Monday, 17 May 2021

* Path of Positivity: Sea View


Today is the midway point of the May Path of Positivity challenge.
The challenge lasts for the whole month of May.

This month the theme is Anything Goes with the optional twist of 
Change Your Environment.

Prizes this month include:
  • TWO digital images from All Dressed Upour guest sponsor for this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all qualifying entrants. 
  • ONE image (value of $5 or less) from Scribbles Designs, for the post or project that the team deems most inspiring of the bunch based on all qualifying entrants.
  • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for each person chosen as a DT Delight.
Our optional theme this month is 
Change Your Environment.
This could be going for a day out or taking a holiday,. It could be going for a bike ride or a walk. It could be changing something at home - decorating, painting, gardening. Or it could be making changes to help save our planet. 
There are so many ways you can interpret the optional theme this month. We are waiting to see your take on the theme.

Please remember ...
... in order to be eligible for the prizes your project must be positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some way. 

For my project, I used Sea View from All Dressed Up.
Going to visit the seaside is a wonderful way to change your environment. I am lucky to live only 20 miles away from the seaside, so an hour's drive will take me to the west coast of England where I can walk on the beaches and paddle in the sea. I love the fresh sea air and the sound of the seagulls. 
Here is my card:

I used Copics to colour the image and used a die to cut it out. It is a long time since I used patterned paper, but this paper pad had perfect sea themed papers that matched my colour scheme, so I simply cut out 2 more squares using the same die set and layered them up. I decided to add some hand made, die cut flowers and I used Distress Oxide inks to colour them. I gave each flower a pearl centre.  Next, I found this 'hello' sentiment, probably made years ago, that I had made from glued together die cuts. I added a little black ink around the edges to give it a bit of definition and to help it stand out against the patterned papers. I added a coupe of leaves and some pearl stamen to the flower cluster.

Many thanks to All Dressed Up, this month's guest sponsor,

and to Scribbles Designs as the ongoing sponsor of the challenge

We would love to see your creations! 
Just make sure that your entry is positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some way!
The link up is here: Challenge #91 Path of Positivity.


That's all for today! 

I'll be back with a another Path of Positivity project in a couple of weeks time.

Thanks for stopping by today!
I'd like to play along in these challenges:
Pammies Inky Pinkies #2120 23/05 TOP 3
Crafting Happiness #96 Hello 24/05 TOP PICK
TIOT Make it Feminine 25/05
A Perfect Time to Craft MAY AG 27/05
Double Trouble Challenge #84 Girly Girl/Patterned Paper/Embellies 30/05 TOP 3
A Place to Start #5 AG 31/05
Stinkin Inkers Girls Just Wanna Have Fun 31/05
Get Creative #100 AG 31/05
All Dressed Up Challenges #117 14/06 TOP 3

I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 



  1. Absolutely stunning card and the perfect way to change your environment! I can only imagine this sort of lovely day living in the the midwest US landlocked in every direction! However, I can live vicariously through this wonderful piece of art! Beautiful!

  2. Hi Carole your card is gorgeous. I love it. We live near the south coast. We have so many lovey walks near us and we are discovering more all the time. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Hi Carole
    You make amazingly stunning cards..... your colouring is the tops ..what do you use for colouring .....
    Love Sylvie xx

    1. Thank you so very much, Sylvie! I use Copic markers for a lot of my colouring, including this card. Sometimes, I try watercoloring, but I'm still learning that technique.
      Carole x

  4. Fantastic card, I love the image and the papers and colors with the yellow flowers look perfect! Thanks for joining us at Double Trouble!

  5. Just darling! Love the "HELLO"!
    Thanks for joining the fun at Crafting Happiness Challenges.
    :) Janis, Owner & Design Team

  6. Love the scene you created here - perfect amount of detail and a great "girly" card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

  7. Love your seaside scene, coloring and embellishment. The paper you chose for the background is perfect... there will be a lot of girly girls that would love to be close to the seaside, but that's what vacations are for. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble but don't forget to share your card at Stinkin' Inkers "Girls just Wanna have fun at spot with

  8. This is so pretty! I love your coloring and all of your design elements. Thanks for joining us at Pammie's Inky Pinkies. Hope to see you again. Bonnie DT

  9. What a super card, I love the seaside theme and the colours here are perfect! Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday, Chrisx

  10. Hi! Your card is lovely. I just got the Winner & Top Picks posted at Crafting Happiness Challenges (so sorry it's late), and wanted to let you know you are in the Top Picks! Thanks for sharing your art with us last week!
    :) Janis, Owner & Design Team

  11. Carole this card is soooo adorable!! Love your coloring! The papers are fabulous!! Great accents with all the die cuts! Thanks for playing with us at All Dressed Up Stamps! Come back real soon!
    Carolyn, DT


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