I thought that today I would backtrack to our wonderful mini break on the gorgeous Isle of Wight we shared with our DD, SIL and Daisy over the August bank holiday. This is the seaside post I had promised to share. Years ago we always stayed at Shanklin Chine and we decided to revisit our old haunt of Shanklin beach which we last visited 18 years ago.
Shanklin is still such a picturesque spot and the village is just as pretty with thatched shops, lovely cafes and quaint old pubs.
I love this tea shirt...it reads Lollies on their Jollies...such a fun sentiment.
Then it was time to wend out way back to our hotel for the evening. We really did have such a special family break together. I do have one more post I will share in the coming weeks, our visit to Osborne House.
I made a Moment for my journal inspired by our seaside trip. I wanted to add the blues and greens of the sea and the sea weed on the beach. I don't have much seaside crafty stash so I decided to use my favourite seaside image, the seahorse.
I stamped my seahorse (from Red Lead) and added some distress inks for colour and then fussy cut it out. I also used a Cheery Lynn seashorse diecut which I inked with the same DIs. The seaweed in the background is a Red Lead stencil. I blended my Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass and Mown Grass distress inks and added some Vintage Photo. The rising bubble stamp is from Designs by Ryn which I inked using blue Archival Ink and added some white gel pen for accents.
I would like to enter my Moment into the following challenges.
Designs by Ryn Monthly customer draw, September
Simon Says Stamp Monday Technique challenge I have used Distress Ink blending with some spritz and flick to add some depth for my background and also added stenciled seaweed.
A little bit crafty distress it
Our Creative Corner photo inspiration I was inspired by the lush green colours in leaves, the little shell reminded me of the beach and the bark photo gave some great textural inspiration as I have tried to do with the stencils I used.
Divas by Design anything but a card I have made a Moment for my Journal
Addicted to stamps and more holiday
Inky Chicks anything goes
Crafty boots anything goes
Crafting from the heart anything goes
I shall put this in my journal to remind me of sunny days at the beach and wonderful memories of my darling Daisy with her bucket and spade by the sea as we heard the waves gently lapping nearby.
I have my final GD post coming up on Monday for the Craft Hoarders challenge. Please do drop by if you have the time to see what I made for it.
Thanks so much for your wonderful comments about my most recent pieces, especially my Tim's September creation.....I am so thrilled to see how much you liked it and it was also selected by the Simon Says Stamp Monday team for a Designer spotlight award, I was so delighted. Have a look here
I'm not sure that I will get a chance to get any photos sorted before Monday as I am back at work tomorrow and we have a really busy weekend ahead. I will probably share my first holiday post some time during the end of next week. I hope you have all kept well and are enjoying the last of the summer sun wherever you are. I will try to catch up with your blogs soon and even if I don't get the chance to comment I do read your lovely posts. I'm off to continue with the mounds of holiday washing...joy!
Just one sneak peek of my photos from Rhodes as they are downloading as I type...I miss the glorious sunsets already.....
Bye for now,