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. 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 🙂

  2. 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. 🙂

  3. 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

    Ela

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