Are you ready for some summer fun? That's the theme for July's challenge and there are so many stencils to complement that theme. One of my favorites is the Beach Chair and umbrella (LL329) because there are so many backgrounds you can use with it. I love going to the beach (the closest is 30 minutes away and one of the most beautiful, Pebble Beach, is an easy 90 minute drive) so this was an easy one for me. I applied Color Solutions Alcohol Inks in Darkest Brown and Creme Brulee for the sand and Iceberg for the water/sky
on to gloss paper. (I used a little thinner to help "smush" the colors around). The beach chair was paste embossed on to acetate. I masked off the umbrella pole and added the glossy blue paste and then the matte yellow. I set the image aside to dry while I washed and dried the stencil. To add the umbrella pole, reposition the stencil on the image and, using a black fine-tip pen, add the line. To assemble, position the acetate on the background and adhere the corners. From card stock, cut a frame and attach to the front of the card to hide the glue marks on the acetate.
Won't you come and play with us this month? Here's a sneak peek at the prize . . .
For more inspiration, see what's going on at the Dream it Up! blog, as well as the rest of the Dream Team