Saturday, February 16, 2008

Nautical Stuff and Lighthouses

Here is my card for Sharon's Stamp Simply Challenge #22 . It is a layout based on Leslie's sketch HERE. I started out wanting to use the lighthouse image. Because this is a "stamp simply" challenge, I decided to simply add a little bit of color using my Stampin' Up pastels. I love them since they are so easy -- fool proof in fact - and make a quick way to add a small amount of color!!
Next, I picked this dark cardstock out of my K&Co. Designer Cards pad (the ones that are pre-scored). I liked the circle images as they reminded me of compasses -- another nautical item. Then I used the lighter green designer paper across the bottom and put the whole thing on some mellow moss cardstock. I didn't want to add ribbon as it didn't fit the nautical theme, so I used some tan colored braiding cord instead. Finally, I couldn't resist the shells along the bottom, even though it wasn't part of the layout (but I know Sharon won't mind, she is not a stickler for rules - she just wants us to all have fun!!).
Being from Nova Scotia, I love all things nautical....it is one of the things I miss the most out here in the middle of the prairies!
Supplies: Stamp-Yaquina Head, Or (Cornish Heritage Farms); Paper-Mellow Moss (SU!), K&Co.; Ink-Basic Black (SU!); Accessories-Pastels (SU!), Braiding Cord (Bead Party), Shells (PEI).
Thanks for stopping by!
Donelda

11 comments:

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh my gosh, this card is just stunning in its beauty and its simplicity!!! I LOVE your lighthouse image and your paper is just so perfect to compliment it!!! I love your twine and the shell type embellies -- this is one fabuluos card!!! Thank you so much for playing!!!

Tickle Me Pink said...

This is just beautiful! I love the hints of color in the stamped image and the bold background paper. Your embellies are just perfect! A lovely card!!

Jane said...

This is stunning! Love that it isn't overdone. Simple and relaxing...the way it should be. Love the shell embellishments to tie it all together! Great job.

Jane
SBS4

~KRISTY~ said...

WOW DONELDA YOUR NEW CARD IS JUST STUNNING!LOVE THE SHELLS!

marciad said...

Lovely card. Thanks for sharing.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my! This is beautiful and serene. The hemp and seashells are perfect and I love the paper in the background. What an absolutely wonderful card!

jlazarski said...

So elegant! I love the CAS look -- the shells made it all the better!

Seleise said...

this is a beautiful card. I love the colors and there is such peace in the card. The shells are a fabulous finishing touch!

Michelle said...

That card! The little shells are awesome. It's so beautiful!

catt871 said...

There ya go again....making the most beautiful card I have ever seen!!! The little shells are the perfect touch!!!! LOVE THIS!!!!!

silke said...

Beautiful card!!! Love the colors and your little shells are a wonderful touch to your beautiful card!!!