Friday, 28 June 2013

Beach Portrait Mashup...


This week at the Friday Mashup Lili is bringing us a fun themed challenge...

Here's your Mashup Challenge:
  1. Create a project using the "Masking Technique".
  2. Create a project with some "Beach elements".
  3. Or Mash it Up and create a "Beach'y project using Masking".
I don't actually own any stamps that include any beach elements but fortunately I had borrowed 'By the Tide' from my friend Heather so I used the shell image from that, together with a LOT of masking...

I stamped the frame from Papaya Collage onto Whisper White with stazon first of all, then masked off the inside with sticky notes. I stamped one shell in the corner using Baked Brown Sugar ink, then created a shell mask, attached it over the top and stamped another one, then covered that with another shell mask. I then brayered some Soft Sky ink in the top section, masked off a straight 'horizon' line as well as a torn 'sand' line, then brayered in between with Marina Mist and Tempting Turquoise ink. I then put the reverse of the torn mask back on and sponged So Saffron, Crumb Cake and a bit of Baked Brown Sugar ink to create the sand. When all the sticky note masks were removed I had a lovely little beach scene sitting inside my frame! I stamped another shell in Baked Brown Sugar on Shimmery White card and went over it with an aqua brush to blend the ink a little, then cut it out and popped it over the corner of the frame using dimensionals. The sentiment is from Trust God, stamped in Stazon over the background (I wasn't happy with the intensity of the colour though to I went back and traced over it with a Basic Black marker).

The background was a little idea I had to make it look like a weather-boarded beach house... I stamped the Woodgrain Background on Smoky Slate with Smoky Slate ink, then cut into strips to make the boards. I lightly sponged around the edges of each strip then assembled them onto a piece of card, alternating the placement to create the boarded effect (kinda another version of the brick wall technique from a couple of weeks ago). I 'hung' the picture on the wall using some white baker's twine and an antique brad.

Make sure you check out the other beach-y creations of the design team (although, be warned: they may make you want to go on holiday lol!).

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x


  1. I LOVE all the details you've added, Amy. The wood wall is amazing and your beach scene perfect!

  2. Awesome card! Love that it's a hanging picture - great background.

  3. I love the frame and scene you created Amy, but I really love the wood plank background you created, its fabulous!

  4. Such a terrific frame Amy! I love the idea of hanging the frame on the wood. Very creative.The wood background is fab.
    Hugs ;)

  5. This came out great Amy.. I love how you used the frame and you Masking is spot on.

  6. I could sit and look at this piece of art all day long. So peaceful… That background must have taken forever, but it looks great! I think I would have to keep this card for myself and just frame it and have it sitting on my desk. It’s way too fabulous to give away!