Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Crafty Individuals - Last days of summer

Today I am sharing my first design piece for Crafty Individuals and the September challenge theme is 'The last days of Summer'. For me that immediately evoked feelings of being in Swanage with my Mum and Dad when they were alive, being outside the beach-hut on warm September days and just taking in the last of the sea-air for the year.


So here is my chunky postcard using stamp plates 119, 272 and 278. The postcard backing is a downloaded image from the Graphics Fairy.


The little shells have been stamped onto painted shrink plastic and to make the double sided beach huts I stamped and coloured then scanned my image into PSE. It was flipped horizontally before printing out and I added it back to back with the original, this made sure that the front and back matched for cutting out.


The sentiment on the stamped postcard image 'Wish you were here' was then followed up on the side where I added - 'for the last lazy days of summer'.


I am looking forward to seeing how you interpret this theme and I will be back with another postcard in a few days.

Please go take a look at Jean's amazing offer if you enter the challenge you can get a massive
25% off code
for the Crafty Individuals on-line store. Now there's a prize for everybody don't you think?

I hope you have some creative fun today.

hugs {brenda} xox

Challenges to have fun with -
Anything but a card Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon says Stamp and Show - Read all about it (Words and stamping)
Creative Stamp Friends - Distress
Everybody Art Challenge - Vintage


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32 comments:

Karin said...

its beautiful, love the beachhouses at the top of the chunky card, love it!

inkypinkycraft said...

this is a beautiful piece, the soft designs and choice of colours are great! I LOVE THE BEACH HUTS ..A GREAT WAY TO KICK OFF YOUR NEW DT POST! HUGS TRACE X

Sue C said...

Fabulous project Brenda, and congrats on your DT place ! Went to Southwold yesterday and the beach huts there were just like yours ! Sue C x

Suze Bain said...

A chunky postcard - that's a new one on me - what a great idea, it looks fab (and great images, of course!). xx

butterfly said...

Fantastic first DT piece - just so redolent of the last lingering summer days. Gorgeous beach huts, and love the colours on your main image too - her parasol's yummy!
Alison x

Chris said...

Really beautiful Brenda and I love your idea for a chunky postcard. x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is beautiful and colourful and I love that evokes feelings of your parents and past summers,

Lucy x

Meggymay said...

Fantastic project, love those colourful huts, will have memories for many folk I think.
Yvonne x

Mynnette said...

What an amazing creation!!! Don't you just adore the Graphic's Fairy! LOVE your coloring--a super fabulous creation! I'd be honored if you created something with my tutorial over at Technique Tuesday! :)

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Wow, what a great project, it is wonderful and absolutly perfekt.

Thank you for joining our challenge over at Creative stamp friends

nice greeting from Andrea


Fliss said...

Wow Brenda! A real stunner and just love the box shape and the pretty faded colours.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Sandra said...

Gorgeouse chunky postcard! Love that all sides are beautifully done. What a great theme! Those beachhouses on top are darling! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, Brenda you've been very creative the last few days. Wonderful pieces to see here. Congratulation on your new DT membership at Crafty Individuals - well deserved :)

Marjie Kemper said...

You are rocking and rolling, Brenda! This is so sweet... love all the layers and especially the sweet houses on top.

Diana Fernandez said...

I love this creation! Congrats on the new DT!! Thanks for playing along with us at anything but a card! Hope to see you next time too!

Cath Davidson said...

This is gorgeous, love the beach houses. :)
Cath

Christy said...

So many beautiful touches...makes for one stunning project! :) Thanks for joining us at ABAC :) :)

Julia S-W said...

Absolutely stunningly creative! I've always loved beach huts and your soft, vintage sea side colours remind me of beach holidays long ago! Love how you've made the images 3D - I have these stamps & I never thought to do that!
A beautiful piece of work. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at ABAC's first challenge.
Juliax

Judy Bigg said...

Love your chunky postcard. Great image from Graphics Fairy, love the soft look your have created.

Shirl said...

Congrats on your good news Brenda, well deserved. (Naughty me only just seen it).

This piece sends me into summers gone by as well, but ours were in Selsey Bill always in a caravan with my mum and dad but I loved it.

Hugs Shirley x x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Absolutely stunning as always Brenda, I love the beach huts and the seahorse is beautiful
Lindsay xx

Sue said...

Really captures the essence of summer holidays. Oh how I need the sea!
xxx

Gio said...

A lovely interpretation Brenda, it reminds me of the bright days of summer. Brilliant idea to make a chunky card!

die amelie said...

What a gorgeous piece of artwork, Brenda!

Greetings from Vienna,
die amelie xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wowzer Brenda this is an amazing creation, I have never seen anything like it, the theme, images and design are awesome.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Ephemera said...

Hi Brenda, big congrats on joing the CI Design Team, fabulous projects :-)Also really big apologises for my lack of commenting,don't know where all the time goes. Have a lovely weekend. xx

nefertiti said...

Wonderful and "nostalgic" creation!!!! A pleasure for my eyes!!!!!!bizz

lynne said...

You certainly captured a day at the seaside and great idea to make it a chunky.
Wishes
Lynne

Mrs.B said...

Hi Brenda, just been doing a catch up. This is fabulous, love all the details of your 'postcard' and the little beach huts are a lovely detail.
Avril xx

Gerri Herbst said...

Oh I do so adore the little houses on the top of this piece. Looks like an inviting beach side stay. t/c, gerri

Mandi said...

Beautiful box. I the houses look cute. Thanks for joining us over at ABAC.

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