Beach Safari Postcard

Hello.  Welcome.  Gail from the design team here.  Isn't it strange where our inspiration comes from?  I was having an email conversation with Bibi the other day and she mentioned the stamp sets Retro Beach and African Animals in the same sentence.  Suddenly the cogs are turning and strange ideas are in the air.  So I thought I'd try and capture a few.  

My postcard was inspired by the colours of this month's Rubber Dance challenge:


I started making a background with Brusho's.  Brown, light brown, yellow and orange.

I stamped some of the animals from Rubber Dance African Animals set using Tea Dye distress ink.  I wanted a dreamy look.  

I stamped, masked, stamped, masked, stamped etc etc.....  Also using stamps from Travel and ATC Backgrounds 1

I added a MDF shape from Things to Alter and die cut the words using a sizzix die.  I stamped the girl from Take the Plunge and extended the grassy hill and the water.  The perfect sentiment is also from the Travel set
'the real voyage of discovery consists not of
 seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes'

Maybe she's dreaming of African safaris and European tours.  

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Things to Alter May Challenge - AG
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Make a Wish
Fashionable Stamping Challenge 111 - Blots and Splashes


Suman Pandit said…
I agree ,she does seem to be dreaming about new exotic lands :) the sentiment does tend to tie everything together, love the background you created Gail !!
Bibi Lindahl said…
Thank you Gail! ♥
This is a funny combination of stamps, African Animals on the beach - but why not? As long as they're not locked up in a zoo or working at a circus, I'm happy! :-)
Love the Brusho background and also how you added more grass and water to the beach girl stamp.
Majo said…
Great idea, love it ♥
Craftyfield said…
Maybe she's at the watering hole...I love the Brushos background and the embellishments.
Katie said…
This is brilliant
wannabcre8tive said…
A very cool card and I love the Brushos background.
brenda said…
A super background with the fusions of colours Gail and your whole creation evoke warm summery days.

Many thanks for sharing with us at FSC.

B x
Hi Gail, I absolutely agree with you that crafting inspiration does come to us in some weirded and wonderful ways. I quite often wake up at four in the morning and have to go get out my stamps and inks because I have an idea! Your creation is wonderful, such fabulous stamping and colouring and just perfect for our challenge. Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges. Sandra X
What an absolutely cool card! I really loved reading the whole post and seeing the incredible result! LOVE how the images in the background blend so magically and I thought it was genius of you to combine the geometric square design with the soft landscape scene. You always have such interesting and unique pieces of art and I'm always happy to see them here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!
Mrs.B said…
A fabulous card and I love the background you've created for this girl, giving it a dreamy look.
Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
Yvonne Garner said…
I love this card! Really creative background! Love the image too! Thanks for sharing with us at FSC!
Esther said…
I love the subtle background you achieved with all that stamping and masking, thank you for sharing with us at FSC...apologies for the late visit, I hope you join us again for our new challenge....Esther xx
Love this and so many elements!! thanks for the explanation on the card.
Thank you for sharing your art at Things To Alter

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