Thursday, 27 June 2013

O I do love to be beside the seaside and Crafty Individuals June challenge

Hi Peeps, hope all is well with everyone?

Well we've had some decent weather haven't we and it had to change half way through my daughters sports day which was promptly called be finished later...

Back to the business in hand...

Quite a while ago I got a couple beach huts from PaperArsty for me and my craftin bud Sue, eventually, probably a couple weeks ago now we got together to decorate them and this is the outcome.

I used PaperArtsy fresco paints mermaid and sherbet but can't remember now what I used for the roof, it may have been a little zesty zing and guacamole. I used the lovely Crafty Individuals stamp CI-278, using the same colours.
That was as far as we got with our little session so off home to finish off...

It reminded me of Skegness with sand dunes where we spent lost of childhood holidays so off to the computer I went to look for some holiday snaps to create the background. So what else was needed? A deckchair obviously!
So now I had to search out some cocktail sticks, now this was quite fiddly as I had to sit and hold them in position while they stuck...not the most patient of people.
The fabric was created well with fabric LOL, stamped with JOFY09 and painted with fresco paints (and if I remember right I used a little satin glaze on top), I am constantly reaching for these um.

A close up of the beach hut showing the 'wall paper' inside and some shells the kids collected on holiday last year.

After we had finished these I suggested to Sue that we could put them on the Crafty Individual Challenge check it out here, now Sue had never blogged before but after a little arm twisting she was there, super first blog :)
Anyway I've made this an epic post again! Thanks for stopping by leave a comment if you fancy!
Happy Craftin


  1. This is a fabulous beachy scene - what patience with the deckchair and the beach hut - lovely. Thanks for entering the CI Challenge for June. Jean x

  2. I love your background!!!! the deckchair is top!!!!!! great work!!bizz

  3. Well done, it looks great. : )

  4. This is brilliant Rebecca! Love the beach hut but the deck chair is totally fab! Hugs Lesley Xx