Friday, 1 May 2015

Buckwell Crafts challenge 8: spots or stripes or both

This is my design card for Buckwell Crafts challenge 8: spots or stripes or both. Please click on the link to see the lovely crafting of the rest of the team and join in our challenge.

I've used A Lil Digi Heaven 'beach lounger', kindly supplied by one of the challenge sponsor. Lozzy will also be giving Micro Dots Digi Papers and Checkout Digi Papers to two winners.

Unfortunately, the idea that I had for my card was better in my head than the finished result. I used drawing gun to cover up the image while I brushed Spectrum Noir aqua tints across the piece of card. This is the first time I had used drawing gum, so the result was far from perfect and I'm still trying to get better results with the aquatints ... I should have given myself more time. I apologise to Lozzy and my teamies for my poor effort.

I coloured the image with Spectrum noir pens, including putting the spots and stripes on the beach loungers.

The yellow ink for the sand was mixed with a bit of gold, so in real life there is a lovely shimmer.

This is also for:

Perfectly rustics 46: new technique (using the drawing gum)
Crafty gals corner 17: stripes and/or polka dots
Digi choosday 17: CAS
That's crafty: let's keep it simple
Without words April: under my umbrella
Create something catchy 14: mixed media
Love to create (PanPastel UK) 9: anything creative/mixed media goes
The pink elephant 296: anything goes
Simon says Monday: anything goes
Simon says Wednesday: anything goes
Ruby's rainbow 103: anything goes
4 crafty chicks 244: anything goes
Word art Wednesday 181: anything goes
Not just cards 18: anything goes
Inspiration destination 31: anything goes
Sister act 104: anything goes


  1. I LOVE your beach scene! The sand, sea and sky you created with all the brush strokes looks great with the image you used. I think you did a great job with the drawing gum; your masked areas look great! (My first attempt at masking with a similar product was a disaster!!!) Thanks for trying a new technique and sharing it with us over at Perfectly Rustics.

  2. I love the scene you created. The sky looks sweeping, like a breeze passing through it. Thankyou for joining us over at Digi Choosday for our CAS challenge this week. Hope to see your again Good luck Lynda DT xx

  3. Dear Hazel,
    i don't think you should be so hard on yourself! This looks really great, you'll certainly get there the more you play and it's awesome that you gave it a go!
    THanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics
    Smiles Sharnee :)

  4. I am feeling the sun with your pretty scene on the beach! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  5. such vibrant colours Hazel. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this week. Judy DT

  6. Great beach scene! We are our own worst critic! Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.

  7. Fabulous card Hazel thank you for joining us at Inspiration Destination on this week's challenge
    Dianne x
    ID DT

  8. This is just adorable! I love the colors! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week,
    Tina - DT

  9. Great make. Thanks for joining us in our Clean and Simple challenge at Digi Choosday
    Anjie (Senior DT Team Leader)

  10. Fabulous card Hazel! I love the beach scene.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  11. This is lovely..Thank you for sharing with us at Digi Choosday, and good luck..Hope to see you again..

    Caz DC DT xx
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  12. Fabulous creation with lovely colors and design. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner. Agnieszka DT

  13. That makes me want to take a vacation. Lovely! Thanks for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow Challenges.

  14. Beautiful card, love the beach scene you created here. Thanks for joining us at CSSC.

  15. lovely card
    Thanks for joining us in our Clean and Simple challenge at Digi Choosday

  16. Beautiful card... Thank you for joining us at CSCC #14... All the best....

  17. Very nice scene! Wish I could plonk myself on one of those chairs and have a nap! Thanks for joining us at CSCC #14!


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