Monday, July 22, 2013

Fun(ky) in the Sun

I thought I'd share a postcard I made for a swap today,  The idea is that all postcards are sent "naked" - as in, no envelopes - a bit "shock horror" for anyone who loves adding dimensional stuff, or bits that are only partially adhered and meant to stick up and out from the card -  like I do with flowers etc., but it all adds to the challenge, eh? 
Our theme this time was "Summer" and tbh there was no real doubt as to what I'd be putting on my card hehe
It had to be Beach Huts!  
I knew exactly which papers I'd be using too!
The two Funky Hand downloads Rainbow Stripes and Rainbow Polka Dots are absolutely the ticket for a bright, Summery, Sunshiney scene like this.  Making the beach huts was a great way to show off how they can be "tweaked" to change the printing size and get bigger (or smaller) versions of the spots and stripes - this is my favourite "thing" about Funky Hand downloads!  My second favourite is being able to print them on different mediums (or should that be media?) 
Materials and Tools
Papers: Funky Hand  Rainbow Stripes and Rainbow Polka Dots collections
printed onto Bazzill white card.
Background created with various Paints and Inks, Ice Stickles, White gel pen, Glossy Accents
Plain card in matching colours for matting the Beach Huts
Beach Huts and "Just Beachy" sentiment cut with Craft Robo
Circle Punches for Parasol and beach ball, Surf board, and other bits are hand cut

That's it for this time, Don't forget to visit the Funky Hand website and blog for lots more ideas and inspiration and great value stash of course!
thanks for popping by :)


Loopylou. said...

oooh I love this Kathy! what a gorgeous postcard!
hugs Lou xxx

Kath said...

A lovely, very summery, post card.

Angelnorth said...

If I was a betting woman I'd have won (although I'm guessing the odds wouldn't have been great ;o). Lovely to see the beach huts getting an outing on this lovely summery offering, thanks for playing!

Hazel said...

Certainly a lovely summery postcard x

Traceyr said...

Kathy that is a wonderful postcard and fits the theme perfectly.

Loving the sparkle in the background too.


Anice said...

I love this creation Kathy. It's so wonderful and Summery.
Anice xx