I used to love watching the tall grasses sway in the wind amongst the broken shells on the dunes, and just out of sight, hear the waves crash against the shore... Sigh - I miss it. That's what this card symbolizes.
I saw a quilled piece (you can see it here) using these types of grasses (they called wheat) and new I had to make something similar...
I side folded a cream toned card 6"w x 5"h. Adhered my quilled elements including the stems made from hand painted tissue paper twisted like paper thread. I also added some off shoots done with half the width of a normal quill strip. Wrote in my words with a pointed pen and Sumi ink.
a restless wind that yearns to wander." (written by Stanley Lebowsky & Herb Newman)
The song was just repeating itself in my brain...
Then I stamped the word "Wanderlust" (Quietfire Design) with Versafine "Olympia Green" and clear embossed.
Stamped the shells (starfish Old Island Rubber) with Vintage Sepia and embossed with Pearlescent and colored with a dirty Distress sponge - deep pink. Stamped the other shell (Evo) with the brown and clear embossed, sponged with some red and yellow. Cut both out and shaped them with a stylus before adhering to card.
Click on images to enlarge. Enjoy
And it fits for these challenges:
Fresh Brewed Designs Monthly - Take a vacation
Die Kreativen Stempel Freunde #82 Summer, sun, holiday
Tuesday Throwdown #157 Beach inspired
Cute Card Thursday #279 beside the sea
Opus Gluei #162 beach
Quirky Crafts #15 include a garden item and an under the sea item
Craft Your Passion #173 3d it