Monday, 11 June 2012

Harbour View

Good morning all on a rather wet Monday continuing on with last night's very heavy rain - not a good start to the week!
Hope you all had a lovely weekend and I'm here today with this week's challenge over at Make My Monday which continues the month's theme of June and Associated Events with Fathers Day/Masculine. An ideal way to get started on something for Sunday if you're needing a Fathers Day card.

My card is for my father in law as he loves the seaside and I couldn't resist this gorgeous Michael Powell stamp when I saw it as it will be so useful for all sorts of cards.
I stamped the image with Memento black ink on thick cartridge paper and I have a tip for you here if you buy one of the beautiful Papermania Michael Powell stamps as some of them are quite large - this one is on a 5x7 card and the image practically fills it. In order to make the image come out properly (I don't know about you but sometimes it's quite hard to get the middle section to stamp) and my solution is very simple - you just put the inked stamp on the paper on a craft mat, lift it down to the floor and stand on it! This works a treat so if you have trouble do try it.
I then coloured the image with my current favourite medium, Aquamarkers. I cut the panel out and inked the edges.
I then made a background paper using watercolour paper and an Anita's stripe stamp I've had for many years. I used VersaColour Sky Blue and because the paper is quite rough, I dragged the inked stamp across and was very pleased with the result which is quite distressed and made me think of driftwood.
I then made some bunting using the smaller bunting triangle from the Artistic Outpost Whimsical Melange set and coloured this with Aquamarkers. I cut this out and added as you see.
I then made a panel for the inside of the card, stamping just part of the harbour scene in the right lower corner with Memento London Fog and added a little colour with a red pencil.
The sentiment is computer generated and was die cut and the edges inked.

Challenges for my card:
Dream Valley Challenges - For That Special Guy
Pan Pastels UK Challenge - Boys/Fathers Day
One Stop Craft Challenge - Fathers Day
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Happy Fathers Day
Delicious Doodles Challenge - For The Fellas
Simply Create Too - Fathers Day/Male

Thanks for looking and have a great week.
Hugs, Fliss xx


craftattack said...

Lovely card. I love the sea-side too, and miss it here very much! Valerie

Suzi B said...

I love this fabulous colourful card it makes me think of being on holiday so cheerful on a dull day.
suzi b xx

Dots Dabbles said...

Oh this is gorgeous all the colours! The distressed background ;ppls great, it really suits the theme. Another thing that works, for me anyway, when stamping a large stamp is putting the card onto a mouse pad and then stamping. This is a gorgeous image Fliss, no doubt your FIL will love it!
Dot x

Jacqueline said...

Wow - what a gorgeous stamp, lovely card too - Jacqueline xx

Brenda Brown said...

Oh just what we need today Fliss with all this rain, visions of the seaside, mmmm. Love your card and the colouring with a fabulous insert. The bunting is just enough to give that little bit extra to it. Thanks for sharing this with us at PanPastel UK this week.
hugs {brenda} xox

Cheryl said...

oh gosh just love this Hun,your colouring is brilliant and just love that image and super design hugs Cherylxxxxxxx

Skye said...

Love your card. Fabulous image and colouring. The bunting is lovely touch

Crafty_Fairie said...

Thanks for joining us this week with your Fathers day card.Really nice image and super colouring.

Kerry DT Leader Panpastel Uk

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous scene, great coloring.

Joan said...

Love your card Fliss, love your colours and the bunting is great too. I got the Slim Jim acrylic blocks and they are great for larger stamps as they bend slightly when you press down on them so you get contact with the middle of the stamp (no I'm not on commission for them but I love them !)

Buttons said...

You have no idea how tempted I was by this stamp when I saw it at a local craft shop! Lurve anything Michael Powell has done and you have seriously done this one justice. Such a clever idea for the insert too. Thanks for sharing, hugs Buttons x

Anonymous said...

fabulous card Fliss, the stamp is gorgeous ( recently bought some of these but to frightened to use them ) Amazing colouring here and the card is lovely inside and out.


Cazro said...

Hi Fliss, I love your card, I too love the seaside and coastlines of GB. When I first saw these stamps I wasn't interested, but being honest, your colouring touch has converted me. I now need, yes need, a Michael Powell set of stamps. Love Caz

Deborah said...

Fantastic card, Fliss. I like how you have stamped part of it inside too. I bet he will love it.

downrightcrafty said...

What a gorgeous masculine card, just perfect for our Father's Day Challenge this week at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge, thank you for joining us
Hugs Kate xx

Daniele said...

fabbie colouring Fliss, like the idea of standing on, I'd probably fall over

Sally H said...

Gorgeous gorgeous card, Fliss! I love it. I too had to have that 4 others!!! I bet your FIL will love it!

JayBe said...

What a great card, Fliss - fab image. I love your top tip for stamping too - will have to try that one out some time. Knowing my luck I would break the stamp! Hugz, Jan xx

Mynnette said...

Fliss, I just ADORE this scene you've colored--and the pennant banner at the top is amazing! This is just GORGEOUS!!! :)

Eileen said...

I love Michael Powell and you have done a super job here ... great colouring, beautiful work . I use a Fiskars stamp press for my bigger stamps and find that works for me... I used to have terrible trouble and used some colourful language on occasion lol Thanks for joining us at this weeks PanPastel UK Challenge
Eileen x

Victoria said...

Beautiful colouring and I love how the inside matches.

Vicky Hayes said...

This is a beautiful image, gorgeously coloured Fliss and I love how you added bunting. Thanks for the tip for inking large stamps - do I have to take my stilettos off first LOL! Vicky x

Claire Phillips said...

Superb card Fliss - colour is fabulous! I am sure it really will be appreciated! Cheers Claire x

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Fliss: So perfect entry into our Challenge #15 - "Happy Father's Day [or for a Male]" Challenge. I had loads of fun visiting, commenting and looking around on your blog. A heartfelt thank you for joining in at Simply Create Too. PS love all your zentangles on your blog!

Simply CreateTooDesign Team Member

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

A really gorgeous card, I love the image and the bunting is the perfect finishing touch. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Ani said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining our Father's day challenge at OSCC this week! Ani

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card, so many details in the stamp!
Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley
Kat xx