Hey There Lifeguard!

I had today’s post all planned but as the sun is shining in my part of the world I decided to share some more of the bathing beauties from Divas D’Este’s Vintage Bathing Beauties CS (see the recent post “Let’s Dip Our Toes In The Water”).
When I select the CS I want to work with my next decision is what do I actually want to print it onto, photo, canvas, transparency, image transfer,  sometimes that is the most difficult part of the decision making. This CS was printed onto photo paper.
For all the cards I used Crafty Individuals paper pad,”The Seaside”.
I decided to keep embellishments to a minimum and make as much use as possible from the papers, here cutting around the shells to create a frame for the image. A bow tied from painted gauze adorns the top corner.
On the second card pattern paper torn and inked to form a border at the top of the card, a Prima flower with a scrap of the painted gauze.Bon Voyage (Crafty Individuals) stamped and tucked slightly underneath the image.
The third card inspired the title as she struck me as posing in front of the lifeguard, trying with all her might to catch his eye. I wonder if she succeeded!You know by now that I like to make use of every scrap, here the shells were cut from the cover of the paper pad!and used to create some decoupaging by cutting out a second shell and layering it over the first layer, tucking some hessian and gauze in-between.The fourth card is separate from the above as it is not DT art for Divas D’Este but as it is a bathing belle card and uses the same papers as above it made sense to include it in this post. You might recognise the stamps as they have been used relatively recently. They are all from Crafty Individuals. The stamped border uses stamps from one of their Elements sets (these Elements sets are very useful to have whether it be the seaside, postmarks, etc.)  A teeny stamped shell and scrap of gauze tucked into the bottom corner.  The bathing belle was stamped onto paper from The Seaside pack. I like when papers are subtle enough that stamping shows up clearly.
One project remains which I will save for a rainy day, or a sunny day, I don’t suppose it matters! In the meantime, if you plan on stepping out into the sun, please remember and take care. Lynne x


43 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ella
    Jun 28, 2011 @ 13:34:05

    I love the colors and the details of your beach beauties! The so sum up the carefree days of sun and surf~ Great job!


  2. Ira
    Jun 28, 2011 @ 13:42:30

    Oh, just look at those darling images! What a stunning series of cards you’ve created with them Lynne! These are perfect cards for celebrating summer, they don’t sell bathing suits like that these days anymore! Love ’em! Hugs, Ira x


  3. crafty dawn
    Jun 28, 2011 @ 13:53:35

    What wonderful sunny cards hun and the images are perfect!

    Love dawn xx


  4. craftytrog
    Jun 28, 2011 @ 14:13:33

    Wonderful summery art Lynne! It thundering down here today!
    Alison xx


  5. valerie.Jael
    Jun 28, 2011 @ 14:40:30

    Lovely cards, you make me want to go on holiday, I don’t know how many years it is since I last had one! Valerie


  6. Jackie Nobles
    Jun 28, 2011 @ 14:52:14

    These cards are great. I love every one of them. A day at the beach now is so different, I think I like these are the best,

    Hugs, Jackie


  7. Ephemera
    Jun 28, 2011 @ 15:02:16

    Ooooh these are lovely so vintage loving the curvy lady having a stretch, great use of the crafty individuals paper too with the cut out shells. Congrats on winning the challenge by the way.


  8. Terry
    Jun 28, 2011 @ 15:14:20

    Love these cards, Lynne! Great collection of bathing beauties with such fantastic details!


  9. florence and freddie
    Jun 28, 2011 @ 15:19:29

    Hi Lynne. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Lovely to meet you. What a fab blog you have full of beautiful treasures. Congratulations on winning CI June challenge.
    Regards Florence.


  10. Liz
    Jun 28, 2011 @ 15:48:51

    Very original, got no words cos love ’em all and the detail is brilliant x


  11. dollys daydreams
    Jun 28, 2011 @ 15:49:47

    Lynne these are stunning . Am a big Fan of CI and you have done their papers proud ! Your bathing beauties are magnificent especially the lady with the curves and the stripes , love her. Dive E’ste is certainly something I should look into , beautiful !



  12. michele s
    Jun 28, 2011 @ 16:24:41

    fabulous fabulous color schemes! xo


  13. Chris
    Jun 28, 2011 @ 16:35:22

    These are just fabulous, Lynne. I love how you’ve used the papers to create the shell embellishments and a wonderful use of hessian and gauze.

    Chris x


  14. Eve
    Jun 28, 2011 @ 17:32:38

    all cards are absolutely beautiful!! And of course, my fav. is always the piece with ocean 🙂 Luv the background you made for these. Luv the soft blue color. And luuuuuuv seashells! Can’t live without!! 🙂


  15. Julia - Vintage with Laces
    Jun 28, 2011 @ 17:44:03

    These are the perfect summer time cards, Lynne! Very lovely.
    Have a nice evening!


