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Good Monday morning.  The Splitcoaststampers Dare To Get Dirty event is going on this week and what fun it is.  Each summer Splitcoaststampers holds a celebration event as a thank you for all of the Fan Club members. If you are a Fan Club member and aren’t familiar with this event you can click here to go and check it out.  If you are unfamiliar with the Splitcoaststampers Fan Club you can click here to find out more information about membership advantages.  I am hosting a Dare To Get Dirty challenge today and I would love for you to come on over and check it out

My project today was made using the Beach Chairs, Palm Trees and Hammock, Mini Beach Fun Set, Sea Birds, Beach Fence and Grass Border.  

Kittie Beach Challenge left

I started by applying Antique Linen ink to the bottom portion of the scene layer for the sand as well as another piece of cardstock to cut and use for the sand layers. Next I masked off the sky area  with a piece of Eclipse masking tape and applied Broken China ink to create the  the water.  I used a mini applicator to apply the blue along the sand edge because it is smaller and kept the blue off of the brown. Then I used the ink blending tool to apply the rest of the water.  While the mask was still on I lightly applied white embossing paste with my finger, gently tapping the paste to create the appearance of sea foam.  White the paste was still wet I sprinkled clear glitter on to add some sparkle.  It’s hard to see it in the photos.  I removed the mask and used an ink blending tool with Broken China ink and cloud template to create the sky area.  I cut two additional sand sections using my  deckle scissors.  I always like the look of the deckled edge for sand so it looks more natural.

Kittie Beach Challenge center

I cut two sets of the trees, the sand castle and fence sections.  I applied Vintage Photo ink to the tree trunks and fence with a mini applicator and then applied the Shabby Shutters to the tree tops as well as the grass border.  I applied Antique Linen ink to the sand castle with the mini applicator. The chair and birds were cut using white cardstock and the bucket and shovel were cut in red and blue. I applied Pumice Stone ink to the birds using a mini applicator.  Once I had all the parts and pieces colored and in place I began assembling the scene.  First I attached the two sand layers to the card base using thin strips of mounting tape.  The trees were attached in behind the sand layers using mounting tape.  Next I bent the fence sections lightly to look weathered and attached them to the sand layer in front of the trees with glossy accents.  The chair, sandcastle and bucket were all tucked in behind the sand and attached with mounting tape.   I cut two small sections of the grass border and attached them  in front of the fence with glossy accents.  The birds were colored with Pumice Stone ink and a mini applicator and were attached in the sky using small pieces of mounting tape.

I should have been finished with the card but decided to add Cosmic Glitter Glue to the sand castle and sand layers and sprinkled with clear glitter.  It made the sand look real.  Too bad it doesn’t show in the photos.

Kittie Beach Challenge right

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great week.  Just a reminder that this is the last day of the Stamp-n-Storage Just For You sale.  Be sure to use Coupon Code: SAVE15.