Tuesday 2 August 2022

Link in the chain - July

It's reveal day at Card Chain Challenge — mine has travelled the short distance to Kath this time.

From the options on offer I only managed the theme of birds but it only takes one to play! I did manage to make my birds summery though as a nod to the season.

Hopefully these gulls are not gearing up to swipe the chips or Cornish pasty of the holiday-makers who are undoubtedly sitting just out of the frame. I considered giving them some soft colour with chalks but in the end decided I liked the crisp contrast of the white gulls and frame with the colourful waves and beach.

The waves are a lovely layering stamp set, you can change the look quite drastically with different ink choices. I coloured the beach area with a couple of watercolour paints, dotted a little white pen for breaking foam and stamped the greeting with sandy colours for that stick-written look!

Layering Waves (Hero Arts)

Bristol board

Versacraft (Pale Aqua)
Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Sandal, Stream)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Salty Ocean)

Beachfront Seagulls dies (Memory Box)
Watercolour paints by Winsor and Newton
Stitched rectangles A6 size (Paper Rose)
White paint pen by Posca

Thanks for stopping by — there are still a couple of days to sign up for August's chain if you fancy it, details are here.


HilaryJane said...

Great card, that sea looks so realistic and i love how you have done the beach. the white die cuts look amazing against it xx

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card and love the seagulls-great minds think alike
Carol x

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What a great beach card, Joanne - just love your ocean with the fun HELLO on the beach and the pair of seagulls!!

Joy Meadows said...

Love your beachy scene, Joanne! The seagulls look great against the background.

papierelle said...

I love your little beach scene and now i'm longing. But I have to wait another three weeks, then we'll go to the sea too.

Wavejumper said...

This is very pretty! And makes me miss the ocean.
I like the contrast of the white gulls against the bright water and sand a lot.
hugs Margot

Kath said...

This is a lovely card - thank you for sending it to me!
Kath x

Jeanne H said...

Well done! What a fun card and thanks for the "how-to".