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Monday, 12 January 2015

Out at Sea!

Hello my crafting friends, hope today finds you all safe and well. I am remembering my Father today as it would have been his 88th Birthday, I lost him and my Mother almost 24 years ago and doesn't time fly, so Happy Birthday Dad!

Today's post has no bearing on my Father at all, it is just a card I made using some lovely stamps from our Sheena. I love the sea and beach, love spending time on the beach but have to say not on the sea!! I used to feel sea sick just crossing a river on a glorified rowing boat as a ferry! I am okay on a big ship, something more steady , not these speed boats and such alike.

I started by inking up some card with distress inks roughly then splatting some water over and left to dry. Once dry I stamped the shipwreck with Vintage Photo and Peacock Feathers then painted in the sails and boat with Vintage Photo, Black Soot and Squeezed Lemonade.

On more card I stamped the Mermaid and coloured her in also with Distress inks, roughly cut her out and placed her on the card as seen, I did not raise her up because of postage costs but I am sure she would have looked better decoupaged!

I stamped my sentiment straight onto the card, managed to squeeze it in a little space, it would have been better to have done the words separately so I could have moved it over but it was too late!

I matted and layered it up with White card and Teal card to finish the card.

Items Used:

Creative Expressions Foundation Card Teal
Sheena Douglass Little Bit Magical Stamps Phantom Ship & Maid of the Sea
Sheena Douglas White Stamping Card
Tim Holtz Distress Inks Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Bundled Sage, Vintage Photo, Black Soot, Squeezed Lemonade, Scattered Straw, Shaded Lilac and Pumice Stone.

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx


  1. Good morning Jacqui,
    What a brilliant card, love everything about it.
    Have a good day

    Patricia x

  2. This is gorgeous Jacquie, I love the images and your soft colouring looks wonderful.
    Sending hugs, Sue xx

  3. This is just gorgeous,a fab

  4. Holy jumpins' Jacquie, this is gorgeous! It looks like a professional painting that should be hanging in a gallery somewhere! Well done my super talented friend! hugs and smiles :)

  5. Hi Jacquie a lovely card I love the sea and mermaids so perfect! Its 14 years this week since I lost my Dad but I have a lot of happy memories of a wonderful childhood growing up. Take care, Susan x

  6. Hi Jacquie
    I've not seen this stamp set before.
    You have created the feel of a watercolour painting. Very atmospheric.
    She's obviously not on a beach in this country without a cardi lol!
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  7. Jacquie, this is gorgeous, Hazel x

  8. Back again Jacquie, thanks for the Info on the HM I did eventually find it and made note of where it is....thanks anyway. So many on the CD's but need time to go and see them all.xxxx

  9. This is gorgeous Jacquie, such a beautifully coloured scene - like everyone has said it looks like a professional painting.


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