Sunday, 8 April 2012

All At Sea

Happy Easter Sunday folks and hoping that you're all having a lovely Easter break.
We have a new challenge for you today over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and this time we're all at sea as the theme for the fortnight is Nautical. A great theme with lots of scope as you'll see if you hop over to the challenge blog where the fashionable teamies have some very varied and amazing creations for your inspiration.
My card is quite a simple one which I made for my brother in law's recent birthday and in common with most of the men in my hubby's family, David loves all things nautical. He loved his card so without further ado, here it is:


I've used a lovely nautical set by Kanban for my card as I was drawn to the lovely lighthouse scene which I can see coming in useful for lots of different cards.
I stamped the scene with Archival Coffee ink (my new favourite brown) and added colour with various Distress inks, pencils and Promarkers. I cut the scene out with a circle die and inked the edges.
I made the background paper by sponging with Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress inks then swiped the lighter ink pad on for a watery effect. I added a touch of green using the sponge from my earlier inking.
I then stamped the compass and anchor in the corners and added a little colour with Promarkers. To finish I stamped the seagull with the coffee ink, cut him out and added a touch of colour with Promarkers.

Challenges for my card:
Little Darlings Challenges - Outside
Pixie Dust Studio - Up In The Sky (Clouds, Sky, Rainbows, Sunshine)
Scrap It With A Song - Here Comes The Sun (I'm thinking seaside and summer here)
Joanna Sheen - It's A Man's World

Please don't forget that your creations must include stamping and that no digis are allowed.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Fliss xx

30 comments:

Sue said...

I am not surprised he loved it:)
I think I have just remembered you are quite near the coast...lucky you!
xxx
Happy Easter Day

Lorraine said...

fab cARD I DONT HAVE MANY NAUTICAL STAMPS BUT I DO HAVE THIS SET SO I THINK I WILL ENTER WITH THAT ONE YOU HAVE INSPIRED ME TO INK IT UP SO THANKS SWEETIE XX

Sally H said...

Gorgeous card, Fliss! I LOVE it. That background goes perfectly too

Mrs.B said...

Lovely card Fliss, this is a great image, and I love your background, very reminiscent of waves at sea.
Have a great Easter
Avril xx

craftattack said...

Lovely card. Have a happy Easter, Fliss! Hugs, Valerie

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Fliss, I think the archival coffee ink is gorgeous on this card. What a great way to get the effect of the sea in the background too! A really gorgeous card Fliss
Dot x

Ephemera said...

Hi Fliss, this is beautiful and is exactly what I imagine when I think of nautical, the stamping and colouring are perfection and the background is so effective. Have a great Easter Sunday. x

brenda said...

A beautifully balance card Fliss and a perfect stamp set for the guys.

Hope you are having an enjoyable Easter, ours is quiet today so making the most of some crafting time.

B x

Brenda Brown said...

Superb card Fliss with that fabulous stamp (which I think I have got too). Lovely colours and a great background for the lighthouse scene.
Happy Easter Sunday.
hugs {brenda} xox

Meggymay said...

Super card Fliss love the lighthouse, the colouring is fantastic.
Happy Easter. Yvonne x

Terry said...

Perfect Nautical themed card and perfect for a birthday! Love the way you colored the lighthouse! Happy Easter!

Yvonne Garner said...

Perfect card for a guy in your life. Your card brings back fond memories for me of family vacations at the Outer Banks of North Carolina. They have four light houses up and down the barrier island! Happy Easter! Yvonne

Anonymous said...

Fliss
You captured the theme so perfectly on your card with your stamps and the colours.
Wishes
Lynne

Sue C said...

Fabulous card Fliss, I love the lighthouse scene and the way you've created the background with the Distress Inks. Sue C x

Daniele said...

this is one seriously fabbie card Fliss, love how you did the background, I love stamping with brown much softer finish than the black
hope you have had a lovely Easter
hugs

Fiona said...

This is really lovely work Fliss, no wonder your BIL loved it. You've made an excellent job here - not easy with men's cards.

Lynn said...

Your card is gorgeous Fliss, I love all the details on it. Thanks for playing along with Scrap it with a Song.

Lynn x

Carla said...

Very nice! Love that the bird appears to be flying off the card! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrap it With a Song!

Anonymous said...

This is fantastic Fliss, those stamps are gorgeous and i love your placement and the great colouring.

Marie

Silvia(Barnie) said...

So wonderful, great Seaside images and I love the lighthouse.

Joan said...

Lovely nautical card, love lighthouses and you have made a fabulous scene with these stamps

Joan

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Oh Fliss, your card is adorable! Love the stamp, I am fascinated by light houses and this stamp is just gorgeous! Lovely, lovely card! Hugs Joanna xx

Janet M said...

Thanks for creating with us at Scrap it With a Song this week!
Your card turned out just wonderful.

Nicolle74 said...

Beautiful card, love the scene! Thanks for playing along at Scrap it with a Song! xoxox

Shelley Riffle said...

So pretty! Glad you joined us at Scrap it with a Song. Shelley

Cat said...

Love this gorgeous image on your beautiful card! Thanks for joining the Pixies at Pixie Dust Studio!

Lelia Pierce said...

This is just beautiful! I love the simplicity of the design! Thanks so much for joining us at Pixie Dust Studio Challenges this week!

XXX

La bottega di Melany said...

I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE lighthouses...love love love...i saw many of them in Maine and aalong east coast wonderful....
Thanks for playing along at Scrap it with a Song!

Lynn said...

Great nautical themed card. This is perfect for a birthday! I love all your details. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap it With A Song.

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along at Scrap it with a Song!