Monday, 1 July 2013

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside



As  I sit and schedule this post it is still Flaming June - a time when we should be basking in sunshine possibly thinking of taking a trip to be beside the sea? - yea right  its Wimbledon and Glastonbury so what do you know - yep you guessed it is pouring down (well it is where I live)  It is actually sun shining at Wimbledon at the moment but it was raining there too earlier .

I cannot believe that it is July on Monday (It is late afternoon on Friday as I write) and time for another Claritystamp challenge they certainly come around quickly we are  starting challenge five already it doesn't seem two minutes ago that I was so very excited to be asked to be  a part of the design team for it. I am  still  excited to be part of  such a talented group of people and what about all the fantastic entries we get - there are some really clever crafters out there. It is  a real struggle to pick out my favourite 5 each month so I am really pleased that we don't have to pick the winner and to be fair to one and all it is far better to have a the winner picked at random as that way both experienced crafters and newbies get an equal opportunity to win such a great prize.

Anyway so the theme this month is 
Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!

So here is my creation!



 I was inspired by the beach hut stamps and in my head this is a row of beach huts against the sea wall underneath the promenade with the town behind - well that's what was in my head ! - I know it is a very weird place inside my head.  Anyway as I planned it I thought it still lacked a bit of something so that's when I decided to use the 1st class vertical ATC stamp  (I removed the ink from the writing)
I have to admit that the scene took some working out - and quite a lot of masks had to be made !!
I don't know that the picture shows it too well but the railing along the top of my "sea wall" was made with the bottom bit of the hanging vine stamp - it was the round bits that reminded me of the round knobs that you get on such railings - I told you it was weird inside my head.   I also added the Church spire - just cos I could, and I used promarkers to colour.   Oh I do wish I was at the sunny sea side sat in that chair..........oh well a girl can dream.

deck chair
beach huts
single beach hut
1st class stamp stamp
hanging vine
street
street
church







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