24 Jun 2013

Oh I do Love to be beside the Seaside..................

.......Oh I do love to be by the Sea.......

Hello crafters and a special hello to my new followers and for all the lovely comments from everyone who has stopped by my little crafting space, thank you.
Today I want to share a Summer Hanging I have made........I thought as summer seems to be absent I would try and create some of my own to hang in my little crafty room, and Crafty Individuals challenge for June is Sea Sun Beach and as I have just bought a new stamp Crafty Individuals CI-284  it would be rude not to play there don't you think lol. 

This stamp set includes two beautiful images, bunting and words, I have used One whole image and parts of the others in this project.  The inspiration for my hanging was a background, one of many I have waiting to be made into "something" using Distress Inks onto water colour paper. From this I cut out a tag Tim Holtz die dry brushed gesso over the top and wiped away.  Background for the hanging is corrugated card dry brushed with cloudy blue and pink sherbet paint dabber Ranger and wiped off before dry, lastly a light coat of  white gesso, I distressed the edges of this and the tag and inked with vintage photo distress inks.
The lovely beach girls were stamped in Adirondack Ink-Espresso onto the bottom of the tag, stamping onto water colour paper you get a great distressed image.

The photos of the four girls faces is from the other image on the stamp sheet and I cut them out and added the photo strip....I love the effect it has created.....

I found another piece of background which had the same colours and a great effect looking like peeled paint I over stamped in espresso with a crackle stamp , stamped the words  inked the edges with vintage photo and added the clip and the  wish tag which I left hanging loose,  I brushed over these first with cloudy blue dabber and wiped off again. Also the lovely bunting  "Life's a Beach" is another stamp from CI284 which was stamped onto same background and cut out.

Sorry about the crooked "wish" sign in the photo - just noticed it!! It is hanging straight in rl honest!

The lace and rickrack came from my mothers sewing box along with some other fabulous bits and pieces and I couldn't resist using it on this project.

A lovely project to make and I enjoyed getting painty and inky.....hope Summer takes the hint......lol.

I would also like to play at the following challenges, it is rare that I make something and it fits several challenges at one time lol.

Fashionable Stamping Challenge -  Something New -  (Stamp Set )
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Challenge Stripes ( Stripes on the corrugated card; hope it fits)
PanPastel Challenge -  Lots of Layers
Sunday Stamper - Writing
Make My Monday - Create a scene

Products Used
Stamps : Crafty Individuals Stamp plate CI284; Sheena Douglass (crackle stamp); Tim Holtz:
Sizzix  Tim Holtz Tag Die, Film strip; Idea-ology pieces
Distress Inks: vintage photo, picked raspberry, faded jeans; Adirondack Espresso;

'till next time
happy crafting


  1. A beautiful hanging - we could certainly do with a bit of sun here.

  2. Superb - lovely colours and distressed effect. Will look lovely on your wall! Thank you for entering the CI Challenge. Jean x

  3. Superb hanging - love the colours and distressed effects! Thank you for joining in the CI Challenge. Jean x

  4. Love your tag hanging Maggie, Annette x

  5. A fun hanging Maggie--love the girl image you used and the darling little pennants

    Best wishes Chrissie x

  6. Beautiful hanging, thanks for sharing with us at Make My Monday this week
    Rosie x

  7. Stunning project wowwzerss, lovely colours and love the wallhanger, Thank you for sharing with the DT from PanPastel UK, hugs Terry xxx

  8. Beautiful tag. Love the distressed effect.

  9. Hi Maggie - thanks for joining in our challenge this week at MMM - you card is lovely and summery - Jacqueline xx

  10. So beautiful hanging Maggie! great project! bizz

  11. Fabulous wall hanging. Love the way you have used the girls faces with the main age - and a great sentiment too.
    Thanks for joining us at FSC
    Avril xx

  12. How fab, love the theme and the design is gorgeous... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  13. Ciao Maggie!!
    Your pieces is so lovely, delicate and summerish at the same time.
    Hope Summer would arrive very soon!

  14. Hi, Maggie, this is such a gorgeous creation! Love the beautuiful background and all the fabulous details. Thank you so much for join us at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

  15. Love your colours on the wall hanging and I rather like the angle of the sign.
    Following you on Bloglovin as valeryAnne in your list. Perhaps you could follow me back. Hugs Mrs A.

  16. Fabulous tag, love the lace and the girls faces on the film strip is fabulous ! Thanks for joining us at FSC. Sue C x

  17. Really beautiful, I love the textures and pretty colours, thank you for joining in with the PanPastel UK Challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

    (prizes now posted only to UK addresses due to rising postage costs)

  18. A great hanging - love the image so much!
    Have a nice day!


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