Saturday, 21 June 2014

Here Comes Summer

Good morning peeps.
It's Saturday so it's time for another challenge at Fantasy Stampers. 
The latest theme is :-


Lots of ideas here for you in this topic I hope. Although the name of the challenge is called Fantasy Stampers your entries don't need to be of a fantasy nature just stamped in the old fashioned way, no digis allowed. Here is my card for your inspiration.

Nothing suggests summer more than a trip to the beach!
Having just come back from holiday in Cromer, N Norfolk the beach hut idea was still on my mind. After last years storms the beach huts in the area were devastated so a whole bunch of brand spanking new ones are starting to reappear, all bright and sparkling with new paint. We were all nostalgic about our past holidays with the kids so this design is really a homage to that.
The little boy and girl are Molly Bloom stamps but as I don't have any other stamps to create the scene I had to do a little freehand drawing for the huts, bucket and sandcastle! I inked the sky using DI inks and a cloud mask, then coloured the huts using Copics in bright summery colours.

The foreground sand and sea were made by tearing Bazzil card to expose the core, with a little extra white Sakura gel pen on the sea and then layering it up. I saw this technique on the Molly Bloom site ages ago and thought it was a good idea. The two children were stamped and coloured using Copics, then fussy cut as were the sandcastle and bucket.

I shall enter the following challenges:-
Clear it out Challenge - Anything goes
Copic Marker Norge - Summer
The ABC Challenge - N for Nautical /Ocean
Moving along with the times - I do like to be beside the seaside
Cute Card Thursday - Beach/ Seaside

OK that's a wrap, now its up to you so get your thinking caps on and join us at Fantasy Stampers. Don't forget to check out the fab DT inspiration.


  1. Fabulous, Jules - love everything about it! I can't believe you drew the beach huts - you should bring out your own range of stamps, hun! Have a great weekend. Hugz, Jan xx

  2. Gosh, what a gorgeous summer scene!! I love these Molly Bloom stamps but I'm much more impressed by your freehand drawing!! Really a stunning work Julie!!
    Wish you a nice evening
    Rosi x

  3. Oh this is so sweet, what a great couple of images and i love the scene behind too, well done on drawing it yourself. Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, We hope you can join us again next time for our Big Birthday Bash, Love Hazel (Didos) xx

  4. What a lovely project! Thanks for playing at Clear it out challenge blog! We hope to see you next time! Good luck

  5. Such a cute card, Jules, love it!

  6. Fabulous!! Great scene that you've created, I love it!

    Thanks for sharing at MAWTT.


  7. A beautiful card, love the paper tearing. Thank you for sharing with us over at ABC Challenges. Take care, Ann-Marie xxx

  8. such a great card and so colourful!
    Debbi x

  9. Love the gorgeous summer scene and your little huts look amazing! hugs xx

  10. Love the fabulous beach scene you have made here, particularly the waves. I could just dip my toes in there!

    Thanks for joining in with our Nautical challenge


  11. Gorgeous scene, Julie! Love the coloring, especially the clouds and sky! Thanks for joining us at CMN in our summer challenge. Hope to see you next time! Hugs, Elizabeth

  12. Such a lovely sceene, its all about summer :-)

    Thank you for joining us at CMNs summer challenge!


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