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