Monday 4 June 2012

Seaside scenes

This months challenge for Craft a Scene is 'Beach Scenes', and as soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to use my Inkylicious stamps again. With the weather as it was yesterday it wasn't feeling particularly like summer, so I made a rather stormy looking scene! I used my ink dusters on super smooth card with Distress inks in Stormy sky, tumbled glass and brushed corduroy, along with memento dessert sand. I masked the lighthouse before I began dusting and then coloured it with Distress markers afterwards, dulling down the colour with picket fence. The grasses were stamped in brushed corduroy using second generation ink.
The challenge at Allsorts this week is 'Oh I do like to be beside the Seaside', and I have to admit I do, even if it isn't good weather, so I'm entering this card there too
My second card is another Coastal scene using a Michael Powell stamp I bought recently - another lighthouse.
I coloured the scene with promarkers and used some snippets of paper from my stash - that border is covering a gap, as the stripy stuff wasn't long enough! The raffia was in my stash too and the shells were gathered from a Norfolk beach about seven years ago! I'm entering this in Di's Crafty snippet challenge.
Well, the weather has been a little better as Steve has managed to cut the hedge with only one interruption for rain. The sun has shone a few times too. I'm going to make some banana cupcakes now as we have three very ripe bananas in the kitchen that won't last much longer! Thanks for looking!


Victoria said...

These are simply marvellous! I love both! The line of eyelets is brilliant on the first, together with the raffia and shells. Terrific colouring which just brings the cards to life!

Nicola said...

Perfect coastal cards Sally, love them both and they remind me of happy seaside memories!
Thanks for entering our Seaside challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Canonbury creations said...

Wow these are definitely "wish you were here" cards Sally! I love the beach scene and you've coloured the Michael Powell stamp beautifully!
Val x

Paula (PEP) said...

The first one is my favourite - stunning background with all the detail of those grasses & I love your shell embellishing. Super the way the lengthways stripes help to reinforce the tallness of the houses & the lighthouse.
Paula (PEP)

Scrap Affair said...

That is how heaven looks like-I imagine, soft and serene, just like your beach card!
Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Craft a Scene challenge blog.

pinky said...

Gorgeous cards, love the seaside themes Sally.

Lisa Jane said...

oh ow they are fabulous Sally .. i have had my eye on that Michael Powell stamp.. might just have to give in!
Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous cards Sally. Love the first one - I can just imagine standing there looking out at the sea.

NancyD said...

Sally this is such a super scene. I love your soft sand - looks like it is being blown up a bit. Kinda goes with your wonderful sky. I really like the realistic embellishments too. Thanks for coming back and playing with us again at Craft a Scene. NancyD

Di said...

Two fabulous cards Sally, and great use of snippets on the second one. I love your colouring and the embellishments are such a clever finishing touch.

I deleted your first link as you said, thought I'd seen the card before :)

Hope those cupcakes were tasty!


Irene said...

Two stunning and beautiful cards Sally. Your coluring is amazing they remind me so much of my childhood days. Thank you for sharing.

Sarn said...

WOW . . . Sally . . . both of these are fantastic. I particuarly like the first one though. That's a stunner!

Thanks for joining me in the Hopskotch game. Your go xxx

Linby said...

Two great cards Sally, love the shells and the M Powell stamp goes really well with the papers you chose.
Lynn x

Deanna said...

Sally these are both stunning scenes. The way you colored the first one looks just like a watercolor scene. Gorgeous layout!

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful coastal cards! LOVE the wonderful inking on the first one, and the shells and raffia. Thank you for playing along at Craft a Scene!

Debs said...

Two gorgeous cards Sally - love the scene you created with the first one and the image is stunning on the second one too.
Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Vicky Hayes said...

What beautiful scenes you create Sally. I love the tranquility of the first - which despite your talk of storms looks gloriously calm to me! - and the bustling feel of the second. Vicky x

Donna Heber said...

Hi Sally,

Beautiful beach scenes. I especially like the first card with the lighthouse.

Bernie said...

WOW Sally these are both fabulous. I must say I love the stunning background and all the details of the first and I love your shell embellishment.

Hettie said...

Oooo! Your cards have cheered me up a bit! Need to go to the seaside but too cold. Playing on the Carousel as it has a roof - do you want the Unicorn?

Amanda said...

Fabulous card, love the image and the colouring really makes it pop. Great use of snippets too and love the tip about using a border. Hugs, Amanda x

brenda said...

Hello Sal,

You have been a bust girl and what suer creations. You probably ow my fav, but both equally inspirational.

Thanks so much for joining us at Craft a Scene challenge this month (and Allsorts last week).

I have a little challenge for you, hopefully mail you later !

B x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Fabulous scenes and love the addition of the shells too