Wednesday 2 July 2014

Under the Sea - Card 37

We had a couple days away visiting our good friends who live up on the Sunshine Coast of BC.
We drive for about an hour to get to Horseshoe Bay and then take a 40 minute ferry ride up the coast. Once on land again,we drive along the ocean for another hour till we reach their village.

Perhaps it was all that time at the ocean's edge but I seem to be on a roll with making water themed cards ever since! Here is the first of my Under the Sea themed cards.

The image was coloured with Stampin' Up chalks and a Qtip. The colour is really over the lines but I am pretending that it is supposed to look like a watercolour!!!    lol

The sand dollar is a die cut that I chalked as well,  but in keeping with my efforts to reduce my stash, the sea shells are little bits that I prised off  some old dollar store scrapbook borders.  I have been working away at using up those old borders as they are so hopelessly out of style for my scrapbooking. They are 3 dimensional and do have some lovely glittering edges, so work out well for cards.
Here is a close of of their glistening edges...

The design papers are just snippets from my scrap files. The blue weathered woodgrain DP is the last snippet of this paper. I can't remember the name of it so if anyone recognizes it, let me know.
I added the pearls as they are another thing associated with under the sea!

****************This is card 37 of  50. I have been on a consumables spending freeze until I made 50 cards (Sook Wang tape and heavy weight card stock exempt).***************

Card base - from my stash
DP - snippets from my stash
Image Stamp - Stampin' Up
Sentiment Stamp - Tim Holtz
Dies - Sand dollar is an accucut from the scrapbook store free use trays (from my stash)
Embellishments - seashells are dollar store borders cut apart (from my stash)
Bling - Pearls from my stash

I am entering this card in the following challenges
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets


Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Wonderful seaside themed card Maureen. Love the weathered wood paper behind just perfect! Your drive along the coast sounds idyllic! Susan x

coldwaters2 said...

Beautifully designed card Mo love the crab image also those wonderful papers and embellishments, superb creation.
lorraine x

Di said...

Ooooer Mo - what a fabulous card! Everything just sums up the sea - perfect! Love the sand dollare and those seashells, plus the fun crab and the 'driftwood' paper panel. See, I like it ALL!

And I sorted out the double link for you, took only moments :)

Hugs, Di xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image,fabulous

Hettie said...

Loving this Mo. Your image and the embellishments are fabulous.
Happy Wednesday Honey.

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous card, gorgeous design and gorgeous image and bits'n'pieces...awesome card.xx
The Journey is the Start

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Maureen, love your card, the colours are so lovely as is your little crab. Great papers and embellishments, Kate x

jimlynn said...

Oh WOW! This is gorgeous! Love the sand dollar and sea shells right along with that cute image. A beautiful card!

Mary Jo said...

Ooooooh, I love it!
So, so, so cute!

Kathleen said...

Brilliant card, love the little crab image and the shell are fabulous.

Kath x

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous water themed card Maureen, I love your crab and seashell embellishments.

lovecraftingpaper said...

This card is really cute! I love especially the wood-like cardstock and the seashells! Lovely!


MaryH said...

Your chalks are WON-derful. The smudging did indeed look like soft watercolor. Love that woodgrain paper..looked like it had been crackled when I first saw it. Enjoyed reading about all the how-to-s, and you are simply amazing at using up the bits & pieces. And the bargain finds! This is one lovely card. Glad you had a good visit with your friends and got to enjoy what sounded a very scenic drive. Take care. TFS & Hugs

Pia S said...

This is such a sweet underwater scene card, Maureen! I do like this chalk coloring style, a bit rough around the edges, I think that it adds charm to this little crab! The seashell border and pearls are great finishing touches!

Sue said...

Wonderful design Mo! I love it such a wonderful card..lots of huggles Sue xx

Jean said...

Great card design, I love the weathered wood paper and the lovely embellishments.
Jean x

Carol L said...

Way to keep using that old stash, and this is a great summery themed card! I've always loved Mr. Crabby, and he looks great with that peeled paint panel! Cute card!

Tracy said...

Your card is lovely!!
I love the colours and that little crab :)
Also love that weathered wood paper and how you used those shells from the borders.

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Mo, these snippets all go together beautifully, Cathy x

Erika said...

Hi Mo, how the devil are you?
I love your card....this is going to sound so wrong but I have a "thing" about crabs!
Strange, but there is a good reason, stemming from my Navy days.
Love your layout and beachy theme, just perfect.

Hugs and happy crafting, Erika. x

Sassy Raggedy said...

Fantastic....I just love how you are finding ways to use up those scraps. Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

Bonnie said...

This is amazing with all the shells and that cute crab!

Sally H said...

Oh wow, Mo! What a gorgeous card! Love all the different textures and the crab is so cute!

Sarah said...

This is fabulous Mo, starting with that cute image!! Love your paper choice too and the shells look brilliant, I have done the very same with scrapbook borders too xx

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--what a fabulous card! Those shells are wonderful used this way & I adore the sand dollar! Sounds like a gorgeous place you visited.

Linby said...

Fab card and congrats on being showcased by Miss Di.
linby x

Sarn said...

Absolutely brilliant Mo. Love that cute crab.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Karen Petitt said...

Love it Mo and a fab way to use up those stickers too. It is a work of art huni Karen xx