Tuesday 31 July 2018

Driftwood and seashells.

Hi everyone, I was so excited to be asked to play along as a guest designer at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.I have a lot of stamps that fit their criteria for playing along, that is, more than one year old. So it's great to rediscover some old goodies in my stash!
I hope you get the chance to play along.

The theme for this challenge is life's a beach.

I went with my favourite thing to do at the beach, which is looking for interesting driftwood and seashells! I'm not a swimmer lol.
The driftwood background is part of the woodgrain stamp by Darkroom Door (2012). I've had it for years and usually use it to cover a card front like this card. For this panel I stamped embossed and inked with distress inks. Then I cut a couple of the "planks"out and distressed the edges with an edge tool. I layered them onto a scrap of black card.

The seashells and starfish are diecut from white and cream card and coloured with distress inks, chameleon pens, and then rubbed with platinum and champagne inka gold to give them some shimmer.
Here's a closer look.

The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set that I've also had for ages, Find Joy (2013).
I know that in many places cool thoughts would be great at the moment, but over here a bit of warmth wouldn't go astray lol!

I'm linking up to these challenges:

Addicted to CAS where the theme is summertime.

At Simon Says Stamp Wednesday, it's anything goes.
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At Word Art Wednesday it's anything goes with the provided bible verse or a sentiment.

Grab our badge:

Stamps: Darkroom Door woodgrain and Hero Arts Find Joy.
Dies: Impression Obsession seashells.
Other: Versafine smokey grey and onyx black; clear ep; Chameleon pens; Inka gold platinum and champagne.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


Debbie Mageed said...

Absolutely stunning card, Cathy! I love your plank that anchors those beautiful shells!! Perfectly done. I also wanted to mention that I have a daughter who lives in Brisbane! You only say that you're in New South Wales so I doubt you are close but that's close enough to me! LOL Thank you for being our Guest Designer and really hope that you will join us again soon.

Mandy said...

Wonderful CAS card Cathy! The shells are so pretty and I love the simplicity of the design.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Brenda in IN said...

Nothing says beach like seashells and driftwood and you captured both so well on this card. Even the pebbly card stock is beautiful.

Cat Craig said...

beautifully created. very much a summery card.

Christine Kiehl said...

So sweet this card! How i love the nautical theme and color combo! Thank you for sharing!

Jan Clothier said...

This is fantastic, Cathy! I love the clean look you've achieved while still doing lots of inking and distressing. This is a great stamp set and I wish I had it! Thanks for joining us at Guest Designer at Retro Rubber this week.

sharon said...

Cathy your card is fabulous, l love all of the elements and the colours.
The shimmer on the seashells look like they have just been washed up.
Congratulations on being a guest designer.
sharon :)

Anita in France said...

The detailing, soft colouring and delicate shimmer on those shells is just lovely, Cathy ... a gorgeous contrast with the driftwood background! Congratulations on your GD spot! Hugs, Anita :)

Ina G said...

Fabulous cas beachy elements here Cathy. The colours of the sea shells are so life like. Love the driftwood background and of course THAT card base. Roll on summer!