My lovely blogland friends

Monday 20 June 2011

All at sea

Ahoy me hearties :-) Today's card is  a summery sea scene using some new stamps I got recently from Chocolate Baroque. I'd wanted these stamps for ages and couldn't resist when I found they were on special offer. I really wanted to try creating a reflection with promarkers and I'm quite pleased with the result.

I stamped the main image (from the Seashell cottage themeplate) on to coated cardstock,  masked the image and a sun to brayer the sky and then brayered the sea using Waterfall Big& Juicy inkpad. I coloured the image with promarkers and used the same shades and a blender pen to add the reflection in the sea. I used an inksentials white pen to create the waves around the posts. I used sea green and cool grey 1 promarkers to add a reflection of the water to the seagulls' bellies. To finish off I stamped the sentiment in black versafine and embossed the anchor (also from Seashell Cottage) with gold ep. The finished scene is edged with a gold krylon pen and matted on some navy card.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge: anything goes (plus optional sea image)
Make it colourful: Colour cast/reflection
Paperplay: at the beach
Sparkles Forum: At the beach

Thanks for visiting today. 
Claire xx


  1. fabulous!!! I Love the whole scene you have created! HUgs Juls

  2. Fabulous card and brilliant reflection - well done.
    Enjoy your week.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  3. Fabulous card Claire, I bought some of these when it was still Elusive Images and I have still not managed to use them lol, but maybe sooner than later now I have seen yours
    Beryl x

  4. Great card, an i love the image..

    Thanks for joining us at SFC.

    Huggies Angel

  5. Oh wow!! Hun this is just gorgeous! Just love the reflection its perfect!

    Thank you for sharing with us at SFC, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  6. AMAZING JOB! I love the reflections of the posts on the water. Very beautifully executed.

  7. Well done, this is fabulous, love the reflection..awesome.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  8. That is a great card, I almost hear the gulls and the sea ~LOL~.
    Love, Wilma

  9. fab card, Love the image.

    Thanks for joining us at SFC this fortnight.

    Hugs, Lynsey xx

  10. Just popped in to have a little nose what you have been up to Claire and a lovely one here for starters.

    Also wanted to say thanks so much for your visits, I so appreciate them even if I can't gad about blogland as much I would like.

    B x

  11. This is fabulous - love the techniques you used to create the water background.
    Thanks for joining us at PP this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  12. Beautiful colouring and your water reflections look amazing, great job! Thanks for playing with us at Make It Colourful. CoB

  13. Lovley car d and the image is grreat dont see many with birds on like that thanks for joining us at SFC good luck
    Gill xx


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