Monday 6 August 2012

Postcard challenge!

Crafty Boots challenge this time is Postcards set by the lovely Gabrielle. However much I tried to convince myself I would not do the seaside I was drawn back!! I bought a Create a Scene stamp set - Seaside by Sheena Douglas ages ago. Not my normal thing but I liked the pier and have used that part of the stamp set.

I have spent many happy hours on the Norfolk coast at Winterton-on-sea and the ice-cream van than drives the beach is pink hence my inspiration. I used glossy accents to gloss the van windows and painted with worn lipstick to get that wonderful pink. To create depth I paper pieced the pink part of the van.

 It was good to play with perspective; I tried different colour inks to help this along with the pier in pumice stone and the foreground in archival black ink.

The sand is scattered straw distress ink and the sky broken china with salty sea as the sea. To give the corners dimension I used a sequin off cut and just added another layer of the same ink.

Have a go at the Postcard challenge and see what inspires you.



  1. Hi Bev

    Great interpretation of the theme. I love the ice cream van in the foreground and that gorgeous pier.

    Have a fab week.

    Dionne x

  2. Love your postcard! The stamps really bring back my holidays as a child though I'm not sure I've seen a pink ice cream van! Clearly white was the colour of choice in Cornwall!!!

  3. Love this scene you have created on this stunning postcard.
    Hugs Emma xx

  4. Love your postcard and it definitely brings back lots of fond memories and thoughts of you sharing your summers with my babies XXX

  5. Gorgeous take on a great challenge. The summer colours of sand, sea and sky are beautiful... and I love the Cliff Richard 'Summer Holiday' bus!!
    Alison x