Thank you for stopping by on a Sunday.
I promised somebody a Beach hut card, so if you are she,
please put your hand up!
Stamp the beach images on the white square card
using Black Adirondack.
Tear a piece of paper, to create the illusion that the bucket is buried in the sand.
It’s a really Happy Set, a summer scene…
Now, we have to make a choice.
Either, we can just carry on, and create a cool sandy beach scene, using a brayer, or brushes, or a blending tool.
Or we can run the stamped picture through an embossing machine with the Ocean Swirl Stencil.
I have done the embossing on a blank piece and dusted it with Willow, just so that you can see the fab pattern it throws.
I am going with option 2. Much more interesting!
Very hard to photograph white embossed card. Can you see it?
Colour in the Beach Huts with Promarkers.
and the deckchair…and the ball…and the bucket & spade…
Then it’s time to start on the background…
This is where the embossed Ocean Swirl stencil comes to life.
Definitely use Clarity Stencil Brushes for this one.
Load a couple of them with Willow and Stonewashed, and just lightly swoosh back and forth.
You won’t get lines and the bristles won’t fall out!
Clarity brushes really are super.
The beach hut masks are handy.
To get inbetween the swirls though, we have to place the stencil over the artwork and attach with lowtack masking tape.
That’s how the swirls stay lighter.
Build up your colour, adding shade with a make-up sponge.
Torn paper where the bucket is, to bury it properly!
Remove the stencil for this one.
I used Mustard Seed Distress Pad for this colour.
Very easy to do. Punch out the sun out of a Post-It, and sponge the yellow through the hole, sorry aperture.
Then cover up the sun with the punched out mask, and add the blue with a brush.
Use the torn paper as a mask, to make a landline behind the huts.
The best bit about using the Ocean Swirl stencil is that when you lift it off, you have a superb white frame built into the picture!
Mount the piece on a matching colour
Now you can even add a name to the hut with a black pen.
but what I love best is the raised Ocean swirl background.
I have made one large piece here, but I think this would be brilliant as a set of small summer notelets, using just a couple of the elements on each card.
So lets take a look at what I used,
and then put together a super Sunday offer.
How about this for a
SPECIAL BLOGGY OFFER?
The Row of Beachhuts,
the large Beach hut,
the Bucket & Spade,
the Beach ball and
would cost £30.70, if bought individually.
SO, as it’s a lovely sunny day, and we’re headed for the beach…
Half Price for the whole set,
the whole kit and caboodle!
(offer ends Wednesday 12 March.)
and if you’re in my New Design Club, you receive an additional 10% off! But you knew that, right? xxxx