That gave me an idea.
A colleague of mine is soon moving house to a place by the beach (lucky girl). As a small congratulatory sentiment on the settlement of her new home, I have her a couple of "milk cartons" to resemble the bathing boxes that frequent the shorelines down there. You will notice that I chose papier that was striped to assist the overall effect.
A matching card was then made to accompany the present.
|A golden oldie stamp was used.|
I haven't used this stamp for over seven years. The end result was achieved using quite a simple approach to card making, particularly when you compare it to what we produce these days. I almost felt like a cheat. Almost.
- I stamped the image in black ink.
- Coloured it in with textas.
- Cut around the image.
- Mounted that card onto red card and cut around that too.
- Then used two layers of mounting tape to attach the bathing boxes to the card with a background of clouds.
|Cloud Template (used) and Sponge Dauber|
The clouds were made using a double-sided cloud template, a sponge dauber and a stamp pad. I inked up the dauber on a blue stamp pad, and dabbed (or daubed) around the top of the template. I did this 3 or 4 times to produce a sky full of clouds. This can be quite addictive and I had to hold myself back from overdoing it and falling back to my habit of more-is-more.
Here is the final product:
|A place in the sun by the sea.|
Have you resurrected any out-of-fashion techniques lately?