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Tuesday, 21 August 2012

"beside the sea, beside the sea..."

Over at Crafty Cardmakers the theme this week is to make a postcard with a beach scene and there has to be sea and sand.  Having just bought a Michael Powell stamp of beach huts I had to have a go:) So here is my take on the challenge:


My postcard is 6 x 4 and I used SU Marina Mist, Baja Breeze, So Saffron and Certainly Celery and sponged the colours onto the card to create the background. The stamp is almost the width of the card, fortuitously,  and I inked it up with black Memento and stamped it across the centre. I added some colour to the stamped image and the sentiment was created with my Xyron digital runner.
Thanks for visiting me and I love to read your comments:)

15 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

A great take on this challenge Val...theres certainly lots going on in your beach scene...great colours too

Anne

Sasha said...

What a lovely stamp, Val. I love how you coloured your seaside scene, which has such a lovely nostalgic feel to it.
I have one of those Xyron runners, I have never been able to get the perfect results you have. Your sentiment goes so perfectly with your image. Fabulous card! x

Sally H said...

That is gorgeous, Val. I must get my Michael Powell stamps out and stamp them. Several haven't seen ink yet including this one!

Christine said...

What a great stamp, I love it! The colours are also beautiful!
Hug
Christine

Karen said...

Great card Val - love the colours and the nostalgic feel Michael Powell creates with his stamps.

Karen x

Meggymay said...

Great stamps, love the bright colours, your card is fantastic.
Thank you for joining us at CCM this time.
Yvonne

Victoria said...

Oh what beautiful colours! A fantastic little beach scene!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

What a fabulous postcard scene Val - the summer colours are gorgeous and I just love that stamp!
Sylvia x

baileyrosy.com said...

How lovely to see you here Valerie at CraftyCardmakers and with such a fabulous card. I have that stamp and am scared to use it am afraid I wouldn't be able to colour it ( I have tried several times ) your colouring is perfect and the attention to detail amazing I appreciate it all the more because I know how tiny the images are. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Crafty Carmakers and good luck.

Marie

Mynnette said...

Good gravy, this is amazing, Valerie!!! LOVE the coloring and your scene is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at CCM--love to see you there! :)

baileyrosy.com said...

Wheres my comment gone !!!! I do believe when i comment with my I Pad the little buggersdisapere ! Fabulous stamp which I own but am too scared to ink up and colour cos it has such Tiny weeny detail on it. You did a fabulous job and its just perfect for our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers. So lovely of you to join us this time , good luck.

Marie

baileyrosy.com said...

sorry about the spelling !!!

Feebsy said...

Gosh this is fabulous I love the bright colours and the stamped image is lovely. A brilliant take on the challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Feebsy
xx

Kim x said...

I love it.
Thanks for joining us at CCM this time and good luck.
hugs Kimx

Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous!! I have this stamp but I've not managed to make it look this good, well done it's gorgeous, xxx

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