Monday, 24 August 2015

Nautical but Nice

Happy new week friends, I hope you had a great weekend.  On Saturday I went to the Cornwall Craft Show at the Lanhydrock Hotel near Bodmin.  It was a small show with just a handful of stalls but they were packed with lots of great stash and I came away with a few things I never knew I needed LOL.

Today I have a card to share with you.  A while back I bought a set of stamps by Elines - set number ECO144 - and the 'Beach House' Paper Bloc to go with it. 

This is the card I made using the papers and stamps
and a close up shot

a close up of the fishes

Tools and materials used on the card:

  • Elines ECO144 stamp set - stamps used on card: ship, shell, fish, anchor, faux stitching, compass, label, stencilled letters
  • Elines 'Beach House' Paper Bloc - pieces used from various sheets in the pack
  • Spectrum Aqua Pens
  • Clear Wink of Stella Pen
  • Hickory Smoke Distress Ink
  • Crafters' Companion Watercolour Card
  • Glossy Accents
  • Kraft basecard
The shells were created by stamping the shell image onto watercolour card then cut out.  Coloured with Aqua pen then a layer of Wink of Stella clear ink added.  They were then spritzed on the back with clean water and using a couple of sizes of ball tool and a foam pad, shaped from the back.

I stamped the fish a few times, coloured with Aquas then Wink of Stella added over the top.  After cutting each one out I attached them to the piece of twine then applied Glossy Accents to each one.

I hope you've enjoyed today's project, thanks for dropping by.  Happy Crafting !


Kathyk said...

FABULOUS make missus, really very cool. When I first looked at the fish I thought they were shrink plastic but no, a great example of fussy cutting and patience (with the glossy accents!) instead. I'm sure the lucky recipient will love it

Happy Monday - still raining here!


Annie said...

fabulous card Wynneth, and so many gorgeous details. I must get mine out and have another play - you've inspired me! it was good to see you and your Dad on Saturday and although I didn't buy much .. .. it has got me back to crafting, well at least covering the dining table with stash!
hugs, annie x

Debs M said...

wow the shells and the fish turned out a treat! great card x

catherine said...

This is fabulous Wynneth and glad you enjoyed the craft show
x catherine

Linda said...

The card is fabulous and even better IRL. It's amazing what we can find that we didn't know we needed when we go to these shows. x