Good morning Everyone!! Yes I am still here!!
I promise I will be making up for last week's absence as there are now 4 planned Blogages over the next few days - you will be sick of me lol :-)
Well it's the 1st of the month again so that means it is time for another fab challenge from the Clarity Challenge Blog ! (here)
Its summertime ( ish!!) so where better to be than the Seaside ! (well tbh I could be by the sea summer, winter, spring, fall, rain, snow or shine!! )
This is my take.....
I love postcards as memories of holidays and I have them stored and scrapped all around the house. I send them to myself as well as friends and this was behind my thinking for this piece. This started of as an unloved wooden heart board which I re vamped with lots of acrylic paint
I then set about making a collection of postcards using lots and lots of clarity beach stamps ( all available here ) They included the postcard kit, Scrabble letter kit, Shell corner, Nautilus Shell, Single shell, deckchair, beach hut, Shell cluster, Seagull, Lighthouse and the cliffs.
I wanted a modern fresh look rather than the traditional for the postcards so focused on only 3 colours, brown, pink and turquoise. All the images were coloured using Copic Markers. I added interest with different layers and textures on each postcard. The lighthouse is covered with Tim holtz Frosted Film - doesn't show up brilliantly sorry!
To keep interest I used lots of different shapes for the cards, ATC's. journalling and then customised shapes like the bucket and the diamond
This sentiment I found many moons ago, somewhere and it sums up my love affair with the sea.....just need someone to make it into a stamp........Anyone any ideas???? ;-)
I infilled the spaces with real shells - NOT my precious collection from around the globe!! - but some I picked up from a floristry stockist. Its a great way to add embellies at a reasonable cost.
So Summertime IS here and it is SO nice to be beside the Seaside.....Lets see what you can conjour up!!
Congratulations on all your fabulous entries from last months Mr & Mrs challenge and Good Luck again this month!!!
Crafty Cheers for now