Molly and Daisy’s Day Trip To Bournemouth

For any stamper the release of new stamps from a favourite stamp company always creates excitement. Crafty Individuals CI-324 and CI-325 are amongst their up-coming new releases. On receipt I could see so many possibilities for both stamps and liked the idea of combining them into the same project. At this time the Crafty Individuals August Challenge of Bright and Beautiful was announced and this inspired me to create a fun project injected with colour.
Gathering supplies I set out to alter a canvas that had few embellishments as I wanted it to be very much all about the stamps.  Along with the new stamps I also used stamps from the following:- CI-307, 278 and 279. Those stamps include tickets, postal related stamps, seagulls and beach huts.
The car and the Flappers conjured up a day-trip to the seaside, Bournemouth. I see the Flappers as two sisters, the elder sister is the owner of the car, with its customised pink leather interior!The flipped over  canvas gave me the scope to create this little scene.
The beach huts were stamped onto watercolour paper then painted and two seagulls added to the scene with the postcard stamped directly onto the paper. Dimension has to be created on such a piece and for this I used two trusty items, silicone glue and foamcore board. As this is a fun piece I didn’t want to overly concern myself with perspective. However I did want the huts to be seen to be in the distance so they were only slightly raised from the base. When it came to the car I wanted it in the recess but had to keep it a good distance from the beach huts. Using foamcore board I raised the car and once in position I perched it  on top of the scalloped trimmed paper representing sand dunes. I layered two Bournemouth beach chair tickets (the chairs they hire as they eat their ice creams) behind her and at her feet a postal cancellation mark, it may only be a day trip but postcards are written and sent to friends.A motor car toll ticket is the backdrop for the other Flapper.For both I paper pieced the dresses and hats. Each Flapper was stamped twice, once onto watercolour paper and then onto pattern paper. A Sakura white pen and also Stardust pen were used for high-lights.Crafty Individuals stock some wonderful chipboard shapes, here I used the banner.  Cutting the chipboard into individual flags I  painted the pieces and stamped postal images randomly before adding stickers to spell out “Day Trip”.  Tying the small pieces of polka dot ribbon adds a sense of joviality to the banner, topped with a polka dot bow.So that is my Bright and Beautiful altered canvas. Brights might not be my first colour choice but this was such fun to create.
Although I made this canvas for Crafty Individuals a new challenge site caught my eye, Fashionable Stamping Challenge. Their first challenge, Anything Goes, is coming to a close but they have new challenges every fortnight open to anyone who loves stamping, no digis allowed.
Lynne x

46 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Valerie-Jael
    Aug 13, 2011 @ 13:25:29

    Lovely work, as always, those girls look like they had a wow of a day out. I had to laugh when I fist saw the title – Molly and Daisy are my neighbour’s very spoiled cats, I could just imagine them being taken off out for a day! Valerie


  2. supersnooky13
    Aug 13, 2011 @ 13:29:36

    Lynne, this is fabulous !!!! Where to begin, my oh my….well, I adore the rows of cabins and the way you painted them; I love the dresses they are wearing and the way you painted and highlighted them ; turquoise and pink, my favorite colour combo at the moment; smitten with all the little stamps eg. ticket, postal etc. ; in awe of your fussy cutting; amazed at all your small details, the sand in front of the huts, the sand dunes, the leather pink interior, knotted ribbons, the seagulls, the zig zag ribbon for the waves…oh, I hope you win the first Fashionable stamping challenge….such a fabbie prize they are offering…xoxooxox


  3. Marie
    Aug 13, 2011 @ 13:36:17

    Gosh Lynne my first thought was how you cut out the car image looks tricky to me. Fabulous stamps and of course you have done an amazing job as usual so beautiful ! Bright and beautiful indeed and love the banner.



  4. Willy
    Aug 13, 2011 @ 13:39:58

    Gorgeous canvas, Lynne! Love those bright colours.


  5. Karen McAlpine
    Aug 13, 2011 @ 13:57:03

    Love it all!!! Fabulous new images. The hut are so cute. And, I love how you colored everything-soft and subtle. Gorgeous!!!


