Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Voice of The Sea

Impression Obsession has a challenge of “Hello.”  I had to do a lot of thinking for this one.  As I looked through my stamps, I found this wonderful lighthouse and I pictured it calling out with its light to ships out at sea.  It was like it was saying hello to them and guiding them home.  This stamp is called Hatteras with Boat (F1175) and the sentiment is called Voice Square (B53850

I used two different Cuttlebug embossing folders on this card, a shell one on the dark blue background and swirls on the light blue strip.  The sea shell border above and below the light blue strip was created using a Martha Stewart border punch.

The image and the sentiment were stamped with Adirondek Denim dye ink and they were cut out using Spellbinder dies.  For embellishments I added two strips of sparkly ric rak ribbon and 3 buttons.  The larger button kind of reminded me of a life preserver.

This card reminds me of summer vacations at the beach.  The girls and I loved to walk on the beach and pick up shells.  We would always come home sunburned with a bucket of shells, and sand everywhere.

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Impression Obsession Challenge - Hello
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge 14 - Fun in the Sun!
Creative Inspirations Challenge #63 – Red, White, Blue
Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #88 – Summertime
Aifactory Challenge #086 – Double Time/Two of something (two strips of ric rac ribbon)
All Sorts Challenge Week #110 – Free and Easy
Bling It On Challenge #5 – Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad Challenge #129 – Lots of Texture
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C95 – Summer
Dutch Dare Card Challenge DDCC #120 – Summer Fun
Flourishes Bring Back The Beautiful – Summer and/or Vacation
Lexis Creations Challenge #44 – At The Beach
One Stop Craft Challenge #139 – Summer Time
Sew Many Challenges #59 – Recipe: 1) Blue, 2) Ribbon, 3) Die Cut, 4) 3 round buttons
Sketch Saturday Challenge #163 – Sketch


Shirley said...

Wow! E, I really love what you did with your image, the sentiment, the braid, the embossing...did I mention I like the whole card!! How very pretty! Thank you so much for playing and good luck in the drawing too!!!

Katie said...

Wonderful card! I like how you describe your thoughts about the lighthouse and its light. Love the swirl embossing and the border trim. Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous.

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Ohh I like this! lol but I am biased and like all things nautical :) Love the negative sentiment, it is really effective! Thanks for playing with us at The Crafty Pad :)

Sandra said...

Wonderful card:) Sandra H

Cec said...

Lovely card. I love the pop of red with the buttons. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.

aqualeiga said...

Wow, this is lovely....I am partial to lighthouses, having grown up living on the Isle of Wight. Thanks for joining THE CRAFTY PAD this week. Hugs, Ali x

Paddington fan said...

What a great image and love all the texture on your card!! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time and good luck! Love Jacky x

shell said...

Brill image, thanks for joining us at bling it on this month.
Shell xx

scotspanda said...

great image, a fab card

thanks for being free n easy with us at Allsorts this week


Amanda xx

Shelley said...

Gorgeous summery card. Thanks for joining in this weeks One Stop Craft Challenge. Hugs Shelley xx

coldwaters2 said...

Super card love the design and image a lovely Summery creation thank you for joining our challenge at Creative Inspirations.
Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

This is such a wonderful creation Marie! Thank you so much for participating in the Lexi's Creations with it.

Daisychain said...

A beautiful card with a great sentiment, thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations, hope to see you again next time. Good luck! Hugs Christine x

Mina said...

I love that fabulous lighthouse image...gorgeous summers card...thanks for joining in with our Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
Mina xxx

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Nothing says Summer quite like the sea and you've done a beautiful job with this card!! Thanks so much for playing the BBB challenge!!

Heather Jensen said...

Fabulous creation. Thanks so much for playing at Flourishes BBB.