Sunday, 24 August 2014

Last of the summer sun

   The husband of one of my niece's has a birthday at the end of this month. They have two small children, the youngest a babe in arms, so I don't think he'll get much chance to relax, but he can dream!
   I coloured both the Lili of the Valley stamp 'Take it easy' and the Personal Impressions seagull stamp using Promarkers. Using masking I then created the sky, sea and sand using distress inks. I then matted and layered it onto yellow mirri card and white card and added a sentiment.

   I wish to enter this card into the following challenges:
   Penny Black and More - anything goes
   Little Claire's Designs - a man's birthday card
   Inky Impressions - anything goes
   Allsorts - sunny colours
   Stamping Sensations - anything goes
   Stamp and Create -anything goes
   Vintage Stamping - summer days
   Scribble and Scrap - anything goes
   Fantasy Stampers - by the sea
   Open Minded Crafting - last days of summer
   Bunny Zoe's Crafts - summer colours
   Animal Friends - summer


  1. Oh wow Mary, this one is right up my street, super masking, colouring and composition. And you have shown how a normally cute image fits perfectly into a scene.

    Such a bright and sunny card, just perfect for this weeks theme.

    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card with us at Allsorts, Penny Black and More, Stamping Sensations and Flonzcraft Vintage Stamping Challenges - phew, think that's the first time I have even comment on all in one post, well done you on being eagle eyes and combining them.

    B x

  2. Oh, What a peaceful and sweet card that you've created. I love how you created the layers to represent the skyline and the image just melts into the sand. So nice. Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting. Come back soon!

  3. Great masking and a fab image to create this scene.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers for our latest challenge. :)

  4. Such a beautiful scene! Wish I was there right now :-)
    Thanks so much for sharing with us this month at Penny Black and More. Hope you'll play along again next month!

  5. Beautiful!! What an amazing little scene!! I LOVE IT!!! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  6. Wow what an amazing picture, I really love the way you used thes stamps , great image and very pretty lilli of the Valley stamp!! I love your card a lot!!


  7. Wonderful inking of this beautiful card. Love the scene you have created. Thank you for sharing your adorable card with us at Stamping Sensation.
    Eret x

  8. I love the vibrancy of your stamped image against the pastel background. Thanx for playing along with us at Fantasy Stampers and good luck.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  9. Such a gorgeous seaside scene and beautiful soft inking.
    Thank you for joining us this month at Penny Black and More and we hope you will join us again soon.


  10. I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. Let me know if you want your card in the Monday post and I'll send you a link to it after it goes live. My email is grohcm at gmail dot com. Send a link with an email so I can find your card again.
    Cindy from

  11. Thanks for joining us at allsorts Tracy x

  12. This is a great card for him, and I think you are right not much relaxing but he can dream. Thanks for sharing with us at Open-Minded Crafting Challenge.
    Cindy DT

  13. This is gorgeous I love it!
    Lucy x

  14. Love this card - I really want to be there! Thank you so much for joining us at Fantasy Stampers, Cindy (DT)

  15. wow gorgeous scene, beautiful stamping.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts and
    Penny Black and More;-))m

  16. Such a great relaxing scene! Makes me want to be on the beach!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky. I have a giveaway you need to check it out at 600 followers giveaway

  17. Fab card...great background and love the image. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  18. Gorgeous background, wonderful scene! Absolutely great card in all! Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun, Good Luck! Hope to see you soon again.

    Hanne, DT