Sunday, 8 August 2010

Down by the Jetty

This week at Corrosive Challenges we are following Janet's sketch and I've used it to make a card that's been on my mind for a few days, while I'm trying to increase the number of cards suitable for men in my stash.  This week's Simon Says Challenge is Sing It Baby.  After watching Oil City Confidential about Dr Feelgood and their Canvey Island beginnings  I have had All Through the City on the brain:
"I've been searching all through the city
See you in the morning down by the jetty"

Now admittedly the jetties there are no doubt for huge oil tankers and my jetty is rather a romanticised version but it is a jetty:).

My card is heavily inspired by an article by Karen Kerr in Cardmaking & Papercraft, who demonstrates using the Hobby Art stamps to build a scene.  The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and the watery DP came from Stamp Attic.


  1. Brilliant card Anne - love the image and how you have made it fit the sketch. Your DP is a brilliant choice... really makes me think of the sea swirling about that jetty.
    Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Caroline xxx

  2. Great card

    Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  3. hi Anne- GORGEOUS CARD...WOW..hey- trying to get in touch with you and the email I have is not working- can u email me? jane W.

  4. This is beautiful! What a fun sketch, and your watercoloring is beautifully done! Great job!

  5. That sketch looks hard to me! You have done a beautiful job with the L.O. and love your watercoloring! TFS

  6. Lovely card!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
    Helen x

  7. A great card, I love those stamps. You've made a lovely job of the sketch. I've never worked to a sketch, but I'm going to have a go.
    Love the background paper it works so well with the image. x ChrisB

  8. Just stunning Anne.


  9. Hi Anne
    gorgeous card, luv the peacefull image,great colouirng, lovely papers & design,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  10. Fabulous man's card. Thank you for joining in the SCSC this time.
    Cathy xx

  11. Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts this week Anne, your card is gorgeous. I do like that image, perfect for our theme
    Anne x

  12. Gorgeous card Anne :-) the image is beautiful and the papers and layout are fab ,,, love the decoupaged seagull too :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp and TPC Challenges :-)

    Lols x x

    p.s ,, you won the simon says challenge !! :-) x

  13. great card, Anne! And CONGRATS on winning the Simon Says Stamps challenge *woot*
    {hugs} Sylvia

  14. Congrats Anne, I see that your card won the Simon Says challenge. It's a beautiful card and the prize is well deserved.

  15. beautiful & serene :) reminds me to take out my watercolors more often. Congrats on the win at the simon Says challenge! Woooo Hoooo! Big hugs~

  16. This is stunning, I love the scene you created. Makes me want to go away on a little beach vacation. Just lovely.

  17. Anne- this is an amazing card. Great colors and everything. This card rocks.


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