Wednesday, 14 April 2010

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Finished this, my latest make last night after a lot of deliberating. Not terribly happy with it as I don't think it looks very cohesive but I didn't find this challenge one of the easier ones. This is what we had to use this time.

The rules have changed slightly and now state that you only need to use three 'ingredients' but I have tried to use them all as previously.

I used a cream basecard and stamped the seashell border along one side using Versafine Sepia and heat embossed it. The shells were watercoloured using a combination of D.I.'s and Cosmic Shimmer. Then I scored the card to the side of the border, and added a picture which I found on a vintage images website, matted onto some brown card from my stash. I added a deckchair ticket, a computer generated 'sentiment' (cut out with a nestie) a shell button, and finally some glitter was added to the waves. I inked around the edges of the photo and the oval with black ink but it's a dreadful day for taking photo's today and this is not really visible.

Will look forward to seeing other entries for this challenge and wonder what you will think about this one?

By the way, I had a win in the office Grand National sweepstake at the weekend! My horse came first and I pocketed £40 which I spent yesterday on two new sets of nesties, how lucky am I ??

ttfn and thanks for dropping by.
Fiona x

PS Thanks to Eunice for lending me the seashell stamp.


  1. This is a lovely card Fiona! Great job on using the 5 ingredients. Love the new look for the blog too

  2. Fiona the card is lovely and looks even better in real life. The colour matching is just perfect, the light doesn't do it justice.

    Lovely as always.


  3. This is fabulous Fiona! The image and background and stamped seashell border are beautiful.
    Still trying to decide what to do for mine!

  4. I love your card Fiona and well done on using all 5 ingredients! I had to miss one out (the oval)! Great job.

  5. HI Fiona - this is Fiona! lol! love your piece - that challenge site is new to me but I'd love to give it a go - love your inspiring piece

  6. I love your card! so so lovely!
    Merci, bizz!

  7. Great vintage image and you made a fab card from it, love the shell border stamp, so pretty the way you've coloured it!

  8. Fabulous! Really made me smile... I do love seaside themed cards.
    Hope you have a great weekend.
    Sandra x


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