Aha...did anyone think my creation this week was going to also be my first Christmas card? Sorry, not today, I'm still crafting for the beach!
For this week's Sunday Stampers - full deets here - Hels has set the theme of ' showing some depth' and this was a very quickly made project. I actually had lots of much 'grander' ideas but I'm afraid this painful shoulder and neck of mine, is severely restricting my ability to craft for long periods at the moment :(
In case you haven't recognised it, this little picture is made from the lid of a totally dried up distress ink container.
I painted it with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic in Mermaid and then once it had dried, sanded it a little to remove colour and make it look worn.
I stamped the seaside donkey ride image (Crafty Individuals), cut it out to reveal the painted sky areas and attached it to the lid. Then I stamped it again, cut out the donkey and girl, coloured them and attached them with 3D foam pads.
To finish I also stamped some bunting (Crafty Individuals), coloured it and stuck it across the top. To finish I added some starfish and a sandcastle button I found in my button box!
This little stamp brings back childhood memories - on days out to our nearest beach when I was a kid, Weston-Super-Mare, being horse mad from a very young age, all ever wanted to do was ride on a donkey! I even remember my favourite was called Molly! Don't every remember wearing a winter coat like this little girl though :)
Thanks for stopping by,
Love Carole X