Sunday, 14 August 2016

Beside the Seaside

Although it's a bit chilly for anything more than a paddle today!

I've had this little project in mind for a week or so now and finally got round to making it yesterday. It's a booklet for notes, stories, drawings, photos or whatever and made from a couple of sheets white A4 card and whatever else was lying around.

First I cut the A4 sheets into three and hole punched each of the pieces before scoring all except one (for the back sheet) to make it easy to fold the pages and then tying together with some bits of ribbon.
To make the beach scene I coloured a piece of white card with some chalk for the sky and used Memento ink for the sun. Then I added a piece of coloured card for the sand, and the sea is an embossed piece of card again coloured with Memento ink - both pieces were cut at the top with Tonic Studio fancy edging scissors. I made some little beach huts from snippets of card and layered the scene onto some blue shiny card before sticking to the front of the booklet.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

The Craft Barn challenge 'beach scene with a beach hut'
Time Out challenge 'holidays with option of no stamping'
Unstampabelles challenge 'anything but a card'
Country View challenge 'hot summer days'
Creative Inspirations challenge 'seaside, sunshine and summer holidays'
Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets'

Thanks for taking the time to pop by today and I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.


brenda said...

It's a lovely summery creation Andrea, beach houses always remind me of childhood as all the seaside resorts seemed to have them in those days.

B x

Nonni said...

This was surely so fun to make! Great idea and cute results too! Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT!

Sarn said...

Absolutely delightful! It's gorgeous weather down south, so this project works for me!

PS: See me behind the bike sheds (1 week only) . . . I've got a summer cocktail on the go and I think you'll like it!
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous Beach huts! A lovely booklet too... Thanks for joining us at Country View Challenges for our Hot summer days theme.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant book, I like the beach huts, great design
Kevin xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is wonderful Andrea and such a great idea. I really like the layout and the lovely clean lines, great Summer colours too. Sandra :) X

Jane said...

What a fun summer scene Andrea fun beach huts which are perfect for our hot summer days challenge.Thanks for joining in with the fun over at Country View xx

Jane said...

What a fun summer scene Andrea fun beach huts which are perfect for our hot summer days challenge.Thanks for joining in with the fun over at Country View xx

cotnob said...

A super booklet Andrea, your beach huts are fabulous.

Mrs A. said...

I love the little beach huts on your booklet. A nice idea for recording summer holidays. Hugs Mrs A.

Donna said...

So sweet. What a lovely idea :)

Kathleen said...

Great Summer scene, love the beach huts, lovely idea.

Kath x

aussie aNNie said...

lOVE THE BEACH HUTS. I need to find a nice stamp with these on them, looks awesome.xx

Di said...

Oh this is lovely Andrea! What a great little notebook and how clever to make your own darling beach huts as you did. Perfect scen there for right now!

Great to see you in the Playground, I had a day off yesterday so am catching up now with commenting :)


Jenny L said...

Hi Andrea,
what a brilliant booklet, and I do love the beach hut scene you have created on it very clever idea.
These would be very lovely for all occasions, and especially at Christmas as you could put photos of Christmas in them as memory albums.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Wynn said...

What a great idea and beautifully created. Thanks for the tute and sharing it with us at Unstampabelles. Wynn DT

Susan Hogan said...

A very useful item too - as well as a pretty one! Thanks for sharing it all. Thanks for sharing this with us at Unstampabelles.

Kat W said...

That's a really fab idea and the beach huts look great :-)
Thanks for joining in our challenge at Creative Inspirations!
Kat x

Polkadoodles said...

Andrea, not getting your emails over at Graph'It, can you please contact me through Facebook with your snailmail so we can send your prize out please. Nikky Hall

Monika Gulyas said...

Super booklet for summer memories! The beach huts are always good choice for summer theme projects! Thank you for joining our August challenge at Country View Challenges blog!

scrappymo! said...

These beach huts are lovely.
We do not have them in British Columbia where I live. I loved them when I was in England and wish we had them here too!
Your beach hut booklet is wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Cute little bath houses. Useful booklet. Thanks for sharing with us at Unstamabelles.