Tuesday 25 June 2024

Summertime at Try It On Tuesday

 How quickly time goes past - we're halfway through 2024! It's difficult to believe - don't know where the weeks go to!
Anyway, as it's Tuesday our challenge for the next two weeks at Try It On Tuesday is called 'Here comes Summer'.

There are many things that I relate to Summer. Ice Cream is one, Strawberries another, my flip flops and of course the scent from the flowers in the garden.

But nothing reminds me more of Summer than when I see a Beach Hut! There's something about them that conjure up visions of lazy days and I do have a memory of spending time in a beach hut on a summer holiday when I was a child.
That's probably why many years ago I bought this stamp. I have no idea who made it - it came in a set of 2 I think - the other is just a smaller beach hut with it's door closed.

Stamped, then masked and blended the background. I coloured the image with watercolour pencils.

The Inkylicious shoreline stamp was white heat embossed and the sentiment is from Card-io.

Thanks for looking today - hope you can find time to join us this challenge - please pay a visit to the rest of the DT, it's lovely to have you visit!  And I hope Summer has come wherever you are! x
Sharing over at
Hand Stamped Sentiments #441
MMM - Outdoor Summer Fun

20 comments:

My name is Erika. said...

Your summer beach ideas match mine. This is a cute stamped image and I like your card. Hope the healing is going well. Hugs Erika

Aquarius said...

I too have memories of staying in a small beach hut as a child and this stamp just sums it up - such a tiny living space but such fun at the time. Love this card as it's brought back memories 😊

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a beautiful make! There's nothing better than the beach on a sunny summer day and you've captured the beach huts perfectly 😊. I'm love the way you created the surf with the embossing powder too - amazing! Wishing you a lovely week ❤️. Hugs, Jo x

Ellibelle said...

So very cute and beautifully done! Thank you so much for having me as a guest designer this time around!

Loll said...

The perfect scene for summer, Viv! LOVE the sweet little girls perched in the window, enjoying the ocean breeze. LOVE the colours you've blended in the background and the white embossed shore line looks amazing. Great work! xx

HilaryJane said...

What a perfect little summer beach scene. It has turned out so well and I love the look of the sea just lapping gently on that golden sand. Idyllic xx

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful summer scene at the beach ♥

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful Summery wish I was there card, love the cute image and brilliant embossed shoreline.
Carol x

Joan said...

Love your beach hut Viv and the shore line is perfect,, lovely summery piece


Joan x

Johanna said...

You have created a great card. How you did the waves at the bottom is fantastic. Thanks for joining us at MMM, Johanna DT

Heather said...

So totally cute, Viv - love that image! Your coloring is very sweet, and that surf rolling up looks perfect! Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I really admire beach huts. We don't have them here in the states. I've always wanted to be able to sit in one. Love your interpretation with the children. Summer IS for children, I believe. Beautiful coloring and card.

Meggymay said...

I love the summer scene you have created on this happy card Viv.
Hope all is well with you.
Yvonne

Brenda in IN said...

This is adorable with those sweet little girls. I would love a day at the beach!

Bonnie said...

I LOVE this beach scene, Viv! Your shoreline is amazing! I wish I was sitting there!

Dawn Phillips said...

I love the way you've done the sea breaking over the sand. It's gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Make my Monday. Love Dawn x

Stampin Expressions said...

Such a sweet little card! I love how you did the waves and the coloring is great! Thanks for joining the hand stamped sentiments challenge!

Sue - said...

A perfect summer card!

pearshapedcrafting said...

This really is lovely Viv! I remember my family hiring beachhuts for a day when I was little. Hugs,

Pat said...

I love these stamps from Inkylicious Viv and this card has that dreamy quality to go with the sentiment, and the starfish stamped on that wonderful yellowy brown sand are great, and your last post with a card using the same stamps for the water lapping on the beach has a lighter brighter look, with those cute little ladies sitting in the beach hut and the bright yellow sand and sun..a really pleasing summer scene. x