Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Nautical Wood Tones

Hello Readers,

For today I am going to be playing along with Colour Q, Creative with Stamps and Curtain Call. When I saw both of these I just had to play along.. Here is my card for today, enjoy! 

Texture is what makes this card so unique. The twine, brads, and wooden strips
creates a delightful marine scene.

Sentiment inside the card.
The shell scene is very light as not to distract from the sentiment.
The strip of wood makes a fantastic banner drawing your eye right in.
Challenges Entered:


Fathers Day is right around the corner, so I thought it would be a good idea to create a card with a marine theme and throw my hat in the ring. I love this card for its rustic, worn, and distressed look. I tried to convey a sense of being on the dock by using a monochromatic palette with touches of color. I feel the textural elements of twine, brads, and distressing the focal image is what brings this card alive. The strip of blue brings you right into the card and to the boat scene. They all combine to make a fantastic composition. I do hope you agree?

Well that should do it for me.. Thank you for stopping by little corner of the internet. Until next time take care and happy crafting.

All the best,


Mac Mable said...

Yes I do agree the most fantastic marine card. Gorgeous textures and the muted colours are so delightful. Great sense of movement from the ship and the horizontal wood x

Joyce said...

Fantastic card. Love the design. Thanks so much for playing along at ColourQ this week.

Laura said...

What a great card! Your wood strips are so similar to the inspiration piece. Nice work!

Petra Swart said...

Hi, Shawna, hope you're well, my friend!!!!!
Haven't been around in Blogland for three weeks, but I'm catching up on what I missed out on!!! Had a wonderful time visiting your blog now, to see what you have made since I last visited!!!!! Wonderful cards galore and fantastic inspiration!!!! You do great things with paper, ink and stamps and create such lovely cards that are all small works of art!!!! Your blog is always a pleasure to visit!!!
Have a lot of catching up to do still, but I will be a regular visitor again, now and leave some luv on all your posts!!!
Have a wonderful day and happy crafting!!!
PS. Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog last week!!!!

Leigh Penner said...

Great image and colouring!

Billie A said...

This masculine card is so awesome. I love the color choices, the layout, the image.. I love it.. So glad you shared over at Creative with Stamps.

Billie A
Creative with Stamps
Inspiration Destination
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Dotty Jo said...

Hi Shawna, this is such a beautiful card! Who wouldn't be delighted receive such a calming creation. Thanks so much for joining us at CWS, Jo x

Jen Mitchell said...

Oh, what a fantastic card! I love the weathered look of your sea-faring scene. And you're right that the texture makes this so unique. Thanks for playing along with us at colourQ!

Esther Asbury said...

Saw your card on CWS and wanted to pop over and say I love your take on the masculine challenge! Awesome card!

Monika Reeck said...

yaayyy your masculine card
so lovely with that woodgrain papers
lovely stripes and lovely manly Image
you are not wrong on TMR you are so inspiring
I will join there cause you are the DT member sweety
you rock!!
I love your card Shawna
many thanks for joining with us at CWS Masculine card this month
big hugs

Lilian said...

Love how you combined the challenges! Great card!!!
Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps!
The Leaf Studio

Kim Heggins said...

Simply beautiful your sweet sailboat. Thanks so much for playing along with us at ColourQ!

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