Monday, 31 March 2014

One For The Boys

Good morning all, I hope you all had a lovely weekend and managed to get outside if you had glorious sunshine as we did. We went up to Balham to help my younger daughter move to her new accommodation and I kid you not, it felt almost like summer it was so warm!
We have a new challenge for you today over at Make My Monday with a theme chosen by yours truly which because I have quite a few male cards to make is:

One For The Boys

My card today is for my brother in law's birthday and in common with most of the men in my husband's family he likes the sea so my new lighthouse scene was ideal.

I decided to make my background paper using a method that came about by accident as it makes perfect watery effect paper. I'll be doing a tutorial on this soon to show exactly what to do but I can tell you it involves Distress inks, re-inkers and my Cuttlebug. If you click on the pic, you'll get the full effect.
The image I used is by Just Inklined and I printed it out on to thick, smooth cartridge paper and coloured it with Aquamarkers then trimmed it to a panel.
I glued the background paper to my card blank then added the lighthouse panel and a computer generated sentiment.

The Design Team have made some fabulous inspiration so I hope you'll pop on over to see and hoefully too join us this week.
Have a great day.
Fliss xx


Deborah said...

Warm weather always makes me think of the sea (as opposed to the seaside). Your BIL could frame that card - looks just like a watercolour.

♥Gemma♥ said...

Fantastic card and thank you for stopping by mine and leaving such a sweet comment on my challenge card...
hugs and xxx

Netty said...

Great male card Fliss, Annette x

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely card. We are having great weather here, too. Valerie

Diane said...

Beautiful card colors and design.

Hugs diane

Fandhmum said...

Lovely card, I look forward to seeing the details on the background
Rosie x

Jacqueline said...

A lovely sea scene Fliss - great background too - Jacqueline xx

butterfly said...

What a lovely sea scene, so delicately coloured. Sorry to have fallen behind in visiting - life's been pretty full on one way and another!
Alison xx