Monday, 29 November 2010

Beach Huts In December

I know it might seem a little odd living in the northern hemisphere and making a beach hut card in December especially as there is snow falling outside as I type.  But there it is, it just took my fancy.  The image was a freebie by SJ of Little Musings.  Thanks very much SJ.

I made the multi-coloured background after watching something on Create & Craft recently.  I suddenly remembered I had a box of inks that I bought many years ago.  I messed about with them on some glossy white card, something else I've had for years.  I dropped a few different colours on to the card and blew them around through the casing of an old biro and hey presto.

Finally I had another go at printing some digikit paper directly onto card and this time it worked (well almost, I didn't photograph the back of the card!).

This card is a lot more cheerful in reality.  There is sparkly sand and the colours are warmer than viewed here. Nice card, shame about the photography!

Beach hut digi: Little Musings
Stripey background: Pink Petticoat's Ribbon Stripes, putty on white
Ribbon: Hobbycraft
Colouring: Promarkers and Lyra Aquacolors
Glitter: DecoArt Glamour Dust - Crystal stuck on with Sakura Quickie Glue Pen

Gingerloft Challenge:  GL7 Bows
I {heart} Promarkers:  Anything goes with a bit of sparkle if you like
Passion For Promarkers:  Special challenge  - Old & New


scrappyjacky said...

It's lovely to see a touch of summer in the middle of this awful weather!!

Purple Crazy said...

It's beach-hut weather somewhere in the world i'm sure, makes you feel warm in this cold snap. fab card hun. Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft this week. xx

Karen said...

Very nice too. Love you inky background too. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

Lorraine said...

Great card and a very refreshing change. :o) Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

katesacraftybugger said...

lovely to see something so summery on such a cold day ,thanks for joining us at I ♥ promarkers this week

The Crafty Den said...

What a fun card and it makes a change from Christmas cards lol! The image is adorable and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining in with our special challenge and blog hop over at PFP. Hugs, Denise x

coops said...

a really fab card.great to see something the image and colours.
thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck :D

xx coops xx

Gro said...

Love it. Great colours.
Thanks for joining us at PfP :o)

Gale Varland said...

Beautiful. I will be in Maui next week and will let you know if this is what the beach huts look like! LOL. Thanks for playing with us at GLC. :) Gale

Sue C said...

Really pretty card, great to see a summer image with all of this snow ! Thanks for joining us at PfP.Sue C x

Emma said...

A gorgeous card...sweet image.
Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Marcy said...

Any time is great for a beach scene!! I love your card, it's so pretty. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Gingerloft Challenges. Marcy DT

Sally H said...

That is such a lovely card, May. What I wouldn't give to be on that beach right now! Keep warm, and thanks for all your lovely comments

Lynn said...

What a pretty card and love the touch of summer :)
Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges.
Lynn xx

Debs said...

gorgeous card..a lovely change from all that rotten snow!!...thanks for sharing it with us at PFP..Debs x

Sandra said...

Oooo Lush! Love yor card. The 'blown' ink background looks fantastic!!
Sandra x

Michele said...

Such a fabulous card. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

Julie said...

Delightful card - lovely to see a reminder of summer with all the snow about!! Thanks for joining us at PFP thsi week. Juliexx

Andie's Space said...

What a lovely card. Love the gorgeous image, it's a world away from our current weather! Thanks for joining us at PFP for our special challenge.
Andie xx

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Wow this is so pretty and really feels beachy! thank you for playing and joining us this week at Gingerloft Challenge.