Thursday, August 2, 2018

Just Chillin' at the Seaside

     Here's it is the first Thursday in August and we're starting a new challenge over at Crafting with an Attitude.  Our sponsor this month is Beccy's Place and I've used this magnificent Gull from her "Smooth Seas" set.

     I started by coloring with my ProMarkers and then did the background using a dried out marker as a water color 'paint brush.'   I dipped it into the water color, let it absorb quite a bit, dabbed it once on a paper towel, then used it to 'paint' both the sky and the water.  I had to dip several times to complete both the sky and the water.

     The marker I chose was actually an old blender so I didn't risk any color being left in the marker.  Old alcohol markers don't mix well with the water, even when they are dried out.  I really like the broad, chisel-tip look it gave me which I can't get with any of the water color paint brushes I have.

     I used a white gel pen to make the foam around the pilings.

     I cut the image with a stitched, Cheery Lynn, die.  I did the same with the printed sentiment but I trimmed off the top since the small square die was larger than I wanted.  Both of those pieces were mounted onto a confetti CS base.  I dug through my ribbon stash, found that blue ribbon, and used the last I had to wrap around the card front and then make the multi-loop bow with my bow maker.

     I think this made a wonderful masculine card and I'll have it in my stash for future use.

A Bit More Time to Craft
Beccy's Place
Carlin's Card Paradise
Country View
Craft-Dee Bowz
Crafter's Cafe
Crafts Galore Encore
Scribbles Designs

     Come play in our challenge this month.  Our theme is "Anything Goes" and we can't wait to be inspired by you.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


  1. This is gorgeous Connie, love the design and wonderful image.
    Linda xxx

  2. I think your coloring turned out amazing here Connie! I have never thought to use a dried out marker as a brush for coloring, but now I need to give it a try! I love it! HUGS

  3. This makes me want to head out for the closest beach! Love that image and the way you used it on your card.

  4. This is stunning! I love scenes with seagulls and pilings and water and this one is perfect! So relaxing!

  5. A wonderful card Connie, gorgeous image and lovely ribbon.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore August Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

  6. This is a great card with that fantastic digital stamp from Beccy.
    Thank you for joining us at Carlin's Kaartenparadijs challenge.
    Good Luck !

    Carla (DT)

  7. What a wonderful card NC, you've done a great job putting it together. I love the background you painted... thanks for explaining the process to us. I also like the way you applied the white pen to the bottom of the pillars for the water effect. The blue ribbon bow finishes your card perfectly. Love it!

  8. A lovely card, thanks for sharing with Digistamps4joy!

  9. OH! this is so lovely, makes me need a visit to the sea, a Fabulous make Connie.

  10. Thank you so much for entering the Anything Goes challenge at The Outlawz Challenges this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Happy crafting,
    AngelaTwisted Thursday DT
    Taste Of Craftiness {My Blog}

  11. Thanks so much for entering your lovely card into our 'Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow' challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ this month. I look forward to seeing what you create for our next challenge. Hugs, Kathy

  12. Lovely card ! Thank you so much for taking part in my 'sun, sea and sand' Challenge over at Country View Challenges.
    Corrie x

  13. What a fun card, thanks so much for joining in with the fun over at County View Challenges xx

  14. Hello… Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Scribbles Designs… your seagull card fits perfectly with our “Fun in the Sun” challenge theme… Hope you will be able to join us again very soon and Good Luck in the draw.
    [Diane Louise, DT Member, Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog]

  15. Hi Nana Connie, what a cool and elegant combination and love the sentiment you combined with the "quite scene".

    Thank you very much for joining us at the bastel-traum Challenge.

    Hugs and good luck
    DT bastel-traum challenge

  16. Beautiful card! Love this image and you done a great job colouring it. Thank you for sharing your talent with us at SCRIBBLES DESIGN. Best of luck! Nick


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