Monday, 30 July 2012

Something beautiful remains

The tide recedes but leaves behind bright seashells on the sand,
The sun goes down but gentle warmth still lingers on the land.
The music stops, and yet it echoes on in sweet refrains ...
for every joy that passes, something beautiful remains.
                                                                                  Anon

This is the saying that is stamped on this card - the stamp was bought a long while ago from Rubadubbadoo.

The beach and breakwater were cut from a remnant left from a 12 x 12 paper that I used long ago (can't remember the manufacturer, but I think it was called 'British beach' - I often wondered why I kept this in my offcuts box because I didn't think I'd ever use it. So this was yet another offcut used up, another for Pixie's crafty snippets 31 and also for Squiggle stamps 'stash attack' - not only did I just up an offcut, but also used stamps that hadn't been used for ages.

The little group of birds and the anchor are part of a Kanban set.

The other day I bought some Luminarte Radiant Rain colour concentrates and used Mediterranean, rich cobalt and mallard to make the sea - dabbing these on to a glossy piece of card and heating with my heat gun so that they blended in together a bit. I don't think it's brilliant, but it was my first attempt at using these daubers.


This is also for:

DCC & friends 1: anything goes
Wags n whiskers 84: try a new technique (using the Radiant Rain)
Squigglefly 3012: speak to me - add a saying to your card
Simon says stamp and show: what do you say? sentiment, quote, etc
Cupcake craft 203: the great outdoors
The house that stamps built DCCC718: outdoors
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 12: water
Creative stamp friends 56: summer, sun, beach and sea
Crafting for all seasons 32: splash me - water
Clearlyistamp 56: get wet
Crafty ribbons 24: sea, holidays etc
Just some lines: it's time for the beach, sand and surf
By the cute and girly July: a day at the beach
Crazy challenge 125: under the sea/beside the sea
Dream valley 37: summer
Robyn's fetish 118: summer fun
Timbro scrap mania 53: summer fever
Victorine 39: summertime
Creative craft: summertime
Everybody art 201: summer
Freshly brewed 103: summertime
Whimsy 49: summer fun
Creative cutter room: summer fun
Delightful: dog days of summer
Crazy 4 challenges 147: what you love to do on a hot summer night - be beside the sea
Little Claire 23: summer
Order of the opus gluei 136: seasons - summer (makes a change to lots of Christmas cards - lol!)
Sentimental Sundays 113: paint/inks
Stempelsonne 68: free choice
Tammy scraping corner 21: anything goes
Critter 126: anything goes
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): anything goes
Fashionable stamping 27: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Crafts and me 94: anything goes
Paper playtime 80: anything goes
Crazy amigo: free theme
Make it Monday 100

Green sparklers

'Sparklers' is the name of the Penny Black stamp I've used for this card - it's one of my favourites that gets used a lot.

The card is based on the sketch for A & T sketch challenge 9:


And colours are for My time made easy pretty palette 67:


I used a Martha Stewart punch that I won recently to cut into the DCWV coral textured card. THe other papers are offcuts of Nitwits papers that came with a magazine recently.


This is also for:

DCC & friends 1: anything goes
Stamptacular 174: patterns galore - at least three patterned papers
Paper pretties Monday 50: seeing double - two or more designer papers
Inky impressions: use dies or punches
Pixie's crafty snippets 31
Squiggle stamps: stash attack - used offcuts
Stampavie and more 173: birthday
Kaboodle 130: birthday or any special day
Fashionista 5: baby or birthday
Divas by design 45: happy birthday
Paper pretties Wednesday 216: birthday cards
Crafts4eternity R82: brilliant birthdays
Whoopsi Daisy: lots of layers
Stempelsonne 68: free choice
Tammy scraping corner 21: anything goes
Critter 126: anything goes
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): anything goes
Fashionable stamping 27: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Crafts and me 94: anything goes
Crazy amigo: free theme
Paper playtime 80: anything goes
Make it Monday 100