Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Summery Bunting....

....I've used the little 'beach children' to make some bunting for this weeks Creative Expression piece.

Started off by cutting out some individual 'flags' from some white card, size as shown below...
Then I basically decorated each one in the same style but just changed the colour on each one. So I'll just talk you through one of them. Firstly I coloured the base with Shaded Lilac Distress Ink and flicked some water over the freshly inked surface, left for a few seconds and then blotted to give some 'bleached' spots.
Then I added a bit of random stamping using the Fern background stamp, inked with the same colour as base, and also the Bubbles which I inked in black. Then I took a damp paintbrush and lifted out some of the colour from a few of the bubbles.
Then I stamped Beauty and the Beach onto some white card, cut her out and coloured with Promarkers. Also stamped a few of the seagulls, cut them out and glued in place along with the little girl. To finish off I added a few words.....now I used Chit Chat stickers but you could computer generate some or use alphabet stamps for the same effect.
This one used Squeezed Lemonade distress ink as colour and stamp was 'I Spy' .......
Salty Ocean Distress and 'Little Fisherman' stamp for this.... 
 Peacock Feathers distress and 'Treasure Seeker' stamp for this.......
Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry distress along with 'Beach Bucket Bliss' stamp..... 
To attach them all together I punched some holes in the corners of each 'flag' and then tied together with lengths of Chalk White Seam Binding.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you like my bunting :)
Donna xx


  1. Oh this is lovely Donna. I need to stop looking at your blog as I went and bought that gorgeous lighthouse embossing folder from a tag you did a couple of days ago! Now I want these stamps!

    Donna x

  2. Hi Donna
    Fabulous, brings back childhood memores
    Must have these stamps
    Carol x

  3. These are beautiful Donna, very well coloured! Fabulous choice of stamps, gotta get the bubbles! Chris xxx


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