Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Near The Sea - Stampendous And May Arts Big Play Time!

Hello Friends! I am so delighted to see you visiting today because oh boy, we've got so much in store for you!

Prepare yourselves for heaps of inspiration, crafty tips and AMAZING prizes - all courtesy of two fantastic blog hops going on this week.

As always, to take part in the prize draws make sure to visit all participating blogs and leave some love! Actually leave lots of love cuz it makes us really happy! :).

First up is the Spellbinders Partner Blog Hop. It’s summer time and we are hopping together with some fabulous companies in the Summer Road Trip Partner Hop with Spellbinders.


Today's featured partners are:
Canvas Corp
DCWV 

Spellbinders is giving away some spectacular prizes during the hop! There will be three daily prizes and one grand prize! See the official contest rules here.

Better still! You know how much Stampendous people love their fans, so they will have some fun prizes on their blog as well. Three lucky winners will win one $20 Rewards Cards to go shopping on their website. To be eligible, you must be a US or Canadian resident, comment on their blog and that of each Stampendous designer’s blog posts each day of the hop and tell us in what state you live. Stampendous Official Contest Rules apply.

If that wasn't enough, our Australian friends will have a chance at a prize from our distributor down under, The Stencil Specialists, for commenting on Stampendous blog and designers blogs during the hop. Wow! Please make sure you add the region you live in when you comment.

Here's the full list of Stampendous DT blogs playing in this blog hop:

Featured Designer – Tenia Nelson
Featured Designer – Lyn Bernatovich
Asia King (that's me!)

But that's not all! Be sure to check out the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®'s blog as there will be more prizes to be won there - if that's not early Christmas, then I don't know what is! :)

You still with me? Good, because there's more fabulousity coming!

Stampendous is also hopping this week with May Arts ribbon specialists! Amazing or what?! Again, three lucky US residents and one Aussie crafter will see some fabby prizes going their way. Same rules apply to be eligible to win - leave some love on the participating designers' blogs and make sure to let us know in your comments where you live :).

Blogs taking part in the May Arts hop today:

OK. I think I've kept you waiting long enough. I can finally reveal what you've been so patiently waiting for LOL - my today's inspirational offering! What a better way to celebrate summer than with  a breeze in the sails and a nautical theme! :)

Near the sea nautical vintage card by Asia King

Supplies:
May Arts: Paper Cord Ribbon in pink, light blue and ivory

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: Adhesive Sheets 4x6", MyStik® Permanent Strips, 3D Foam Squares - White, 3D Foam Pennants, DODZ™ - 3D

Spellbinders: Nested Lacey Pennants, Labels Eighteen

Plus: Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Inktense Pencils (Derwent) - Dark Chocolate, Saddle Brown, Bark, Sea Blue, Willow, Iron Blue, Iron Green
Coffee Archival Ink and Frayed Burlap Distress Ink (Ranger Ink), Gothic Purple StazOn Mini Ink by Tsukineko®
Patterned papers (Vintage Experience, the Works), watercolour paper, metal ornate corners, burlap & canvas flower, self adhesive pearls, eyelets, decorative pins and brads.

Instructions:
1. Create a kraft card blank with A5 card front.
2. Using pink cardstock prepare a mat 1/16 inch on each side smaller than the card front. Adhere to the base with MyStik®.
3. Trim a panel from patterned paper 1/16 inch on each side smaller than the mat. Ink the edges and adhere to the base with MyStik®.
4. Dab embossing ink onto metal corners with Boss Gloss and sprinkle with Aged Ivory Enamel. Shake off the excess and heat emboss.
5. Adhere the corners to the card with Adhesive Sheets in the top and bottom right corners as shown.
6. Die cut a large Lacey Pennant from coordinated papers and adhere to the card, allowing the top left corner to hang off the card.
7. Create a centre panel from patterned papers, pink and beige cardstock (use the photo for approximate proportions) and adhere to the card using 3D Foam Squares. Add pearls along the right side as shown.
8. Stamp Wind In Sails onto watercolour paper with Coffee Ink and colour with Inktense pencils. Die cut and emboss with Labels 18 die. Adhere to the card with 3D Foam Squares.
9. Stamp Near The Sea sentiment on a scrap of kraft card in purple ink. Trim and form in your hands to create a small wavy banner. Adhere to the card.
10. Cover the 3D Foam Pennants with matching papers, add eyelets and suede twine and layer at the top of the card as shown.
11. Finish the card with a canvas flower and paper twine bows adhered with DODZ™ - 3D. Add final touches with brads and decorative pins.

If you are new to to my blog - please feel free to stay a bit longer and check out my other creations. If any of them sparked an idea for your next project, make sure to click the 'Follow Me' button in my sidebar to stay up to date with my future crafty shenanigans :). Also, do let me know how I can find you and visit you back.

