Monday, May 09, 2011

By the sea ...

Good morning sweet blog friends ... it's a new challenge at City Crafter today and this week our lovely Kirsty is hosting ... the theme she has chosen for us is "By the sea ..." and this is the lovely inspiration photo 


I love this picture ... reminds me of days gone by ... once when I was little my parents took my two brothers and I to the beach ... of course my brothers were playing in the dunes and were supposed to keep an eye on their little sister ... I was about 4 ... but they ran off and left me somewhere on the dunes ... I can still remember it ... I could hear my Mum calling but couldn't see her ... then our faithful German Shepherd came bounding up the dunes and found me ... She continued to bark until my parents got to us ... what a relief! 
Anyway ... back to the challenge ... we have the talented Shannon Baker  a digital stamp designer as our sponsor this week and the DT all got to use one of her pretty stamps ... the challenge is to create a card or project related to the sea ... I used the lovely lighthouse stamp ...


I actually painted this using Photoshop on the computer ... even the clouds ...
I printed the image twice and ran one through my Sizzix using my TH brick embossing folder then cut out just the lighthouse and paper pieced it ...


Can you see the brick effect? 
my papers are a mix of digital ... the text paper from Antique findings by Jen Allyson and some TH paper ... everything else is from my stash ... the little starfish was a charm from a bracelet ... just had to use that ... Our Guest Designer this week is the very talented Steph aka Sweet Craf-Tea Chick please pop by and welcome her ... and check out all the cards from the rest of the DT ...
So ... I hope you will join us again this week ... everyone likes the sea right? and you can use anything related to the sea ... boats ... deck chairs ... umbrellas ... beach huts ... whatever comes to mind ... just have fun! 

Have a lovely day ... keep safe

~ Ros ~




16 comments:

Lynnda Hosni said...

Cute card Ros... And lotsa of work done here... Brilliant... thanks for sharing the idea...hugs...xoxo

Susan Allan said...

Oh, stop it, stop it, Ros. Reminds me of where I have just been. I want to go back. These are so lovely......
sue xx

jacirascrap said...

Bom dia Ros!! Que lembranças... Amo praia, já estou pensando no que irei fazer para participar...

Beate said...

Beautiful card!
Hugs and smiles

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Yes, I can see the brick effect - clever idea!!
Love your card - "by the sea" reminds me of vacation and who does not love vacation?!?!! :-)
I also like your card-design a lot: all those layers, especially the text-paper!
Have a great day!
Ulina

Sylvia said...

This card is brilliant, Ros! That picture is just gorgeous for sure! I can see the brciks, and I can not believe you used photoshop to color this! Wonderful card.

Cheryl Nelson said...

This is so FAB Ros! LOVE the texture and coloring you added to the lighthouse!

Deb Hickman said...

Great male card, you are so clever with the computer. Xxx

june lanum said...

beautiful card, love the star fish

sweet craf-tea chick said...

what a beautiful card, miss ros! looove it so much. great texture and wonderful paper piecing! love the starfish charm, stitching, and the sentiment. thanks for sharing and i wish you a lovely week :)! *hugs* steph :)

Linda R. said...

Your card looks wonderful.. The design looks wonderful. And I love how you colored it on Photoshop.. One day I would like to learn to do that.. Hope you have an amazing week.. Hugs, Linda

Stella said...

This is spot on the challenge. I love this sea theme and your lighthouse is gorgeous. You are amazing with Photoshop; this turned out great! And you can never go wrong with shades of blue:) And they go so well with this weeks'challenge!
Gorgeous; as usual; have a wonderful evening! XXXX

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is awesome Ros, I was wondering how you get those brick done when you first emailed it to me, now I know, you are fantastic!!!

Linda B said...

So beautiful, Ros. Lots going on here... love that brick effect... all the different patterns... this is an awesome card. Just finished mine, after having an awful time trying to find something "sea". I need to shop some more... when are we going?

ArtChick said...

I love your card...the lighthouse with the brick effect is wonderful. And I just love all the layers and different details you added. :)

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I'm loving this!

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