Monday, 24 June 2013

A Summer Scene With Make My Monday

Good morning folks, I'm hoping this post pops as as scheduled as I should now be at work on my first day at my accountancy job so I definitely want Mr Blogger to play nice today!
I'm here with details of the new challenge today over at Make My Monday which is to Create A Summer Scene and as I live just one row of houses back from the seafront what else could I do but a beach scene. We have a long row of beach huts along the front here so they were the main inspiration for my scene. Hope you like it.

I've used the set of stamps that came with the last issue of a stamping magazine (can't remember which one so will add when I can!). I stamped all images and text except the beach huts on to smooth white card and coloured where necessary with Prismacolor pencils and cut them out.
I stamped the beach huts on to wood grain paper from the Polka Doodles Not For Girls CD. I then partially embossed them with the Cuttlebug distressed stripes folder to add some texture and painted on a little Distress Stain in various colours to make them look a little weather worn.
I then coloured a piece of watercolour paper with Distress Stains in shades of Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feather and Stormy Sky adding some water for a softer effect.
I assembled all the elements as you see to make up my beach scene.

Have a great day.
Fliss xx

Some challenges for my card:
The Corrosive Challenge - Summertime
2 Sisters - Summer Fun
Di's Digi Designs - Summer Fun
Word Play Saturday - Summertime


Rose said...

Lovely card Fliss, that woodgrain paper is perfect for the beach huts.

Hope you've had a good first day at work!

Rose x

Suzi B said...

Fabulous summer scene Fliss. Hope today goes well
Suzi B xx

Anonymous said...

A lovely Retro feel to this and great colours.
I hope all went well today.

Deborah said...

Lovely card, Fliss (I so envy you living that close to the beach!) Hope your first day went well.

Fandhmum said...

Wonderful card, Fliss. I hope today went well
Rosie x

Mynnette said...

LOVE those beach houses, Fliss! Gorgeous coloring and I adore the seagull on the chair! HUGS and good luck on all your future endeavors! :)

Paper Profusion said...

This is fabulous Fliss! Hope you have had a super first day (in fact hope it went swimmingly ... sorry couldn't resist!) Hope the rest of the week is really good for you. Nicola x

butterfly said...

Hope you've had a fantastic first day... looks as though Mr Blogger played his part. Love your beach huts (would so love a beach hut...) - really cute make!
Alison x

Valerie-Jael said...

This is a fun piece! Valerie

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fabulous summer feeling.

craftyeyes said...

great card thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters this week , good luck with the challenge Tracy x

Tracey said...

Wonderful card Fliss :o)
Thanks for joining us for Di's Digi Challenge & Good Luck!

Carla said...

Fabulous summer scene! Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenges!

Carrie Robinson said...

great card!!thanks so much for playing at Di's digi xx

Ellie said...

Fabulous Summer scene! love it! Thanks so much for sharing at my creative moments in my word play saturday challenge!