Thursday, 2 July 2015

Happy Holidays

'Happy Holidays',  is the new challenge theme chosen for us
Its holiday time so whether you love the seaside or a city break, 
we would love to see your holiday inspired projects.
Please pop over for all the details.

A layered mixed media card from me for this theme. The base was embossed, painted over with blue acrylic paint [a mixture of a few shades]. Then I rubbed it over with white DecoArt antiquing cream on a piece of scrunched up paper tissue.

Next the stencil of the beach Huts [Sheena Douglas]

I used  a variety of  Distress inks for this stage. 
Then on to add some texture, sorry but I have no photos for the next few stages. All gone off on their holidays, as I think I accidently  deleted them from the camera.

So fast forward, I added some sun rays using texture paste and for the ripples on the sea. Messy fingers for this stage and an old plastic store card.
I added a little silver texture gold for highlights.
All the  Bathing Belle images are Crafty Individuals stamps.  Other items were from my stash.

I hope you will all be enjoying some sun shine on your holidays this year.
Thank you for taking time to stop by. I always appreciate the comments you leave for me.


  1. I love this Yvonne and the beach hut stencil is so lovely and just right for the project.

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. Summer holiday happiness apart from you losing your photos! Hope the storms didn't hit your area too badly yesterday- we had thunder & lightning which is very unusual here, woke me twice in the night!


  3. Wonderful card, fantastic design. Sorry about those photos that went AWOL! Hugs, Valerie

  4. Love your mixed media card Yvonne - in fab holiday mood!

  5. This is gorgeous Yvonne!! Loving the textures from the stencils, the water looks amazing!!

  6. Fabulous sunny holiday card Yvonne - you are making me long for August xxx

  7. Beautiful creation Yvonne and your description of how you did the images and colours used. Thanks also for the help re the MM and colours. I just think I need to slow down and take time out to enjoy what I am making, always in a rush between being with dad all afternoon, chores, DT cards and life....xxxHave a great weekend..xx
    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

  8. Beautiful piece Yvonne! I love how you created the waves on your water, and those wonderful sun rays are just fabulous! hugs :)

  9. Oh, this card really does make me happy (and I'm probably not going to get a holiday this year so that's saying something!)... I love how the textured rays emerge out of the rainbow colours; the textured sea looks fabulous; and I just love how you've layered the whole thing together. Fantastic!
    Alison xx

  10. Beautiful card and design, Yvonne! Love the colours and the water effect. The new stencil is fantastic too. Hugs, Mar

  11. Fabulous card Yvonne, that stencil is just perfect for these images.
    Love all the wonderful textures too.
    Avril xx

  12. Amazing project, Yvonne. Love the beach scenery.
    Have a happy evening,
    hugs xx

  13. Beautiful card Yvonne ! I love the beach huts disappearing into the distance and the rays of sun shining on the bather ! Sue C x

  14. Love all the textured stencilling you have included on this. Fabulous sunny beach scene.
    Amanda x

  15. You have made a wonderful seaside holiday scene Yvonne. The beach huts stencil is fantastic, and I love all the texture and dimension you created as well as the lovely colours.
    Jean x

  16. As soon as I saw this fabulous project I thought of sunshine and vintage seaside posters. The beach huts are brilliant and the sun rays inspired. A brilliant take Yvonne...LOVE this!!! Ruth x

  17. As soon as I saw this fabulous project I thought of sunshine and vintage seaside posters. The beach huts are brilliant and the sun rays inspired. A brilliant take Yvonne...LOVE this!!! Ruth x

  18. Gorgeous piece of art. Wonderful holiday feeling.

  19. This is definitely 'happy holidays' all the way . Love those stencilled beach huts and vintage stamped images, wonderful summery colours too ! Toni x

  20. Love the texture you added to the background and to the water. The beach huts are fabulous and perfect for this vintage beauty.

  21. Fabulous! The way you have layered the colours behind the beach hut stencil is just stunning, what a wonderful technique!