Saturday, 16 July 2016

Tim Holtz Surf Shack / Beach Hut


I have not made a project just for fun, for a while, so this project is just for fun, just for me!
I love the sea and have always wanted a real beach hut, but I think this is the closest I will get.

I was not able to find the Village Surf Shack die to go with my Village Dwelling die, but 
my lovely friend Julia offered to send me some - to say I was thrilled is an understatement!
For my first project I created a very 'British' looking beach hut rather than a surf shack.
I hope you like it!
I started with the Village Dwelling die, Tim's Textured Surfaces (corrugated card) and a set of 
the Surf Shack die cuts.
First I die cut and built the Village Dwelling from thick cardstock.  I also covered the door
step with some bamboo sticks to give the appearance of boarding.
I cut a set of house walls from the corrugated card.   The beauty of Tim's Textured Surfaces
is that they are adhesive backed.  I painted the corrugated ridges in Broken China and Picket
Fence Distress Paint.  The window frames were painted in Picket Fence.
I attached the blue and white card to the house and painted the inside of the house in Broken
China.  I assembled the palm tree, the surf board, the step and the safety ring  and then painted
them with Distress Paint.
The roof was covered with Hessian from Tim's Textured Surfaces, adhesive backed again!
I covered some mount board with coarse texture paste and coloured this with a mix of 
Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Paint to resemble sand. I placed all the
pieces in position and voila - a little beach hut diorama! 
A view from the left side, I attached some faux fishing net.
A view from the back...
A view from the right side... I added a few tiny shells on and around the porch.

I do like the 'clean cut' look of the beach hut, it could be typical of a British beach hut,
with the exception of the palm tree!  Now I want to make a proper Surf Shack, so watch
this space....

Thanks so much for looking, I hope to see you again soon.

Hugs, Anne xx


  1. I want to live there.
    What a fabulous project Anne. Have you seen the new Haunted house & Gingerbread house additions that Tim recently announced?
    Have a super weekend.
    Toni xx

  2. Love this summery diorama Anne, you did a great job of the surf shack and like you I wish I had a beach hut, it would become my new studio. Have a great weekend xxx

  3. That's brilliant Anne! How exciting to get your hands on some of the new die cuts and with such fabulous results. Love the clean cut look to this with that distinctive beach hut striped colour scheme. Like Brenda I'd love a beach hut but we'd need the sun to come out more often!!! xx

  4. Another brilliant project from the queen of 3d art! Anne, this is spectacular! I absolutely LOVE it with all those marvelous elements! What a feast for the eyes, my friends!
    Have a wonderful weekend! Big hugs! Branka xx

  5. I dont mind about the sun, im happy to move in, immediately!! Please place a sold sign on your idyllic property!! It truly is adorable and as always impeccably made! LOVE IT!!! Nicola x

  6. Gorgeous Anne, love the step done with bamboo, so realistic and that sweet surf board all add to the realistic feel of this. The beach hut is perfect, love the blue and white . I can almost feel my feet in that sand. Tracy x x

  7. Wow Anne, you really whisked me away to a wonderful beachfront property! That would definitely be my dream as well! It's nice to do something just for fun and how incredible is this, wow!! Your sand is amazing, looks so real! I love all the extra details like the surfboard and the little sign, but I think my fav is that amazing from stoop you built! So creative and so well done! LOVE LOVE LOVE!! hugs :)

  8. When can I move in? Anne. Failing that put the kettle on, I'll bring the tea and biscuits. :)
    Totally LOVE your Beach Hut!! Love the clever and effective use of all those TH mediums, and surfaces and not to forget the bamboo sticks and fresh crisp paintwork too .
    All of which you have enhanced further with your fantastic beach diorama .
    So glad you got to craft for you ! Looking forward to seeing your Surfshack
    hugs x

  9. Oh my gosh, I absolutely love, love this, Anne!! Wow!! I wanted to move in but I see there is already a long line ahead of me ;) The details of this are spectacular!! Wow, the sand looks amazing!! I love the texture you've added!! The stoop is so creative!! I love the palm tree and surfboard and sign...heck, I adore everything about this!! It truly is amazing my friend!! Wow!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. This is so sweet Anne. I would quite like a little house by the beach but maybe not in this country! Somewhere warmer would be nice. Have a great weekend and happy crafting, Angela x

  11. I love this!! It's always nice to do something just for fun and you've done a great job here. The sandy beach looks amazing and I love all the little details. Enjoy the weekend .... hope the sun shines for you xx

  12. This truly does have FUN written all over it, Annie, along with relaxation and restoration!! It's absolutely darling and I can't wait to see it in person!! Just got an email that my flight has been delayed two hours, which is odd because it is originating here. It's giving me a box of frogs in my tummy and a sad face!! But it will all work out! Love and hugs, Darnell

  13. This is so cute. I do love your attention to detail and it looks like you had great fun constructing this and getting the layout just right!