  6. darlene
    Aug 13, 2011 @ 14:10:20

    when I saw those stamps in a magazine last week I thought of you …. funny. Luv your art work !!!


  7. craftytrog
    Aug 13, 2011 @ 14:22:47

    I love everything about this wonderful scene you’ve created Lynne! So beautiful, I’m off for another gaze at it! x


  8. Robin
    Aug 13, 2011 @ 15:01:11

    Lynne – brilliant this is absolutely delightful – the stamps are wonderful but your
    work is amazing. Your choice of colors are so refreshing!


  9. Ira
    Aug 13, 2011 @ 15:08:05

    Is there a superlative of WOW? One of the finest beach scenes I’ve seen lately! Really beautiful, great great art work Lynne! Hugs, Ira


  10. Ephemera
    Aug 13, 2011 @ 15:48:25

    Loving this Lynne, bright and beautiful but still very vintage, such lovely colours and beautiful composition, mmmm think I want some of these stamps too. x


  11. Joan
    Aug 13, 2011 @ 15:51:56

    Wow, fabulous beach scene and beautiful colours. Can’t wait for thoe=se stamps to be released


  12. Gayle Page-Robak
    Aug 13, 2011 @ 16:12:28

    Lynne, you have created a fabulous art piece here. Love reading about it. Very beautiful and tastefully created, as is all your artwork. It is important that I receive your e-mail address…you will find out why soon. You are so elusive that I could not get it from your comments or ‘Adorn’ posts. Please send it, to me at: (my e-addy). Thank you, Lynne.
    Hugs, Gayle.


  13. Marilyn J. Rock
    Aug 13, 2011 @ 16:14:35

    These stamps are awesome and you are showcasing them perfectly and beautifully! WOW! xxoo


  14. Suze Bain
    Aug 13, 2011 @ 16:14:36

    This is fabulous Lynne, those ladies would certainly have donned their prettiest summer dresses for a day out at the beach. xx


  15. Lynn Stevens
    Aug 13, 2011 @ 16:47:29

    Its just darling Lynne, Love all those little details!
    Fantastic job with the new stamps! Love the colors too.
    hugs Kynn


  16. Jennie
    Aug 13, 2011 @ 17:34:16

    Absolutely beautiful Lynne – I just love every bit of it.

    I’ve just been scanning some photographs of my husband’s aunt in her flapper dress and I just soooooo want these stamps now!


  17. Debbie
    Aug 13, 2011 @ 18:41:59

    Gorgeous Lynne! Every single one of them! Love what you did with them! Beautiful art…as always! Thank you for your comments too!

    Wishes Back



  18. Marti
    Aug 13, 2011 @ 18:56:48

    Lynne, I just love your piece of art. I especially like the creative ways that you have used every component of the stamp. Happy Saturday! Marti


  19. Dorthe
    Aug 13, 2011 @ 20:09:14

    Lynne, I simply LOVE your alwayes fantastic storyes that goes with your art,
    also this one 🙂
    And the painted cabins, and sweet girls, with their tickets, and wonderful car is just so beautiful made, and telling your story perfect.
    Hugs from,Dorthe
    (still raining–and the heat is on 🙂 )


  20. Eve
    Aug 13, 2011 @ 20:13:50

    lynne, i understand what you mean,and these stamps are amazing!!! I now “follow” that blog 🙂 Your creation is AMAZING, as usual ! 😉 Thanks for the close up pictures too 🙂


  21. Janna
    Aug 13, 2011 @ 20:37:01

    That is awesome! I just love it!


  22. Rob
    Aug 13, 2011 @ 21:01:50

    Oooooh Lynne, this really is “Bright and Beautiful”. You have done a wonderful piece of art here, thanks so much for sharing the lovely story of Molly and Daisy’s day trip to Bournemouth, I just know that they had a wonderful day.