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That's all from me for now - I hope you enjoyed my today's offering. Thank you for all your kind and heart warming comments. Enjoy the creative ride and 'see' you again soon!

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89 comments:

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful card, great textures and soft colours.

Joanna said...

Wspaniale kolory! Cudna kartka.

ricki kalp said...

This is a stunning card...so many different elements and textures to look at!! I love it!!!!

TracyM #6773 said...

GORGEOUS card Asia!!!
Your PRETTY layers, pastels and pearls are an ABSOLUTE DELIGHT - LOVE IT ALL!!! WOW - your sailboat scene is PERFECT for the decorative panel and the eyelets look fabulous on your banner too!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!
PS - I'm an Aussie, super excited that you are giving us the chance to win too - THANK YOU :)

craftymom205 said...

Love the card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

TracyM #6773 said...

PS - sorry Asia, I forgot to say that I'm from Victoria, Australia :)

Lyn Bernatovich said...

Oh I love this beautiful vintage card and the muted colors are simply perfect!!!

Bunny said...

The banner and the pearls add a great touch to this card. Beautifully colored with very soothing colors. You could close your eyes and feel the wind blowing.

Samra Leshinski said...

Ooooooooh mmmmmmmmmmyyy gooodnessss!!! This is breathtaking!!!
All the gorgeous embellishments
and such a genius design,
I simply adore this
completely out of my mind!
I have to admit, I tried to create an ode to your card....
Thank you for the inspiration and for the step by step!
Have a wonderful day!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

gorgeous card - love that sail boat
thanks for sharing

Great state of Wisconsin in the USA

Barb Housner

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Wow, how creative!! Lovely!

BurningRubber said...

This is such a beautiful and soothing card! I love the embellishments too.

Sabrina said...

Absolutely positively gorgeous!!!! Love all the colors and textures!!!

Juliana T said...

beautiful card! I'm from Ohio

LoveSnailMail said...

Light and lovely as a Virginia breeze!!!

Moosisk said...

Hello from Michigan! Let me just get a bucket now since I can't control my drooling over your card! LOL Fabulous!!!! :D

Therese said...

Bonjour from Quebec, Love anything to do with the sea. My dream is to live on a sailboat. Great card.

surprise me said...

I love the soft colors and the ship. So relaxing.

Amy C. said...

Wow, your details are amazing! Gorgeous card!

Jan from Long Island said...

Hi from New York! Your card is absolutely stunning...definitely a favorite!!!

D.Ann C said...

So very lovely! -Florida

chignon said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I keep looking at is to discover more beautiful touches like the eyelets on the banner. TFS
Tina V from Minnesota

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

So pretty! Love the sailboat and the soft colors are wonderful.

Diane Bolton said...

Great card! Good use of the unexpected combination of images and textures!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Oh my goodness Joanna, this is stunning! I have never seen a shabby chic nautical card before, and I think I'm drooling all over myself right now! Love the soft colours and that boat image is just wonderful! hugs :)

Iryna Kostikova said...

I like this combination of colors on your cute card. Stunningly beautiful

Kate LeBlanc said...

That is such an amazing card. I am trying to get better at layering and this card sure is an inspiration!

Beastybunny said...

Gorgeous! So soft and serene.

Lee Ann Vehstedt said...

OMGosh! Too many cute ideas. I love your pastel colors. Thanks for the inspiration!

Ann w said...

Hello from Washington. Oh my what a beautiful card. This is one to frame and set out so everyone can see it.

cghundley said...

Wow! What a
gorgeous card!
Love the pearls
and all those
layers.
Carla from Utah

inkedtreasures said...

I really need to find this beachy stamp set! I love the card...it actually makes me feel calm and rested. Keep up the great work!

Joan V said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card. Love all the pretty details.

barbara macaskill said...

This Vermonter says that this is a truly magical card!! I love the colors that you chose and that pennant banner is delightful. I am in love with this stunner!! TFS!

Barbara said...

Very pretty design! I love pastels.....

Renee Collier said...

Hello from the east coast - Philadelphia! So many great details. Thanks for sharing your talent and creativity.

Sherry said...

Absolutely beautiful card love the embellishments you used. thanks for sharing

Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful card. the colors are so soft - the pastel is great.
The coloring itself is wonderful.
thanks for sharing an elegant card.

Jo Murray said...

G'day from Australia. I'm loving the cards you Stampendous girls are making. So pretty.

Carol Jones said...

How pretty all the components you used come together....so well laid out and the colors are so soft.

Stampendous said...

This is so gorgeous! Breezy design and beautiful layers! Thank you for sharing your project with us in the hops this week!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Gorgeous cards and I love all the details that you have added and the textures! It's a winner in my books from Indiana! TFS

Auntie Em said...

