Saturday, 6 August 2016
A day at the beach ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week was a good one and you have fabulous weekend plans. Even though we’ve had a couple of very hot weeks in the UK I feel like summer hasn’t started or not lasted for long enough so I decided to create a beach themed card complete with beach huts and sand, here it is …
I had to go A5 again!
I think there is six layers!
I do love creating scenes!
The sand and gold accent beads are well and truly visible here
I love my flowers!
A perfect sentiment!
A final look
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Frilly & Funkie Challenge By the Sea
That’s Crafty Challenge Zesty Zing
The Artistic Stamper Challenge August Anything Goes
The Craft Barn Challenge #31 Two Weekly Challenge A Beach Scene
The Pencil Case Challenge #25 Anything GoesWe Love to Create Challenge #16 Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes
I watercoloured the beach scene with my Bright & Beautiful AquaTints and left that to dry whilst I created the base layer. This layer was one of my experiments, using Pebeo Dyna paint through my Tim Holtz Lines layering stencil. I applied the paint reasonably thickly and it has lovely texture. Once the paint was dry created an AquaTints wash and coloured the white parts in that lovely lime green shade.
The next step was to stamp, heat emboss and then colour the beach huts. The stamps I used for this was a magazine freebie and it has been well loved and well used lol! I used white card snippets to stamp and emboss and then colour. Once they were dry I fussy cut each one and glued one beach hut at either end of the scene. I attached fun foam to the final beach hut and adhered that in position but slightly higher than the other two.
Then I mixed DecoArt’s sand texture paste with yellow AquaTints to create the sand. Once I was happy with the shade I used a palette knife to butter the sand onto the beach and up to the huts. I used a sprinkle of gold accent beads to give the sand a little bling. I changed black flowers to blue using acrylic paint and glitter. They were my attempt at Hibiscus flowers lol! I found a lovely lilac coloured sturdy grunge board flower that had to be added because it was so close to the colours of the ocean and sky.
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x
From a paper crafting or stamping magazine: must be at least three years old!
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Cuttlebug die cutter
Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Bigz die
Whimsy sentiment die
Tim Holtz Lines layering stencil
Heat tool; paintbrushes; palette knife; paint palette; water pot
Crafter’s Companion Sheena Douglass A4 white stamping card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Spectrum Noir AquaTints: Bright & Beautiful
DecoArt Americana acrylic: blue paint
Glitter #; ribbon #; flowers #; brads #; gold accent beads
DecoArt sand texture paste; Versamark IP; double sided tape; fun foam
# VOS: very old stash and no idea if still available to purchase, min. 10 years old