window! :)

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  2. Wow! This is brilliant Nancy, you have created a wonderful beach scene and your little curtain and curtain rail are perfect - I absolutely love this card.
    Pauline
    x

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  3. I want to go there LOL! Fabulous scene and love the gauze curtain as it gives such an airy feel - can almost feel the breeze on my face :)

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  4. I could sit and stare out that window all day long! Gorgeous card Nancy! I love the cheesecloth curtain. I can almost see it blowing in the breeze.
    Lynn

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  5. What a fantastic inspiration piece and resulting card! I can feel the ocean breeze blowing through your little window as I sit at that beautifully set table and wait for someone to pour me a tall one and feed my face! SLAP! Oops!, thanks for waking me up - I almost drifted off for a minute :) Seriously, this is one awesome little card! You took the challenge well and really put me into a seaside mood at the same time :)

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  6. Love the draped window looking out to the sea! Marvelous card!

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  7. Awe, look at that drape flowing away and the scene. JUST SO PRETTY.

    You are an amazing crafter,
    M

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  8. Oh, Nancy, my goodness, you are rocking the scene cards out of the park with these last two! It really is spectacular art worthy of framing!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

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  9. This is SUCH a cool design Nancy! Love the pretty colors through your window design!! Fabulous curtain details too!! You did a wonderful job with the inspiration!! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us! :) HUGS

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  10. love the view and the netted curtain!!

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  11. Wow! Love this!! Who wouldn't want that view out their window!

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  12. I LOVE your card!!! Thanks for the comment on my jar :)

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  13. Very pretty! Great job on the inspiration piece!

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