Monday, 17 August 2009

A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner

This is the first time I've played with my fabulous new stamps from Elusive Images that I bought when I was on holiday. The seaside scene, anchor and sentiment are all Elusive Images. I've made my card to fit several challenges:
  • Corrosive Challenges #25 - is the sketch I've used
  • Stamp Something - a reminder of summer vacation. It's a seaside scene and I bought the stamps while on holiday :)
  • Cute Card Thursday #73 - is beach themed, there's a bit of beach on the shore and finally, last but not least...
  • Pile It On #11 - Oh boy - a masculine card.
I've used watercolour pencils on my image; the lighthouse and the yachts have been stamped twice and attached with silicon glue to give them dimension. Grr, I don't get on with silicon! If this posting is ages long it's because I'm still stuck to the keyboard:). The anchor is stamped with Denim Adirondack ink and cut out and more dratted silicon forced out.

The sentiment and the image are matted onto a sandy gold Bazzill card and edged with the wedge nib of a Promarker. The background paper is the reverse of a very pretty Crate Paper floral card and the spotty paper is Basic Grey from the Cupcake range.

I think these stamps are going to be so useful for masculine cards, there are beautiful seashells and seahorses to, a very versatile set.


  1. Very pretty!! Wonderful card!

  2. beautiful card and coloring ;)

  3. Fabulous scene Anne, thanks for joining us this week on Cute Card Thursday.

  4. You've created a wonderful card here with your new stamps!! Great colouring. Thanks for joining in with us on Cute Card Thursday. Lol Lynn ♥

  5. What a gorgeous card, so nice to see something other than 'cute' *(which is all I seem to do, lol)
    Gorgeous colours

  6. SO pretty!!! What a relaxing little scene! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week!

  7. Just WOW!!! Perfect balance in the colouring!

    Thanks for playing

    Julie Leblanc-Kewlstamps-n-more for PIO GDT

  8. thank you for the heads up on the challenges sweetie, you are a your card that you have made, it is gorgeous. hugs rachxx

  9. Lovely card, glad you got to visit us on your holiday!


  10. GORGEOUS CARD!! Love your take on the PIO challenge this week!!

  11. Hi Anne - great card - the scene is really well put together - and colouring is brilliant.

  12. Great card - your coloring is fabulous! Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!

  13. What a fabulous card, i love the detail here, hugs Linda x

  14. HI Anne! Hope you're well! What did you pick with your simonsays voucher by the way? I absolutely love this card-your colouring is gorgeous:) This is a perfect mens card too! Thanks for playing with us at Stamp Something-your summer something is perfect! Hugs Rowena

  15. anne this is a fab card! thanks for joining us:)

  16. fantastic as usual - you must post a picture of all your stamps one day


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