Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession Design Team “I Sea You” challenge to create a project with a sea or ocean theme.  I really love the Life is Better at the Beach sentiment and thought it would be fun to use it as the main focus of my scene. For this project I used Better at the Beach paired with the Beach Chairs, Sea Birds, Small Grass Border and Grass

Come check out how I made my life is better at the beach pretty outdoor scene.

The Water, Sky and San

I used an ink blending tool to apply Seafoam ink to the scene base to create the water and used a cloud stencil to create the sky area.  I love how the blue ink is an exact match to the Robin’s Egg card base.  I dabbed white embossing paste on the water area with my finger and then sprinkled it with clear glitter. I attached the scene to the card base using ATG adhesive.  I hand cut two sections of sand using my deckle scissors and applied Tan ink with an ink blending tool.  I used a retired Stampin’ Up! stamp from the Itty Bitty Background set to apply a small amount of texture to the sand using Tan ink. Both sections of sand were attached to the scene using thin strips of mounting tape.

 

Come check out how I made my life is better at the beach fun outdoor scene.

Completing the Scene

I cut very thin pieces of mounting tape to the back of the sentiment and attached it to the scene base.  I attached the chair between the sand dunes using mounting tape and tucked the grass pieces in place and attached with glossy accents.  I applied Mist ink to the bird wings using a mini applicator, gently bent the wings with my fingers to make them appear to be flying and attached them to the sky area for the finishing touch. 

Come check out how I made my life is better at the beach outdoor scene.

Why don’t you come along and play with us. To enter the challenge go to the Impression Obsession Blog (all the details are there!). A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog and you can to enter to win a $25 gift certificate to IO just by playing! I hope you will go check out what the other IO teams members created for the challenge. You can see the complete complete team list below.

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have enjoyed seeing my Life is Better at the Beach scene and that you have been inspired to make a relaxing scene of your own. 

Anna Wight

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Giovana Smith

Ilina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Karen Amidon

Kittie Caracciolo

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

 
Better at the Beach
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Beach Chairs
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Sea Birds
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Grass
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Sm. Grass Border
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
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Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
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Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps Tan
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Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps…
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Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps Mist
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PanPastel Sofft Mini Applicators, 12 pk
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Ranger Ink Blending Tool
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Inky Antics Stencils, Cloud
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Studio 490 Embossing Paste by Wendy…
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Studio 490 Embossing Paste by Wendy…
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Ranger Distress Stickles Dry Glitter,…
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Paper Edger Scissors-Deckle
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Susan’s Garden 4pcs. all metal tool set
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Large Molding Pad (6.5″ X 12″/16.5mm…
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My Sweet Petunia MISTI Laser Etched…
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My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI Laser…
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Be Creative Tape, 7mm (3/10″)
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Be Creative Tape, 15mm (3/5″)
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Be Creative Tape, 25mm (1″)
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Be Creative Tape, 5mm (1/4″)
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Be Creative Tape, 3mm (1/8″)
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EK Tools, Precision 5 Inch Scissors…
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Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
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Glue Dots, 3/8″ (4029)
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Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
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Glue Dots, Micro (1/8″)
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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ATG Double-Sided Refill Tape, 2 pk, 1/4″
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Ranger Accents, Mini Glossy Accents
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Ranger Accents, Glossy Accents
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Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer…
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Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate Glue, 4 oz.
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Hero Arts Embossing Gun (Wagner)
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Tonic Maxi 12 Inch Guillotine Paper…
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Teflon Bone Folder
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Tonic Comfort 8.5 Inch Guillotine…
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Scor-Pal Glitter Clean-Up Cloth
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Memory Box Dies, Metal Adaptor Plate
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Sizzix Accessory – Standard Magnetic…
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Sizzix Accessory – Precision Base…
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Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray
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Dremel 7700-1/15 MultiPro 7.2-Volt…
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