  14. What a perfect place to rest and enjoy Summer! Beautiful scene, Anne!

  15. oh my Anne - this is so fabulous - I love it to pieces - wonderful make! Big hugs rachel x

  16. Anne,
    This is YOU! You always speak of your love for the sea so I could imagine you setting up home here for the summer months :) In fact I'd say this would even convert me to liking the beach!!!
    The attention to detail, including the textures, is amazing.

  17. Anne, how delightful this is!! The boarded look is so clever, and I can just imagine you sitting inside with a nice cuppa, watching the sun set..... very fun! xxx Lynn

  18. I love this Anne!! I really need to get all the new village dies and parts!!!!

  19. FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's amazing, love this project Anne! Barbara

  20. Wow Anne, I feel I want to shrink in size to be able to enjoy living in your beach hut on sunny days. I love the corrugated walls and your Sandy base. Amazing details, fabulous project.
    Julie x

  21. Oh, this is SO fun Anne - and like Julie above - I want to go to the beach and walk into this cozy hut! love the blue and white walls and the burlap roof - so happy to see you already using the die cuts I sent you - I feel like a slug not having made anything with them myself yet!! Julia xx

  22. So much fun Anne, love your British beach hut! I haven't succumbed to any of the village dwelling dies but you are changing my mind, this is adorable! Deb xo

  23. Your beach hut is fabulous Anne x great details, especially the two toned paint x
    It's always nice to have a play with no pressure.

    TF's and best wishes
    Annie x

  24. Brilliant, just brilliant!! Who would not want a beach hu like that?! So clever the wa you finished it, I just love all the amazing details you added, a real little dream get away! Love the way you placed it in the sand too, it just all looks so real!

  25. Ann, this beach hut is fabulous and just too adorable- I would shack up in it, with my art supplies! heehee

  26. How very clever you are - this is really a happy little beach home - now if it was on the ocean it would cost you an arm and a leg - if it was a row or two back - you could buy it for an arm!
    You make me smile and this is definitely a happy up to date beach shack. Now tell me - do you surf!!!!
    I'm getting excited - two more days and we will be able to celebrate your birthday - ye-pee!!!!!
    Sandy xx

  27. I am always amazed at the variety of houses that come out of this die. This is a wonderful beach house. The setting is perfect for the little house. Even though it is a beach house it has a kind of rustic elegance to it. I really enjoyed studying the details. Thank you.

  28. I'm not certain I know the difference between a British beach house or a surf shack, but this one begs to have loads of visitors come enjoy it. So pretty, and would be right at home where I used to live in Florida! Love the cool blues, palm trees and of course the fish net and surf boards! Reading through the how-to-s, amazing idea to add the bamboo sticks to create more texture even than the corrugated paper. And the's so realistic. All you need to be right at the seaside, is some ocean at front. It's just stunningly amazing & so lovely (or should that be rustic?) TFS & have a wonderful upcoming week. Hugs

  29. Ooh Anne this is just wonderful! Love the blue and white - it looks so cool! Your sand looks real and all the little details and texture make such an awesome little beach haven! Just having breakfast then getting ready to meet Darnell! Sooooooo excited! xxxxxxxxx

  30. You are so good at creating these! What gorgeous details you've used here to create a splendid project! Big hugs, Autumn

  31. This is fabulous Anne. I love every detail!!!

  32. This is fabulous Anne. I love every detail!!!

  33. Anne, I don't know if you can hear me from there, but I am squealing with delight over every detail on this little surf shack (and surf shack it is to me!). The deck , the little patch of grass and the fishing net are those little details that really speak to me! And your sandy beach couldn't be more realistic (except there's no sea weed, dead jelly fish, or trash on it like wash up on our beach sometime!) Wowsers!, as Punkin' would say; you look like you had a blast with this!

    Silly me, I had a chance to buy a second row beach cottage on a nearby beach for $60,000 when I moved here in 1992, but I listened to my patients tell me it wasn't a good beach town, filled with partiers and a bad element. Instead I bought a small home on a lake (read pond) and prices at the beach went crazy into the $300,000's in a couple of years. The worst decision I ever made. I hope you will someday get your own beach hut! Big hugs!

  34. Anne, I'm just now seeing your awesome beach cottage and had to tell you how much i LOVE it! I love making Tim's dwellings and hadn't seen yours until now. It's just fabulous!

  35. Anne I am in love with your beach hut. I thought owned the best beach hut you have ever made, but this is five star through and through, what a fabulous piece. I can just imagine the fun you had creating this. I love the painted corrugated board walls,bamboo door and hessian roof. Your sand is so realistic and the drift wood sign to the sea is a wonderful addition. Apart from the palm tree this looks just like the real ones at Wells next the sea... when you visit I will show you :) Mo x


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