Tuesday, 1 May 2012

A gift for a friend

Hi all. I'm not a huge docrafts fan, but when I saw the Michael Powell beach stamps, I had to get them. A good friend of mine has just purchases a beach hut along the Felpham seafront where we live, and wanted to use the stamp to make a little 'hut warming' gift!! To make the frame, I used some white card that was packaging in a pack of 12x12 card I had. I glued 3 layers together and cut out the centre. I painted it with blue acrylic paint, then white over the top. When both layers were dry I sanded & scraped off some of the white, then painted it all twice with Mod Podge. The beach hut image was stamped with Stazon & coloured with Stampin' Up! watercolour pens before being mounted into the frame using some Collall glue gel to hold it together. I hope she like is!! TTFN xx


  1. This is gorgeous! Your colouring is beautiful and I am sure your friend will love her "hut warming" pressie! I would love to have a beach hut, when I was a child, my grandma had one at Barton on Sea for years. Loved going and staying with her and spending hours by the sea!
    Debs x

  2. Hello Louisa...
    Oh Lucky friend...first to have bought a beach hut and to be the recipient of this beautiful card...
    I'd love a beach Hut in Felpham...how do you go about buying one? I thought they were rented? Is she thinking of doing day hire...I would be very interested!! Hope you are well...and you must be busy as no blogging for a while. I have been doing less and less...
    catch up soon!

  3. What a great card for your friend. The colouring and design are fab - very clever crafting. Thanks for dropping by the beady box and becoming my first follower!