Thursday, 7 June 2018

Seize The Beachy Birthday


It's time for a new Seize The Birthday challenge, and this time our optional topping is Beachy Birthday.  Or you can just play along with any birthday-themed project.



I used a piece of cartridge paper from my stash that I'd brayered some turquoise Dylusions acrylic paint over.  For the sand, I smeared Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap Distress Oxides.  The 'fence' is a Carabelle Studio stamp from the 'Edges in My Journal' set was inked up with Frayed Burlap.  Once I'd heat-set all that I overstamped in Peacock Feathers and heat-set that.

The poster stamp is by Tim Holtz.  Having coloured it, I'd put it to one side while I made the background - not far away enough, it seems, because I ended up stamping over the top bit while I was stamping the background panel.  Tried to remove it with a wet brush, but then changed my mind and overstamped that too.  And splattered the card base.

Pop on over to the Seize The Birthday blog for some more fabulous inspiration from the team and from our surprise party guest, SonjaK, and join in the fun.

10 comments:

  1. Fabulous background, loving the colours, fun scene making and the over stamping is great x

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  2. I adore the artsy look to the scene. Very different and a great feel to this card. Looks like a boardwalk hotel and creates some memories.

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  3. I think it is looking totally fabulous! Somehow has a feel of a postcard - like something you'd send someone when you are holidaying.. And I totally love it! :)

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  4. Brilliant collage-y background that evokes thoughts of the beach beautifully, Shirley ... that cool image is so 30's ... and fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

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  5. The background with touch of mixed media looks fabulous! It goes with the classic poster stamp perfectly together!

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  6. As usual your background is so fabulous with that awesome focal image!

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  7. Do you sell your cards in a boutique or gift shop? If not you SHOULD!!! Your art belongs there! Fabulous!!!!

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  8. Shirley, your background is just amazing! Very impressed by your wonderfully layered stamping and brayering and "smearing", lol!

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  9. Your background is absolutely amazing!!! Love this gorgeous card.

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