We actually have some sunshine today down in Devon!!! Apparently might see some more snow this weekend, however, and I am finding that I am definitely longing for some warmer weather now.
I recently bought some stamp sets from Sweet Dixie and they are simply beautiful; for this card I will just be using the “Beach Huts” set. I am going to combine this with some bunting from a stamp set by Sara Davies called “Birthday Party”.
I’m going back to the old tried and tested method of creating a background, by smooshing some Distress Oxides in “Broken China” and “Fossilized” onto my glass mat, adding water and then pressing the ink onto a card panel. I am doing this in 2 layers and using the same colours both times, ensuring that the yellow ink stays mainly in one corner of the panel and also making sure to thoroughly dry the panel in between each smoosh.
I stamped the 3 beach huts, as well as some bunting from a Sara Davies stamp set called “Birthday Party”, using Archival Ink in “Watering Can”. I coloured all of these elements using Kuretake Clean Colour Pens.
The beach huts just needed a beach to stand on, I tore a couple of strips of card (one slightly wider than the other) and smooshed them with Distress Oxides in “Fossilized Amber” and “Vintage Photo” to get a sandy colour. Once they were dry, I stuck the wider of the 2 strips onto the bottom of the card panel. I then stuck the beach huts on top of that, using Pinflair Glue Gel and then I stuck the thinner strip over the top of the beach huts with Pinflair, to add some dimension.
For me a seaside scene is not complete with either Daniel Craig coming out of the water or a few seagulls. As my drawing skills are not good enough to create Mr Craig, I die cut a couple of seagulls (using a Joanna Sheen die) and edged them with Archival Ink in “Watering Can”.
I then stuck the bunting and the seagulls to the panel using Pinflair as well.
For the sentiment I went with a Tim Holtz “Small Talk” sticker which reads “Today is a good day” and edged that with the grey Archival Ink before sticking that in place.
I finished off the beach huts by adding some Glossy Accents (by Ranger) to the windows and also some Liquid Pearls (also by Ranger) for the door handles.
I really had a lot of fun with this card and I hope you liked it to. If you did, then please do follow me as I have more ideas in my head for a lot more projects.
Happy crafting, Gem x