Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Carefree by the Sea

This card is a change of genre for me. Instead of figuring out what embellishments to add....I am trying to 'challenge' myself to make cards with few or no embellies. Now for me that is a real challenge!! One thing for sure...this card won"t be returned by the Post Office for insufficient postage or because it is too thick!

The Less is More challenge for Week 4 is based on a sketch.


The lighthouse stamp is from Flourishes, the sentiment is from Raisin Boat and embossing folder is Cuttlebug. I chose to use a small zig zag as a border to mimic waves.


This is the sketch that was used to design my card. I hope you will consider joining me on my CAS journey....it is definitely a learning experience, but practice makes perfect!  I Hope :-)

Back to creating cards in my Butterfly Garden.

18 comments:

Lisa said...

LOOOOVE this one Marie! I am a big fan of lighthouses and you've colored this one beautifully, such a peaceful setting and sky. I hope all is well with you. Love it when one of your cards pops up on my reader!!

Sasha said...

Beautiful, Marie. I love how you coloured your image and such fabulous embossing, too.

Pauline said...

What a beautiful scene Marie, I love the embossed background, and I love the delicately coloured image. Simply beautiful.

Chrissie said...

This is lovely Marie and I really agree with your thoughts on working with paper crafts!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Beebeebabs said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful -love it tfs!!!

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous! Wow... it looks like a watercolour painting and I like it a lot! That is such a pretty embossing folder too, nice pattern on it.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card.
luv
Debby

onecraftymama said...

So gorgeous, Marie! It is tough to keep it simple sometimes - I find CAS takes precision, and I am a big 'whoops, I made a boo-boo, now I have to cover it up' kind of crafter, lol. I love this embossing folder - really detailed - and the scene is gorgeous :)

Michelle said...

Beautiful card, Marie! I love the embossed background and that serene image you created! Lovely!

Carole said...

So serene and lovely.

Deanna said...

This is just lovely. The colors in your scene is so serene Beautiful artwork!~hugs Deanna

Laura said...

Lovely image - beautifully coloured!

Mandi said...

Terrific card
Love all the texture
Thanks very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Debbie said...

This is beautiful!! Nothing lacking even tho it doesn't have all the embellies!!

Cheryl said...

Wow, Marie, this is gorgeous! It may be CAS, but it doesn't feel that way. I LOVE the embossing, and your coloring is awesome. You really know how to match up colors. Are you a painter???

Pia S said...

What a beautiful scene, impressive coloring. The embossed paper looks fab too!

Theresa said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Angela said...

Stunning! The soft colors are so serene...beautifully done!