Friday, April 6, 2018

Seas The Day

Welcome

Sorry I have been slow in posting again - I have been having major email issues which have thankfully now been resolved, but they have taken time.


I bought a magazine recently that had a fabulous set of stamps in it with a beach/nautical theme 
by Clear Impressions.


I stamped the images in blue, and then coloured them with my Polychromo pencils, and added a few highlights with my white Signo pen.


While I was colouring the circular image I kept the negative of a circle die cut at the edge of the image to keep the colouring inside the unmarked border.   I then framed the image with a double die cut circle, and added the champagne flat back pearls to give the impression of  a view
 through a  porthole.


The sentiment was stamped in the same blue ink.


I used a lighthouse image from the same set to make a pop-up element on the inside of the card,


and also completed the sentiment on the inside.


The final detail was the coarse linen twine used as an embellishment on the outside of the card

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37 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely stamp Maxine, the nautical scene is relaxing.x💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]
❣️

jimlynn said...

The scene through the "porthole" is so pretty. Makes me wish I was at the beach now. Love your fantastic card Maxine!
Lynn

Janet Christensen said...

This is beautiful.

MariLynn said...

Sorry Maxine that you had email issues. I am glad that you got that resolved. I love your card. The circle frame with the brads is so creative. I love pop ups and your pop up lighthouse is awesome. I hope you have a blessed day today my friend.

Katrina Brown said...

Such a wonderful design looking through the port hole! Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Choosday! ~Katrina

Cynthia said...

Lovely scene, Maxine. I really like the added pop up element!

JD/ Jill said...

I always enjoy seeing nautical cards. Always so serene and relaxing!

Liz said...

Super card, Maxine, your lovely image is beautifully coloured. xx

Darnell said...

There are so many elements to love about your card, Maxine! Great image and coloring and that porthole is magnificent! And THEN, wow, the inside is a whole nother wonderful scene and popped up, too!! Of course, the best part is the fabulous corny sediment!! Glad to hear you have your email issues resolved! Hugs, Darnell

Loll said...

Wonderful design Maxine. Great colouring with your pencils. Love the "port hole" framing! :) And the cording adds another nautical touch. How cool that there's a popup light house when the card is opened.

Hope your email continues to work for you. xx

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Maxine - I hope your email is sorted now - love yhis card - you can't go wrong with nautical for a card. Love this stamp set - a great score for you! Love the pop up Lighthouse- fabulous!! xo

Brittany M. said...

Such a lovely card, Maxine! I love all the elements involved on this card - especially the pop-up inside!
Thank you so much for joining us Paper Girls in our masculine birthday challenge this week. This card is perfect!

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a lovely masculine card, love the colours against the Kraft paper. Have a wonderful weekend... Megan

Mia said...

Great nautical scene, Marine. Beautiful colours and great stamp set. Kisses, my friend.

Terri Snode said...

Beautiful card inside and out. Love how you created the porthole. Thanks for joining the Stinkin' Inkers challenge.

Dawn Turley said...

Fabulous Maxine. A great card.

Kathy Klersy said...

Ooh, I really like the nautical theme and the porthole window you imitated on your card front -thanks for joining us @ Lemon Shortbread!

froebelsternchen said...

What a beautiful card Maxine!
Hugs, Susi

Gerrina said...

What a great card! Love the kraft; it makes the colours so dreamy!
Oh may; you had email issues, here the total glassfibre was broken, so no internet, TV or phone here...luckely that is all solved and the PC that didn't want to start again starts too and is filled again (I was left with just the bear programms...so good that I make backups; now I only lost 2 days work....jah when a thing like this happened it always are more days than the one you excpect because you make backups every 2 days... Well that is done, so now just back on track again and trying to catch up :) Hope you have a better week as I did last week!

Monika Reeck said...

Yes I love that stamp too
really great for manly card
and love the inside of your card too Maxine
will do catch up soon
biig hugs
Monika

Eve's Card Designs said...

What a great creation. Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Digi Choosday Challenge, good luck! Yvonne (DT)

Sue said...

Fabulous colouring and I like the pop-up inside and the punny sentiment! x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Such a fabulous nautical card, Maxine... love the porthole!

Bonnie said...

What an awesome free set of stamps, Maxine! Love the coloring with the pencils and white accents! And the pop up lighthouse is amazing!

Ellibelle said...

What a great card Maxine, love the image and so beautifully colored. Fantastic design!

Judy Markowitz said...

Oh My Gosh what a cute project! Thank you so much for joining us in our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

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Fran said...

Your card is awesome!
Hugs, Fran

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your beautiful coloring of the image- great set to get free with a magazine! I love the great tip to color in the die to keep the waves in the lines. Adding the pretty gems to the porthole circle is awesome. Awesome card!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Glad email issues resolved there Maxine for you, life is tricky at times!
Well done on using the stamp set so imaginatively, Maxine
.. and doing it all on Kraft too, layout and execution very clever work,
Thanks for sharing and for popping over too!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Barb said...

A lovely card Maxine and the colouring is lovely. I really like the porthole and what a fun sentiment too Barbxx

Karen D. said...

what a cool looking card..love the look of the porthole.
xx Karen

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wonderful card Maxine. Love that image, I always enjoy a seascape and this one is quite lovely. Had a giggle at the sentiment, how perfect is that!! The inside is brilliant of course! hugs :)

Mac Mable said...

Gorgeous card and love that image and how you coloured it x

Donna Underwood said...

Lovely card! So creative and beautifully colored! Thank you for sharing with Get Creative!

Neet said...

Love your port-hole card - such a great scene and perfect for so many things. Love the slant on Seize the Day!
Blessings, Neet xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a very nice nautical card. Let's go sailing.

Sabrina Lamarina said...

Stunning!!!! Thank you for joining Crafty sentiments. Good Luck Sabrina DT