Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Green and blue on The Open Sea!

I'm sneaking in with a quick card for Less is More today - there's a colour challenge over there this week and it's blue and green. I love these colours together and think that whoever thought they 'shouldn't be seen without a colour in between' must have had windmills in his head! My card uses an idea I've had before (here) but this is a pared back version. Come and have a look:


The woodgrain background stamp was stamped in Island Indigo ink and then sponged with more of that colour and Garden Green.


I cut the panel to fit a frame I scored with my Simply Scored board onto the card base. I made sure that this swirly part of the woodgrain was in the bottom right hand corner and emphasised it with a hole cut with my cropadile and this curvy sentiment from Happiest Birthday Wishes.


I inked up just the top of the ship with a Basic Black marker so that it would look as if  it was sailing in heavy seas.

What you'll need to make this card:
Stamps: The Open Sea, Woodgrain, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Ink: Garden Green, Island Indigo
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Basic Black marker, Simply Scored, cropadile, Stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. If you are placing an order of £60 or more, you will receive a free Reason to Smile stamp set in your choice of wood or clear mount. The set is also available to buy for £18.95 wood mount or £14.95 clear mount.


Yesterday I heard my daughter giggle as she brought in the post. "Look Mummy!" she said. "Someone has sent us some good advice!" I looked at the parcel. "Excellent advice," I said and added: "but not for bees," just for the pleasure of hearing her laugh. For some reason the word bees really tickles her funny bone. Once my youngest son made us an Easter card in French at school and wrote 'grosses bises' (pronounced 'gross bees') inside; when she saw it she was helpless with laughter!

I'll be back tomorrow for Three Minute Thursday to show you a superfast card. See you then,

30 comments:

  1. Another fab CAS card, Vicky and such a clever use of stamps. I love how you made the rough sea with your wood grain background stamp x

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  2. Coo, this is really stunning Vicky - LOVE the sea you clever little busy bee :) Di xx

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  3. fantastic inking on this very cool scored card

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  4. Fabulous as always V ! (but not good for a person like me who gets seasick just looking at the waves!) That blue and green phrase was one of my mother's fave sayings- never believed her though!

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  5. What a brill idea to use the woodgrain stamp as the waves of the ocean... your inventiveness never ceases to amze me Vicky!
    Super job... as ever.
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  6. A fantastic card. An inspired used of the woodgrain stamp. Great colours

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  7. Another lovely card Vicky great use oftbe wood grain stamp

    Anne

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  8. Beautiful colours, I'm a real sucker for blues and greens and I love the woodgrain effect X

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  9. Hi vicky
    Fab use of the wood grain stamp......
    Gorgeous mans card....
    Hugs
    Sylvie xxx

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  10. Fab card - great idea to use woodgrain for the sea!

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  11. What a great idea to use the woodgrain stamp as the sea! very inventive.
    Sharon x

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  12. Inspired use of the woodgrain for waves! The colours are beautiful too.
    Tara
    x

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  13. What a clever idea, making a stamp even more versatile then it already is. Lovely use of colour too. Helen (Sydney)

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  14. How on earth did it come to you to use the wood grain stamp as the sea Vicky? It's so innovative and works brilliantly as does only inking the top of the ship:) Scary though, big waves frighten me!
    Val x

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  15. Great card! I'm struggling this week to come up with a LIL card. All attempts so far have gone in the bin!

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  16. This is simply fab Vicky, and the woodgrain sea is such a cool idea - one I may have to borrow! Brilliant card, and fab inking.

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  17. The woodgrain makes a fab sea, and I love the subtle greens and blues. x x

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  18. The woodgrain works wonderfully as the waves of the sea and I love the ship inked just part way to make it sit in the water.

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  19. Oh my , once again you have gone and done it and come up for another use for a stamp what a clever idea to use the woodgrain as waves genius ! The colours are amazing and so harmonious and the placement of the ship is sheer perfection.

    Marie

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  20. I really like the theme of the sea. The colors of the challenge Less is more ideally suited to this theme. You can see it in your card. You did it beautifully. Congratulations :)

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  21. really like the use of the woodgrain stamp as waves will be filing it away for future reference! oops sorry forgot to say ace card!

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  22. Very clever use of the wood grain background and a beautiful ocean scene.

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  23. Very clever to use wood grain for the sea, looks fab. Linbyx

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  24. A very clever idea for your sea! Fabulous card. Hugs, Lesley

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  25. Love how your colors shift from blue to green...great job on the inking! Awesome card, as always!

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  26. Another gorgeous creation Vicky and your daughter makes me laugh a lot lol :) Viv xx

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  27. You;re a clever little chicken
    FAB card
    Thanks very much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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  28. What a super idea using the woodgrain stamp as the sea. I love the way you look at things Vicky!

    Aileen x

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  29. That's so clever to use the woodgrain as the sea and great card for the challenge.... I'm not getting chance to craft these hols apart from DT stuff :0(
    Jenny x

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x