This has been one hectic weekend and I must say I've crafted my little fingers to the bone. Lots of posts today so if you're looking for the Smeared and Smudged Skull Appreciation Day Blog Hop click HERE (long hop, but loads of prizes, just sayin'), Haunted Design House click HERE, or you missed The Altered Alice on Sunday, click HERE. Our hostess this week for BBTB2 is my dear friend and talented artist, Sandi Kelly and she's chosen a Water theme for this week's challenge. I was excited to use my poor neglected Life's a Beach cart for almost everything.
Yup, it's a shaped front card using the Title Words to which I've added a bottom border (2 of the waves, welded and stretched to fit) and the happy shark frolicking above. All this was welded to my fave rounded rectangle from George.
I was not, however, paying attention when I designed this and failed to notice just how weak the connection was between the already prewelded words in the Title. (I was almost crafted out when I began this one on Sunday afternoon and this almost fatal design flaw nearly did me in.) The front of the card was too flimsy to stand up, even with the full mat with the shark glued on and I was almost ready to throw in the towel but...WooHoo! Instead of gluing the front and first mat together directly, I slipped a piece of acetate in between the layers and with a little trimming, problem SOLVED!
After all this I was this close to blowing off the layering, but who am I to disappoint? Did a little bit of embossing with D'Vine Swirls and Swiss dots, and even managed to remember my little fishy brads and crabby eyelets before putting it all together. There's load of fabulous water inspiration from the DT at BBTB2 so go have a look, leave some love, and play along. We love it when you do.