Monday, 29 April 2013

Lighthouse for Crafty Individuals

"Time and tide wait for no-one"
Some new Crafty Individuals stamps popped through my letterbox recently and I just had to play with the lighthouse one, I have an affinity with them which I think stems from my childhood days going to the beach at Happisburgh (pronounced Haysborough!!!)



This is Grace Darling's Lighthouse (CI-384) which was stamped in Cobalt Archival ink onto 300 gms gummed water colour paper and then painted in with distress inks. Of course I had to have some red in the lighthouse as that is part of the memory.


The image is mounted onto the Tim Holtz pocket watch which was die-cut in ribbed card and given a coat of gesso, sanded and inked with walnut stain. Then CI shells from  CI-272 plate were stamped onto painted shrink plastic to make them so small.

 

Inside the seascape is from the CI background papers Book 5.


By cutting the pocket watch twice this stands and will become a card for a friend who used to be a ship's engineer.

Thanks for stopping by today and extra special thanks if you have time to leave me a comment.

Have a great day.

hugs {brenda} x0x
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36 comments:

debby4000 said...

Fabulous shaped card, beautiful work with the stamp.
luv
Debby

Shirley Chillman said...

Ooooo love what you have done with this Brenda. Colouring is gorgeous.

Can't wait for my die to turn up then I can play as well.

Hugs Shirley x x

Fliss said...

Stunning Brenda. A beautiful image and a wonderful idea too.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh, so many clever things about this one! Love that stamp set and adding the shells like that with the SP is genius, it adds so much dimension! Love the idea of the pocket watch into a card, brilliant!

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Brenda, how's you hun? Love the shape of your little card and the image is wonderful. Fabby colours and I love the sentiment. Take care, hope to see you soon Heidi x

Von said...

What a lovely card for your friend Brenda and such a useful stamp :)
Von ♥

Redanne said...

There is just something so tactile about using corrugated card...love how you used the pocket watch for the base and the CI images are just fabulous - brings back childhood memories for me too and my obsession (still) with lighthouses..... Hugs, Anne x

Rita said...

What a Fantastic card Brenda. I can't stop looking at it and the seagulls in flight are so much a part of the scene. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xx

Juls said...

wow this is fabulous!! Hugs Juls

Amanda said...

This die I love, it works fab as a card. Love the images you have used,
Love
Amanda x

Karin said...

I love lighthouses too! Gorgeous project! Have a nice week!
Greetings Karin

Lisa Jane said...

oh you know me and the sea .. i love it .. this is gorgeous .. and what a fabulous shape!
Lisa x

PetraB said...

Fantastic make, love the scene and your colouring.

Junibears said...

Hello dear Brenda!
What a fantastic idea for a card! Wonderful shape and beautiful work! Hugs xx

Gina said...

That is just SOOOOO COOOOOL!!!!!!!! :D XXX

Margreet said...

Fab shaped card, Brenda...love your colouring of the lighthouse and the inside is fab too!
xxx Margreet

Meggymay said...

Great shape and such a good idea. It looks fabulous.
Yvonne x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How cool is this ?! The pocket watch shape is fantastic, great stamping within.

Daniele said...

what a great card, love the watch shape, inspirational
hugs

Fandhmum said...

Hi Brenda,
This is so lovely and the colouring is gorgeous.
Rosie x

Nan G said...

Cool card! Love that watch die cut. I think lighthouses speak to the dreamer in all of us ... of far off places and exotic lands.

Julia S-W said...

What a beautiful image! I love what you've done with it. The die cut works perfectly too - so clever!
Juliax

Sophie said...

Eine großartige Idee, alles wie in einer Uhr zu verpacken, und unglaublich schön :-)

Liebe Grüße von Sophie

Terry said...

Well my friend, I can honestly say that I love this pocket watch! What a wonderful childhood memory capured in a timeless piece! Love, love, love this! Now there is less than 48 hours! Big hug!

inkypinkycraft said...

what a beautiful make, how spooky just used this die myself!!! this looks fab hope you have a wonderful time away hugs trace x

Marjie Kemper said...

The watch is fantastic! Love the way you've added the paper birds flying right off the background. This is just fabulous!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love the colours on the lighthouse and love that you added to the pocket watch. Fabulous. Tracy x

catherine said...

This looks fantastic Brenda and sure is a great image. Love the pocket watch idea. I grew up most of my life at the seaside and near the lighthouse.
x catherine

Sandy said...

Really a wonderful project and your idea for the shells is fantastic!
Sandy

Suzi B said...

Oh wow!... fabulous, love it, great idea.
Suzi B xx

Buttons said...

Love your pocket watch idea here Brenda and the lighthouse is beautiful. Hugs, Jenny x

Gio said...

It's brilliant!! Gorgeous idea!

Anita Houston said...

Love this pocket watch theme...the lighthouses are gorgeous and original! Fabulous piece!

Anita Houston said...

Love this pocket watch theme...the lighthouses are gorgeous and original! Fabulous piece!

Ephemera said...

Hi Brenda, this is delightful, so pretty and such a fabulous idea, I love it. XX

2amscrapper said...

fabulous idea!