Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Twinchie Challenge - Summer at the Seaside.

Just a quick bit of dabbling this afternoon - the ironing got in the way.  So the Show us your Twinchies challenge is all about Summer. For those that remember that far back, sun shine for days on end, washing drying outside, lawns so dry that small animals would fall down the cracks.....

I fancied doing a spot of painting so I did a very tiny water colour of a shoreline.  Not up to Tate Gallery   standards I know but I actually quite like the result.  What do you think?

Then I remembered the lovely little free stamp from Craft Stamper magazine.  And in complete contrast to the subtle water colour I went all out with the colours, vibrant and shocking. I stamped the images initially in black and coloured over them completely with ProMarkers.  I then stamped the shell again, coloured in the same colours as the bases, cut them out and glazed them before adding them to a contrasting base with silicone glue.  I finished each of with a pearl-like gem.

Now technically this is 4 twinchies, but does this series of the same design count as 1 or 3?  Who knows?

So there we have it - the entries for the challenge.

As a Post Script I thought you might like to see my original design for the challenge.  I usually start the process with a slightly larger than 2 inch piece of card and then trim it to 2 inches. This first piece was going to be cropped down but I simply couldn't find the right place to trim it to.  I had cut it to width but the height was proving more challenging. Cutting off the top would have lost the lighthouse and cutting off the bottom would have spoiled the beach hut. So I have just left it 'whole' with the intention of using it as a card topper.

Thanks for dropping in.  It would mean so much if you left a comment.  

Kim xx


  1. Love your Twinchies Kim, especially the first one, your colouring is fabulous that the beach looks soooo real. I know what you mean about your beach-huts, I was going to use that stamp, but like your's it would have cut off too much detail.Hugs P xxx

    1. Hey Pauline! The beach hut stamp, and all the other M Powell stamps are a dream to colour in. I loved doing the layering too, do the layers show on the picture? The beach hut on the right has been decoupaged, and the railing is another layer. x

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  3. Wonderful Twinchies, love the seascape and the shells are perfect finished off with the pearl. Thank you for joining us for the Show us Your Twinchies Challenge.

    Sylv xx

  4. Fab Kim - I live by the sea, and love anything beach related, particularly beach huts.