Saturday, 9 August 2014

Summer evening

   Thought I'd have a go at creating my own background using distress inks. I inked the card first using a sponge and then randomly stamped shells from the seashell collage set from Elusive Images, now Chocolate Baroque, using distress inks. I then coloured in the shells with distress inks using a water brush. When dry I matted and layered it onto black card and then white card.
   The main image is from the seashore scene set of stamps, again from Elusive Images. I coloured it using Promarkers, apart from the sky where I used distress ink. I also matted this onto black card.
   The sentiment is stamped using one of the stamps from Flowersoft's second floral sentiments set. This I dusted with distress ink before again matting onto black card.

   I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
   Penny Black and More - anything goes
   Ooh La La Creations - scenic
   Whoopsi Daisy - B items (blue, black, boats)
   Stamping Sensations - anything goes
   Crafty Catz - lazy days of summer
   Papertake Weekly - anything goes
   Crafty Sentiments Designs - add a sentiment
   Scribbles Designs - sea, sand and surf
   V's Sweet Ideas - anything goes
   Chocolate Baroque - blue, green, red and yellow
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Crafting From the Heart - anything goes
   Our Creative Corner - summertime
   Scribble and Scrap - anything goes
   Lacy Sunshine - summer
   Tuesday Throwdown - yellow mellow
   Crafting At The Weekend - anything goes
   The East Wind - beach theme


Sandy Sommerfeld said...

Beautiful scene card! Lovely coloring!

Thanks for joining us at Scribbles Designs...
Sandy S
(Owner/Designer Scribbles Designs)

3ickleangels said...

This is a lovely card, love the background you made and your colouring of the main image is fab. Thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs. Kerry, DT xx

aussie aNNie said...

Stunningly beautiful creation, love the way you have designed this...xx ♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

Debi said...

Wonderful coloring and great BG paper, perfect for this week's Mellow Yellow Challenge at Tuesday Throwdown. Thanks for sharing. Good luck.
Debi TT DT

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Gorgeous card, love the scene you created! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Catz! Ingrid x

judith@poppy cottage said...

A gorgeous card, really set off by the black matting. The shell background is lovely, and the main picture is beautifully coloured. Thanks for your entry into the Chocolate Baroque challenge, Judith xx

DonnaMundinger said...

Lovely background and beautiful summer scene. Thanks so much for joining our Summer Challenge at Lacy Sunshine. xxD

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card. Beautifully made and colored with the shadows and the sun's reflection on the water. Fab background and the mat and layering especially with the black layers. They really make the little dinghy sail boats pop. Thank you for playing along with the Chocolate Baroque Color Challenge.
Flo x

Anonymous said...

Hi, A lovely project, love the image and the gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining Crafting From The Heart this week. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Erin DT & Co Owner x

carol said...

wonderful card,looks fab! thanks for playing along with CRAFTY CATZ x carol

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Wow I love your card. Lighthouses are the best. Love them and love the scene you created. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown Challenges.
Linda K. DT

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Whoopsi Daisy. Congratulations on being in the top three.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful card- your scene s outstanding! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for the Yellow Mellow challenge!

Erin Stephenson said...

What a lovely project! Thanks for playing at Crafty Sentiments Designs! We hope to see you next challenge and good luck!

Bettina L. said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. Love the details with the background shell papers and awsome colouring on the scenery image. Thanks for playing at The East Wind and good luck. Hope to see you back the 15th for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at The East Wind xx

Dawn Lancaster said...

Such a gorgeous scene you've created!
Thanks for joining our Scenic Challenge at Ooh La La Creations this time!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Andree said...

A wonderful card. Your background is lovely and the coastal scene is fabulous.
Thank you for joining in with the Scribble & Scrap challenge and good luck x

PaperDaisies said...

A stunning card. I love your scene. You have showcased the image beautifully. Great detailing. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

Lexie said...

Great card. Fabby it. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

Maddy Herbison said...

Wonderful stamping. I love the seashells and that lighthouse is one of my favourite Chocolate Baroque stamps. Love your colouring too. Thanks for joining in with us at Stamping Sensations this month. Maddy x

Kerry Hocking said...

Stunning! Thank you for joining in over at Lacy Sunshine, Hugs Kerry x

Linby said...

This caught my eye and I came to look what cd you had used, not realising you had stamped and coloured it yourself, amazing colouring.
Linby x

Anne said...

LOVE your background! The scene is brilliant too, all round perfect scenic creation
Thanks so much for joining us at Ooh La La Challenge Blog, do join us again tomorrow for our new challenge!
Ooh La La Creations Designer

Whisper said...

Oooo what an absolutely stunning summers evening scene and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month and good luck, Luv Sam x

Asha said...

Beautiful! Fab colouring and that image is one of my faves.
Thank you for joining our first Colour Challenge. A new colour challenge starts today. I hope you’ll join us again.
hugs, Asha

Taniaj Scott said...

Beautiful card , thank you for joining us at Creative fingers with our anything goes challenge. Hugs Tania (DT)xx

Julia S-W said...

Such a beautiful card. I love the colouring techniques especially. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner for this challenge.
Julia x

Karen Letchworth said...

Your card is really beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing, and please join us this Monday for a brand new challenge at V's Sweet Ideas. I look forward to having you join us again.
V's Sweet Ideas

P.S. For another really fun Anything Goes challenge each week, please stop by an share with us there for a chance to win more awesome prizes. We'd LOVE to have you play along.
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