Hey Everyone!! Happy "Hump" Day to you all!! I'm back with another project for the Handmade Harbour blog!! This week's challenge is entitled 'Happy Days" and there is a lot of great projects from the Design Team for you to check out. Make sure to stop by the Handmade Harbour blog: handmadeharbour.co.uk
to link up your "Happy Days" project and check out the store for the newest digital images.
My contribution to this week's challenge is a card I made using the newest stamp from the store.
This is image #551 "Beach Hut" and you can find it under the New stamp heading.
Here are the pics for your perusing pleasure;
To start this card off, I first printed the beach hut image twice onto white cardstock.
With the first image, I colored in the wood planks using my Bic MarkIt markers in Woodsy Brown and Honey Brown.
I added wood grain to the planks using my white gel pen, cut it out, and set it aside.
On the second image, I colored in the roof, door and bottom of the hut with my markers.
I used Cloud Nine Grey and Tuxedo Black for the roof and foundation.
And for the door, I used Hot Aqua.
Once I had all the pieces colored in. I glued down the front of the hut to the second image, with the roof, door and foundation.
I then cut it out and began work on my background.
For the background, I cut a sheet of heavyweight watercolor paper to 5 1/2 x 8".
I used my new Recollections watercolor markers from Michael's to color in the sky and water.
I wanted to create a sandy layer to bring this beach scene to life.
And to do that, I used a homemade embossing paste, added some color with ivory paint and used a spatula to spread it onto the paper.
I really like how the embossing paste gives the illusion of sand and adds texture to the background.
After I had my beach looking the way I wanted, I set it aside to give the embossing paste time to dry.
While that was drying, I stamped a few extra images to complete my scene.
I used an Inkadinkado "Summer Assortment" stamp set for the seagulls and palm trees.
I colored the images in with my Bic markers and cut them out.
For the beach ball, I printed it on white cardstock, colored it in and cut it out.
Now, that I had all my pieces completed, it was time to complete the card.
I used pop dots to attach the beach hut and Glossy Accents to glue down the birds and trees.
I added more embossing paste on the beach hut and trees to give the illusion of them being in the sand.
Lastly, I cut a 1" banner from white cardstock, stamped my sentiment "Sending my Love" and used my bone folder to create the illusion of it blowing in the breeze.
I added a black line to connect my sentiment and give the appearance of a sign being pulled by a plane, like the ones you see with ads at the beach.
To finish off the card, I attached my watercolor layer to a sheet of ivory cardstock cut at 5 3/4 x 8 1/4".
And ta-da!! card complete!!
I hope you enjoyed this project for today.
Enjoy the rest of your day and Peace!! :)