It was my brother in laws birthday this weekend and this is the card that I made for him.I wanted to use this beach hut stamp from Crafty Individuals, and I started by stamping it onto a spare piece of card. I coloured the huts fairly loosely using distress inks and a water brush as I wanted them to have a slightly shabby worn look .I highlighted the fascias with a white pigment pen.There are lots of the very similar ones to this along the beach fronts close to were we live, and I thought it would be fun to use them on his card.I used a paper from Crafty Individuals The Seaside paper book, choosing this one featuring a pier as we also have two of those on our stretch of coast. I cut it to size and stuck it to my card. There are some figures carrying surf boards on the paper too, but I thought they were surplus to my needs and so I decided that when I had cut out the beach huts that's where they would go. The trouble is they then looked as if they were floating in the sea, so I tore the shell border from another paper from the book and stuck it to the bottom of the card to ground them. I stamped two more shells onto the patterned paper and added a little more colour with coloursoft pencils and then glued them to the border with silicon glue.The greeting was also stamped on the same paper and cut out closely and edged with black ink and fixed to the corner. To finish off I stamped some seagulls from the same Crafty Individuals set with black ink and and used the white pen again to add some highlights.I had fun making this one and I think my brother in law enjoyed receiving it.
I am entering this at, Make It Monday; Anything Goes. DRS Designs Challenge;Signs of Summer Simon Says Stamp; Anything Goes
Thank you for taking the time to take a look, and for your much appreciated kind comments.