Up in the Sky …

Hello everyone,

I am here today with my designer card for the new fortnightly challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow with the theme “Dreaming of the Beach”.  For this challenge we want you to think of the seaside or the beach when you create your vintage or shabby chic card or other paper-crafted project. This week Marie Svensson is our guest designer and you can see more of her lovely vintage creations on her blog Primia.

As we are in the midst of summer in South Africa the beach is definitely the place to be during our hot summer days. I used a stamp from Joanna Sheen “Kite” from the Faye Whittaker All Our Yesterdays range. As this is a large stamp and I want the card to be masculine I kept the layout and design very simple. The image was coloured with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and Lyra-Rembrandt aquarelle pencils. The layering was done with designer papers and a piece of frayed burlap. A few buttons from my old buttons tin completed the card.

Challenges:

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A close-up of the image

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The buttons and bows

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The sentiment stamped with white embossing powder

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A peep at the inside

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Project details:

  • White and dark brown cardstock
  • Designer paper from “K and Company” and “Scrapsheets”
  • Joanna Sheen stamp (Faye Whittaker All Our Yesterdays range) “Kite FW905”
  • Whimsy sentiment stamp “Birthday Letter Seals” (10205)
  • Burlap
  • Buttons
  • Wax cord
  • Lyra-Rembrandt aquarelle pencils
  • Crafter’s Companion Spectrum Noir markers
  • White embossing powder
  • Tim Holtz distress ink “Vintage photo”
  • Stickles “Platinum”

Thank you so much for visiting and for your lovely comments. Enjoy your day and happy crafting till next time.

Regards from South Africa,

Amelia

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25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sarah wright
    Mar 03, 2014 @ 00:41:21

    A Great card for a man. Thank you for joining us at CAD for our challenge. See you on the next one

    Sarah x

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  2. Wendy
    Feb 25, 2014 @ 23:44:37

    Fabulous male card..Thanks for playing along with us at A Little Bit Crafty this month..Good luck.
    Wendy xx

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  3. Lynne W
    Feb 24, 2014 @ 16:33:43

    Stunning work!! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday.

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  4. just4crafters
    Feb 21, 2014 @ 20:24:56

    Gorgeous card!!! Love the image and the buttons. Beautiful!! ~Sophia

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  5. wendy
    Feb 19, 2014 @ 15:53:08

    This is super Amelia it has an almost retro look . Love the cool feeling it gives off as I am sweltering here.!

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  6. Lizzie R
    Feb 19, 2014 @ 04:49:36

    This card is wonderful! Really does make me long for summer as it’s snowed another 20cm where I live! I love you whimsical feel of the image and all those lovely textured layers are fabulous! Thanks for joining us over at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!

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  7. Deborah
    Feb 19, 2014 @ 04:43:56

    As always your cards are just amazingly beautiful. Your colors are so bright and impressionable. Love the little guy at the ocean with his best buddy. 😀 Thank you for the inspiration and smiles. 😀
    I am nominating you for a Liebster Blog Award. Please go to my blog to find out more information.
    http://creativedesignsbystampndeb00.blogspot.com/2014/02/liebster-blog-nomination-from.html
    Thank you
    Deborah

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  8. Sarah M
    Feb 18, 2014 @ 05:56:58

    This is a fantastic card! I love all those distressed edges and such a sweet image! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

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  9. Carol
    Feb 18, 2014 @ 03:54:55

    Beautiful card Amelia! Love the image with the simple embellishments as it looks so serene and peaceful.

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  10. Deepti
    Feb 18, 2014 @ 00:00:12

    This is such a pretty card, I love the color combination, the distressed edges and layering 🙂 thank you for sharing with ATSM!!

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  11. Sue
    Feb 17, 2014 @ 20:50:17

    Oh, this is stunning! The scene is so beautifully coloured and I love all the texture and buttons. Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

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  12. Sandy
    Feb 17, 2014 @ 06:01:51

    Oh wow, love your card! Wonderful coloring, and fabulous design! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! 🙂

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  13. Joyce Hessen
    Feb 16, 2014 @ 19:30:29

    Dear Amelia
    Such a delightful card — the colours are beautiful.
    Sending Stamping Hugs from Joyce.

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  14. pcbcarole
    Feb 16, 2014 @ 14:01:47

    What a gorgeous card. I love all the hessian and twine! Thanks for joining in with my challenge at CCM&M. Cxxx

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  15. Anonymous
    Feb 16, 2014 @ 13:16:26

    Baie mooi Amelia, love hierdie ene. Ria

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  16. KarenL
    Feb 16, 2014 @ 11:30:22

    This is stunning, Amelia. One of the most awesome cards I’ve seen in a long time, and I sincerely mean that. It’s AWESOME! Thanks so much for sharing your time and talents with us.
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  17. Brenda
    Feb 16, 2014 @ 10:22:46

    What a delightful image Amelia and you have created a beautifully Vintage feeling card with it.

    Thank you so much for joining in at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping challenges.

    B x

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  18. Mervi
    Feb 16, 2014 @ 10:10:33

    Fabulous card Amelia, beautiful scene and lovely layering and love all those buttons;-))m

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  19. Rebecca Deeprose
    Feb 16, 2014 @ 09:55:47

    A very charming image Amelia and I love the shabby treatment along with those buttons, twine and burlap for accents~ So sweet! ((hugs)) Rebecca

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  20. Lena
    Feb 16, 2014 @ 02:54:04

    Beautiful card, Amelia. Love the image and the layout of your card. The buttons add a beautiful touch.
    Lena
    xxx
    Lena’s Creations

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  21. Meggymay
    Feb 16, 2014 @ 00:00:56

    Fantastic card, the image is adorable.
    Yvonne

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  22. Rob
    Feb 15, 2014 @ 22:39:05

    Another gorgeous card. Love the stamp too.

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  23. Lin
    Feb 15, 2014 @ 20:50:53

    Beautiful card, inside and out. The image is just charming and I love the grungey feel with all the fabulous burlap additions.

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Lin
    Crafty Cardmakers and More

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  24. Petra
    Feb 15, 2014 @ 18:34:59

    Joe, Amelia, dis pragtig!! Die kleure is ‘n absolute fees en ek’s mal oor die hessian en al die knope wat so perfek pas!! Pragtig ingekleur. Voorwaar ‘n puik stukkie werk!!
    Groete

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