February 17, 2012

By the Seashore - Bloggers Challenge

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday!  Thanks so much to those of you who played along with last weeks In Bloom Challenge, it was wonderful to see all the blooming entries!  It is slowing warming up here, and I even heard the birds chirping outside my window yesterday, that surely must mean Spring can't be too far off!  While it may not be beach weather just yet, I hope this weeks challenge of By the Seashore takes you to someplace tropical and warm!

I created a monochromatic card with a splash of light blue for my trip to the Sea, all stamps are from Our Daily Bread Designs.



To create my card, I stamped The Mighty Sea in Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink on Vanilla, then cut the card stock with Spellbinders Oval Dies, and used a SAMJ to add the quote from The Sea in Sepia Archival Ink, once dry, I sponged in some Light Blue clouds. The Oval panel is layered on Spellbinders Labels 25 (I cut mine down middle to make it a tad smaller), then added some Rope to embellish.  I layered this panel onto the stamped lighthouse (ODBD's Keep my Lamp Burning).  I added some splashes of Blue to this stamped panel, by adding some Ranger Acrylic Paint to a Gelli Arts Plate, then smooshing a Texture Fades Folder into the ink, then pressing down my card stock.  The bottom Vanilla panel is embossed with this same Texture Fades Folder, I also added a portion of the Hymn from ODBD's It is well with my Soul set.

Details:
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs The Mighty Sea, The Sea, It Is Well with My Soul, Keep my Lamp Burning
Ink - Ranger Distress Ink Antique Linen, Ranger Sepia Archival, Soft Sky, Ranger Distress Ink Gathered Twigs
Card Stock - Vanilla, Chocolate
Other - Sponge Dauber, Scallop Scrap, Texture Fades Folder, Rope, Dimensionals, Spellbinders Oval Die, Spellbinders Labels 25, SAMJ, Big Shot, Prima Distress Tool, Gelli Arts Plate, Acrylic Paint

Additional Challenges - Simon Says Stamp and Show Anything Goes

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Have a great weekend!

16 comments :

Debi_Omnistitch said...

Very lovely piece, would be proud to have it anywhere in my home!!! You are a true artist with your medium.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Absolutely beautiful, Lisa. Love that verse...!!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful card, I love love the scene and a fabulous sentiment. Enjoy the weekend Lisa. Tracy x x

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Beautiful card! Colors are fab, rockin' that Gelli!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous!!! I love everything about this card!!!

Basement Stamper said...

I love this, the sentiment with your beach scene behind it is beautiful. I am behind so hoping to get one done later today.

BarbaraW said...

Absolutely beautiful. Fabulous combination of images and backgrounds. Love it.

Terry said...

Love that soul warming background! Beautiful card! Have a great Friday!

Stampin_melissa said...

Gorgeous artwork Lisa!

ellen vargo said...

Hi Lisa - your art is beautiful! Love your idea to "smoosh" a texture fade folder into the Gelli Arts plate - genius! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Ellen :(

Linda Carson said...

Oh that's lovely!

Cheri said...

This is fantastic, Lisa!!

Deb Neerman said...

This is beautiful, Lisa ... so simple yet so elegant!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous card! Love the soft effect of the neutral seascape.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Lovely card Lisa! That sentiment is just beautiful! :D

Lori said...

So lovely! The color scheme and rope accent are perfect choices for this seascape themed piece.

 
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