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Saturday, 7 July 2012

Catch the Wave with UPA

Catch the Wave

I am a bit tardy with posting this. But there is a new month at UPA with a new theme of Beach. The first Art Quest is to use the theme "Cacth the Wave". I think this must be my favourite Crafty Individuals stamp of all time. It catches such glee, happiness, friendship and the simple joys of life. Everytime I look at this image it speaks these memories to me.

When I was young our family often holidayed in Cornwall. This was before it has become as busy as it is now. We used to either camp or rent a cottage. Often we would rent in St Ives, again before it became as popular as now. With my family we have taken to going to West Wales. This too, sadly, seems to be becoming the new Cornwall for holiday makers and is becoming busier every year. It is not our holiday destination this year. All this blurb is bringing me around to highlight the fact that I have used part of the West Wales map as a background for the card. I liked the idea and it felt personal. The card the image is stamped onto is one of my acrylic ink backgrounds that I make. The splatter stamp is such a versatile and useful stamp , one I use more than any other, comes from Stampotique and was designed by Jo Capper-Sandon. Their stamps are available in the UK from The Stamp Attic and Happy Daze.

If you would like to join in this Readers Quest take a jump over to UPA. There are some great tutorials too. We would be glad to see you there.

5 comments:

lynne said...

Hi
Stunning use of the CI stamp.
You captured carefree, summer days.
Wishes
Lynne

Artyjen said...

Such a happy, happy card ;)
xoxo Sioux

Brenda Brown said...

Gorgeous Laura, I love this stamp too.
Great to see you in CS this month.
hugs {brenda} xox

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful creation.

Shar said...

I love the energy of this piece! It just embraces the whole spirit of youth, summer and beach!

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