  23. Jean Hardy
    Aug 13, 2011 @ 21:40:17

    Wow Lynne – beautiful (and bright!). Such a good idea putting the two stamps together so nicely. Thanks so much for joining in the challenge. Jean


  24. Michelle *Ü*
    Aug 13, 2011 @ 22:05:48

    oh my!!! Your canvas is gorgeous! I love everything in there! Such a good use of some of your new stamps!
    Michelle *Ü*


  25. Shar_B
    Aug 13, 2011 @ 22:54:52

    What great fun! I love all your wonderful details! Beautifully done!


  26. florence and freddie
    Aug 13, 2011 @ 23:07:12

    Hi Lynne. Super project and so beautifully made.
    Regards Florence x


  27. Debbie Kaste
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 00:10:54

    So cute, Lynne! Love the colors you used and all the little details. Wonderful job!
    – DebbieK xo


  28. Lesley
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 00:32:54

    Wow Lynne this is amazing. I just bought a bunch of canvases and will be using the opening for a scene as I have seen so many artists do. This looks like you had a lot of fun creating and love the colour and use of your stamps.


  29. Sharon
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 02:29:09

    Oh wow Lynne what a stunning piece and such fun colours!!! Love the them and the new stamps are great! A truly gorgeous piece to look at and such fine details!!!


  30. Yvonne Garner
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 03:25:41

    Lynne, your work is just fabulous! Something to inspire to. Thanks for sharing!


  31. Dot Arnott
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 12:14:28

    What an amount of work you have put in to this creation. I’m sure it will all pay off as you must be in the running to win. Beautiful.



  32. Anni
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 14:24:23

    Oh Lynne your new stamps are wonderful and you have made a gorgeous creation with them, love what you have made.


  33. Fliss
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 16:14:21

    OMG Lynne, I swear my jaw dropped when I saw this. It’s the most stunning creation! The colours are gorgeous and the amount of detail is just amazing.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at the first Fashionable Stamping challenge and hope to see you again.
    Fliss x


  34. Jack
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 17:07:49

    Oh Lynne, this is just gorgeous – off to get my bucket and spade, lol. xx


  35. Siobhan
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 18:19:58

    This is just lovely Lynne, so much detail and thought has gone into this. Good Luck in the challenge!!


  36. Ann B
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 18:50:26

    Wo Lynne, this is absolutely beautiful. I’ve had a go at the CI challenge for the first time – good job I didn’t look at your blog first or I would have given up LOL.


  37. Silvia(Barnie)
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 19:52:30

    Such a fabulous piece of art, love the colors and the use of the fabric.


  38. michele s
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 05:04:30

    very stylish and i love the coloring! all very beautiful. oh dear and here you are introducing me to a new stamp company… sigh!


  39. Marie
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 09:07:27

    Hi Lynne,
    what a fabulous piece!!! Love all the details. WOW!
    Have a great day.


  40. Hazel
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 18:39:07

    Wow! I love this Lynne – the colours are fabulous and I love all the elements and how you;ve put them together.
    xxx Hazel.


  41. Penny
    Aug 18, 2011 @ 14:26:59

    Looks like you had a lot of fun creating this scene – those are great stamp images! You can do bright and beautiful as well as you do all your muted, vintage, shabby pieces 🙂


  42. Marjie Kemper
    Aug 19, 2011 @ 18:01:09

    Oooooh, such fun art today! Those beach houses make me smile every single time I see them and today is no exception. How did you come up with the pink interior for the car!?!? That’s darling! And the PP’d ladies are the bees’ knees!


  43. Ali Manning
    Aug 19, 2011 @ 21:50:47

    This is a gorgeous canvas, Lynne! I want one of those cars with pink leather interior 🙂


  44. Von
    Aug 20, 2011 @ 12:41:48

    I just love how you have used the mages and put the whole creation together, fabulous !


  45. Gini
    Aug 24, 2011 @ 19:00:11

    Molly and Daisy’s day trip is just spectacular, absolutely love it, as well as your write up. The pink car interior is the icing on the cake! Gini xx


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