CASology Week 132-Hot

Hi All!

I am here with another fabulous cue word from CASology this week: HOT!

Right now, the weather is hot, hot, HOT where I live! Fabulous for going down to the beach (preferably before 7am and after 6pm if you don’t want to get fried!). We live close to the beach, so heading down for a swim and a paddle has been a popular activity.

Hence, the inspiration for this week’s card:


I exercised the ‘Rule of Thirds’ when determining where the key focal points were going to be. And then I had fun.


I created the ‘sea’ first. I masked a corner of a piece of water-colour paper with washi tape, and then applied a water-colour wash to create the water. Once dried, I removed the mask and tore across the page to create the shore-line and glued it to the base card.

I then stamped and white-embossed the sentiment and remaining three images. These were coloured with Stampin’ Markers and fussy-cut, before being applied to the card, following the Rule of Thirds principles. The bucket and one of the flip flops (or ‘thongs’, as we call them) was popped up with dimensionals.

I hope you have fun with this week’s cue word, and I look forward to seeing what you create! This  fabulous Neat & Tangled  stamp set is up for grabs, designed and donated by our very talented teamie May Park, so you will definitely want to be in the running for that!


But before you get started, don’t forget to pay a visit to the rest of the Design Team’s blogs and our fabulous Guest Designer this week, Penny:

Ardyth Percy-Robb

Gillian Ross

Hazel Hodgkins

Jen Wills

Joyce Mehrberg

Judy Marino

Kimberly Wiener

Kymona Tracey

May Park

Melissa Chipperfield

Tracey McNeely

And Guest Designer: Penny

Thanks for visiting!

Materials used:

Cardstock: Sahara Sand (Stampin’ Up!); Watercolour cardstock 300gsm (Eraldo di Paolo)
Ink: Versa-Mark
Watercolours: Ultramarine 660; Cobalt Blue 179 (Cotman)
Stamp: Life is good (Lawn Fawn)
Stampin’ Markers: Real Red; Daffodil Delight; Coastal Cabana; Pumpkin Pie (Stampin’ Up!)
Other: White embossing powder (Stampin’ Up); Watercolour brushes; Heat tool; Paper Snips; Dimensionals; Tombo Mono multi-purpose adhesive; washi tape


13 thoughts on “CASology Week 132-Hot

  1. Hazel, my minivan doors were frozen shut this morning it is so cold here! I’m jealous, your hot weather sounds wonderful right about now! Your adorable beach scene is wonderful, too…we both had the idea of tearing paper edges for our cards this week! I love the bird’s eye view of the beach, such a fun card! I can feel the heat!

  2. Always forget that half the world is having summer now. Your card is a great and fun reminder of that. Love your design, and how you made your sea.

  3. This is adorable, Hazel! I love the way you created the sea and the way it’s washing over the starfish. 🙂

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