Thursday, June 12, 2014

Summer Fun

Happy Thursday,

I would like to share my tray with you today. Kelly and I live far from each other but decided to do a project together. She will post hers separately. We had a lot of fun purchasing the items for our trays. I have to admit I stole her picture frame idea (yes I did ask her permission - LOL). 

I just love the ocean so this tray was way too much fun. And the Pion paper is delightful. I am in a paper piecing  phase so all the clothing on Edwin and Tilda have been paper pieced. I added frantage to give the effect of water spraying. I added cheese cloth, lace trim, gold trim and the tulle bows to give my tray texture but also to create that beachie feel. I bought the tray at Hobby Lobby 1/2 off so it was a great deal. I hope I have inspired you to create something today!

The items I used :
Cheese Cloth
Prima Embellishments - Corner, Sea Shells, Picture Frames
Magnolia Doo Hickey Die - Swirly Butterfly
Memory Box Die -Hibiscus 
Pearl Bling
Real seashells
Glass jar with beach sand
Misc Embellishments
Magnolia Stamps - Sea Shell Tilda, Edwin Catching a Fish, Bikini Tilda, Ocean Map, Vintage Swedish Coast Cottage, MiaMia the Flamingo, Tilda in Key Largo, Edwin in Miami
The paper is from the Pion collection Shoreline Collection
Tea Dye Distress Ink
Copic Markers

Here are some closer views of my tray:

I am entering my tray in the following challenges:
Totally Tilda -  #98 All at Sea
Lovely hanglar or sweet Magnolia - #96 Bingo (Edwin, Flowers, Tilda)
Magnolia Licious - Summer Blog Hop
Dutch Magnolia Lovers - #83 Water, Beach
Time for Magnolia - #59 Summertime


  1. Fantastic project!!! Thanks for joining us at the Magnolia-licious Summer Blog Hop Challenge!!

  2. My goodness, Karen. This is "out of this world" fabulous!!! I love all the little details you put into this gorgeous creation. So vintage. I'd love to have this hanging on my craft studio wall. Thank you for joining us at our Magnolia-licious Blog Hop challenge.

  3. Wow, what a great project, very beautiful. Lots and lots of details, stunning.
    Thanks for joining our challenge at DML.

    Lots of hugs,

  4. Hi girlfriend, we did it! Together! Yours is vintage and gorgeous in color, I love the darker papers you used! I love your paper piecing also, you are a master at that. Beautifully done!!
    Hugs Kelly

  5. Awesome! You built an incredible ocean view and didn't miss a thing. Magnificently gone - and a group effort as well. Kudos to you both!
    Hugs Barb

  6. Stunning! Love all those details! Hugs,

  7. Oh this is so cute! Love it! :) Nancee

  8. How magical! Love it. Fantastic job. Love all the embellishments and beautiful paper piecing.
    Hugs, Candy

  9. Karen, Your tray is magnificent. it really is! So much detail makes it a feast for the eyes. LOVE it!
    hugs, Diana

  10. You and Kelly did an amazing job on your trays. Each one is totally fabulous and there is so much to admire. Lots of thought and talent went into each of your trays. Love them both!
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

  11. Wouaw ! Wouaw ! Wouaw ! What a fabulous work ! Congratulations Girls !

    Hugs from France.
    Cat's sCrap

  12. OMG this is sooooo gorgeous and amazing!! Thanks so much for joining us at TFMC. Good luck. Hugs, Nicole

  13. Gorgeous all your details! Thank you so much for joining us at LHoSM this week.


  14. Wow totally amazing.
    Thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda for our Seaside challenge
    Hugs Susie Sugar xx

  15. Such a lovely project and so much detail! It is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at Totally Tilda.

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