Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Summer at the Seaside

Here's a card I've made for the April Crafty Individuals Challenge which has the theme of 'Time for Summer'.

I've chosen to use the Crafty Individuals set CI-278 which definitely typifies summer for me. The bathing beauty, beach huts and sentiment are stamped on gloss card with Coffee Archival and then coloured with Tombow pens.

The clouds in the sky were made by just dabbing Picket Fence Distress Stains on blue card and seagulls added. The sand is stamped with a shell and the bushes to the rear of the huts are stamped with grasses from the Crafty Individuals CI-207 set. The sea is a Distress Ink background, overstamped with the Waves sentiment and then torn to represent the whites on the waves crashing to shore.

If only the weather was better, I'd be there like a shot.....maybe not wearing that outfit though!!


  1. fab way of doing the clouds elaine-impressed. Pretty good job we don't wear those costumes anymore. Mind you I wouldn't wear today's style either-lol.

  2. Love this project - great colours and very summery. Thanks for joining in the Challenge Elaine. Jean

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog Elaine and your kind comments. Came over here for a sneaky look and found your lovely work!I really love the card above. Beach huts are fab and to include them on a card is really fun! Love the use of the torn edge for the waves. I've joined as a follower to keep track of your fab stuff!

  4. Hi
    The torn paper is a wonderful idea for the waves.
    Thank you for sharing with us at the CI Challenge.


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