Sunday, 30 August 2015

Beside the Seaside

Good morning on this lovely sunny Sunday.

I'm here today to share with you a card that I've made for the latest Fashionable Stamping Challenge and their theme this time is 'Seaside or Beach.'

I was lucky enough to win the Stamping Sensations challenge in April and as part of my prize, I chose a set of stamps by Crafty Individuals called 'Beside the Seaside' I though that they would be just right for this latest challenge.


I started by stamping; and then masking off the lady before masking off the sea. I used Ink Dusters to colour the sea using Impress Sky Mist and then going over it with Adirondack Lake mist.  I then sprayed my Ink Duster with a fine spay of water and dragged it across the sea to add movement.
I Gently coloured the sky with Adirondack Lemonade and then masked off the sun before dusting and sponging around the edges with more yellow and Peach Bellini. The rest of the sky was then dusted with Impress Lavender. As I wanted to give the effect of the tide rolling in, I coloured a separate piece of card with Memento Desert Sand and then tore it ruggedly to leave a white edge.  This was then glued to the bottom of my card. The grasses and shells on the sand are all stamps by Inkylicious.  The card was then finished by adding the two seagulls and the Seaside sentiment stamp at the base of the card.  I'm always really nervous at this point as I've ruined more cards than I dare to mention by a wonky sentiment or a smudged bird! I'm happy to say that on this occasion, it all went to plan. I then coloured the seagulls with a a Brownish grey Marvy marker.

I'm also entering this card into the following card challenges:

12 comments:

  1. What can I say Sandra other than I love everything about your card and your superb use of the CI stamps. Great tip spritzing the ink duster with water, must give that one a go.

    B x

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    1. Thank you so much Brenda for your very kind comment and for your continued support, it really means a lot x

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  2. A gorgeous card, Sandma! Wonderful stamping and inking

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  3. Stunning card design Sandma! amazing background you have created and love your beautiful coloured image.
    Hugs Pam x

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  4. a beautiful card made using one of my fave stamp sets. i adore the scene you have created! thanks so much for joining us at countryview crafts. hugs rachel x

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  5. Lovely delicate colouring of the CI image - you've created a great summer beach scene.
    Thanks so much for playing along at Country View Challenges.
    Alison x

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  6. I love this bathing woman stamp and you made a lovely beauchscene with it! Hugs, Gerrina

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  7. One of my favourite images and beautifully coloured. love the beach scene with the rolling waves.
    Avril x
    p.s. Thanks for sharing with us at FSC

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  8. Hi Sandra, this is such a beautifully thought out card! It captures the essence of Summer perfectly.
    Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Dot x

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  9. Another fabulous card and use of CI stamps! Love it! Jean x

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