Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Beach Huts

This beach hut stamp came in a free cover set on a magazine.  On the first card I've stamped it three times in Memento Paris Dusk then drawn the boards with watercolour pencils, and filled in the roofs, hinges etc.  Birthday Wishes is also stamped in Memento Paris Dusk.

I've used the colour scheme from ColourQ Challenge 144

and I'm submitting both of these cards for the Stre-e-tch Your Stamps challenge at A Blog Named Hero.

For this second card I stamped the hut onto spare card in Versafine Onyx Black, drew on the boards then coloured and cut it out and cut the doors so that they would open. On the card, I stamped the sun and seagull in Versafine Onyx Black, then coloured and masked them.  I marked out the area where the open doors would be and coloured in some boards, then masked that area off while I used my Inkylicious Duster brushes and masking to create sand and sky.  I removed the masking and stamped the sentiment so that it would appear in the open doorway, then fixed the beach hut on with foam pads.

I'm also submitting this second card in the Lawnscaping Challenge #37 to use dimension.

I'm also linking this to Virginia's feature on stretching your stamps.

The seagull is from the free stamp set
The sun is from Woodware FRCL059 On the Move
Sentiment is from Paper SmoochesA15096 Simply Said


  1. Darling card,Shirley-bee! I love the window design and your take on colors! Well done!! Thanks so much for linking up to "How I Stretch My Stamps" Challenge!

  2. Oooh, I love the sentiment tucked into those opening doors! Thanks for playing along with us at lawnscaping challenges!

  3. Fabulous cards! I love the shape of the first one, and the scene you created with the second one is too adorable. :) Thanks for playing along with the Stretch Your Stamps challenge over at A Blog Named Hero!

  4. Fun card, Shirley, great shape. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ and sharing your card.

  5. cute little house! great colors! thank you for playing with us at Lawnscaping

  6. What fun cards. So glad you were able to join us at the ColourQ this week.

  7. sooo fun!

    Thanks for joining us at Lawnscaping challenge!

  8. Shirley, LOVE the image on the first card! Both your cards are awesome! So happy to see you play with us at the colourQ this week!

  9. I love how you've made this same image look like a barn in one, and a beach house in the other! very cool!

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  10. What sweet cards! I love what you did with this stamp!

    Thank you so much for playing along with our challenge!

    A Blog Named Hero