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


  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!

  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

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

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

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


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