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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

July - turquoise and beach huts

This month's calendar challenge at the Craft Barn asks for turquoise and beach huts. So I started with a 12x12 turquoise paper, cut it in half and stamped 2 designs all over on each half. Fishes on the one and sea horses on the other, just wright for a beach theme, no? 


On one of the halfs I added some walnut DI to create another tone.
Then I cut strips of 2 cm wide and glued them alternating on a piece of paper. 


Again I cut strips of 2 cm wide (now cut in the other direction, so in the width) and glued them on my final page, this way I created a mosaic, the easy way.


Then the beach huts, that needed some thought as I do not own anything with an image of a beach hut.
So I thought about carving a stamp or making a stencil, but while searching images I came across a pattern of a beaded beach hut, so I took that design and created a beach hut with iron beads from my son. 


Now I only needed a fitting quote which I found after some searching:
A little sand between your toes helps to take away your woes.
Wrote it with the help of a lettering stencil, outlined it with a black marker and filled it with some white correction fluid.


Hopefully I manage to create the August page much quicker than this one.

7 comments:

  1. This is fabulous. Love your background and the beach hut is inspired. I have loads of those beads leftover - I might start using them!!

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  2. Love how this turned out with all the ideas you had! Great inspiration and a very pretty outcome!

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  3. This is full of ingenuity! Granted it was a labour of love but the result is what counts... Love your beach hut!!!

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  4. Your hard work has paid off - this is fab!

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  5. What a great idea to use the beads to make a beach hut.

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  6. Inspired use of the beads. A really effective page xx

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  7. I love your beach hut! Sorry for late comment, dealing with family illnesses at the moment xx

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