Friday, 3 April 2015

Somewhere Beyond The Sea...

Good Afternoon...
You could be forgiven for thinking that I have a bit of a soft spot for anything with a nautical theme!  I certainly have, and when my ship comes in (there I go again!), I fully intend to move to my beloved Dorset!  However, whilst my ship is still a distant dot on the horizon I will make do with as much sea inspiration as I can muster!

Today's card is made with a stamped Magnolia image - 'Tilda With Anchor' coloured with Copic Markers and distressed around the edge with walnut stain distress ink.  

I then mislaid my marbles and got totally carried away making Tilda a boat to set sail on!  

Tilda's 'boat' is based on a rocker card made with Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities dies.  I have used kraft card, Core d'Inations cardstock and papers from the Carte Bella 'ahoy there' range to mat and layer the boat, sails and image.  I used some 'ancient' embossing folders (Cuttlebugs I think), to make swirls and stars.

I have added some nautical embellishments, including a message in bottle! (I have had those little bottles for ages - knew they would be useful one day!).  I added some shimmer domes and adhesive gems along with twine and buttons.  (The blue anchor button is I think as old as I am and is from my beloved Mum's button box)!

Finally I set about things with the dreaded texture paste... I refuse to be beaten!  I just thought it suited things.

And here we are, Tilda With Anchor, sailing somewhere beyond the sea...

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges - 
The Ribbon Girl - Magnolia Only, Not a Square
Simply Magnolia - Embossing (wet or dry)
A Gem Of A Challenge - Shaped Cards Anything But A Square
Cute Card Thursday - Buttons and Bows
Noor! Design - Anything Goes

Magnolia Tilda Stamp - Tilda With Anchor
Make it Colour Blending Cardstock from Quixotic Paperie
Copic Markers
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Dies - Circles and Scalloped Circles
Creative Expressions Classic Bow Die
Papers from Carte Bella 'Ahoy There' Range
Kraft Card by Papermania
Twine, Charms and Flat Back Pearls from The Ribbon Girl
Buttons, Wooden Beads and Glass Bottle from my trinket box
Shimmer Domes and Adhesive Pearls by Papermania
Texture Paste by Daler Rowney

Inks Used
Memento Ink Pad in Black
Copics - E0000, E000, E00, E11, R11, 
E51, E53, E55, E57, E59
B32, B37, B39, C0, C1, C3, C4
W0, W1
Pocsa 0.7mm Marker Pen in White
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Walnut Stain

Thank you for visiting...
Happy Crafting...

Please leave a comment if you pop by, I really appreciate them and do enjoy reading them


Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Absolutely stunning! Such a perfect design and shape!

CornishKat said...

What a fabulous card Sue, very original. I'm waiting for my ship to come in too so I can move back down to Cornwall.
Katrina xx

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous shaped card and love the brilliant embellishments
Carol x

Kelly Lloyd said...

This is so pretty sue.. A fantastic shape and image
Love the distressing and your beautiful colouring
Hugs Kelly

Fiona said...

this is gorgeous how it looks like a little scene on the beach.


thecraftycavalier said...

Wow! This is fabulous Sue! Love the shape of the card :-) Fabulous image and beautiful colouring. Love all the fabulous details you've added. Hugs, Jayne x

Ribbon Girl said...

Ahoy!! Fabulous card Sue, and I think your texture is just right! Thank you for joining in with the Ribbon Girl 'Magnolia Only' Challenge, best of luck, Mary x

Sarah said...

Amazing work Sue, this must have taken an age to put together, fabulous finishing touches too. A winner for sure!! Ooh and I now have Robbie Williams singing "Beyond the Sea"...I'm going to "fish" out Finding Nemo later!! xx

Nicola said...

Gorgeous creation Sue, I adore nautical themed cards and yours is a beauty!
Thanks for joining us at Simply Magnolia and good luck!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Christine L said...

Wowww this is so fabulous Sue!! Clever you creating the boat too... and that tiny message in a bottle... you sound a hoarder like me!

Christine x

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Sue, a fabulous design
Happy Easter
Lorraine x

Sue said...

Stunning card Sue! it's totally gorgeous have a great Easter huggles Sue xx

Kat W said...

This is amazing, I had to stop and stare for ages to take in all the gorgeous details and I love the texture paste too!

Big hugs, Kat xx

Crafteezee said...

So pretty Sue. Thanks for joining us at Noor Design UK.
Tracy x

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