Monday, 5 September 2011

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 52

This week at Crafty Cardmakers, we're asking you to go to the seaside! We're looking for holiday memories. And we're sponsored by Joanna Sheen, so why not have a go and maybe win a £10 voucher for her shop?

Now, a traditional beach holiday is the last way I'd want to spend my time. But, I love being close to the coast, and was brought up in an area where there's a very coastal feel even though it's on a river estuary rather than the sea. So, this is what I came up with. It reminds me of sitting on a paddle steamer, soaking up the scenery.
The stamp is one I bought earlier this year from Hobbycraft. It's pretty big, and it lends itself to minimal embellishment. I stamped the image onto watercolour paper in Versafine ink, and then watercoloured using my Aquamakers. The pretty paper is from Paper Cellar.

The watercolour effect is great for this because in that area, warm summer weather is normally accompanied by a heat haze that leaves colours pale and washed out, and the beach here is exactly the sort you might see as you cross the river on a ferry or cruise on a paddle-steamer.

Hope you can join us this time!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Clearly I Stamp where the theme is patterned paper,
Stampin' for the Weekend, where the theme is holidays,
The Paper Shelter where 'anything goes',
Creative Card Crew where 'anything goes',
Get Funky where the theme is 'by the seaside'.


Caroline said...

Gorgeous card!!! Thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes Challenge at the Creative Card Crew.
Good luck and hope to see you in the next challenge.
Caroline x

gina g said...

Fabulous card i love the image. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week. luv gina xx

Kim said...

Great card! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Shelter!

Chris said...

what a gorgeous card! I love your coloring, the scene looks so inviting.
thanks for playing with us at SFTW.

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Josephine what a beautiful card the scene feels so peaceful and calming, I love this so much.
Lorraine x

Nannieflash said...

That is gorgeous could just do with a break near that image its so calming. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Made by Mandy said...

This is a gorgeous image, I adore lighthouses and this is a fab one.

It's been great to be on the DT with you at Crafty Cardmakers but it is now time for me to move on to pastures new and let some new blood in. I'm glad to be on the OSAAT team with you though and I'm not budging from there!

lots of love Mandy xxx

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card.
Sandra x

Fluffles said...

Lovely image, great card. Jx

Tip Top said...

Wonderful image and card! We do require a Funky Hand product to be used to be in with a chance of winning the challenge and a freebie is offered each month in keeping with the theme.
Thanks for entering the Get Funky! Challenge – hope you can join us again next time on the Funky Fifteenth! Get Funky!

Kathy D. said...

like how the rocks match the bg paper.

Thanks for playing with us at Clearly Inspired Challenge. The new challenge was posted today so I hope you will come over and play again with us.


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