The challenge for this fortnight was set by my team mate Jennie, and she wants creations on the theme of 'Holidays, here or abroad'.
This card took a surprising amount of time - especially since I only had two options that occurred to me. I finally decided to use a fabulous stamp from Creative Stamping magazine and went from there.
That's where my problems started. First, I thought I'd try a watercolour version, but didn't like the result. Then I decided to colour the image with pencils, and that worked well enough. The image is of three beach huts, so I've repeated the stamp giving a partial hut each side of the original three. I added a little distress ink to both the sky and sand to even out the tone and edged with some more.
I was playing with multi-coloured backgrounds made using distress oxide ink, and this was actually the third one I did. It's not that I didn't like the others - more that they just didn't work with the image for whatever reason. Finally, I did tis one and it seemed to work for me. I edged it with Versafine Clair ink, matted the image and put the whole package on to a 5 by 7 inch card.
I do hope you can join us this time.i