  16. dorthe
    Jun 28, 2011 @ 18:27:51

    How lovely, dear Lynne- the colors are just fantastic together, and all of them so sunny, summerly, and beautiful-
    your backgrounds are gorgeus.


  17. Marilyn J. Rock
    Jun 28, 2011 @ 21:29:45

    Lynne; these are so beautiful. I love your layering! Perfect! xxoo


  18. Rob
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 01:57:40

    All your cards are so lovely Lynne, but I especially love the last one with the stamped image. It looks so wonderful and vintage.


  19. gerri herbst
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 02:34:40

    dearest Lynne,
    Simply stunning, you know how I love your bathing belles…loved the additional colors you used with the paper details which were subtle and effective! thanks for you wonderful comments on my new DT position. You are always so supporitive. You are such a doll. yours truly, gerri


  20. Marilou
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 06:15:27

    Love it Lynn! Hugs Marilou


  21. Marie
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 09:24:06

    Hi Lynne,
    love them all – just perfect in every way.


  22. Hazel
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 11:24:57

    Wonderfull Lynne – I love everything about them.
    xxx Hazel.


  23. michelle
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 12:15:07

    Oh Wow Lynne!!! Gorgeous Beauties! Did you paint the gauze or ink it? The result is fabulous! Your work is amazing and inspiring!
    Michelle *Ü*


    • lynne
      Jun 29, 2011 @ 12:39:45

      This particular time it was acrylic paint but other times when it is a blue/green colour that is my homemade mist. Glad you like them 🙂 Lynne x


  24. Sharon
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 12:43:44

    Stunning Lynne!!! Makes me wish for summer!!! Great bathing beauty images!!!


  25. PetraB
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 12:47:42

    Beautiful card, they are clearly an invitation to visit the seaside!


  26. Jingle
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 12:48:30

    These are gorgeous!


  27. Judy
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 13:21:56

    Awesome cards and details – they all fit together well! love the gauze idea too.


  28. Marjie Kemper
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 13:28:39

    So beautiful, Lynne, and they make me want to head to the beach this instant. Love the cut edges on the papers/shells framing your ladies!


  29. Anni
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 13:59:36

    Lynne your card with beach beauties are so beautifully made, love the images, colors and everything about them, thanks for sweet birthday comment.


  30. Cindy Adkins
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 15:15:42

    Oh Lynne, these are totally stunning!!! WOW!! I adore these pieces!!!


  31. june
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 15:43:22

    Hi Lynne, as always your work is simply stunning and what a gorgeous set of beautiful beach babes … love them.
    Also just wanted to mention
    I have a collage and background giveaway on my Dezinaworld if you fancy adding yourself to have a chance to win the prizes.
    Hugs June x


  32. Daniella
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 16:21:33

    Each image is more lovely than the last!! I can look at them all day!! Your staging is so wonderful too!!


  33. Michele O
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 16:42:09

    Gorgeous work Lynne


  34. gerri herbst
    Jun 29, 2011 @ 23:39:30

    Cant stop looking at these….and you know why. See your email inbox! thanks for yr sweet words today! take care sweetie, gerri


  35. Ineke van den Akker
    Jun 30, 2011 @ 09:50:49

    Just LOVE this! Well done!


  36. Jack
    Jun 30, 2011 @ 13:29:36

    Oh I feel the need to put my bathing costume on already! Unfortunately it’s a bit overcast here and looks like it may rain (again!). Love that bg paper, must sort my pad out and actually use it instead of just stroking it, lol. xx


  37. Cynthia Schelzig
    Jun 30, 2011 @ 19:24:04

    ooo Lynne,,,here we are again at our favorite place …the SANDY beach!!!
    Thank god I don´t sea a grain of it with this bevy of beauties so I am not having a panic attack……I am excited though over the beauty of the pieces though….every beach lover will be enthralled with these…even me:)


  38. Penny
    Jun 30, 2011 @ 21:13:06

    You’ve created perfect vignettes with these – and I love your post title!! The colours in the background papers look great with the vintage photos.


  39. AJ
    Jul 01, 2011 @ 03:04:58

    I love the sort of Sepia type look and how the reds and the blues of the vintage photos are perfect with the backgrounds you created… Very beautiful creation…


  40. Debbie
    Jul 01, 2011 @ 10:56:56

    These are so beautiful Lynne. Love the colours and the vintage feel! Awesome designs!


  41. Shar_B
    Jul 02, 2011 @ 19:58:37

    Love your seaside beauties!


  42. Merry
    Jul 03, 2011 @ 04:12:23

    So love these cards….


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