Sunday, 20 February 2011

The voice of the sea - Sentimental Sundays #43

Re-edited: Yeeepie!!! My card has been chosen the Top 3 at Sir Stampalot Challenge Feb 2011! ;)))

This week at Sentimental Sundays we have a photo inspiration for you…

You can interpret it whichever way you like… it can be the colours, the subject, the textures… whichever way the photo speaks to you, just show it through your art! And don’t forget to include a sentiment ;).

As usual, the challenge is sponsored by Raindrop Echo Designs for Whimsy Stamps Digital Collection. And this week we have another sponsor - Lindsay's Stamp Stuff.

As for me, the photo spoke to me with a voice of the sea…:)

This is a card for my F-I-L, it’s his birthday, soon. He lives in a seaside town, so I hope the theme will be close to his heart ;).

The background was created with paper blending technique using gesso. The papers used are K&Co, music sheet and old book pages.

The stamps I used are Crafty Individuals CI – 272. I also used one of the sentiment stamps to fit it in the background. And the fish net is errr... well, let's just say it used to house little choccies. Choccies are long gone (yum!), but the net was awaiting its moment of glory - et voilà! Oh, and I forgot to mention that the "ship's wheel" ear ring - I got it from a charity shop some time ago ;)

When I was making this card, it reminded me of my past summer camps, once as a kid, then as a teacher ;). Funnily enough, I have recently been contacted by one of the girls I looked after about 8 years ago. And she asked me about a song we used to sing at the camp (have I ever mentioned I play guitar???), an old sea shanty. You can listen to the Polish version here and English original version here…;)

Awww, those were the times!

Well, I hope you can join us for this challenge and I can’t wait to hear your inspirational story! Don't forget to check what other DT girls have created. ;).

Lots of hugs…
Challenges for this card:
ECP Challenges #32 - Something for the boys
Card Makin' Mamas #15 - Happy birthday
Crafty Catz #70 - One for the men/boys
Papercrafting journey #4 - Anything goes
Sir Stampalot #Feb - All creatures great and small


Ann said...

oh this is beautiful.
a stunning creation
Ann xxx

Carol Q said...

gorgeous Joanna - love all the different elements that you've used to evoke the feeling of the sea and coast.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful card Joanna, love the embellishments and the composition. Your FIL will treasure this piece. The picture really inspired. Tracy Evans x


Hi Joanna
A fabulous card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
Hugs Dianne xx

Nigel said...

Wonderful card, and I'm sure FIL will love it.

So you're a multilingual, guitar-playing, crafter? Is there anything you can't do? :)

Tracey said...

Joanna, this is absolutely stunning - I love all the details :o)


Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is amazing Joanna. I love it! There is so much detail and I could look at it for ages.
Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

Anonymous said...

This is stunning Joanna, I love all the textures and fab embellishments on it. Simply stunning!!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh Hon, this is stunning!!! I'm going to add your link to my magazine for this week!!!

Cindy Adkins said...

I'm so excited--I added your link AND I am also your 100th fun!!!

pinky said...

This is just beautiful, love all the embellishments and the gorgeous wording. Thanks for playing along at Sir Stampalot this month.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Joanna,
If you go to my magazine blog, you will see that I added your name and link in my post...(I would have put a picture, but the post was already made.) You are most welcome to take my "Featured" button and are also welcome to announce on your blog that you have been featured.

Sally H said...

Fabulous card! so many gorgeous images and great colours! Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Donna said...

Hi there! Visiting from Cindy's I love your card, it is just gorgeous! The beachy colors, and great embellishments, are just wonderful!

Kimberly S said...

This is so pretty Joanna! Gorgeous choice of colors, amazing layout, and perfect for the challenge! Your work always makes me smile. :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful and serene, it really brings me back to my days living by the Atlantic ocean by the Jersey Shore.

Cheryl said...

Fabulous card! You always have the most gorgeous detail in your projects and this is no different. I LOVE your card!

Suzanne said...

A fabulous card. Love the whole theme. Thansk for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

Ann English said...

Congrats-but not surprised! This is over the top gorgeous! I love, love, LOVE it!

Francesca said...

I absolutely love this card the colours and images are beautiful

Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this Month and good luck!

Shirl said...

Hi sweets the interpretation is stunning and your sentiment is spot on I'm sure father-in-law will love it. Isn't gesso brill, just want more time to use it
Yep I used a K & Co paper and has hubby explained the joke yet?
Hugs Shirley x x

Tameko said...

Absolutely stunning. Love all the embellishments.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Love the card. The colors are great as is the entire composition. Your FIL should be very pleased with it! I just popped over for a visit from Whimsical Musings Magazine. Connie

Cheryl said...

Congrats! I saw you were one of the top picks at the Sir Stampsalot challenge.

Sprytebyrd said...

This card is just beautiful! So peaceful and going to someone who lives near the shore is just perfect!
Thanks so much for playing along with the Card Makin' Mamas on our Birthday Challenge! Good Luck!
Hugs! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

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