Saturday, January 14, 2012

Fishy Beach

Greetings to my cyber visitors.
 I trust you feel welcome - and relaxed at this beach.


I made this from 'scratch', starting with a chalked background. The sky was chalk applied with my finger. The sea, chalk applied with a cotton bed (Q-tip), also using a torn piece of paper as a mask. 


The palm image (by Kiwistamping) was stamped using a watercolour crayon direct to stamp, and then touched up using a brush and colour from the crayons.  The fishing rod (Hastings Rubber Stamps) was stamped using a dye ink.


The sentiment was computer generated and double mounted.


Kindy Glitz was added to give the impression of foam on the wave edges.

The whole was then mounted onto a dark blue base.

A simple card which the photos do not really do justice to.

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33 comments:

Time-To-Share said...

Hi Maxine, just found your blog whilst doing a bit of hopping. I love your card - it is just beautiful. I also love when I come across another blogger who loves the Lord! I will be following your blog from now on. Luv Trish x

pinky said...

Wow thats a brilliant scene you have created! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.
Pinky

Alicia said...

I love the beach. Your card looks so peaceful and tranquil.
Alicia xx

mamapez5 said...

A lovely beach. It sure looks inviting. Winter is just arriving at my home in Spain, and I can't wait for the sun to return. Kate x

happyscrapper said...

This is a very relaxing card. The sky is awesome. Thanks for joining us at CCCC. Good luck and hope to see you back next time.
Hugz,
Christine DT at CCCC

Grace said...

Hi Maxine! Goodness you have created one beautiful and inviting scene!!! Love the beach and the glitzy waves! Gorgeous shading!!! Very clever and artistic my friend!

Elizabeth said...

Nice!

Bridget Larsen said...

you are very good at landscape cards, love the touch of glitter

Lovely Linda said...

Oh I wish I was right there on that beach Maxine! A gorgeous scene you have created and love the chalking - well done! {{{hugs}}}

mamapez5 said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, and the tips onlace making. I'll look up the site later. Just off to church now so must go. Kate x

mixamatoasties said...

I want to be on that beach, it looks so much nicer than damp, drizzly Scotland! Super idea to put glitter for the waves.

Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin'

Susan x

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Anything goes with blue" challenge this week on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Michelle said...

I love your scene. Gorgeous job on the waves, I thought it was a stamp at first. Love the glitter too.
Awesome job!

Ann Whitfield said...

Boy, I'd love to be there right now Maxine! This is fabulous, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

helloholley said...

this is a wow card, very nice!Thanks for joining us at SSCB!!! ;)!

Kary said...

Lovely scene card, Maxine!! Makes me want to find that beach ;) Have a great day!! {hugs}

Beverly Montez said...

That beach looks pretty inviting to me!!! But after last summer's 100 degree days, I think I will enjoy the 40's & 50'for a while!
Great play on our challenge! Thanks for joining us at Fairy Fun Fridays
XO
Beverly

Joanne said...

Lovely card! Your pastels are just beautiful. A really nice card! So glad you played along with us at CC&CC! Aloha, Joanne.

Sammibug said...

Maxine, your card is stunning! I love the serenity and peaceful feel. You've done an amazing job creating the background, wow! Thank you for celebrating our 2nd Birthday with us by sharing your creation with us in our “Happy Birthday” challenge at Catch The Bug! We hope you’ll join us in our mini challenges, this week, too! ~~Sammibug,~~ Guest Designer For Bugaboo Stamps.

cardcreationsnz said...

A wonderful card. A lovely scene.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your comments. It is great to meet another blogger who also loves the Lord.

Lori said...

Great scene, makes me anxious for my holiday to the ocean in February. Thanks so much for sharing your warm card with us at Prairie Fairy Fridays!

Wedgie said...

Wow! Fab card - so creative! Many thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

This scene certainly looks inviting. The water and beach are my favorites to be on or by. Thank you for sharing your pretty card with us at Catch the Bug today.

downrightcrafty said...

oh a great take on this weeks theme at the Secret Crafter Saturday challenge with this lovely creation, thank you for joining us this week.
Hugs Kate xx
PS I have candy if you are interested :)

Jen Leeflang said...

You have created such a beautiful scene!
Thanks for joining us on our Birthday challenge at the Bugaboo Catch the Bug blog.
luv'n'huggz
Jen Leeflang
BUGABOO STAMPS DT

Melisa Waldorf said...

Hello sweet lady. I hope you and your family are doing well! What a FABULOUS background you have created here! Love it!

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Ah, a warm beach! Imagine that...we're snowed in right now! You've done a marvelous job with this artful card, Maxine!

Sonia said...

A nice scenic image. Thank you for joining in with the 'Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge' this week.
Hugs Sonia xx

Claire said...

Gorgeous scene, really beautiful and i love the sparkle on the waves. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's and good luck
Claire xx

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love your great scene- the sky is wonderful- love the idea of the sun shining on my face!!!

Andie's Space said...

Hi Maxine,
Love the wonderful scene you've created. Wish I was there! Thanks for joining us this week at Secret Crafter's Saturday Challenge.
Hugs,
Andie xx

michele said...

Fabulous card Maxine! Thanks for sharing at Craft 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Rae Anne said...

Maxine, what I wouldn't give to be on a Caribbean beach right now. . .;) What a lovely card! Thanks so much for celebrating Bugaboo Stamps' second birthday with us at on Catch the Bug! MWAH!