Tuesday 4 July 2017


Good morning all.
We've got a brand new challenge for you over at Cardz4Guyz. This time our theme is -


Just what we needed a fortnight ago when the temperatures here were rocketing. They are much more tolerable today and with Wimbledon into it's second day hopefully it will stay dry.

For my inspiration I went for a bit of a mixed media scene.

I used a few different stamps and diecuts for this. To start I die cut a seagull from my card panel with an IO die removed it and then masked off the top half of my card with a Post it and stamped my SU Woodgrain stamp across the middle of the panel using Salty Ocean DI. Without removing the mask I inked in the sea with a mixture of the Salty Ocean and some Evergreen Bough DI, the woodgrain leaves a subtle texture which suggests ripples on the sea. I'd seen the idea here a while ago and thought it worked really well. I added some white gell pen and a few of the SU Wetlands wading birds in 2nd generation Memento Tuxedo Black. The sand was created by stamping a texture stamp from STAMplorations in Memento Toffee Crunch and Desert Sand before the foliage was stamped using the same Wetlands set as well as a grass stamp that came free with a mag in a mixture of Memento Bamboo Leaves and Pistachio.
Replacing the mask but this time covering the bottom half of the card, I inked in the sky with Tumbled Glass DI. The greeting also a freebie was stamped and embossed in black and the die cut frame added. Two more seagulls were cut and edged with Weathered Wood DI and some detail simply added with an ordinary pencil. The inlaid gull was put back in the space after edging with the same Weathered Wood, the smallest to create depth was added inside the frame and the largest looking as though it was flying out of the frame. I then mounted the completed panel onto a white base card.
For more beside the sea inspiration, check out the rest of the team here.

I'd like to join in over at :-

Just the sketch this time, on it's head!

   Please do grab our logo to display on your own blog


  1. Very nice. Your scene looks so real! Happy summer!

  2. Gorgeous scene Julie, so serene and love how you designed this with the frame on top of the beach view. Thanks for joining Ink

  3. Great stamping and inking to create a super design, many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  4. Wow, Julie! What a beautiful scene you've created! Thanks for joining us at Fusion!

  5. What a beautiful ocean scene! Love the added frame! Glad you shared it at Fusion!

  6. This card is lovely! I like your scene and how you used the frame. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  7. What a clever way to use a woodgrain stamp. Love this beautiful beachy scene, Jules. The frame really brings things into focus. xx

  8. A gorgeous scene; I'd love to step into it and stroll along the water's edge, watching the gulls fly! So thrilled you shared this in the Inkspirational Rural and Fusion challenges!

  9. Wow, amazing card! Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More and good luck!
    x Daniela (DT)

  10. Fabulous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x


Thanks for visiting my blog and for taking the time to leave a comment. I really do enjoy reading what you have to say.

From 25th May 2018, in line with new Data Protection legislation (GDPR) by commenting you do so in the knowledge that your name and comment are visible to all who visit this blog and thereby consent to the use of that personal information for that specific purpose. If you leave me a comment on my blog you do so in the knowledge that it will be visible to all who visit my blog. It will also be visible for anyone to collect.

I personally do not collect any information stored on my blog.

If you have left a comment and don't want it to be seen, then please delete it.
Jules :0)