Wednesday 27 June 2018

Sun, Sea and Fun by Jennie

Hello and welcome to a little bit of summer fun!

With the Scottish school summer holidays looming I thought I would make a little ATC to celebrate what I hope my grandchildren will enjoy over the next few weeks - Sun, Sea and Fun!

You can never have too many of these lovely blank ATCs and I love how they are so solid to work on. I have created a summery blue background and then crackled it with DecoArt Weathered Wood. To make it a little more rusty I have added Quinacrodine Gold around the edges. I had weathered beach huts in mind!

As soon as I saw this new Seahorse and Seashell Collage I just wanted to work with it. The medium size sits perfectly on the ATC.

I am not a great painter as some of the Calico Craft Parts DT are but I have watered down some of my chalk paints and basically "coloured in".  I added a very watery layer of Gesso first so the colour sits on top and the lovely detail is not lost.

Finally I added my summer sentiment with some of the Mini Copperplate letters.

A simple but effective ATC which brings some summer colour and fun to the craft room!

I hope your summer is filled with Sun, Sea and Fun too!

Happy crafting!

Jennie x

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  1. Jennie this is just lovely! I so love the seahorse/shell collage- I need this! heehee
    Jackie xx

  2. What a beautiful little ATC, Jennie. I love your colours and the lovely weathered background. I hope your grandchildren have a wonderful summer. xx

  3. Fabulous background crackle and lovely summertime colour palette.
    Alison x

  4. Thank you for your lovely comments! Having just returned to Shetland today after sailling around the west coast of Scotland, the colours of this are just so reminiscent of the lovely weather we had for the final week.