Sunday, 16 February 2014

Sand Between Your Toes by Lynne Moncrieff


With many in the U.K. experiencing rain, wind and snow I can imagine that many of you wish you were walking on the beach with sand between your toes so I thought I would share this altered project using Artistic Outpost Boardwalk and a wooden shell which I picked up last year in a sale at a home décor store.


PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Nougat and Irish Cream
Kraft Cardstock (I sourced mine from old box packaging)
Stained Gauze (this was in my stash – it had been stained with fruit tea)
Stencil Brush
Wooden Shell



Apply the PaperArsty paints to white cardstock, using a stencil brush to dry brush/stipple the Nougat paint. 

Stamp all the required images with VersaFine Vintage Sepia. Abrade and ink edges with Vintage Photo. 

Select the stamped images for side one and side two, working out placement.

Work on one side at a time, allowing sufficient drying time. Adhere the stained gauze with gel medium followed with the stamped elements. Once dry flip over to side two and decorate with the man as the focal.


Hang up the wooden shell and have thoughts of sand between your toes!


Until next week,




  1. Just the thing to hang in a beach hut. Fab!

  2. superb - fabulous piece Lynne xx

  3. This is beautiful, love the softness and the neutral colours make me smile...gorgeous x hugs trace x

  4. Oh for a bit of warmth like these guys are experiencing... Fabulous piece Lynne, both sides are gorgeous, love how you have layered the smaller stamps around the main vocal images, gorgeous!

  5. Great make Lynne :-) love the layers of the stamps and stamped images. Beautiful hanging x

    Annie x

  6. Stunning Lynne,... What I'd do to feel the sand between my toes right now...The layers & images are Beautiful... Wonderful piece love it... Hugs May x x

  7. This is so beautiful Lynne and yes, I wish I could walk along a boardwalk and feel the warmth of the sun like your beach characters! You have created the most wonderful layers and that is such a great stamp set. Such a beautiful hanging. Hugs, Anne xx

  8. Love this especially because my husband and I are currently in Florida where it is warm and sunny !
    Great make, Lynne !
    Corrie x

  9. Just gorgeous Lynne and the beach is now calling although not the one here which is still wild, wet and windy!

  10. Such a fantastic way to use those AO images - brilliant nostalgic, textural make, Lynne!
    Alison x

  11. Hello Miss Lynne, what a brilliant way to use that wooden seashell, both side are fabulous, not a beach sandy girl LOL, but it sure makes me feel it, love the gauzy background, all those fabulous created papers and stamping, oh boy that fussy cutting, koodoos to you, another fabulous piece if art, thanks so much for sharing..
    ((( BIG HUGS )))...

  12. This project is lovely! makes me want to go to the beach, especially with this weather. Thanks for making me smile.

  13. A beautiful project.
    xxx Hazel.


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