Tuesday, 18 August 2015

She sells seashells on the seashore...

I have had this fabulous Marianne Design Cutting Sheet sat on my desk for some time and finally (after rediscovering another unused paper pad) decided what to do with it...this








The background paper is from Prima Seashore pad and complimented the seashell cut out perfectly. To butch it up a bit I used some string to make a frame and squished some cheesecloth into my linen DI pad to dirty it up a little and stuck it behind the frame. The seashells in the bottom left corner were cut from the sheet and decoupaged with glue gel for some dimension.








Here are the challenges I would like to play along with

Creatalicious #78 -  Summer Fun at the beach
Ooh la la #187 - One for the boys
That's Crafty -  Under the sea
Craft Your Passion #275 - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals #32 - Any holiday
The Crafter's Cafe #129 - The great outdoors

Thank you for stopping to take a look and for your lovely comments xx

44 comments:

Veerle said...

Beautiful card Sarah, I love it.
Hugs Veerle

Doreen said...

This is beautiful,great design and a fab image.

Sue Nicholson said...

Wow beautiful card, lovely layout cheers Sue x

Sue said...

This is fabulous Sarah. The paper works so well with the seashells cut out and your detailing is perfect!
Sue xx

Denise Goeldner said...

Fabulous creation, love all the added elements. Thanks so much for joining us over at A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again.
~ Denise DT ~
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge Blog
{Denise's Patch of Creativity}
{Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow this is fabulous

Julie B said...

Love the 'rope' framing the sea shells and the muslin is so evocative of the seashore. :)

Lisa xx said...

Gorgeous card....the embellishments work so perfectly. Really fancy a day at the coast now!

Sammy said...

Oh I love, love, love this Sarah! Gorgeous card, and I adore the seaside theme. x

Sue Hickey said...
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Sue Hickey said...

Lovely card thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations hugs Sue DT xx

Laine said...

Worth waiting for Sarah. Its stunning. Love the frame detail.
Laine
xx

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous creation, love the whole design and colours are lovely.. .xx {The Journey Is The Start aNNie my personal blog}

Lucy Woods said...

Awesome!! Love the rustic beachy theme!
Hey you didn't get the rope border idea from moi did ya ;-P lol!
Xx

Whisper said...

Oooo absolutely fabby, Luv Sam x

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! I love this design Sarah!! Really cool papers and I love how you've added the rope border and cheesecloth!! Really good idea to use up those papers! :)

Sue said...

Such a fab card Sarah! I'm so glad to be back lol huggles Sue xx

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Sarah, such a fabulous image - I love the way you have framed it with the string, great idea.
Pauline
x

Liz McGuire, said...

Hehe - you 'butched it up' perfectly!

Liz x

Debs said...

Fabulous card Sarah - great design idea for the twine frame.
Hope you are well.
Debs xx

Pollard Carole said...

Brilliant i just love this fab design great cut out and papers love that twine Love and hugs Carole x

Lynne in NI said...

Wowee Sarah, this is a real stunner! I LOVE how you added your twine and your seashell theme is perfect!

Carol S. said...

Stunning card and love the image. Great idea for the frame and a brilliant design. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Chrissy said...

Fabulous Sarah..love the string border for " Butching it up"..lol..love the papers and added cheesecloth..AWEsome male card.

luv CHRISSYxx

Kat W said...

Ooooh, fabulous is what it is! Using the string to make a frame is such an awesome idea and it both frames the image and fits the beach theme perfectly :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
what a fab card.
Love the image of the seashells, and your background paper too.
Great designing as usual.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

aussie aNNie said...

Still chuckling over your comment lol...xxx
 {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, my gosh, Sarah, this is home decor! You did a magnificent job!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

Lena's Creations said...

What a beautiful card! Love the seashells image and the way you framed it. Great idea and goes perfectly with your image and the gorgeous papers you used. The cheesecloth just adds that little extra special touch. Love it, Sarah. Also, thank you so much for visiting my blog and for all the lovely comments.
Crafty Hugs,
Lena
Lena’s Creations

aussie aNNie said...

HAHA you got me laughing again lol, yep am back, that's me..it's like no clothes on lol, need to pile it on...xx

Jane Savage said...

This is gorgeous, Sarah! Love the string frame (I'll be nicking..um borrowing that!!)! Genius! xxx

Sue said...

Sarah, this is a really gorgeous card. I love anything beach or nautical themed and this is wonderful. Your design is fabulous and I love your clever idea of putting the twine around the image as a frame.
Sue...xxx

Judith said...

This is fabulous Sarah - seaside themes are my absolute favourite and you have totally ticked all my boxes! Hugs Judith x

Karon said...

This is stunning! WOW!

MaryH said...

Being a former South Florida resident, I am loving your beach & shells scene. Love your idea of using the twine to make a frame for the lovely scene. Great idea to have the motifs cut out as you've done, and the bird feathers make so much added dimension. Also like the way you add in the gauze fabric to add so much interest & texture. Bummer about not getting to the Buckham Fair. Maybe next year. I'm seeing blurbs on Facebook about DM being advertised for your ITV, and I'm waiting for Acorn streaming to have it (hopefully before the dvds are available). Yep, I did see that S.Weaver would make an appearance, as she's an old friend of Mrs. Tishell! I can't wait, and our PBS is supposed to have Arthur & George showing on Sept 6. Yay for MC. And hope your day brightens up with some pretty sunshine. We're having a gorgeous sunny day, not quite so hot. Hugs & TFS

Asha said...

WOW... well this is definitely worth the wait, Sarah. The image is gorgeous and I LOVE the cheesecloth - so PERFECT!
hugs, Asha

Rebecca said...

Hi Sarah, this is gorgeous! I love the cheesecloth and the backing paper is so pretty!

Love From Rebecca xx

Michelle said...

I love this beach themed card Sarah - the embellishments you have used match the image perfectly - so different from what you usually do too! Love it! Michelle x

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Sarah! I love that beautiful image and your fabulous textures! Thanks so much for joining us at Creatalicious this month!
Tammy x

debby4000 said...

Love your beautiful, gorgeous card.
luv
Debby

Irene said...


Oh my, Sarah your card is Beautiful, the image stunning and I love the twine round the image and the fishing net. It's so different from your normal cards, please make more of these.

luv
irene
zxxxx

Tanvi Shah said...

Sarah this is so fabulous! TFS with us at Craft Your Passion#275. Good luck!

Lozzy T said...

Gorgeous card, so pretty and love all the detailing. Thank you for joining us at A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge, good luck in draw and hope we see you again..Hugs Lozzy x

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "summer fun at the beach” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
(DT Come and Get It)
(DT Crafty Friends)
(DT Tuesday Throwdown)