Friday 7 May 2021

To the Lighthouse

This card is for someone who loves the sea but is stuck in a landlocked country!  

I used a very old sizzlit decorative strip die for the foreshore.  It creates a three-part border so I cut it from blue, brown and green card stocks, reassembled them and distressed the edges a little for some depth.   

I used Frantic Stamper Village Sky to create the partially cloudy sky.

The sentiment is from Crafty Individuals.

The lighthouse (from an unnamed set I bought at a craft fair last year just before the world stopped) was cut from brown and white card stocks.  I cut the lighthouse away from the brown one and replaced it with a white version.  I cut a second white light house because I wasn't happy with the way it looked and laid it over the first, which made it look like it was in the foreground.  I coloured the white "windows" yellow for the house and light grey for the lighthouse then reinserted them.  Then applied glossy accents for shine and dimension.  The sailiboat is from an unnamed set I bought online a few months ago.

I'm entering the following challenges

Addicted to CAS Challenge #196

Always Fun Challenge #212 - Combine some old and new elements

The Male Room Challenge #150

Use Your Stuff Challenge #421 - Book Title To the Lighthouse by Virgina Woolf

NBUS Challenge #26 - The sailboat was NBUS

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  1. Such a lovely card and a very calming scene. I love all the die cut elements and the CAS nature of your card. Thanks for playing along with The Male Room. X

  2. Fantastic card, love the CAS style while still incorporating lots of color and detail. Thanks for sharing with us at Always Fun Challenges!

  3. I love that sentiment, so true. also the scene you've created is so wonderful . Thank you for playing at the Male Room Challenges.

  4. I always love when I see a unique card, something I haven't seen replicated all over Blogland. And this card is a beauty Kate! I love the colours, that wonderful foreshore, the sentiment label the clouds and sunshine grouping... Wonderful! Thank you for coming to play with us at Addicted to CAS :)
    Vicky x

  5. This card is really pretty. I love the die cuts making a scene. Nicely done. Thank you for joining our challenge at Use Your Stuff and hope to see you again soon.
    Tammy DT Co-ordinator

  6. Such a beautiful nautical scene, Kate! I love how you placed each element and your color palette is lovely! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS!

  7. I love this card - such a serene scene and sentiment.

  8. This is such a beautiful design! You've created a lovely scene. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

  9. You have made such a beautiful scene, love the details and sunny colors. Thank you for joining The Male Room "Water/Beach" challenge, I hope you'll be back to join our new "Dads/Grandads" challenge.


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