Beach Hut Punch Art Card For The Paper Players!

by Joanne James16. August 2015 11:00

It's Sunday and you know what that means: time for a new challenge over at The Paper Players! This week it is the turn of my good friend the super-talented LeAnne to host and she has a great clean and simple challenge for you:


With the arrival of my Autumn-Winter seasonal catalogue pre-order goodies last week I have been catapulted forwards into the festive season and this card was a challenge, especially since the weather in the UK has been anything but summery this week! In an effort to bring me back to summer, I got to thinking about what the beach means to me: on the one hand it conjures up memories of warm Carribean seas and scuba diving on coral reefs, but on the other hand where my children are concerned, it's all about paddling in the waves, sandcastles, stripy deckchairs and beach huts, so often found along UK beaches. So whilst my card doesn't feature sun, sand or sea this week, it does feature a couple of beach huts and some stripy paper reminiscent of old fashioned deck chairs. Here's my card, using the challenge sketch over at Fab Friday for my layout:


I used Pacific Point for my base, and used a piece of Schoolhouse DSP for my stripy layer (this so reminds me of deckchairs!) I followed this with a panel of Pool Party on which I placed my punch art paper-pieced beach huts: I punched two huts using the now-retired Arrows Punch (you could just as easily cut freehand though or combine square and triangle punch shapes) from the whitewashed woodgrain pattern in the Farmers Market DSP then added brightly coloured roofs and doors. A simple sentiment banner edged with some retired Epic Day washi tape and finished with a Daffodil Delight button and grey baker's twine finishes my card. My card does have a few more layers than I would like for a truly CAS card, but I kept my design simple with minimal embellishments, so I'm hoping I've more or less managed to meet the brief! 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Claire Broadwater
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
Amy Koenders
Jodi McKinney
Lisa Elton
Anne Marie Hile - on leave
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than three challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 

For my international readers who may never have seen beach huts along the UK coast before, here's an old photo of mine at the seaside when my daughter was small - you can see the colourful little beach huts along the edge of the beach in the background:


Happy days! So what images does the beach conjure up for you? I look forward to seeing your clean and simple beach-themed creations in the gallery this week. I'm having a relaxing day at home today with the family. I'll be back tomorrow with another card (or two!). Until then, happy stampin'! 


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


Comments (11) -

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
8/16/2015 2:39:46 PM #

Joanne, I just adore this picture of your daughter on the beach in the UK!  
Your card is perfect!  It made me smile!  Those little beach huts look intriguing!  I love the colors you used to create this amazing scene!  XXX


laurieUnited States
8/16/2015 4:30:52 PM #

LOVE your inpiration for the challenge..what a cute idea. I love the stripes, and it does remind me of the beach. SO creative!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
8/16/2015 10:44:52 PM #

OH MY GOSH, I just love these little beach huts!  Your interpretation is fabulous, and I love how you created the huts and the striped DSP you used!  But the icing on the cake was the photo of your wee one...and the precious, and it really helps bring your version of beachy memories to us people across the pond!  So sweet and special!


Amy Koenders
Amy KoendersUnited States
8/16/2015 10:55:58 PM #

Your little beach houses are so cute!!!  Love the colors and the designer paper is just perfect for the beach.  Awesome picture of your daughter at the beach too!  Smile


Sandy mathis
Sandy mathisUnited States
8/18/2015 1:08:03 AM #

Love your adorable little beach huts Joanne, and thanks for sharing the picture of the real thing! What wonderful memories of the beach you must have!


Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
8/19/2015 2:58:59 AM #

Clean and cute, Joanne! I LOVE the little beach huts.  You are so clever!


Heather H
Heather HUnited States
8/19/2015 3:37:52 PM #

Wow, what a perfect theme for this sketch!  You've definitely conveyed beach memories to me - I remember huts and chairs just like these in Wales when I was there with family as a kid - perfect!  I love the paper you used for the huts - just like driftwood!  Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!


Brenda Myers
Brenda MyersUnited States
8/20/2015 5:16:05 PM #

Very cute card!!  Love the little beach huts!!  Thank you for joining us at Fab Friday!!!


Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
8/21/2015 1:41:34 AM #

There may not be any sand or sun on your card but the stripes and nautical feel are just perfect for the beach challenge!  Love the bright tropical colors and the little cabanas!  How sweet is this wee little James?!


jaydeeUnited States
8/23/2015 6:07:12 AM #

Joanne, I love those little beach houses and the button with the twine is the perfect finishing touch.  Your photo.... oh, I am in love with it!  Brought a huge smile to my face


Mindy Backes
Mindy BackesUnited States
8/27/2015 1:15:39 AM #

Awe, how cute is this?  I love the little huts!  The bow and button are fun and great finishing touches too.  Thanks for playing at Fab Friday!


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