19 June 2018

Beach B-day - Distress watercolour

Summer is here! Wouldn't we all like to go play on the beach? It's a great place for a birthday party or any kind of party or for any reason at all. Just don't' forget the sunscreen!

For my card, I used a House Mouse stamp coloured with Distress markers and a sentiment from Art Impressions.

Putting It Together

My sweetie put the air conditioner (in room type) into our bedroom last night because we're having a heat wave here. So, a good time to make a beachy card.

I stamped the cute House Mouse image on to watercolour cardstock with archival ink and coloured it with Distress markers and a waterbrush. I got this image over the weekend at a car boot sale sponsored by a local scrapbooking store. I also got a few of the markers there, too, to add to my collection. It's so nice to use a new item so soon after I get it.

I found a die in my stash that fit the image perfectly.

I matted the image with shell paper and added the perfect cheeky sentiment. I knew I had a sentiment in my stash with "ball" and "birthday"; Evernote helped me find it. I log everything into Evernote for just this purpose.

Inside, I added a strip of the scrap from the shell paper. The shells are glossy embossed.



House Mouse and Friends: Birthday
Seize the Birthday: Beach
Dies R Us: Summertime Fun
Crafty Gals Corner: Summer Colours
Scrapping 4 Fun: Summer
Fab 'n' Funky: Bring Me Sunshine
Creative With Stamps: Cute Animals
Art Impressions: Odd Animals
Try It On Tuesday: For the Boys
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour: Smile/Anything Goes


  1. What a beautiful card!!! Love the adorable image you used!! Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky challenge.Neva

  2. What a beautiful card project! I am in awe of it! So pleased you played along with us over at Try It On Tuesday! Your participation is much appreciated! Thank you very much!
    Hugs, Susi

  3. A really sweet card and a cute image. Thank you for joining our theme at Try it on Tuesdays.

  4. What an adorable card and perfectly coloured! Thanks for joining us over at Art Impressions!

  5. Great coloring ... so cute! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Summertime Fun’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  6. Lovely display of your gorgeous House Mouse stamp, beautifully coloured too.
    Thanks so much for entering into our Anything Goes option theme BIRTHDAY current challenge and good luck in the draw. .

    {aNNie}Designer for House Mouse and Friends

  7. This is adorable! fabulous coloring on this sweet image. So happy to have you link up to the DRU "Summertime" challenge. Best of luck to you!

  8. Gorgeous card Rijacki :-) the image is adorable and perfect for this lovely summer weather we're having! the whole beach scene is fabulous :-)

    Thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge 🐰
    Lols x x x

  9. Love this- my boys used to love playing ball on the beach! Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

  10. Love this fun beach scene, and the sentiment is perfect for a beach birthday! Pretty sea shell background paper too. Thanks for playing along with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and sharing your card.


  11. Super creative take on the option theme Birthdays, who wouldn't want a party on the beach in summer. Great colours & design.

    Thanks for sharing with us @ House Mouse & friends Mon chall
    Smiles Christine xx

  12. Fabulous water coloured mousey card sweetie and thanks for sharing your sweet card with us at HMFMC !! xx

  13. cute beach scene. you have created a beautiful card rijacki. Good luck to you.Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge.Hope to see you again
    Shylaa DT@S4F

  14. Such a fun card. Love the colouring!
    Thanks for playing along with Scrapping4fun Challenges
    DT Spardha

  15. What a cute card! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Dies R Us.

    Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT

  16. Lovely card, Thank you for playing at Scrapping4fun challenge. Hope to see you next time.
    Hugs xx
    DT Meena Herale

  17. Love the House Mouse playing with the crab on the beach and that fabulous bg shell paper! Thanks so much for joining us at Creative With Stamps for this month’s Cute Animals challenge!

  18. I love House Mouse...so cute! Great card. Thanks for joining the challenge at Creative With Stamps. Dorlene DT CWS


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