Monday, 14 August 2017

Happy Little Beach Huts by Tracey Fairgrieve


Hello everyone, hope you've all had a great weekend? 

I'm sharing a one picture creation today as life has been very busy over the past week with not much sunshine to brighten those busy days. This was made in the hope that it would encourage that sun to shine as we in the UK cling onto the last few weeks of our Summer.


Here's my pure and simple *Happy Little Beach Huts*...








*How to Do's*...


1: Take a 5 x 5" piece of linen card, mop up Salty Ocean and Antique Linen water spritzed inks.

2: Sew edges of card and add cork, lace, ribbon and twine to recreate the sand and sea.

3: Stamp the Beach Huts from the Marina Stamp Set onto Linen card, colour and cut out.

4: Paint a 8 x 8" Panel in white Gesso, stamp and emboss the screw head stamp from the Textures Collection Set 1 and paint over with white Gesso.

5: Mat and layer with contrasting black and white card and mount on to the white/greyboard panel.

6: Finally glue on those Happy Little Beach Huts.

I had intended to make a hanging project but due to a chaotic week the rope I had planned to use seems to have gone into hiding (like everyone else when I have one of *Those Weeks*).. Haa haa!! I'm sure i'll find my hidden object to add that final touch sometime soon.


Have a great week everyone, take care and lets hope our sun comes out of hiding !!..

Creative Hugs

Tracey xx


Crafty Supplies:


That's Crafty! Stamps ~ Deep Sea Divas Marina designed by Donna Gray
Tim Holtz Distress Oxides ~ Salty OceanAntique Linen
That’s Crafty! Surfaces 8 x 8 White/Greyboard Panels PACK or Just 8 x 8 
That's Crafty! White Gesso
That's Crafty! Clear Stamps ~ Textures Collection: Set 1
VersaFine ~ Onyx Black Ink

15 comments:

  1. That's so lovely - happy summertime captured perfectly.
    Alison x

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    1. Thank you Alison, it seemed to help keep the rain at bay over the weekend xx

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  2. So very sweet, and really summerly, Tracey. I love the feeling of fabric , from stamping onto linen card ,-and all your texture, so beautiful looking , --like sand and sea. It would truly look wonderful hanging, when you find your rope :-)
    Hugs to you dear,
    Dorthe, xx

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    1. Thank you Dorthe, I have a list of things to find, the rope is the top of my list xx

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  3. Oh how cute is this. Loving those little beach houses and the fabulous texture for the beach. Lazy summer days and happy childhood times spring to mind.
    Much love, Bev. xxx

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    1. It gave me that Childhood feeling too Bev.. Thank you xx

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  4. A really gorgeous summery scene Tracey. The beach huts look fab and love the way you made the sand and sea, so creative.
    Fliss xx

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    1. Thank you so much Fliss, I could sew and create with fabric all day long. I love the feeling of freedom it gives xx

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  5. Oh this is so sweet Tracey, I really love the way you tie together all your use of different ephemera to your creations too :)
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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    1. Thank you Donna, I love finding elements that to me could be something else.. It's how my mind works :)) xx

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  6. Love this Tracey, a fabulous beach scene with you signature touches of scrummy textures
    Love
    Amanda X

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    1. Thanks so much Amanda, I find it quite difficult to create without adding a little bit of something xx

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  7. Well your fabulous artwork certainly did the trick of fetching the sun out... it's been a scorcher here in Yorkshire!!!. Deeelish textures and super cute beach huts all make for a fabulous picture Tracey!!! Xx

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  8. Ah I so love those beach huts and you have made a wonderful setting for them xx

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  9. Awsome make Tracey! Love the colours and details :)

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