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Monday, 8 September 2014

A Seaside Postcard (by Lesley)

I love beach huts, so I was truly excited with the new Seaside Dreams set.  Here is my interpretation of a seaside postcard, using a brayer and one of my favourite supplies, self adhesive labels.

The background was brayered onto a piece of A6 silk cardstock, using Adirondack Pool and Scattered Straw Distress inkpads and then shading was added to give the effect of clouds and sand dunes. The beach huts were stamped onto a self adhesive label and coloured with watercolour pencils then cut out, along with the flag pole and flag, Next the huts were stamped directly onto the background with Adirondack Jet Black ink and the cut out pieces stuck into place. The sentiment was added as shown..

I am a great advocate of using self adhesive labels, especially if you find masking difficult  It is what I call cheat's masking, why not give it a try. I hope this may have inspired you to create your own postcard and if you would like to read the full tutorial on how it was made you will find this on my blog.

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  1. Great summer card Lesley I really love these beach houses, great colours and image!!!


  2. Gorgeous post card Lesley. Your background and colouring of the beach huts is inspirational. Debbie xx

  3. Love the bright colours of the beach huts. Beautiful card

  4. Fabulous card Lesley. Loving the seaside dreams set. xx

  5. I love your postcard Lesley, and the good idea of using self adhesive labels (had not thought or heard of that before).

    Sue xx

  6. Oooh I've just seen and commented on this on your blog Lesley I love your postcard it reminds me of my childhood
    Jackie x

  7. Bright cheery colours to brighten a Monday morning & I love the way you varied the colours of the huts yet kept them within the same palette & the doors consistently red. Just good fun & very summery postcard-like.
    Paula (PEP)

  8. Lovely card. Nostalgic AND bright.

  9. A super scene! Love the colours!

  10. Just beautiful Lesley, the bright beach huts against the softer sand and sky are lovely. A fab design, Judith xx

  11. This is a beautiful postcard Lesley and the sticky labels idea is great. Just got my stamp sheet so I'm going to give this a go.
    Ann xx


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