Beach Memories

Susan Robinson
June 4, 2021

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This was an experimental background I did with a shimmer texture paste through a stencil, which after allowing to dry, I sprayed a shimmer blue dye ink over. I sponged the edges with sepia ink before assembling my card layers. The stamps are from the ‘Retro Beach’ stamp set by Rubber Dance co.

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Boys at the Beach

Susan Robinson
June 1, 2021

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The first day of winter and it looks like being a cold and wet one this year. It was only a few weeks ago I was enjoying a sunny walk on the beach. It inspired me to create these 3 little cards using stamps from various companies I have of boys playing on the beach.

Keeping it simple, I created a background with Distress Stain Sprays Scattered Straw & Tumbled Glass. The little boy is from a Stampin’ Up set. I coloured him in with watercolour pencils.

I sprayed a strip of white card with a combination of blue Distress inks (Weathered Wood, Tumbled Glass & Stormy Sky), then set aside to dry. When dry, I stippled clear embossing ink through a shell stencil. Lifted the stencil carefully to avoid smudging pattern, then poured white embossing powder over and heat set.

The little boy is a Dina Kowal design by Impression Obsession, which I cut into a circle after colouring with watercolour pencils. I sponged sepia ink around all panels, before assembling layers.

I just love how this card turned out! The background was created with Tumbled Glass & Antique Linen Distress Stain Sprays. The wordings and sandcastle were stamped over in light coloured complimentary inks. The little boy was stamped onto a separate card, coloured in, then fussy cut and glued into position.

Stamps: Sandy Toes & Salty Kisses CI-459 set by Crafty Individuals; Sandcastle 60-00558H by Inkadinkado

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Seagulls

Susan Robinson
March 12, 2021

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Do you have a stamp that you really like, but it has some small design fault that really irks you every time you stamp it out? That is the case with this ‘Seagulls’ stamp by Katzelkraft – the horizon does not line up on either side of the wooden post (there being a cloud on the right which is lower than the horizon line on the left). So I had to thicken the horizon to try and meet the lines up on either side of the post.

Even if things look a little gloomy, don’t lose faith, as you never know what the next tide could bring in.

I was intending to just leave this card with the birds and the wording, so it was similar to the first sample. But then I added the little mermaid, then put in footprints, THEN I found a wording I wished I’d used instead, so added that too. The card just kept getting bigger.

stamps: Seagulls by Katzelkraft; Daydreaming Mermaid small 2953 by 100 Proof Press; wordings by Hampton Art Stamps, Penny Black, and TH/Stampers Anonymous

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Collecting Seashells

Susan Robinson
November 25, 2020

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Despite all the prints I have made with my new Gelli Plate, so far I seem to have used more of the scrap paper I cleaned my brayer on, as backgrounds for my cards. I quite liked the 3 colours combined on this piece of scrap, so I sponged some white paint through a shell stencil over it. I printed this quote from my computer onto it, before tearing it in half to create the 2 cards. I stamped the girls into position, then again onto scrap card which I coloured and cut out, gluing them over original image. Both stamps are from Stamps Happen, so are old sorry and may no longer be available. I’m really happy with the way the cards turned out.

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Beach Parade

Susan Robinson
November 23, 2020

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Heigh ho, heigh ho, it’s off to the beach we go!! With today’s top forcast at 35 degrees, an early swim is definitely on the cards, then it’s home to stay cool.

I made a 2nd version of this card (below), which I kept very plain. The wording I just made up and did on my computer as I couldn’t find a suitable one in my considerable ‘stash’. I added some tiny real starfish to it.

stamp: ‘Kid parade on Beach’ 4803 by 100 Proof Press

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Surfer Boy

Susan Robinson
January 18, 2019

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I have given myself permission to play in my craft room for a few days after being deprived of that pleasure for a while. Finding my mojo at last. Here’s one for the boys!

stamps: ‘Stephan’ by C.C. Designs; Birthday Mate 3848D by Stamp-it

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Santa in the Sun

admin
November 28, 2015

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Santa in Sun 006Summer is already upon us with Christmas in hot pursuit. I bet Santa can hardly wait to get his feet up. It’s been a long year and it’s not over yet.

To make this card stamp Weary Santa 1149E and wording from siset102 onto ivory matt card in black Archival ink. Tear the edge of two strips of scrap paper and lay them across the top and bottom of the ivory card, leaving a gap in the middle. Sponge Antique Linen and Stormy Sky Distress inks over torn edges onto ivory card using sponging blocks. Colour in Santa with watercolour pencils. Apply some thick glue to trim of Santa’s hat and pom pom. Push white Flowersoft into glue while wet. Cut out beach umbrella shape from Ellison. Colour in with watercolour pencils and fix into place on card. Matt finished card onto red Mi-teintes card, then Harvest Bazzill card backing.

 

 

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