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Monday, 8 August 2016

Seashell Collage (posted by Claire)

Good morning, Claire here with a card made using one of my old favourite stamp sets, Seashell Collage.. I envy the seagulls the beautiful view, it's definitely been perfect weather to enjoy the seaside.

I began by stamping and masking the focal image before creating the sea using a brayer that had been inked and rolled over crumpled paper. I removed the mask, coloured the images with my Graph'it markers and then inked in the sky using a mask. To create the impression of the posts through the water, just extend the colouring a little using slightly softer shades of brown.
I stamped the sentiment using archival ink and added some string and some embellishments that I d stamped and coloured.  The edges were inked with Vintage Photo distress ink and I've popped the topped on a kraft card blank.


  1. Love scenes like this Claire, beautiful composition and marvellous colouring, great embellishments too, Kate x

  2. I will go to the see when I see this card. Greetings Janny

  3. A beautiful scene Claire and I love the way you have framed it with the piece of poetry one side and the anchor, ship's wheel and shells the other.

  4. Eine zauberhafte Karte, liebe Claire

    Sophie x

  5. I so enjoyed this design I replicated it twice to send to friends! Thank you Ive had this set for ages and not gotten round to using it but this floated my boat!! thank you againx x x

  6. A lovely design, beautifully coloured.I love that set of stamps as well.

  7. Wow!! Amazing scene!!!
    ...The sea seems true, I would make a jump in it! :D


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