So soft and romantic! Usually sail boat cards are done up in blues or even primary colours but the soft pastels and pearls with the lovely embellishments are beautiful. I will have to think about some of my stamps with different colours now!
Thank you for sharing and inspiring. :)

Tan said...

Simply stunning card. Howdy from the Volunteer state(Tennessee). Have a wonderful 4th!!!!

Belle said...

I would love to sail away on this card.

TY for sharing!

Candy Rude said...

I am from the State of Washington. Lots of wild fires!
I love this card, will copy the directions.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Oh, WOW! Everything I love wrapped up in one gorgeous card! I can almost feel the beach breezes blowing. The details in this card are just outstanding!

annieb said...

Beautiful card. Love the textures & layers. Would make a lovely journal cover also.

Colorado Crafter said...

Fantastic card!!! I'm in Colorado.

Devy Collins said...

FABULOUS! I'm going to try to CASE this one! Loving the hop as I enjoy the rain here in south Texas!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Such a fancy nautical card and love all the twine, image, and lacey diecuts! Such a feast of gorgeousness!

Chris Calabrese said...

Asia, Such a beautiful card. Thanks! I live in Michigan!

Lieve said...

Beautiful, stylish card. Great colouring !

Judy said...

What a lovely card. As I scrolled down at first I thought this would be a birthday card, Of course it could be. I was delighted to see the beautiful boat and all the wonderful elements you used. Thanks for sharing with us.

Holly Young said...

Gosh this is gorgeous. I love all the details from the pearls to the burlap flower and the "rope" holding up the banner. It's all fabulous!

Jan said...

Great card, thanks for sharing. From downunder Australia.

Susan said...

Wow -- all the little details make this card so interesting and lovely. Well done!

Sweet April said...

Wow...wow...wow...what a beautiful,gorgeous,amazing card.It took by breath away.When I saw it,I felt calm,peaceful and relax.Thanks!

Crafty Aunt Dee said...

Beautiful card with all those fun layers. Love the pearls and shells on the edges. They really make the stamp pop. Nice work.

Robin B. said...

Wow, your card is so beautiful! I love the soft colors, texture and embellishments. Thanks for sharing.

justme81233 said...

Love the card. Colorado USA

Carol said...

Gorgeous project, I love seeing what other paper crafters are doing!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

justme81233 said...

Hello from Colorado USA

Robin said...

Lovely card! Thanks so much for a chance to win. Hugs, Robin

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Wow! Fabulous card, I'm in love with the banners and all the pearls, seriously all your details makes it awesome. TFS. Loly from Alabama

Rebecca/Sydney's Sentiments said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the chance to win. Have a great day, Rebecca

Ann said...

Georgous card! You must spent HOURS upon HOURS on it. It is awesome. TFS

Millie's Mom said...

Thanks for the inspiration! From Texas.

Veronica Tovar said...

Amazing sea scene, very creative and with all and a banner, cute

Wyogem said...

Wow! So many details and so much texture. The eyelet banner is especially stunning. Love it! - Jade from CO

Rufus said...

Greetings from GA. Love the soft subtle colors on this card and that image, oh yeah that's going on the list for sure!

Heather Thompson said...

so soft and elegant, I'm nowhere near the ocean but wish I was.....WI

nattyboots said...

Just gorgeous !

Cassandra said...

Hello from Oklahoma! Beautiful card. The paper cord has me intrigued!

Katie said...

Wow, this is so soft and pretty! Beautiful coloring of the sailboat! And I love your embellishing too. Great card. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B. (USA)

Dawn S. said...

Gorgeous card! Love all the details and the step by step instructions. I am from Canada.

F said...

Absolutely lovely!

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Beautiful card love the soft colors and the sentiment is so true . I'm from Canada

Ros Crawford said...

So beautiful!! I love the colours!

Carolina Kathy said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! Love all your soft colors! Thx for the inspiration, Asia. You always outdo yourself! I live in N. Carolia.

Bon Neeley said...

I love the soft colors, From Illinios

manateegirl said...

Your subtle colors are lovely. The texture adds so much. Greetings from Anna Maria Island, FL.

Kailash said...

Stunning project!!
Illinois.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful details on your pretty card! Love the coloring!
I'm in the US!

Kathryn said...

Love the mood this card makes me feel. Like the song..."sailing, take me away to where I thought I should be"
Kathryn from Connecticut USA

mtscrapgal said...

Love the subtle shades you used. The tiny cord suited your design. Love the boat image. Thanks. I live in north Georgia in the US.

Sue D said...

Love the soft colors and embellishments.
Sue in Ohio

Sue D said...

I like the soft colors and embellishments.
Sue in Ohio

Lisa S. said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Joanna! A real stunner. :)

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