Thursday, 28 May 2015

Seashells By The Seashore

Remember that rhyme? What fun we used to have when we were kids, chanting that rhyme on a hot summer day...

My card today is using up some more of the seashells that were featured on my recent Mermaid card.
I did colour up quite a few extra shells, so thought I had better just get them made up rather than create yet another UFO envelope.

I hand cut some heavy card to make a 5x7 tent fold card. I don't make tent folds very often as sometimes they do not want to stay upright! They can sort of "collapse" when displayed! Luckily, this one is standing up nicely.


I scribbled some Prismacolour pencils across the card front. Just a little bit of blue and a little of a tan colour. I blended them with gamsol and I think I they suggest a nice beachy feel...hopefully you think so too!
I merely arranged the shells, popping the starfish and the conch shell forward with some thin pop dots.

That it! A quick, simple and fun to make beach themed card. I left it with out a sentiment until I decide just what I will use it for.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets (the shells were stamped and fussy cut from snippets)

32 comments:

Pia S said...

This CAS design is fantastic, Maureen. Unusually CAS for you, but wow do you know how to keep it simple and gorgeous!

chrissies said...

Wonderful images and colours

Love Chrissie xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Maureen, lovely card, colours are beautiful and the shells are gorgeous, a very beachy card, hugs Kate x

Sue - said...

Gorgeous design - your background is very effective with the shells.

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous scene, and beautifully done.

Kath x

jimlynn said...

This makes me want to head to the beach! Beautiful! Love the look with pencils too.
Lynn

Veerle said...

Gorgeous card Maureen, love it.
Gr Veerle

Jean said...

This is a fabulous card Mo, the pencilled background is perfect to show off the lovely cut out shells.
Jean x

Carol said...

A super CAS card Maureen, love your beachy scene. Carol x

Cathy said...

Gorgeous beachy scene Mo, love the simply coloured background, it really sets off those lovely shells & starfish, Cathy x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous card!

MaryH said...

Your light touch with the pencils truly did evoke a beach & water soft seascape. Love the pretty shells all popped up as you've arranged them. Wonderful use of your UFO-s to create a lovely Playground entry. Well done! TFS & Hugs

Liz said...

A gorgeous card - those seashells look so real! xx

Carol L said...

This is just dreamy, and so perfect for a hot summer day! Love it!

Sarah Mabery said...

Those sea shells are gorgeous. I love how you added just a hint of color to suggest a beach without coloring the entire background. Leaving all that white space really works for this card. I don't know that I would be able to leave the white space like that.

brenda said...

As always your card is a delight MO and your use of inks and shells is very effective.

Hope you have a good weekend.

B x

KandA said...

Fabulous CAS card, love the seashells on the beach xx

aussie aNNie said...

FABULOUS Maureen, gorgeous colours as well.xx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Sassy Raggedy said...

WOW, I am just so thrilled at how much you have grown with your creativeness and designing. This card is fantastic. I love it and it is a piece of art worthy of the nicest frame you can find. I love the free-lance coloring with the pencils. Fantastic Mo and a tip of my hat to you....Hugs, joann

Viv's Visuals said...

Great summer card Mo, which it was more like summer here - pelting down with rain at the mo! Just home until Sunday then it's away down South again so have a great weekend and will catch up again soon. x

Mary said...

A really nice snippet card. I leave mine without sentiments often....seems if I put them on, I need a card for something I don't have. Great idea. Your card does have me ready for a trip to the ocean.

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Maureen, such pretty sea shells and lovely background.
Pauline
x

Brenda said...

Oh my Maureen, this is such a beautiful scene with the shells! I love how you have color them too, so pretty and life like! Hugs, Brenda

downrightcrafty said...

what a wonderful creation love it
hugs Kate xx

Hettie said...

This is gorgeous Mo. Love those seashell stamps. The background looks great.
Hugs
xx

Sue said...

This is so gorgeous Mo! really nice huggles Sue xxx

Di said...

A perfect beach scene Mo!

Hugs

Di xx

Mrs A. said...

A lovely beach effect. Your shells are perfect. Very realistic. Hugs Mrs A.

Linby said...

This is so pretty and a nice peaceful calm scene too.
Lynn x

Bonnie said...

A beautiful seaside scene! Love the dimension and great colors!

SARN said...

Gorgeous CAS card Mo. I love how you created the simple background and added the shells. PERFECT xxx

Sandy said...

So pretty Mo - love the way you colored this card. I do believe that clean and simple cards are my favorite. I totally agree with Sarn - PERFECT!!!
Sandy xx