Monday, 1 July 2013
The card this month was an easy make after some thought I knew I wanted in my minds eye to recreate a childhood memory of Sennens Cove in Cornwall which is where in the 60s we used to come on our holiday.
Joy Is a lovely Word that covers many different occasions.
You will need for this card the small stamps from the harbour set the Joy Framer and the tree from the wrought iron dolls house set.
Ink dusters or shaving brushes.
Theuva card and regular cardstock. I have used a scallop card here.
First I stamped joy in the Pitch Black Adirondack on the center of a 4 1/2 x 4 cm piece of theuva card. then with the second generation ink stamped onto a post it note and cut the O out in the JOY leaving a window after checking the Joy was dry on the card! I inked the boat and positioned it inside the O. colour the boat in brown with ink dusters put in the sky, sea and sand add the birds so they are flying out of the O and the Seagull hovering mat the topper put to one side....now go to your scalloped card and with the cloud mask and your inkdusters (Or Make-up sponge) gently not using to much ink ....gently follow the line of the cloud mask swirling around the edge when happy move the mask and go again until you have your skyline. You need to leave some room for the sea and beach so you need really to be a third of the way down. now the sea a little more ink on the brush for this and instead of going to the mask and swirling...go straight to the card swirl with small circular motions to get the movement of the sea you can add some white waves with pen if you wish ...( I did this but the the topper had to go somewhere so you can't see them!) Sea done, the beach is next but with butterscotch. then add the tip of the Wrought Iron Dolls House Tree colour in with promarkers I used Lime zest for the leaves and Orchid,and Pink Carnation for to dot the flowers.
This will be My Aunties Jan's Birthday card She is my godmother and shared many of the Cornwall Holidays with us with My Uncle Harold They are both getting on in year's now and becoming a tad frail but it is Aunties Jans Birthday On the 30th June so as I write this on her Birthday HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUNTIE JAN ....xxxxx I hope you like the Birthday card.
Posted by Bernie Simmons at 7:00 am