Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Seashells by the Seashore

This is a thank you card for my SIL who invited me to vacation with her in Florida.  We did some shelling on the beaches. 


This is my second collage attempt.  I'm taking Mary's class at Green Papers Collage Club.  (link on my sidebar).  This lesson uses vintage papers torn into strips, gesso, and stamping. Some of the papers are Mary's from the class.  I added a couple from the Graphics Fairy (music and shells).  The focus image is another freebie from Bastelmania (link on my sidebar).  I used Ranger Distress Inks in Tea Dye and Weathered Wood.  Rubber  stamps are Versailles Crest from Memory Box and Floral Stem from Stampabilities.  I also dug out my Stampin' Up punch.  The shell is one of the souvenirs we collected on the beach.

This card also qualifies for the card challenge hosted by DTer Starr over at Bella Creations.  Her challenge, which ends on the last day of February, is to make a card using maroon, cream, and brown, ribbon or fibers, a quote, and something 3-D. 

18 comments:

craftattack said...

Lovely work! Glad you could use the image. I will be posting some vintage images again on Saturday! Hugs, Valerie

Sandi said...

Just absolutely lovely.

Netty said...

Beautiful collage, love the soft colours. Annette x

Terry said...

Your SIL will love her card! It is beautiful and so perfect for the vacation invite! Hopefully visiting Florida warmed your bones!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

I just love the weathered feel of this and the beautiful beach theme! gorgeous design!

Lori said...

Lovely layout, Helene! Love the gesso on the background!

Michele Oliver said...

Gorgeous work. Wish I had classes nearby to learn all these techniques. Absolutely beautiful

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Your SIL will know you had a wonderful trip when she receives this Thank You.

Michele said...

it is so beautiful! it will evoke such wonderful memories for both of you. well done! xo

Dawn said...

What a lovely card great back ground

Love Dawn xx

Shelley said...

Love the distressed vintage look! Perfect for the occassion. I just got back from visiting Florida myself, love going there in the winter.

Terry said...

I absolutely know I came by yesterday and left a comment. Don't know what happens sometimes! No doubt your SIL will love this thank you card. It is beautiful and so perfect for the vacation you shared together. Love this!

Lesley said...

Wow this collage is really nice. I would say by looking at this you are already a pro!! :)
Lesley

1CardCreator said...

Wow, I love this!

Micupoftea~ said...

The quote goes so well with the image...love it, Helene :)

Gerri Herbst said...

Love this collage, especially the background!Gotta try that technique.

Lynn Stevens said...

How pretty , love the white wash look !

Sandy Ang said...

Did you take vacation pics while in Florida ? Love to see them. That seaside print is just precious.

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