Seashore

Hello and a very happy Sunday to you – thanks for joining me today.

I went to the beach today. I normally do not go to the beach, because I hate all the sand that is very hard for a walking impaired person, like myself, to walk in. I don’t like swimming in the ocean either because of all the animals (though they are adorable on film) that swim or live in the water.

But I went to the beach today to get some good pictures of my latest project.

I was very much inspired by my last project when making this – because I thought the Beach house was laking a boat, so my first impulse was to make the cute 3d Rowboat from the new Grab the Bait kit.

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I made this in AC Cardstock in Dark Kraft, Bayou, Mint and Pool and decorated it with patterned paper from Prima Marketing Inc “Seashore”.

It’s a very straightforward project to make with a great tutorial from Jodi the Designer. I inked all the edges with matching chalk ink pads also from Prima and tied a bit of hemp onto the front of the boat as a hawser.

But I didn’t stop here because I have had my eye on the adorable 3D Birdhouse Gable Style from the Liberty Lane Kit and now I knew what to do with it 🙂 My initial idea was to make it as a housewarming gift for my Mother who just moved but now all I could see was…..a Boathouse.

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It’s made from AC Cardstock in Vanilla, Bayou and Dark Kraft and decorated as the boat, with Prima Marketing Inc. “Seashore”

I did make a few changes on the Birdhouse/Boathouse.

First of all I deleted the small hole for the perch pole. Then I added a hole for the door on both the house and the panel. Then I created a kinda entry way around the door (just downsized the back panel) and made hole for the door. This was done using my cameo and the make/release compound path features. The door is made from a rectangle and a circle I welded together on the Cameo and the large and tiny window I snatched from Cyndy’s “Cabana Milk Carton” from the CG Under the Sea kit. Then I tied some hemp rope around the entry way, added some bling and a seahorse to the front of the house. And of course a tiny door handle.

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I embossed the roof tiles with a Darice Wood Grain Embossing Folder and used three different papers for the raised panels on the side of the house. Finally I added some vellum behind the door and the top window and left out the bottom reinforcement piece, so it was easy to put in a LED tealight. Now it looks like somebody’s home a night.

And then I went to the beach and took a couple of great shots of the whole project.

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I really hope you like my version of the Birdhouse – now Boathouse and the little Rowboat. Both projects are downsized to 75% of the original and are now a wonderful reminder of my hometown of Grenaa located right out to the ocean. Hmmmm…. Sonja’s lighthouse would be awesome next to these 😉

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The Beach House

Hello – so nice of you to drop in today 🙂

No question that summer has hit – here in Denmark we have the warmest and driest in like forever, so lots of folks are headed to the beach as soon as they get the chance. Well….I’m not really into the beach. I mean it’s beautiful and all but I pass at the chance of getting sand in every crack and I like to swim without any crabs or fish in the water. Yes I am a pool person. I do enjoy going to the beach to take pictures and the view of the water has always had a calming effect on me. Maybe because I was born close the sea? I don’t know. Now I live somewhat far from it (can’t get that far from the ocean here in Denmark 😀 )

Ok – get to the point Helle!

When I saw the new cute bundle Nautical Nights from Dreaming Tree, I totally fell in love with the adorable Beach House. And I had just the paper for it – Seashore from Prima Marketing Inc.

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I used AC Cardstock in White and Dark Kraft to make the house, roof and dock and decorated with the patterned paper and some small fun trinkets from my stash.

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I did make a few changes as I wasn’t too fond of the big anchors, so I switched them out with the Shell from the Scalloped Shells Tea Light Holder freebie and the Shell from the Nautilus Luminary (on the back – sigh! ) I also downscaled the entire house to 75%

I tried getting a few night shots – not easy as it doesn’t get dark until pretty late in the summertime but here are a few so you can see (or just imagine) the light switched on inside 😉

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I also played a bit with the darling Fish Scales Lantern Freebie.

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I used AC Cardstock in Shamrock along with patterned paper from Graphic 45 – Voyage Beneath the Sea, striped peach colored vellum and gold vellum.

I changed out two sides of the lantern with the adorable seahorse from the Seahorse Box and added black enamels dots as eyes and some bubbles dots here and there. Finally I tied some raffia onto it as a handle. Cute right? Oh and this one is also downscaled to 75%

And a “night” shot: 😉

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Here is a better one from inside my room – you can really see the light shining through.

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Thanks for joining me today. I hope you liked the Beach House and the Lantern. I’m going to enjoy the rest of evening in my craft room, with two fans and an aircon turned on, trying to see if my melted brain can come up with new projects. 😉