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Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Dreaming of the Beach by Brenda

A very good morning to you all, today I have some more seaside inspired inspiration to share using stamps from last months Hochanda shows.

The card at the top uses elements from Seashore Scenes and Seaside Dreams stamp sets all stamped in Versafine Toffee. After stamping the sky I coloured with Pan Pastels and also stamped the Seagull image. Next I stamped the shell border onto Kraft card, added some white highlights and used a die to cut the aperture to create the do this you first cut round the top only of stamped image then place the die onto the card tucking the bottom section behind the stamping as below and it's always a good idea to fix the dies in place with low tack tape to stop them moving..............


You then have a frame with stamping as an integral part to place over the focal image. Finally I mounted onto a base card and added some string.

The focal image on this one is from Seashore Scenes stamped with Versafine black. I placed a sun mask in the skyline before colouring with a mixture of pencils and Pan pastels, added the sentiment from Seaside Dreams stamp set and also some foliage to the fore on the scene using a stamp from the Silhouette Grasses set.

Finally a CAS style card, I used a circle mark to stamp the Seagull from Seashore Scenes stamp set three times using Versafine Toffee, then used the circle from the mask and placed over the stamping and added some soft shading around the aperture using Distress Inks. The sentiment is from Seaside Dreams stamp set.

All of the stamps I have used can be found on the website here or by following the links above.


  1. Three beauties Brenda, and I love the technique you have used on the first. I have done this myself in the past but not for a very long time, so it is good to be reminded how pretty it looks. I adore the bright sky with the setting sun for this gorgeous scene and then the CAS style of the last with the beautiful blue ink blending round the circular frame with the seagulls within, and a lovely sentiment too. x

  2. These are gorgeous Brenda, love the design and wonderful techniques.
    Linda xxx

  3. I love these cards and I really like the way that Brenda's cut around the shells to create an aperture, it looks fabulous. Love the second card too with it's warm sunshine colours, just what I needed today, thank you! Happy crafting, Sandra x

  4. Two fab card Brenda, and especially LOVE the seashells frame! Just gorgeous and brilliant!

  5. Three beautiful projects, the second one is lovely, I love the bright colours.
    The others are great too, these stamps are brilliant.

  6. Three lovely pieces of art, I want to go play in the sand now :)


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