Monday, 1 July 2013

At the beach

Yaaaaaay! I've just seen that I was a Glamette at Friday Mashup with my brick wall technique, so "Thank You Lisa" for picking my card.

My card today is for four challenges

First is ColourQ with these colours,

second is Friday Mashup who want a
Beach project and/or masking technique

third is Less is More with SAND

and lastly, Addicted to Stamps where ANYTHING GOES

Here is my card

I started by stamping the two children in Archival Ink on white card, and covering them with Post It Notes. I stuck a Post It circle in the top where the sun will be, and with pieces of a scalloped circle for clouds,  I sponged  over the area with blue to make the sky (sorry it's 
not clear in the photo). I sponged under some torn paper with yellow to make a sandy beach, and then drew a line in blue to make the sea. The scene was coloured with an Aqua Painter to make the colours go further, and laid on a grey Nestie on a lilac embossed card wrapped with white ribbon.

Supplies :
Card =  Orchid Opulence, Grey, Naturals White, and white base FMS
Stamps = Summer by the Sea, Clarity birds, and Cute Companions sentiment
Inks = Black Archival, Pool Party, Orchid Opulence, and Summer Starfruit
Tools = Big Shot, Nestabilities, Swirl EF, and an Aqua Painter
Extras = Post It Notes, and Ribbon                                      

I do enjoy making scenes by putting different stamps together, and there is something therapeutic about the sponging  technique that gives a rewarding result. I hope you like it.

I'm off to see my Sisters today. Cassy is bringing Henry to Ali's house, and then we're all going to see Ali's new baby donkey. We had no idea that Lily the Pink ( donkey ) was even pregnant, so she surprised us all by producing a foal, now named Clover.

I'm in hospital again on Wednesday for more treatment so I may be AWOL for a while, but I'll be back soon

Thanks for dropping by 


  1. You are vey welcome for picking your card last week, I loved it!

    You did a fantastic job creating this scene. I forgot I had these stamps, I didnt think I had any beach ones, oops! Beautiful job mashing up the challenge!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup, and I hope all goes well for you in the hospital.

  2. Gorgeous card and fab image too x

  3. Lovely beach scene. Looks like so much fun. Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

  4. Lovely beach scene Bev, love that image such soft colours. enjoy your visit and I hope your treatment goes well.
    Val x
    Oops forgot to say congrats on another win!!!

  5. Beautiful card, Bev, I love your scene and the soft look you created with these colors! Thanks for playing with us at the colourQ this week.

  6. What memories this brings back of happy childhood days!

  7. LOVE how you combined these two images! That is one of my most favored stamp sets, and I never thought to combine...thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Perfect, perfect image for this challenge. This kind of masking is exactly what I thought of (although I went in a different direction - isn't it funny how that works?). Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

  9. What a beautiful beach scene! Makes me wish I was there! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

  10. Not a lot of white space on this one Bev, but it's a great composition!
    I bet that donkey foal is the cutest and what a sweet name!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  11. Absolutely stunning - your masking is perfection and I just love the scene you've created. Fabulous job with the challenge this week! Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup.

  12. Lovely card! Your coloring and masking is fabulous! Great use of the colors. Thanks for joining us at ColourQ!

  13. A lovely card Bev - very pretty colours - Jacqueline xx

  14. sweet card bev
    Thanks for joining us this week x
    "Less Is More"

  15. What a lovely scene you've created with those sweet stamps and the masking technique! Great embossed background too. Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup this week!

  16. What a beautiful and serene beach scene you've created! I love how you use the images for the masking technique. Great take on the challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup this week!

  17. Hi Bev, I amso sorry but my comment that I had posted for this card hasnt shown up so I am not sure what happened.... I adored this beach scene the first time I saw it. Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM XX


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