Monday, 1 April 2013

Stormy Skies

At least on my card that is! Hello everyone, hope you're having a lovely Easter long weekend so far and managing to fit some crafting in.
I have a card to share that is my inspiration for the new challenge today over at Make My Monday which is to make a Clean and Simple One Layer Card and mine is for my brother in law's birthday tomorrow. Perfect as he doesn't like fussy and in common with the men in my hubby's family likes the sea so here's what I came up with.

I had to scan my card as I was a bit late finishing it yesterday and had to put a sheet of blue paper round it as my scanner made it look like the fishing village and greeting were floating in the middle of nowhere!
I used a 7x5 card blank and stamped the Michael Powell image on with Memories black ink. I watercoloured the image with a mix of Distress Stains and Aquamarkers and then stamped on the Dovecraft sentiment. This was originally meant to be stamped in black but I picked up the Archival olive green by mistake and serendipity struck again as I think it looks better then black probably would have!

I hope you all got lots of nice chocs and that you didn't finish them all off at once lol

Have a great day.
Hugs, Fliss xx


brenda said...

I've never thought of doing that when it's too dark to take a photo Fliss, thank for the prompt.

You card is an idyllic coastal scene, evokes thoughts of warmer days.

Enjoy your Bank Holiday Monday.

B x

Sue - said...

Beautiful scene!

craftattack said...

Lovely card, I have that lovely stamp, too! No chocs here to finish off :( Hugs, Valerie

JayBe said...

What a gorgeous image, Fliss - it looks just like the little harbour villages down south. Great idea for your 'One Layer' card.
Hugz, Jan xx

Buttons said...

Having seen your beautiful card Fliss I'm even more pleased that I picked up this beautiful stamp. Love the colouring and the simplicity of the presentation. Hugs, Jenny x

butterfly said...

Love the Powell stamp, and your colouring is lovely... big fan of Olive Archival - great "choice"!
Alison x

Daniele said...

good tip Fliss, such a lovely card the colouring is wonderful

Jacqueline said...

A lovely scenic card Fliss - perfectly CAS too - Jacqueline xx

Mynnette said...

This is great, Fliss! Fabulous coloring--love that scene! Hope you had a fabulous Easter! :)

Brenda Brown said...

A beautiful scene Fliss, fabulous colours.
Have a good week.
Hugs Brenda xox

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Fliss that stamp sure is a beauty but must have taken ages to colour it.Beautifully done such a perfect scene.


Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous CAS birthday card.

Fandhmum said...

Lovely card Fliss, I like the effect when stamped in the Olive.
Rosie x

Suzi B said...

This is scene is just what we need to remind us of warmer times... fabulous card.
Suzi B xx

Deborah said...

Fliss, could you email me please. My email addie is on my blogger profile.
Cheers, Deb x