Sunday, 8 April 2012

Fashionable Stamping Challenges - A nautical theme

I am quite pleased with this little card. I used a stamp which is inked up for the first time, I won it at Our daily Bread challenges last year sometime. It is called Keep My Lamp Burning.


I missed the last challenge at FSC due to pressure of work so I am really pleased to join the girls again this week. Please go take a look at the wonderful inspiration they have provided again, their work is truly stunning.



The inky background is made using a product called Goosebumps with distress stains. I wanted to achieve a frothy sea effect background. I stamped onto the background with Stazon, but it didn't take as well as I expected so I stamped another image on white card, cut the lighthouse and compass out, painted it, heat embossed it and stuck it on. 


Using provocraft dies I cut and inked the shells. I don't know what I will use the card for so I will add a sentiment later.

Thanks for stopping by today, have a wonderful weekend.

hugs {brenda} xox

Challenges to have fun with
Crazy 4 Challenges - Blue, white + 1 (mine is brown)
Bloggers Challenge - to die for
For Your Inspiration - photo challenge
Creative Craft World - Blue theme
Desert Island Crafters - 3 from a list (no glitter, die cuts, brown)
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Anything Goes

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40 comments:

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, that's a stunning little card, Brenda. I just love everything about it, including the name! I kept looking at those Goosebumps - what do you think? Love the way the b/g turned out. The shells look brilliant, too. Lovely work. Wishing you a Happy Easter Sunday! Bless you x

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful Brenda love all the elements and colours.... stamp and dies I love to, love it all! Jo xx

Terry said...

Fabulous card, Brenda! Love that background, which is so sea worthy! I am so going to find some goosebumps! Great little die embellishments also! Lovely! Happy Easter!

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Brenda...The lighthouse looks stunning in white and sets the goosebump background off beautifully! And the collage of the dies are perfect. A really stunning card Brenda! Happy Easter.
Dot x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely card Brenda, love the inky background and the die cuts are perfect accompanying the lighthouse image. Tracy x

Elaine said...

Fantastic Brenda what a lovely card I love it , the colours are beautiful.
Have a nice Easter Sunday and Monday Hugs Elaine

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Brenda,
What a lovely card! I really have a love for lighthouses. They are just beautiful. The Goosebumps is very interesting.

Happy Easter
Hugs,
Kay

Sue said...

The dynamic, dramatic and brilliant electric Blue, it adds a whole new dimension to the sweeping generality that Blues are serene and sedate. This is an engaging colour Palette Brenda,and it expresses exhilaration...it has an undertone of Purple so is seen as the warmest of the blues.
So now that you have grabbed our attention with the Bg, you then place the image large and bold, and we are hooked in, the eyes are delighted with what they see.
Brilliant(literally)card.
Smiles:)

Lisa Jane said...

oh i love anything related to the sea.. and this is fab.. gorgeous little shells
Happy Easter to you and yours
Lisa x

Ephemera said...

Hi Brenda, such a beautiful card, love the lighthouse stamp it is gorgeous and fabulous background is breathtaking. x

Meggymay said...

Fabulous, that's an amazing background, so realistic and I love the lighthouse image.
Yvonne x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A stunning card Brenda - the "inky" sea is fab, and what a gorgeous lighthouse stamp - just perfect for the challenge at FYI - thank you so much for joining us - hope to see you next time! Have a happy Easter - Sylvia x

Netty said...

Loving your lighthouse and a fab card Brenda, x

Mini said...

Wow! That is stunning! Thank you for joining in with us at Creative Craft World.
Sue x

Mrs.B said...

Stunning background Brenda, really makes those images pop. Love your little die cuts.
Have a wonderful Easter.
Avril xx

lynne said...

Hi Brenda
The shells and seahorse are stunning additions and I love the washed out colours, as though bleached by the sun.
Wishes
Lynne

Sue C said...

Fabulous card Brenda, the background is really effective. Love how the lighthouse stands out so well and the shells are just perfect ! Sue C x

baileyrosy.com said...

Such a beautiful scene you have created for us. Fabulous background and amazing colours and then the gorgeous bold image. This is a real nautical beauty, love it !
Marie

PetraB said...

A beautiful card, love the scene you created. Thank you for playing along with the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

rudlis said...

Stunning design and gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us for the FYI! Hope to see you again.

My name is Erika. said...

Love your card-I am a softie for nautical themed items. It is beautiful.

Summite said...

Your card is WOW.... I really like the way you used this gorgeous stamps...... I love this stamp but I am french and their is a lot of english text with it so a lot of money for just on stamp that I would use.... anyway your card is amazing.... Congrat....

Luv from Montreal
Marie

Sharon said...

What a stunning card! Thanks for joining the anything goes challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad!

Fliss said...

This is gorgeous Brenda and the goosebumps add fabulous texture. Fab colours too.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

So fantastic, the background looks great and the lighthouse wonderful. Love all the other elements on your card.

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning background! Perfect for the lighthouse image! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Wow - this is just gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining us at Desert Islands Crafts Challenge! :)

susibee said...

Your card is fab, I love it. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World.

*psychangel* said...

Great card Brenda. Love the sea theme. Thank you for sharing at Desert Island Crafters. Hugs, Ang x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Brenda, this card is just amazing!!! I adore lighthouses and this stamp is stunning! You must use it more often as your card is absolutely fabulous! See you on Saturday! xx

Scattychick said...

Love how you have done this card the details on the lighthouse are great. Thank you for joining in with us at Creative Craft World x

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous Brenda, love the details and the embossed pieces you added!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful lighthouse card! Love the side shells too! Thanks for joining in at FYI!

Gerri Herbst said...

dear Brenda,
This nautical card is so lovely. I have those diecuts too and they are one of my favorites. I must enter this challenge!take care, gerri

carefree creations said...

Love this card! The background is awesome and I love the coloring on the shells. Thanks for joining us at FYI!

StephC said...

Beautiful take on the inspiration photo! So glad you joined us at FYI!

Patricia said...

You definitely nailed the nautical theme with your card. The die cut embellishments are perfect. Thanks for playing along with my Desert Islands Crafts Challenge itinerary!

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Brenda! Love your card. Really love the colors you chose, love the lighthouse, too. One I haven't seen before. And, I love the mottled background you created. Gorgeous! Best wishes, Yvonne

dstandard said...

This is just a gorgeous card - Fabulous take on the inspirational photo! Thanks for playing at FYI!

Michelle said...

Wow, Brenda, this is lovely! I love the colours you've chosen and your layered images are great! Thanks for joining us at FYI!