Monday, 29 July 2013

Oh I do Like to be Beside the Seaside

I most certainly do! Where has July gone? I can't believe it's August on Thursday. This month's Clarity Challenge is certainly one I relate to, as I really love being by the coast. It is my place to rejuvenate myself and find peace. My card tries to reflect this.

I first lightly brayed a Whisper White, from Stampin' Up! circle using Soft Sky ink (from Stampin' Up!, as are all the other inks). I sponged Island Indigo ink from the horizon down to deepen the colour of the sea, and then made it look more watery by running an inked brayer over scrunched up A4 copy paper.

I added sponged an island to the horizon using a little mask I made and Soft Suede and Gumball Green ink. The sand was created, using a brayer and Crumb Cake ink, and the little hillocks were added using a mask and sponging extra Crumb Cake ink, to give some depth. I used Clarity's Oats stamp to create the sea oats, which were stamped in Gumball Green and Certainly Celery. I used Clarity's cloud mask to add some dimension to the sky. The completed scene was layered onto Pool Party paper from Stampin' Up! and adhered to a card base. I used a scalloped square from my stash.

I love looking for sea shells when strolling along the beach and thought Clarity's Large Shell Corner was a great way to finish the card as well as represent this idea. I stamped the shells in Soft Suede, fussy cut them and used a selection of Promarkers to colour them in.

As well as a close up of the shells you can see the clouds a little more clearly.

Thank you for stopping by today.



Stamps: Clarity Oats, Clarity Large Shell Corner
Card: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Poole Party, Card base from stash
Ink: Stampin' Up! Soft Sky, Island Indigo, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Gumball Green, Certainly Celery
Other: Clarity Cloud mask, Promarkers


  1. Very lovely card! Thanks for telling us how you did it! Good luck with the challenge! X

  2. Beautiful design, looks so tranquil - lovely! Good luck in the challenge x

  3. Yes Hellen I agree. I just want to sit and look out at the sea xxx

  4. Angela, it is a lovely card and a lovely scene and great blog post too. Thanks for entering the challenge and best of luck.

  5. Beautiful scene, love the whole design x

  6. This is really lovely, thanks so much for entering the Clarity Challenge and good luck x

  7. Thank you everyone for your comments, they are all very much appreciated. Angela x