Friday, 10 April 2015

Quintessentially English - Dawn Heald


It's Friday, nearly the weekend again!

After the last few days of nice weather I wonder how many
of you have visited the beach over the Easter holidays?
Today's project makes me think of the summer days to come.....
do hope we get a nice summer this year.

Dawn is here with her 
'Quintessentially English' creation...

"Here in England we have some lovely beaches and seaside
 resorts. One named Southport Beach holds many happy 
childhood memories for me. As a family we would often visit 
all year round. In summer, out came the wind breakers and
 deck chairs, picnic and bucket and spade. So this wall hanging 
is to celebrate the good ole English seaside. I've used the
 colour red as in the England flag. This would also be easy to
 make as a seaside themed card".

Cut a sheet of watercolour card in two pieces. One larger than 
the other. Distress the edges.

Using Stazon Black Ink, stamp a simple beach scene.
Stamp some shells on to spare white card. Draw two tiny flags.
Draw in a few details using black waterproof pen

Use watercolours to paint in your scene.
Use pencils to colour the shells and flags. Cut out and shape into
 a curve by rubbing behind with tool or pen end. Just to give
 some 3d shape.
When dry, stick scene to larger piece of watercolour card. 
Then layer on to some red card.

Attach shells with foam pads and glue your little flags above the 
beach huts.
Attach an eyelet in each of top corners.
Twist through some wire to make hanger.

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That's lovely, thank you Dawn!

Don't forget to let us know what you think, your comments
are important to us.

I'll be back tomorrow with the last project
of the week, from Pauline.

Jane x

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