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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Seaside Fun

           The theme for the St Lukes' Charity Card Challenge this month is, Oh I Do Like To Be Beside the Seaside, so it was a good opportunity to use these lovely Crafty Individuals stamps.I stamped the main image onto white card with Onyx Black Memento ink and coloured it using ColourSoft pencils, and a little Sansoda to blend the colours, and then cut it out leaving a small border.
I then ran a black ink pad round the edge for definition and mounted it on a scrap of paper coloured with, I think Wild Honey Distress Stain and a gold mica spray, (I can't remember which one,)that was left over from another project. I covered the card with Crafty Individuals backing paper and stamped the bunting at the top. I stamped it again onto some spare card and coloured the flags and cut each one out individually.I fixed the mounted image to the card just overlapping the middle flags and then fixed the coloured flags over the top with glue dots, and added a tiny red brad at each end of the string.I stamped the Seaside sentiment at the bottom left corner and added the post mark for fun as it is so close to where I live. I am also entering this card for
   Crafty Individuals Challenge; Bright and Beautiful, and
   The Stamp Man Challenge; Anything Goes in Summer Colours.                                                                    


  1. Loving this image Jean. Such pretty colouring and great stamping. Thanks for joining in the CI Challenge, Jean

  2. This is lovely Jean, I love the colouring, It has such a nostalic feel to it.

  3. Love this image Jean very colourful, Thank you for joining in our challenge over at St Lukes charity card challenge.


  4. Fab card!! Love the image, the backing paper, the bunting and the super sentiment! I love running into the sea :) And then running back out squealing :) Thanks for playing along with St Luke's Charity Card Challenge!

  5. This is a lovely card Jean - love that stamp and your colouring is gorgeous! Esther xx

  6. Fabulous creation Jean. The children look so lovely against the seaside background.
    Fliss x

  7. What a beautiful card, Jean... images are very summery... thanks for playing with the Stampman theme this time

  8. A great card for our challenge Jean - I love the image of the girls running into the sea - if only we'd had the weather to do that this month - oh the joys of a british summer!!!
    Thanks so much for joining us again.
    Tara (aka Craftilicious) x
    St Luke's Charity Cards Challenge Founder

  9. This image is fantastic. I'm thinking of buying it as it's so JOYOUS.
    Hugs, Sandra

  10. What a fabulous image and I love the way you've coloured it too :)
    Thanks for supporting us at St Luke's this month, hope to see you again in September :)
    Jenny x

  11. This is a fabulous beach image Jean. Thank you for joining us at St Lukes Charity Card Challenge.
    Lynne xxx