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Vitamin Sea

Vacations are like a reset button mentally, physically and spiritually. We all need them. I am lucky enough to live an hour and a half from the beach. I love the smell of the ocean. I do not enjoy lying on the beach and I will only sit on the beach if I have a chair. But I love walking along the shoreline finding shells or going on the jetties and looking for sea life. The beach and ocean have many therapeutic qualities. Check out this article – Vitamin “Sea”: The Therapeutic & Sensory Benefits of Sun, Sand & Surf found on Get Well Maps blog.

I made this card with no recipient in mind. Words 2 Craft By Challenge this month are words about vacation.

To create the weathered board I learned it here. I stamped the image (Stamplorations) and masked it off and used pan pastels to create the sky/water; the birds are from GinaK Designs. I created the port hole using circle dies and Dazzle jewel dots. The ship’s wheel is from MFT and the sentimet is also from Stamplorations.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Words2CraftBy :
A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in. ─ Robert Orben
CCEE Stampers Nautical
Challenge Up Your Life – Summer
Create and InspireAnything Goes optional Summer Days
Digistamps4JoyAnything Goes optional Summer
Tuesday ThrowdownAnything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.

8 thoughts on “Vitamin Sea”

  1. Hi Anne,

    what a wonderful card, I love the wood effect and the soft colours in the background!
    Thanks for joining us over at Challenge up your Life


  2. How gorgeous! Thanks for entering our challenge at Create & Inspire this month. Hope you join us again for our next challenge.
    Maria (DT)

  3. Hi Anne, It’s always a pleasure to see one of your works of art in the W2CB gallery. Turns out we are kindred spirits. I, too, love walking the beach and definitely prefer a cushy beach chair. Thanks for sharing the link to that article, and thanks so much for sharing with us at Words 2 Craft By. 🙂

  4. What a great card, Anne, so true about the sea! I love seeing the lighthouse scene (beautifully colored) through the jeweled port hole. Your weathered wood is awesome!! I’ve seen Gina K’s tutorials for this but never tried it. I think your panel will inspire me to do so! Thank you for playing along with our “Vacation” theme at Words2CraftBy 🙂

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