Monday, 21 May 2012

Beach Hut Bonanza


This weeks theme on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is "Summer Holiday", so why not get creative and give this week's challenge a try?

My piece this week was inspired by beach huts I remember seeing at the seaside when I was a child.  You can still see them today in some towns, mainly those that were popular seaside resorts in Victorian times.

The 3 background panels were all stamped with versamark ink and then inked over, to give a paler texture where the stamped image was.  The mat behind the panels was taken from the Destinations card stack.

Our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize again this week, just make something for the challenge and you could the winner! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try? At the very least why not head over to the Challenge Blog to see how the other members of the design team have interpreted this weeks theme! :)

13 comments :

misteejay said...

Love your beach huts Dan.

It always amazes me as to what folk are prepared to pay for these little pieces of traditional seaside life and noticed in the papers recently that one seaside town had changed its rules about the colours that could be used on them - they want to create a lighter more fun appearance to the sea-front.

Toni xx

Sarah said...

Love this Dan - the white is perfect and I feel a wash of St.Ives coming over me. Really fab houses and a a great card. Run up another 100 and get down to the coast with a stall!

Candy C said...

Dan, I really like your piece. It's clean, it's crisp and although I've not seen the English beach huts in person...now I feel like I have! Love your background ... very reminiscent of water. The huts in white are so striking; especially with their touch of red on the life rings. Beautiful card! <3 Candy

sutty said...

It's great - I love the beach huts and the backgrounds you have created - it's just really really lovely - I'd like it up on the wall :D

Ali said...

Great card, now all we need is a summer! Love those beach huts.

Sue said...

gorgeous card - just need the sunshiner now:)

vixen said...

stunning and love the colours. :)

Glen said...

Oh I LOVE beach huts Dan. They too remind me of summer days. My in-laws have had a beach hut in Eastbourne for over 30 years and we go there every year. Thanks for the memories. *Ü* ~Glen~

Claireliz said...

Love this Dan, I'm sandgrown (born & bred by the seaside) & have a real love of beach huts - sadly we have none anymore :(
C xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great card Dan, love the beach huts, the white is very striking against the panels in the background. Tracy x

fatmonica said...

Just love those huts-really sums up the seaside for me!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Fantastic work, Dan! I love the layers of color and soft water brush look :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Alix said...

love it...but it makes me want to go on holiday!! :0)

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