My sister’s birthday and a longing for a summer that was only so briefly within our grasp, led me to another For The Love of Stamps set – ‘Beside the Seaside’ – which came with the June Edition of the For The Love of Stamps Magazine – Issue 5. This edition unfortunately isn’t available on the Hunkydory website at the moment so you would have to be a savvy searcher to find it.
It also came with the coordinating mask set, and of course I completely forgot about the matching papers in the magazine (shown under the stamp and mask below) so didn’t make good use of them at all!
I made this card using the masking and stamping technique discussed in Stamping & Masking – A* Teacher. It took a little while for me to figure out what would be foremost in the picture, but I knew I wanted to place a big beach hut at the front. My first stamp was the window in the door of the orange beach hut, followed by masking the window and stamping the hut, then masking the hut and stamping another one next to it. At that point I realised I had already forgotten to stamp a window for the second hut, so hey ho, no window! You’ve really got to be ahead of yourself for this technique. I hand drew a hill in the background to line my mini huts along so that was my next step. I masked the edge of each hut before I stamped the next one along, and masked the big huts when I got to them.
I hand drew a hill in the background to line my mini huts along so that was my next step. I masked the edge of each hut before I stamped the next one along, and masked the big huts when I got to them. I inked the sun and the sky with Dew Drop inks and sponge daubers, before stamping the birds.The parasol and the waves were produced with the mask, and the beach with the freehand Promarker toddler scribble technique… I thought the die-cut lettering and the matting from rainbow mirri gave a lovely pearlescent shell effect.
Oh I do like to be beside the seaside! If you close your eyes can you hear the waves?
Thanks for reading,