Saturday, 18 July 2015

Beside the sea

I made this card for my son's partner a while ago,before we went on holiday! 

He used to be a sea farer so I wanted to make a card to remind him of those days! The map is of an area I have happy memories of!  I used distress inks for the background and flicked some water over it. The stamps are Crafty Individuals. I stamped the seagull and the cases onto a separate piece of card to make them stand out!  

I would like to enter in the following challenges

Stamping Sensations - Feature a Creature

Country View Challenges - On your Travels

Crafty Individuals - Face value

Thanks for looking, Chris


sirkkis said...

I love this! You've caught spirit of the sea very well, Chris.
Have a great weekend ♥

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous card, love all the images and the colours you have used. Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This card is just marvelous Chris!
Happy weekend

Margik said...
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Margik said...

Fabulous card and great images, Chris! Love the fantastic colours too.
Mar xx

chrissie said...

Fantastic card with a great seaside scene

Love Chrissie xx

She King said...

Fantastic card Chris. xx

Helen said...

What a great card, and a fabulous idea. love the seagull on the cases.

Barb said...

A lovely card Chris. Some great fussy cutting on the seagull and cases. I love the colours you've used. Barbxx

Meggymay said...

A wonderful sea scene, the card looks fabulous.
Yvonne xx

Jean Hardy said...

Beautifully put together card, and happy memories for me too, in fact we are visiting again v soon. It makes a lovely birthday card - he must have loved it! Thanks for joining in the CI Challenge, Jean x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You make such good use of your stamps, and those suitcases with the bird on top really stole the show. The entire card is a success, but those elements made the card extra special. Beautiful results.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful card Chris! I love the scene you created, the bird on the luggage is a great focal image and the background is just wonderful! Love it! hugs :)

brenda said...

Great card Chris and super stamping, it's perfect for our theme at Stamping Sensations, many thanks for joining in.

B x

butterfly said...

Lovely inky background, and the stamping is fab.
Alison xx

Joan said...

A fabulous card, love the inked background and the great stamping.

Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month

Joan x

pinky said...

Excellent card, love the background and your brilliant stamps. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

Florence said...

Wonderful card Chris. Great mix of stamps. They work perfectly together. Lovely coloring on the background. Thank you for playing along with the Crafty Individuals Face Value Challenge.
Flo x

Coco said...

Simply gorgeous Chris... I love how the seagull really pop up beautifully!! Thank you for joining in the Crafty Individuals challenge! Crafy hugs, Coco xx

Lynne Moncrieff said...

You managed to combine the various stamps so perfectly to create this scene and such beautiful colours.
I love this card all the moreso because it has significance for the lucky recipient.
Thank you for joining the Crafty Individuals challenge.

Daniele said...

a great combination of stamps for your lovely card, so glad you joined us at Crafty individuals