Saturday, 1 August 2020

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside

Happy August all and yes it's time for a brand new challenge over at Country View Challenges
The theme is a very apt one for summer, it is Oh I do like to be beside the seaside and you can find all the details here. So obviously we would like to see all your seaside themed projects. My daughter and her family live beside the seaside and there is nothing quite like feeling your toes in the sand.
or looking out to sea
So my seaside themed first make I decided to use one of my favourite sea themed stamp set by Visible Image. 
The background was made by fist stamping images from the Dare to swim set. I then used distress glazes on top of crackle texture paste and Visible Image Fibres stencil.  You can see the whole process here on the shop blog where I shared it in April. 
Next I stamped the Visible Image seahorse in archival ink
and added some gold pen shading
I stamped the words on card and added glossy accents to the bubbles.
I then finished off my card with some sequins. Here it is
with a close up.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenge;

Simon says stamp Wednesday anything goes

I hope I may have inspired you to join in with our August "O I do like to be beside the seaside" challenge. You can use any stamps/products, the choice is yours. 
You can enter our challenge as many times as you like and combine with other challenges. There is also a £20 crafting voucher up for grabs to the lucky randomly selected winner to spend over on the Country View Crafts on line store. Remember that UK postage and packing from CVC is free on all orders over £7.50! Once again all the details for the August challenge can be found here.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Back soon

Bye for now

Jane x


  1. It's a stunning card Jane, I bet you can't wait to visit the seaside again! Take care and have a very happy week, Sue xx

  2. Awe love your little seahorse ... hopefully you'll be back at the seaside with those grandbabies soon!
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend my friend,
    V x

  3. I find I often spend the most time looking at your backgrounds. This is lovely. May you have many happy beach days!

  4. Gorgeous! I love the colours, stamping and glossy bubbles! Enjoy your weekend. x

  5. A beautiful make Jane - really lovely! Hugs rachel x

  6. You've created a lovely underwater scene Jane! Have a happy month !
    Corrie x

  7. Your card is wonderful, Jane!!! The stencilled background is super and I love the gold on the seahorse!!! Happy August!!! xx

  8. That's the sign of a great stamp when we can go back to it again and again and create something new and unique each time. Beautiful card I love the addition of the sequins. Thank you for sharing Creative hugs Tracey x

  9. I love your card, Jane! Everything is fitting perfectly together - the stenciled background, the gorgeous seahorse with the hint of gold and the words on top.
    Have a sunny August!
    Evelyn xxx


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