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Monday 20 August 2012

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 73 I do like to be beside the seaside...

This weeks challenge at Crafty Cardmakers is hosted by Yvonne.  
She says:

I would like a post card [6x4inches approx], showing a beach scene, and would like it to include some beach and the sea, for the background to the focal image. 
I knew that this week was going to be out of my comfort zone because I don't usually do scenes - this was something my mum loved to do - but also I don't have any beach stamps.  So, because I also love the fact that in crafting you can mix and match skills, techniques and styles, I decided to use a photograph for the base. 
I printed the photograph out onto matte card, and then using walnut distress ink, stamped out the boats (from the Sheena Douglass on the water range) in the foreground onto the beach.  I used a small amount of water and a fine brush to colour the images.  I then took some essential grasses stamps from Inkylicious and stamped them in the foreground.

Finally, I stamped the sentiment (also from Sheena Douglass) in the sky.  
We are being sponsored this week by
$10 Gift Certificate for the Store
Digi Doodle Shop is the results of a mother and daughter’s love for the arts and crafts. It was started a little over 3 years ago with a little more than 100 stamps, and has since then grown to almost 500 stamps. Joy (the mother of this team) designs realistic images, while Judy (aka/daughter) loves the “fun side of life”, and create images with a cartoon flair. Having these two complimenting styles have enabledDigi Doodle Shop to offer a wide variety of stamps.

It is a real honor and pleasure to sponsor this challenge, and we look forward to seeing all the amazing creations. We thank the design team for their incredible creations, and wish all the participants the very best of luck in this challenge.

Thank you so much for having us, and again the very best of luck to all of you.

Judy and Joy
and also

We are sponsored today by ONE STOP CARD CRAFTS who are offering a £10 voucher for their store as a prize.
At One Stop Card Crafts we have a big range of ever changing discount making and card making craft supplies.
We are always adding to our range of craft supplies which are ideal for making handmade greeting cards, do-it-yourself invitations scrapbook pages, altered items and much more.
Our card making craft supplies include free UK postage, our popular discount scheme and quick service means our customers keep coming back for more.
Our prices are very competitive and this & makes us an ideal place to buy your card making supplies online. Some of our new products include Petaloo flower layers, Ranger Glitter Glue and Martha Stewart Punches. We also host a regular challenge at http://onestopcraftchallenge.blogspot.com/


  1. This is gorgeous - love how you've combined techniques. It's one of my favourite things to do too - combine traditional and digital techniques.

  2. great card, love the combination of stamp & photo - looks great!
    Kim x

  3. Fabulous work and love how you combined the techniques beautiful colouring on the stamped images too.


  4. Wow this is fabulous. So far outside my comfort zone this time round I just didn't know where to start.
    hugs Kimx

  5. ThIs is brilliant. I love how well the two sit together. It's fantastic. Well done you! Cxxxx

  6. Fantastic, love the way you used the photo for the background and added the stamping it is a perfect scene.

  7. This is so pretty!!! LOVE the photo background--and the sentiment is perfect! Gorgeous! :)