Thursday, 9 June 2011

Fun at the beach

Today I decided to make a one-layer card with a seaside theme.  I started with a deckle-edged card blank because somehow it reminded me of the sea (maybe it's the wavy edge, lol).  I stamped the frame in the centre using a very old and totally unused stamp that I got from DoCrafts (so long ago I can't remember).  It has several frames and I coloured the one I wanted with a brown Whispers pen.  I stamped the little scene in the centre using my current favourite stamps, Hobby Art Coastal Scene-Its then added colour with Derwent Studio Pencils.  The sentiment is from another favourite set - Hero Arts Anytime Messages.
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
One Layer Wednesday - Summer Holidays
Sweet Stampin' - Playing in the Summer Sun
A Spoonful of Sugar - Here comes summer
Deep Ocean Challenge - Anything Goes
Make It Monday -  Anything Goes
The Outlawz - Greetings Summer Party
Creative Cowgirls - Summertime Fun
Gingersnap Creations - Scene Stamping

33 comments:

simplycaffeinated said...

I LOVE this card! I love the scene you created, your coloring is perfect and I love the stamps you used! Wonderful one layer card!

2amscrapper said...

Thanks for taking the Gingersnap Creations challenge. I can't remember when I did a one-layer card--you've inspired me to try that style again. Helene

lynne said...

What a brilliant one layer and also scene stamped card.
You can do it all can't you, no matter what you try you can do it.
I am going a bit beachy as well as I have canvases to post on my Blog and was considering making that tomorrow's post.
Lynne x

Beach Girl 115 said...

I love your card. The coloring is beautiful and I like how you chose the rope frame for the scene. Happy summer!

Wedgie said...

Beautiful card - I love it. Gorgeous image and well coloured. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week. Wedgie xxx

Teresa said...

Really beautiful beach scene, love this one, thanks for playing along at Sweet Stampin this week.
Teresa xx

Melissa said...

This is such a beautiful card! Love the scene, the colors, the frame! Great job!

Marianne said...

Beautiful card! Beautiful image!
Thanks for playing along at creative cowgirls challenge,
Marianne

dutchstamptramp said...

What a wonderful beach scene!

xxxtglxxx said...

What a lovely image and your soft colouring looks gorgeous! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

JeanFB said...

Beautiful card and a fabulous scene! I'm heading to the beach next week - hope it looks just like this! :) Thanks for sharing this with Gingersnap Creations!

Shirley-anne said...

hello Jack .love this one layer card in all its simplicity .beautiful image . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

Poppet said...

A gorgeous card Jack, I love the beach scene and the colours you have used are perfect for a summer day look.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at the Creative Cowgirls Challenge. :-) xx

Jingle said...

This is so pretty!

Willy said...

What a lovely and wonderful scene!

Jennifer said...

This is gorgeous!! Thanks so much for playing at Sweet Stampin this time xx Jenny xx

Shelly Schmidt said...

Just gorgeous! I love the clean and elegant look of your scene!

Sharon said...

Great "scene" card & love the oval shape!

Susie said...

Very beautiful and so well done.

judyjstamper said...

What a wonderful card idea, stamps, and coloring. Just goes to show there is nothing wrong with Simplicity!

Marjie Kemper said...

Great card - glad that frame got a chance to get inky!

Marjie Kemper said...

Great card - glad that frame got a chance to get inky!

Jenny said...

This is just a fabulous scene you've created and really love the white space inside the frame edge too :)
Jenny x

Mary J said...

Beautifully coloured Jack! Love it! Thanks for linking it up to the Make It Monday party!

Mary J x

Susan said...

What a delightful card! Love the peaceful scene!

melsanford said...

Beautiful card. Gorgeous image and I love the frame :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Great card - very stylish but simple

Scrapcat 1 said...

I love these scene it stamps but haven't bought any yet, I think I will have to see what I can get at the next show!

Melly said...

Aww Jack

Honey this is stunning! I love the simple layout with that stunning lil image!
Hugs M xxx

Carole of Brum said...

this is brill, Jack! you're really good with these HobbyArt stamps, I'm loving the scenes you make with them. I remember those papermania frame stamps, I ummed and ahhed for ages about whether to get one and in the end I didnt.....doh! should've bought when I had the chance, lol. CoB

Lin said...

Jack, I can just smell the ozone and hear the seagulls. Fabulous card.

Lin xx

Susan Raihala said...

What lovely coloring on your fabulous summer scene!

Elena said...

Simple but intense!! I love this card, is so calm... oooh it makes me relax...
Thank you for joining us at Deep Ocean, hope to see you again soon!
Don't forget to come to discover on june, 20th who is the winner, he could be you!

Hugs,
Elena