Monday, 20 May 2013

Life on the ocean wave

This is card number 5 from Pat's swap parcel with the theme of nautical.  Pat really likes to challenge us and so added a proviso that we should make one easel card and so this is it.  I am not a lover of easel cards and so they tend to be all very similar designs based on a square card.  This one is no different.

I coloured in an image from the swap and then used a small frame from my stash and stuck it to part of the image and then cut the image to suit the frame.  I took the bit of dark embossed card from my parcel; it was a very bluish black embossed with little bubbles.  I decided to use the debossed side as it made it look more like fishing nets. Unfortunately you can't see this very well in the photo. I mounted the image on this embossed card and then mounted that on the blank easel card.

I did an experiment with some white card and it failed but I turned it over and by jove it gave me just the sort of washed out sea swirls that worked well on the easel card - well, I thought so.  I ink embossed my cuttlebug embossing folder with a sort of pearlescent creamy white ink.It didn't really show well in the dips in the embossing so I thought I would try a colouring with my promarkers.  I only really wanted the raised areas coloured but some went into the embossed areas and it didn't look right at all.  When I turned it over I really like the mottled effect of where the promarkers had seeped through.  I mounted this card on the base and used a greeting as a stopper for the easel card.


I am entering this in the following challenges:

Cards For Men Blogspot:  Fancy folds
Lady Annes Challenge:  Easel Card

5 comments:

  1. Beautiful in blue! Such a serene card and love the wave effect, fab! So glad you joined us for our Fancy Folds challenge at Cards for Men!

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  2. This is great Liz - I think the papers are just great for this card. Great card for a fellah! Thanks so much for joining us at Lady Anne's Challenges this time. I do hope you join us again.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

    DT Member Lady Anne's Challenges

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  3. Lovely card, great image, thanks for playing along at Lady Anne Challenge this month, xxxx

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  4. I think it's lovely, but I didn't realise you didn't like easel cards :o(

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  5. Gorgeous creation lovely image.
    Thank you for joining us at Lady Anne's Challenge.
    Hugs Julie xx

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