Wednesday, August 08, 2012

A Little Nautical

I have 2 posts today ... If you are looking for my post for Papercraft Star ... Please scroll down ... Thanks!

I made this next card for 2 challenges ... First up I used this week's sketch at Just us Girls which finishes on Thursday ... hence the reason I am posting it today ... Here is the sketch


It's been ages since I played along here and I loved the sketch ... Though I ended up flipping it ...

I used the colour combination from CR84FN60


I found these colours really tricky ... But what started my card was this gorgeous image from The Graphics Fairy ... 


I just fell in love with this little boy and his surroundings ... and this is what resulted


The blue papers are digital papers By Chrissy W at Two Peas ... The green is Core'dinations 
and the grape coloured tissue tape was made by me ...


When it came to embellishments ... though my grape coloured roses looked lovely ... they were just not appropriate ... so I took a button and glued rope around in a circle leaving the end loose and popped an eyelet in the centre ... dunno why ... just like it!


The shells I have are ... well ... 'shell' coloured ... and I was highly delighted to discover that I could change them to green and grape using TH distress Stains ... The green one really look like they have algae on them


A piece of netting and some plastic 'twigs' (snapped of from a piece of home decor) and it was good to go! ... 
Here's a little close up of those shells ... Jeez I'm thrilled with them


... and that I managed to stick to the sketch AND keep to those (difficult for me) Colours!

Phew! That's it for today ...

Thanks for stopping by

~ Ros ~












22 comments:

Tracy said...

Cool Ros! Don't you love those stains. :-) The little coil of rope is fun. Looks amazing! Hugs!

Sasha said...

So lovely, Ros, I love all the beautiful nostalgic images you use. Your netting and shells look fabulous!! x

cnelson said...

So CUTE! So FABULOUS! LOVE it!

Linda R said...

What a fabulous card. I love the theme and that image is wonderful. You have to be so happy with the way it turned out.. It looks great.

Hugs~

Ira Huberts said...

What a sweet vintage card Ros, I, too, love your coloured shells, they make such fine embellishments, same as the big rope.
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Sylvia said...

Lovely card, Ros, love the way you added color to the shells!Hope you are enjoying your evening!

Deb Hickman said...

Stunning card, Ros. I love the image and how you coloured the shells, your rope embellishment looks fab. Deb xxx

Stella said...

Colirng the shells is just B-R-I-L-L-I-A-N-T!!!!! Fab take on the nautical theme (love that image)and you just nailed the colors!
XXXXXXX

Barbara said...

I can see why you find these colors difficult - but you mastered the challenge! It's a great card.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful Ros! Love the beach theme! I just love to use shells on my projects! So fun! Thanks for joining alon with CR84FN :)

Sue Lelli said...

Ros, this card is AMAZING! LOVE that image and your clever clever coil of rope! LOVE the colored shells! LOBE the netting and pieces from your home decor! FABULOUS card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Davi said...

Ros this is a wonderful used of the colors!! I love the vintage image and those stained shells are Beautiful :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Another lovely image and great make out of it too!

Heidi said...

Gorgeous card!
Lovely details:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Lynnda said...

WOW WOW Ros... I really adore your card...I love the theme and that image is wonderful. I just love the whole combo... hugs...xoxo

jacirascrap said...

Eu também estou feliz com suas conchas! Nossa...não sabia que dava para pintá-las! Acho que vou começar a caça as conchas! Adoro sua imagem também...

Sleepy Stamper said...

Wonderful idea Ros to stain the shells! What a creative idea! The rope embellishment is perfect with the digital image!

Anitra

Diane said...

Another gorgeous piece...what a clever idea with the shells and stains...you always amaze me with all your out of the box ideas,...very creative!!

Elise said...

What a SUPER fun and COLORFUL use of the JUGS challenge, etc.! Your yummy use of shells and additional texture, plus FABBY use of our sketch has me applauding and delighted! Great job! THANKS for sharing you talent with Just Us Girls!

Pauline said...

What a wonderful vintag card! Love that fab image, and your coloured shells, and I just love that little rope embellishment!
Thanks for joining us at CR84FN this week!

Heather Jensen said...

So fun Ros. I love the shells and rope details. Thanks so much for joining us at CR84FN. :)

Hugs~

Shari Nelson said...

I saw this on CR84FN and what a page! You did some awesome creative work! Love the rope idea, and coloring the shells. The added netting and twigs give it so much detail! Awesome! Thanks for the inspiration.

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