Saturday, 9 September 2017

BESIDE THE SEASIDE, BESIDE THE SEA....

Malcolm, Monty and I had a lovely day by the seaside today in Staithes.  Well actually firstly we drove to Danby Moors Centre to see an amazing paintings exhibition by Peter Hicks, who is one of my most favourite artists - stunning semi abstract North Yorkshire landscapes - and then we crossed over to Staithes to the Arts Festival, which takes place over 2 days and features more than 100 artists' work in cottages and halls in the village.  It was busy and fantastic! We were certainly on the culture vulture trail today!

So tonight I am going to catch up on some seaside scenes by the team.  Mostly themed cards by Flo, but with the addition of a little extra beauty by Sylvie, and another by Helen.....

Sylvie's beauty first I think, a tag featuring an older stamp CI-119..


Super colours Sylvie!

Then a great fun card by Helen with a paper from our Travels in Italy book with one of the new funky flamingos (CI-473) on top (nice bent leg Helen!)....


The rest are by Flo, and appeared on Hochanda in the first instance...

Ships ahoy to start with...






...Featuring stamps CI-295 and CI-294.

Then we have a few featuring lighthouses (CI-397 and CI-384).  Flo used the edge of the feather from CI-384 to create the grass effect in the middle one below - how clever is that?!...




Finally this evening Flo was also being very clever with the little boy (Kit) from CI-459, 
firstly in sitting him in the deckchair below - so cute...


And then popping him in a red spotty sunhat in this one...


Here he is again just simply enjoying the beach...


Two dates for your diaries folks - I will be crafting merrily away on Hochanda again on Sunday, 1st October, at 4pm and 7pm, and would absolutely adore your company, and then we will both be at Port Sunlight Happy Stampers show on Saturday, 7th October - do hope you can join us there too! (If you still need to purchase your tickets please be quick as I believe they are selling even faster than usual.)



Thanks for looking in on us today!

Back soon,

Jean x

 

16 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

Adorable works, love Sylvie's sea tag with those colors and the doodling all around as well Helen's flamingo on the beautiful paper. Flo's array of cards looks awesome as always, they are all so beautiful and inspiring, very creative woks of Art! Love exspecially that grass made with a feather stamp, brilliant!!

Jannet said...

Beautiful seaside creations, all unique and special.

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous sea side projects! Love them all - the flamingo card really sings to me, so cool! The feather stamp grass is fabulous too. All of them are inspiring, thank you! I am glad you had such a lovely day by the sea! xxx

Pat said...

What fabulous tags and cards Jean and full of prettily coloured images. I have the shells, starfish and seahorse stamps and I love the wonderful scene that Sylvie has woven around them, and then the gorgeous flamingo with what looks like a silhouette of gondolas tied up in the backgound, and love the post marks round the edge. Flo's lovely collage style cards are beautifully put together and I adore the lighthouse on the cliffs with the seagull, and then the sweet little boy in the deckchair with the lovely beach huts in the background, and the boy with his bucket and spade is so different using the red polka dot paper. The last has that scrapbook look with the eclectic mix of papers, shells and foliage and the little boy staring out to sea. I couldn't pick a favourite as they are all fantastic. x

cuilliesocks said...

Well what can I say! All the cards are awesome, I love the design and colours of the tag,such a great composition of stamps.. Sylvie's card is beautiful and Flo's cards I always love, especially the seascape scene with the lighthouse and the little boy with the dotty sunhat, just wonderful, a talented team, Kate x

Craftyfield said...

A superb collection of samples! I bet the Seaside stamps flew out when they were shown on TV!

Jackie P Neal said...

Such fabulous works by the team!! Well done everyone!

Jean, happy to hear you had a lovely holiday-thank you for sharing with us!
Jackie xo

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A fabulous tag by Sylvie and so many wonderful cards by Florence, I can see that the seaside is a firm favourite and I love each and every one of them. Helen's Flamingo card is beautiful too, so colourful. It sounds like you had a lovely day Jean and I'm sure that your head will be filled with more wonderful art ideas. Crafty hugs, Sandra xx

Joan said...

Fabulous works of art by all the lovely ladies,such inspiration. I'm sad I can't make Port Sunny this time,first miss for years, it's when in normally stock up on CI stamps, will be watching on Hochanda though.

Sid said...

Fabulous creative pieces Jean ! Love them all !

Coco said...

Wow, fabulous.
This is always such a feast for the eyes... I will never cease to be amazed. Great work by my dear teamies (some I'm just discovering!) thanks for sharing.
And thank you also for the links, Jean, and the story of your arty week-end! I had a look, it looks great indeed!!! Very beautiful paintings by Peter Hicks, I love the shades and the colours he uses on each one, simply gorgeous.
Hugs, Coco xx

Gerrina said...

So great to see all these summer/beach inspiration! Flo really did put so much beautiful and different ideas to papaer; super!
Not willing to see goodbay to summer jet here, althuogh the evenings and nights are colder...on the day I try to enjoy every bit of sunshine :)! Enjoy the week!

Florence said...

Gorgeous tag from Sylvie. Love the colour combo and what a great idea for the sea horse and star fish postage stamp effect. So clever. Beautiful card from Helen. Great ideas with the legs. Thank you for the shares Jean.
Hugs Flo x

Sylvie Collet/Nefertiti said...

What beautiful series of cards made by Flo, always full of ideas!!!! Great designer!!
I like the background that Helen has done to bring out the Flamingo. Lovely card.
I saw the link on Peter Hicks, great artist.
Hugs,
Sylvie

Kate said...

Wow, what great inspiration! Where do you find Florence Langley online? Does she do video tutorials? I don't have the skills to make tags like these! I would love to learn more!

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