Water, Water, Water at H2H Challenges

Welcome to this week's challenge at Heart 2 Heart Challenges.  Team Sunset is up!  Our challenge this week is Water, Water, Everywhere. Use water - the ocean, a lake, or even a glass of water, as your inspiration for your artwork. 

I have lived in Memphis, TN for almost 10 years, but I grew up in Southern California and lived there until I was in my 30's and the US Air Force had other ideas for my family. I have only been back for an occasional trip, but my heart still belongs to the coast of California.

We grew up by the beach and surfboards and palm trees were plentiful. I was super-excited by this challenge, especially after I saw that Close to My Heart's new Artbooking cartridge has a surfboard with a matching overlay! I had gone through a week of mild depression and crafting has always been my "medicine" so I picked myself up and started working on my surfboard tag.

Here is my tag:

There is no stamping on this tag, but there is a whole lot of ink on it.  LOL  All of the edges are inked with Chocolate Ink.  Did you know that you can only purchase an Cricut Artbooking Cartridge from your Close to My Heart Independent Consultant?  The Artbooking Cartridge is  available to order on August 1st.   I am offering an Cricut Artbooking  Preorder Special here.   

Here is another view of my fun little surfboard hanging outside.  I love this picture because you can see the "coconuts" on the Palm Tree.  Making this tag took me into my happy zone.  I really had fun adding all of the little touches.  I am participating in a Summer Tag Swap and so turning this surfboard into a tag really delighted me.

So, how did I make it?  All of the cuts were made with the Artbooking Cartridge.  
Artbooking Cartridge, pg 53
Surfboard - Cut twice and glued together to give strength, Kraft Paper Colonial White Cardstock, pg 53, < Icon >, 10"
Surfboard Overlay - Surf's Up Patterned Paper, pg 53, < Icon> < Shift >, 10"
Fun & Sun - Surf's Up Teal Cardstock, pg 53, < Title >, 2"
Sunburst - Surf's Up Patterned Paper, pg 53, < Border > < Shift >, 5"

Artbooking Cartridge, pg 52

Waves - cut twice and glued together to give strength - Surf's Up Patterned Paper and Crystal Blue Cardstock, pg 52, < Border > , 4"

Artbooking Cartridge, pg 67
Palm Tree Base - Chocolate Cardstock, pg 67, < Icon>, 9"
Palm Tree Fronds - Surf's Up Patterned Paper, pg 67, < Icon > < Shift >, 9"

Oops, I misspoke.  I wanted the sun to stand out more so I cut the Sun base with our Artiste Cartridge - Sorbet Cardstock, pg 70, < Accent 2> < Shift >, 4" and I "hid" the middle circle out so it wouldn't cut.

Artiste Cartridge, pg 70

So now it is your turn!  What do you think of when you think of water?  Could it be the color or a lake or an ocean or maybe just a wonderfu vacation?  After you finish your artwork please go to  www.heart2heartchallenges.blogspot.com and post a link to your project.  I cannot wait to see what you make!

Here are a few rules:  
*Our challenges are open to everyone!
*To enter, follow the challenge of the week and post your results to your personal blog or other online gallery.
*Be sure to go her
e and direct link to your challenge post so we can see your artwork!
*In order to enter a challenge, you must use Close To My Heart products but your project does not have to be 100% CTMH.
*If you use something from another company, please consider including details in your project's description.
* You MUST mention H2H challenges in your blog post (and a link back to us would be appreciated).
*Spread the word about our challenge blog by including our badge on your blog.
* I love to leave comments on our participants' blog posts, but word verification slows me down, so please turn yours off so that I can leave you some love on your blog!
*Most importantly, have fun creating - the Close To My Heart way!
Note: Any entries not following the above rules are subject to having their link removed.

Like what you see?  Head on over to my website and you can shop to your heart's content!  We have a bunch of specials this month as well!

Love all of the challenges!  This tag is entered into the Anything Goes Challenge at Challenges 4 Everybody,  Anything But Square (I definitely think I have that covered - LOL) at A Gem of a Challenge, and the Summer Challenge at Pumpkin Spice.


  1. Cute Tag! I didn't know there was a surf image on the Artbooking. I can't wait until mine arrives. I have 4 nephews that live in Malibu and surf all the time. I can imagine a lot of birthday cards I can make. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  2. I LOVE this tag! So beachy and colorful! Love that you showcase the images on the Artbooking cartridge.

  3. What a fabulous tag. Love the design. Thank you for joining us at AGOAC this week. xx

  4. Melinda, this tag is fabulous! Love it!

  5. Totally rad coconuts! I just love all the layers and details you added to really make this special...even down to the knots in the tie! :)


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