Thank you for your comments on my WOYWW post yesterday...in answer to some of your questions..no the little 'craft barn' will not remain tidy for long! The main problem is that I am so pleased with the way the top of the desk turned out (all those hours of waxing paid off!) that I'm almost afraid to use it!!!
A few of you asked me about the wooden pencil holders on the desk...well, yes they were custom made by my very handy father-in-law. We picked up the odd cuts of wood at a Tree Festival at our local arboretum. Tom's dad drilled the holes for me and I varnished them and hey presto, customised pencil holders! The paint brush holder at the back was actually made by my dad, many many years ago and gave me the idea for the pencil holders.
Now for today's card...
Remember the bear that surfed? Well he's made a return to the beach on new card...this time the card was made for a guy who's birthday was this week and who loves to surf (well they do live in Cornwall). He loved it and says he didn't stop chuckling. I am going to have to make one like this just to send to one of my Californian cousins who virtually lives to surf...I think it will appeal to his sense of humour.
I started with a layer of yellow card on an 8x8 blank. The fishy paper is by Pink Petticoat as are the beach huts, which are digi stamps. I block coloured them using Promarkers and made the bunting to match. Although it doesn't show on the photo, the beach huts have all been given a coat of glossy accents.
The bear is a stamp by Sam Poole, which I stamped using vintage sepia versafine ink on to cream card, heat embossed with clear powder and then coloured with Promarkers. The raised embossing gives the image a rough surface and therefore a more textured, less perfect effect when coloured.
The surfboard is a digi stamp from McMahon Five Designs, again coloured with a Promarker and coated with glossy accents. The 'seaside' quote is by Pink Petticoat and the 'surf Dude' was computer generated.
Inside the card:
Thank you for stopping by, hope you are all liking the hot weather! It was very hot in the office yesterday, but having the door wide open sent a gentle breeze through from the outer door, so it wasn't too bad really.
I am blogging very late...highly unusual for me but Tom had to go out with some clients after work, so I'm home all alone, nothing on TV (well I'm watching the Masterchef final in the craft room), so decided to write tomorrow's blog today!
I'd like to enter this card in the Allsorts Challenge week 267 : Splish, Splash, Splosh!
Love and Hugs,