As soon as the challenge was set for Lets Get Shabby with the theme SUMMER I had a few ideas and yep - none of the ideas I came up with have been entered for this challenge. I was going to decorate a box beach hut style, then I was going to decorate a frame beach hut style with a bunting hanging on it with 'Wish you were here' with some vintage images of bathing beauties stuck on it but I ruined that by adding yellow paint over blue paint and coming up with a real naff green DOH!!! So in a hurry to enter the challenge before it was too late I sat down last night and made a .... card. But not just any normal card - a bikini card!! When I showed hubby it and asked him what he thought he said 'OOoooh Doris Day meets Baywatch'!!!!!
So here it is - the front ....
and the back.
I used red gingham paper and crumpled it up and distressed the edges with a pair of scissors and inked it with Vintage Photo. Added 2 layers of lace to the bikini back and finished it off with blue ribbon. The front was the same. The little starfish was white so I just coloured that in a sandy colour copic pen and added it to some thick thread. To keep with the colour scheme of the challenge I added a orange button to the front and a green button to the back.
Disappointed that I've rushed it and again not sure if its shabby or not but this is one challenge site I enjoy and look forward to entering each month. The Design Team (a very talented bunch) always leave nice comments no matter what I submit for the challenges which makes it well worthwhile in my opinion. Well thats it for tonight TTFN xx
(Just had a thought - if I hadn't shown it to hubby I could have given it to him as a Valentines card - he's always wanted to see me in a bikini - well this is as close as hes gonna get to that I can tell you!!!)
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