Monday, 21 February 2011

I Do Like to Be Beside the The Seaside

Good morning. It's Monday again. Don't they come round quickly!

Still here is a card for 4 challenges:
Cards for Men Challenge #4
Crafty Catz #70 - One for the Men
CES Challenge #24 - Spots and Stripes
Sentimental Sundays - Be inspired

The image was chosen for the Sentimental Sundays challenge which was to take inspiration from a photograph of a lighthouse.

The base card is A5 and pale blue to match the 2 stripe and spot papers. The were trimmed to a suitable size and adhered to the base card after punching the corners for some extra detail.

The main image, from Elusive Images, was stamped onto watercolour paper with brown Stazon. It was watercoloured with Distress inks and then it, and its yellow mat were cut out with Nesties.

The three seashells were stamped in the same way, watercoloured and coated with Glossy Accents to give them some shine. The sentiment was stamped onto the same yellow card and trimmed to size. All the stamps are by EI.

To hide the join between the two papers, a strip was cut from the same yellow card using a Martha Stewart punch. This was glued in place and then the matted image attached. The shells were attached with Pinflair glue.


  1. Good Morning Shirl, wow love your card that really makes me feel that summer is on its way, gorgeous scene. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the Challenge and just wanted to let you know that Ive left you something on my blog, I do so hope you will accept it. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

  2. Hi Shirl
    a beautiful card, gorgeous image & colouring,lovely papers & design,thank you for joining us at CES this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  3. lovely pretty card, thanks for sharing your creation with us at Craftycatz, x carol

  4. Oh this is so pretty! I love the papers, colors and the image is just fantastic

  5. Gorgeous card! I just love the scene on your card.

    Thank you for joining our Photo Inspiration challenge at Sentimental Sundays .


  6. Fab card, makes me want to go on holiday! Thanks for joining us for this week's CES Challenge!

  7. Great Card Shirl! I love it! Thanks for playing along with Sentimental Sunday's Be Inspired Challenge! Hugz Sal xx

  8. Hi Shirl, I carnt find your email address on your profile even hidden, anyway I do have the same email address by with so you could try that one instead. hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

  9. This is beautiful Shirl, I love that image & the colouring is fab :o)



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