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