I'm began my purchases with the Dress Up Dolls: Basic Stamp Set and dies because the Summer Fun Mini Set and Dies pushed me over the top!! I have great memories of being at a cottage up north fishing when I was a girlie and then being able to rent a cottage for a few years with our children - at a beach - beautiful!
I'm sure the neighbours heard me squealing after each little outfit was finished lol. There are shirts and shorts and pigtails and ponytails and lifebuoys and ice cream cones and bathing suits and watermelon and sandals and on and on and on ----
I began by stencilling along the bottom of white cardstock using one of the stencils from the Sun & Surf Stencil Collection and Spring Rain ink. These are beautiful but delicate stencils - so pouncing instead of swiping works the best to achieve your look.
I diecut and adhered the waves from the What the Doodle: Waves Die on top of my stencilling - die cutting it a few times using the proper part of the diecut along with some of the negative to place sort of willy nilly.....
Dawn McVey had a post this week about using stamps out of season. Well, my sentiment is from a baby set - Sweet Cheeks -now in the vault :(....so that is sort of out of season right?
Give the Color Throwdown a go this week won't you? There is tons of inspiration on their post - and this is Amy Rysavy's first go at hosting the challenge so get going!!