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.


  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!!

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

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

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

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

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

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