Sunday, July 08, 2018

Sandy Toes and Salty Kisses

Hello!
I didn't think I'd be posting again so soon but whilst the World Cup was on TV and England were rising to glory I had time to play.

My lovely friend Pat gave me some new word dies... One was "Beach"
which I used on my previous card and today I'm sharing a creation using another
"Salty Toes and Sandy Kisses" 

This one I'm entering at Double D Challenges


You all know I love anything nautical and right now I'm dreaming of being at the beach with palm trees swaying and the gentle sound of waves lapping on the shore.... STOP!!!

Ok... I'm back on planet earth... And here's my card


Admittedly I couldn't easily post this even though those shells are tiny and anyway, I will be keeping it, probably to frame but I'm sure I'll make a few more for friends


The BG is done with my latest favourite inks... Cracked Pistachio and Faded Jeans and when I was splattering it with water I had a happy accident... I spilt the water (see, on the bottom) and I love the effect I got


The wreath was made using circle dies (I cut 3 lots to make it thicker) and then I set to work with a glue gun, some tulle, pieces of string, lots of tiny shells and some pearls.
The rope is a little too thick but it's all I had and the little boat I found amongst my stash.
I die cut the words a few times and glued them together to finish off.
It's been on my 'to make list' to do a large heart shaped wreath like this to hang on my wall... one day I'll get around to it...
Well that's it for now
Have a great day
~ Ros ~

20 comments:

Vicki robertson said...

Gorgeous card, Roz! Cracked Pistachio and Faded Jeans are two of my favorite inks too. Love all of your shell elements and the added nautical rope. Such a delight to see one of you cards again. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Nautical" Challenge.

Marina said...

What fabulous dimension and detail - fabulously nautical.

Marcia HIll said...

Oh my gosh Ros...this is FABULOUS!! Would you like my address? You are SO creative to come up with this 3D card...so many elements to keep my eyes moving around the wreath!! Loving all the little shells and pearls and that tiny sailboat in the center is just perfect! Definitely love the die cut sentiment too! Can absolutely see why you'd want to frame this...definitely worthy my friend!! :0)

Darlene said...

OMG Ros ... this is absolutely GORGEOUS!! Love your background and all the nautical elements are amazing! LOVE IT!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Nautical’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

bolletjelucky.blogspot.com said...

Wow, I love it!! I can almost hear the sea rolling behind your gorgeous card Ros. I'm a big fan of beach stuff and this card/creation makes me go:"wow"...
Greetings Miranda

Barbara said...

This defiantly should be framed it is so gorgeous. So different and there is lots of depth and texture. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Nautical’ challenge!
Barbara Design Team

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a super fun and summery card!!! I love it!

Greta said...

I do so love seeing your creativity, my friend! This looks like something sold at a high end boutique--frame it for sure!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, this is a fantastic card/project, Ros! I love it! The background is so beautiful and the nautical wreath is AMAZING! Using some tulle and adding the layered die-cut sentiments to the wreath made a huge difference. Looking at this will instantly take you back to the beach dream! :-) Hideko xx

Diane said...

Wow, I can see why you will frame this as it is beautiful, would look great at my lake house as I have it decorated all nautical there! So many cute little shells which I imagine you have gathered while on one of your trips. So glad you joined us at Double D too...I have been in the 'nautical' mood myself lately and have a bunch of new dies I need to use, one will 'debut' on Wednesday...have a wonderful day and try to stay cool!!

Mac Mable said...

You always do nautical themed cards so brilliantly and this one is no exception Ros. Love the wreath, all the texture, the beautiful background, the cute ship and that wonderful sentiment from Pat. A show stopper of a card. Looking forward to seeing the heart shaped wreath that's on your to do list!!! x

Donna Phelan said...

YOWZA! This shell wreath is absolutely beautiful! All of those pretty little shells paired with the nautical rope and sailboat is AHmazing, Ros! Love, looooove, LOVE!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog, Nautical, Donna, DT Member.

Leslie Miller said...

I love my two sea shell wreaths, but this tiny wreath on a card is extra super beachy keen! Love the sailboat and sandy toes die, plus the tulle and pearls. The card base makes a nice way to display it, framed or not. What a treat to see your beautiful creation at Double D, Ros!

nancy littrell said...

Your beach shell arrangement will be a beautiful framed work of art for your home, Ros. I love all the embellishments and perfect die cut sentiment. Beautiful watercolored background too. TFS my friend. Hugs..

Sue Lelli said...

You could always come visit me at the beach and bring that absolutely GORGEOUS card! I LOVE IT!!!

Kathy Krug said...

Oh my gosh, Ros, this is so gorgeous. I love what you created. There is so much texture and dimension and the background is perfect. Thanks for sharing it with us at Double D.

Tracy said...

What a treat! Your composition is just perfect. Love the little boats and the smattering of tulle and shells for lots of texture. Your happy accident really did make a cool effect.

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Very unique and absolutely gorgeous Ros. Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge – hope you’ll join us again!
Amelia (DT Double "D" Challenges)

Barbara said...

This card is... I'm at a loss for words. I'm amazed at the idea and how you executed it - it's wonderful. Maybe you could mail it in a former chocolate box or something? But then: if you have a spot to put it in your home, why not keep it??

Robyn Oliver said...

This is to die for Ros, I just love it and you should definitely frame it, wonderful

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