Sunday, June 7, 2009

Picture Perfect

Wow it is only 11pm and I am posting this card...I thought it wouldn't happen until much later! I have had a productive night with cards and have wanted to make this one for days - it is for two Challenges - Crafty Creations Challenge which requires sand and sea on their card and the Creative Inspirations Challenge which is a colour challenge using brown and blue - not hard to do....who doesn't love this colour combo - it is a favourite of mine!!!

I have used two retired SU sets here, chalking them both and layering them on CS...the Set Sail one is on embossed CS, D'vine Swirls which I have lightly inked with Whisper White, to give the effect of swirling waves. The other image I have popped up on 3D foam dots, but it is not that distinct in the photo! I have added paper piercing and twine.

Funny isn't it how photos can either make a card look great OR not do it justice - I am thinking this card looks better IRL - maybe a photo taken in daylight will show it up better - if that is the case I will update the photo tomorrow!!!

Thank you for stopping in, please make sure you leave me a comment so I know you have called - and I would love you to come back - wouldn't it be great if we could have a coffee....speaking of coffee...I just might have one....I will be good for a few more hours yet!! LOL!!


  1. Linda I love this card!!! I love the beachy feel you achieved and the divine swirls is the perfect CB EF for this... love your coloring and the twine really was the perfect embellishment for this scene! Gorgeous! Glad you got to a fun one after all the humorous ones were starting to not be so funny! LOL!

  2. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card with us on Crafty creations Challenge! Great work!!

    Good luck,

    Sweet greetings,
    Saskia :)

  3. Hi Linda,stunning card love the image.
    Thanks for joining us over at Creative Inspirations and good luck!!

  4. wow! you really did an awesome job! I love this one. YOu definately nailed the beach theme and blue and brown. I agree with grace the twine really makes the perfect embelly. You are so talented!!!

  5. Hi Linda, another great card, love the embossed background. Thanks again for joining us on Creative Inspirations Challenge. Louise x

  6. Love this card Linda!! Love the way you incorporated the adorable colored image of the beach with the sailboat!! Love the swirls with the sponging you did on the edges! Twine is the perfect for this scenic card too!! Great work!
    hugs and blessings,

  7. This is stunning Linda!! Beautiful elements and embellishments! Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges!!

  8. Wow! What great detail and I love how you popped the couple too! A really lovely card!

  9. Great card and thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations

  10. stunning catd thanks for joining in the colour combo this week at creative inspirations challenge blog.
    thanks jude


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