Saturday, 26 May 2012

I Am Back With A Nautical Fathers Day

Hello Everyone I hope you are all doing ok I know I should appreciate the hot weather as we in the UK don't see a lot of sun but its too hot for me I love Autumn and the heat has made my poor little Blade sick he is lying on the sofa bless him I just wish there was something I could do but we just have to starve him not that he wants to eat anything anyway but the good thing is that he is drinking lots of cold icy water.

Today I have made my Dads Fathers day card using a great stamp set from Kanban I stamped the main image using Indigo blue dye based ink and then I stamped the bird to make it look like he is part of the image I stamped the bird twice to layer him up.I dragged the ink out using water and a paint brush for the shading detail.The anchor and compass also came from the same stamp set.For the bottom of the  card I have torn some Kraft paper to make it look like sand and distressed the edges with Antique Linen Distress ink.I cut out some shells from an old paper pack I had to add to the sand and for added detail I mixed three different green flowersoft colours together for the look of moss from the see also for the grass around the lighthouse.I stamped the anchor ,attached some rope to make it look like it has been anchored into the sand.For the background I used Frost watermark ink and stamped the anchor all over the blue papers randomly to create my own paper.
I hope you like it.
I have not been able to use the laptop much this week so please bare with me I am trying my best to catch up on your blogs I hate missing anything.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Decorate to celebrate-All about DAD
Bearly mine-Anything goes
Crafters Companion-Here comes summer
Creative Craft world-May 20th mini
Creative Inspirations-Anything goes
Little Claires-Male theme
Lollipop crafts-Make a splash
One Stop crafts-For the boys
Paperplay-summer lovin'
Simon Says Stamp-Fathers day
Simon says stamp n show-A summer holiday
Sweet stamps-Anything goes
Wild orchid-Anything goes

Thanks for visiting me and have a great weekend
Lorraine xx


Paula (PEP) said...

This is brilliant - love the multiple matting of the image & your Flowersoft/shell/moss details. The anchor is a super idea too. I think this is my favourite of all your projects so far. I love the way you pulled the ink out with the waterbrush for shading - it's a technique I love. Sorry to hear Blade isn't too good. This weather is definitely too hot for me. Been thinking of you. I've got Bookshop duty Sun & probably Mon.
Take care.
Paula (PEP)

Donna Mosley said...

Ooh! Lorraine, this is stunning. Love the blue and kraft combo and th fab anchor detail. Aww! poor Blade, hope he feels better soon bless him.

Donna x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Lorraine this is absolutely fantastic, that scene you have created is awesome I love the added bird, the other embellishments look terrific, superb work, thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine challenges this week.
Lorraine x

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous scene you have created!! I love the nautical theme and the way you created the anchor!! Stunning card!! Thanks so much for playing along at Decorate to Celebrate!!

A Mermaid's Crafts
Decorate to Celebrate DT

Claire said...

WOW Lorraine this is just brilliant! Gorgeous image in a fabulous colour, love the bird and the way the anchor drops from the boat onto the sand - genius. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Claire x

Lou said...

What a lovely card Lorraine, love it. Thank you for joining in with us over at Creative Craft World.

Lou x

Candy C said...

Lorraine...your nautical themed card is just beautiful! I really love the stamping you have done in the shades of blue. Wonderful choice of stamps. Your easel card design is stunning. I love the interactive anchor. The Kraft "sand" is a great idea! Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Candy

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the fab image.and great

susibee said...

Your card is fab - I have this stamp and you have inspired me to use it now!

Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World.

coops said...

so stunning lorraine.the nautical design is fantastic ;D

xx coops xx

Pia S said...

This one beautiful card! I love the colors and image as well as all the lovely nautical themed elements you have added to this card.

Deirdre said...

What an amazing creation - adore the colour palette you used as well as the images - perfect for Father's Day.

Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week.

Amy said...

Beautiful Father's Day creation! Love how you did it! Thanks for playing at Decorate to Celebrate! :)Amy

Marcea said...

Really fabulous male card. I find cards for men so much more difficult than girly but you have done a brilliant job! Thankyou for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog
Don't forget we are also running a DT Call at the moment

Norma said...

WOW! fantastic card for any father!! Love all the detail it's fantastic and thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate!!!

Glenda Joy said...

Live the card and especially the great anchor!

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Wow Lorraine

This is absolutely brilliant, so much hard work has gone into it.

Hugs Julie x

Amy said...

Pretty card -- Thanks so much for visiting us at Decorate To Celebrate!! :)

Amy :) at

Carol and Kaitlyn's Krafts said...

Visiting from DTC and this card is much detail!

Carol (Carol's Creations)

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like all things Lighthouse. Especially like the scene you created & the string in your creation.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Silvia(Barnie) said...

It's a wonderful male card, great details.

Scattychick said...

This is gorgeous I love the way you have made the scene it is just genius :) Thank you for joining us at CCW

Georgina said...

A beautiful card. Lovely image and great colour combinations. Great layout and design.

Thank you for joining Little Claire blog challenge.

Sonia said...

Gorgeous creation!.. thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts Challenge.
-Sony DT

Michelle said...

I love that design Lorraine, your Dad will love it, my Dad has got alot of RED this year! Dont know how it turned out to be soooo red lol!
michelle x

Cheryl said...

oh Hun,this is simply stunning that scene you have created is just amazing,honest Hun,and the addition of that bird really adds such,dimension,to the whole,thing,and the embellishments are perfect,your dad will adore,this too bits,Hun,please pop over to our DT blog Hun,hugs Cherylxxx

Sarah's Little Snippets said...

This is beautiful Lorraine, LOVE the anchor! Lots of gorgeous little details :) Thanks for joining in our mini challenge at Creative Craft World. Sarah x

Ali said...

What a gorgeous card! So many fantastic little touches like dragging out the ink to create shading and the layering the bird and the flowersoft for the grass/moss. I love it! :)

Thanks for joining in the mini challenge at Creative Craft World. :)


tilly's crafts said...

stunning card! I've joined as a follower - your cards are lovely (and your doggy is gorgeous lol!)
Kim x