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Monday, 18 June 2012

Summertime at the beach

Evening all! I have made this card for the Pan pastels challenge theme being Summertime!
Not one of my prettier cards I know, but I was aiming for a more male orientated one for my brother who's birthday is in Aug!
8x8 cream base card layered with black, the background I embossed cream card with A4 mask which is I think looks like clouds! Whilst still in situ I blended Turquoise tint, turquoise, Hansa yellow and Hansa yellow shade, to create a sky and beach effect, and sprayed with cheap hairspray, I ripped and tore coredinations Vintage collection, flower power papers in blue and sandy colours, scrumpled up and sanded like hell to again create beach scenario and texture, I wanted to have fishing net but only had some Rafia lace lying around so it had to do. The topper, I wanted a more random effect so splodged colours on roughly where design would be and sprayed with cheap hairspray then stamped with black stazon, a Micheal Powell beach hut stamp, then just touched up bunting and trim on boat with a tool and pan pastels, the colours I used on the topper are; Hansa yellow, turquoise tint, turquoise, turquoise shade, orange shade, orange, yellow ochre tint, permanent red and phthalo blue. Then just added some beach themed buttons I had in my button box, I cut the thread holes off the backs. And voila! Please tell me what you think and thank you for stopping by xxx


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17 comments:

Pauline Power Burke said...

I love this Zoe ... there is a bit of everthing in it ... and it is such a happy card as well x

DeBe said...

I think this is absolutely beautiful, a real work of art! Have visited you as part of the Cards galore Ladder and will follow u too X

Zoe said...

Wow! Thank you will do likewise,

Zoe said...

Lol already am!

Linda said...

Fabulous Zoe I love the different textures you have used.

Hugs
Linda xxxx

Trudi said...

I like this Zoe, it would make a lovely picture if you put it in a frame, looks like it's straight out of a gallery x

Zoe said...

Thank you Linda xxx

Barbara said...

Yes I agree, you've made a brilliant job of this card. I'm sure your bro will love it xx

Dangina Martinez said...

You have some very beautiful cards here. I have become a follower too.
Tons of Hugs, Dangina

Zoe said...

Thank you very much Dangina, I will do likewise xxxx

Joan said...

What can I say that hasn't been said. Fabulous Darling xx

Cheryl said...

This is stunning, Zoe!!

GinaA said...

Brilliant seaside theme, love it.

Zoe said...

Thank you Gina xxx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

A really gorgeous card, I love the beach huts and the bright colours. Please can you add a link to the PanPastel challenge blog in your post to ensure that you are entered in to the prize draw, if you are unsure about linking we have a fab how to link page on the blog.Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Zoe said...

Hi LIndsey, thank you, I am using iPad and have no idea how to do it, the tutorial on the blog is windows ?

Eileen said...

This is fabby Zoe ... great card I love how you have used the Pastels... Can you link to the challenge cos otherwise they will delete YOU Oh nooooooooooooooooooooooo
I do not know how to link with the iPad sorry xxxx