Monday, 8 August 2016

Seaside Shore!

Hi there,

well I found myself with an unexpected day off today.....which meant that I got to craft for several hours without interruption......sigh ah bliss!!!!!! 

This meant  I got to play with my Seaside Shore stamp set from Stampin' Up. For a few weeks I've been scouring Pinterest for ideas and inspiration. Click HERE to see the card that inspired my creations. It's the top card out of the two cards. It was created by Katina from Loving Life's Little Blessings. Click HERE to go to her post that features the cards and her lovely blog.

The 2 cards I made  are slightly different to each other. 

. Here's the first card.

 FYI my card was not photographed on a hill, nor is there a slope on the window ledge....sadly the angle I must have held the camera as I crouched onto the floor to take the photo, makes it appear that way lol.  Why was I crouching on the floor you ask?  Because I have ceiling to floor windows.

 Any whoo.... I was going to actually copy Katina's card pretty closely. I got all my supplies cut the DSP popped it on top of the red CS and then......OMG I had cut the DSP in "portrait mode." As this paper has a design that emulates wavy sea water it's not the kind of DSP I could just rotate 90 degrees. So my cards had to be "portrait mode."  This necessitated some layout changes and I must say I am pretty happy with how they turned out.

 All the fish on this card were stamped in black ink. The 2 smaller fish were then coloured in using a blender pen and real red and crushed curry ink.

Here's the 2nd card.

You may have noticed the gradient colour on the DSP has been turned up the other way on this card. It starts darker at the top getting lighter as it graduates down the card. This gradient  colour change was noticed by my hubby and he did point out that it should be lighter at the top and get darker towards the bottom to emulate the sea.  Whilst this is true I pointed out you couldn't sea the seaweed as much with the darker colour at the bottom and he said, "Yeah, but it looks better that way."  Oh well, that's his opinion. I haven't made up my mind which one I like better yet. 

 Both cards have crumb cake ink sponged at the bottom of the DSP. The seaweed was stamped in wild wasabi ink and then coloured in with a blender pen and ink from the ink pad. I masked the seaweed in this 2nd card so I could then stamp the anchor in real red ink. 

The smaller fish is stamped in black ink and then coloured with crushed curry using a blender pen. The larger fish was stamped in night of navy ink.

Hopefully from this close up you can just see that the little fins on the smaller fish have been stamped again and then popped up with a bit of a dimensional and stuck on top of the fish. The word "swimmingly" has been re stamped in real red and also popped up on dimensionals on both cards.

Here are both cards once again for you to see.

So what do you think?  Which card do you prefer? 

Have a lovely day!

Cheers Donna :)


  1. Very nice, Donna! You´re very talented!

  2. Wow, what a lovely comment! Thank you so much Monika you are very kind, now you've made me blush! Have a lovely day. Cheers Donna :)

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