19/01/2014

from blank to beached up………………...


Altered Beach Hut - On the Beach G45
 I've been messing about with some of the blank MDF products from Candy Box Crafts this week and altered this little beach hut with papers and cut outs from the new On the Beach collection by G45.  It's not a very big but took an age to finish.  The cutting out was the killer. 
It started life like this 

was painted in Inky Pool acrylic paint (Paper Arsty) covered in paper and stuck together.  The fence is a Molly Blooms stamp cut out in kraft card and the roof is made from wooden coffee stirrers coloured with vintage photo distress ink.  The beach is sesame seeds.  I was looking for cous cous but we're right out of it and we don t have a sand pit anymore to rifle!!  All the detail around the outside was cut out from 12 x 12 papers.  Oh and the crafty elf added the windbreak and. there's a ships wheel on the front door.

Here's a few more pics




Enjoy your Sunday and thanks for calling by :-) C

33 comments:

  1. Fabulous creation Clare. It brings back lots of lovely memories. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

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    1. Hi Rita, thanks for calling by the blog and leaving a comment. Enjoy your day too xx C

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  2. Sesame seeds... How brilliant is that! This is such a gorgeous creation. Fab attention to detail, and the colours are just gorgeous! x

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    1. Hi Sammy, thanks for calling by the blog. GReat to hear you liked the little beach hut. Fab papers are on their way from G45 for holiday projects xx Have a good day x C

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  3. Stunning creation Claire. I don't envy you the fussy cutting though. The hut reminds me of my childhood holidays in Goodrington.

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    1. Hi Gill, thanks for calling by the blog. The fussy cutting was a bit fiddly but not quite as fiddly as trying to get the shells in the right place lol!!! xx Have a good day x C

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  4. Morning Clare, Wow !! Wow !! Wow !! this beach hut scene is stunning, and sesame seeds for sand and pebbles, so effective, and the coffee stirrers come in useful too, so, so, fabulous. I love it !!
    Have a lovely day.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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    1. Morning Patricia, thanks for calling by. I was looking for something a little grainier than sesame seeds for sand in the cupboard but we've eaten all the cous cous . Its now on the shopping list :-) Hope alls well with you, enjoy your day and catch up again soon xx

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  5. This is just fab, I love the coffee stirrers for the roof boards, what an inspired idea and I love the sunflower seeds for shingles although they wouldn`t have got that far for me as I love eating them lol! hugs Sara xxx

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    1. Hi Sarah, thanks for calling by the blog. GReat to hear you liked the little beach hut. Fab papers are on their way from G45 for holiday projects xx Have a good day x C

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  6. Oh Clare amazingly stunning Hugs Sandra xx

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    1. Hi Sandra, thanks for calling by the blog. Great to hear you liked the little beach hut. Fab papers are on their way from G45 for holiday projects if your a fan of theirs xx Have a good day x C

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  7. what a gorgeous project Clare,

    gr karin

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    1. Hi Karin, thanks for calling by the blog and for your comment too. Have a great day and catch up again soon xx

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  8. What a fab project Clare, the figures look so 3D, and the beach is genius, Love love love it, hugs P xxxx

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    1. Morning Pauline, thanks for calling by and checking out the little beach hut. It's one of the smallest altered projects I've done but took longer than making an album lol!!!! cute though. Have a great day don t get too inky lol!!! xx C

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  9. I love it looks so inviting fab cols xxx

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    1. Hi Nikki, Hi Sammy, thanks for calling by the blog and leaving your comment. . Fab papers are on their way from G45 for holiday projects xx Have a good day x C

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    1. Hi Pam, thanks for calling by the blog and leaving your comment. Have a good day x C

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  11. Love you4r little beach hut - lovely colours and design.
    xx

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    1. Hi Kate thanks for stopping by. Lovely to hear you liked the little beach hut. Happy crafting and have a good day xx C

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  12. WOW Clare this is amazing! I do so love all the gorgeous details and the lovely images too.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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    1. Morning Linda, thanks for calling by and checking out the little beach hut. It's one of the smallest altered projects I've done but took longer than making an album lol!!!! cute though. Have a great day, don' t get too inky lol!!! xx C

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  13. Very very cute Clare!! Oh just a hint....I have used sandpaper for the beach before. I did some wood blocks and decorated them with little surf boards, sandpail, shovel, etc. and used sandpaper for the beach, it turned out pretty good and I spelled out Summer with chipboard letters on each block like SU MM ER on three of the blocks. Anyway just a thought if you need sand again!! Love the papers, can't wait to see them in my store.
    Love,
    Judy in Payson, Arizona

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    1. Hi Judy, thanks for calling by the blog and for the tips too :-) Have a great day xx C

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  14. What a lovely project! The new G45 "By the Sea" papers are my new favourite and I can't wait for them to be available in the UK!

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  15. Wow a fab creation Clare love all the detail & fab colours xxx

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  16. Wow this is fabulous Chris xx

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  17. This is really cute Claire I love it. The Sign and the fence are gorgeous and who would have though of Sesame seeds for a beach? Oh Claire would! Great idea. Sam xx

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    1. Hi Gloria, thanks for stopping by the blog. Hope you're feeling better xx hugs from across the pond xx

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  19. I blog hopped and found you, so glad I did, this is really beautiful, such a lot of clever detail. X

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