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 Stampotiqueand 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.
Rogue Redhead Designs have done it again with this new stamp set called Getting Grizzle. As I was thinking up a new way to use them the idea of children's party invitations came to me. What fun and you get your child to join in by getting them to colour in the bears. They would really feel a part of it and they would be even more personal too.