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Thursday, 4 August 2016

Seaside Dreams (by Julie)

Hello and welcome! I can't believe we are now in August...just where has this year gone? To try and capture the feel of Summer, even if it's not very summery where you are, we are featuring all things sunny and Summer this month, so I thought I would do a little project using the beach huts from Seaside Dreams

I started by inking up the beach huts and sentiment with grey Versafine and stamping onto watercolour card. Next I took a brush and applied a wash of plain water around the beach huts and then blended in liquid watercolour for the sand, sea and sky. To try and create some movement in the sea, I added Crystal Stickles and a white paint pen, with splodges of white Gesso for good measure. The beach huts were coloured with brush markers and the clouds were stencilled with Weathered Wood Distress ink. I cut a frame from some Kraft card, distressed the inner edges with scissors and stamped it with the wood grain/water effect stamp from Harlequin Fragments. I went over the frame with Walnut  Distress ink followed by a few dabs of Picket Fence Distress stain to finish.

Many thanks for stopping by. We would love it even more if you popped back very soon for more Design Team inspiration.

Julie xx


  1. Fabulous card Julie, love the soft summery colours and it's a great image, love the distressed frame, brilliant inspiration, Kate x

  2. This is very dreamy Julie with those soft misty colours and I do love the beach huts, and the dark frame suit it beautifully. x

  3. Fab card, really like the waves on the water and the frame finishes it beautifully X


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