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:

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

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  2. Wonderful images and colours

    Love Chrissie xx

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

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

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  5. Gorgeous scene, and beautifully done.

    Kath x

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

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  7. Gorgeous card Maureen, love it.
    Gr Veerle

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

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

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

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  11. 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

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  12. A gorgeous card - those seashells look so real! xx

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

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  14. 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.

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  15. 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

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  16. Fabulous CAS card, love the seashells on the beach xx

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

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  18. 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

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  19. 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

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  20. 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.

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

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  22. 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

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  23. what a wonderful creation love it
    hugs Kate xx

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

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  25. This is so gorgeous Mo! really nice huggles Sue xxx

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  26. A perfect beach scene Mo!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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

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

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

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

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  31. 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

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