4 Aug 2014

Ahoy Mate

Sea Themed card 
Hello Friends..Hope you are enjoying rains n the pleasant weather :) Today  I have a sea themed card to share with you.
For  the background I followed the technique shared by Tim Holtz in OCC -Watercolors using stencil with distress inks.I Used Peacock feathers distress ink with yellow water color.
Watercolored background





Aren't these color refreshing..specially in Summers.It reminds me of beach holidays during summer vacation collecting shells,making sand castles or just having fun in waves !

Side View
Perfect theme to put all the shells I had collected to use :) Gave a coat of white acrylic paint and then colored with them diluted distress ink n water color.
side view

Layered jute ,cheese cloth and packing net and then glued the shells on it.For the anchor I cut out the shape from thick cardboard and then applied ceramic powder + glue mixture on it and after it dried colored it and embellished it with beaded chain.


shells n anchor
I have continued the background pattern inside.


card open
Drew a light house and colored it with sketch pens n used marker for detailing.A banner saying "Ahoy Mate"

Inside View

I made  a co-ordinating box to hold the card.some color splats,dyed gauze,some  shells  n hand written sentiment to decorate it .

Coordinating box
Complete Set .

Card with box
 How is it ?

Supplies used :

Colors : Peacock Feathers DI,water color(Yellow)
Marker : Black for sentiment
Stencil :Flourishes Design
Cloth : cheese cloth,jute fibers,gauze
embellishments: beaded chain,shells,beads


Linking it to:
Mixed Media Card Challenge : #2 Summer 
Lulupu : # 36 Make It Macho
Beyond Grey Challenges : # 56 Nautical 
Allsorts Challenge Blog : week 270 Favorite Things ( Favorite summer vacation/Beach Vacation)

40 comments:

  1. Beautiful background with distress inks... and fab texture and layers in front!! love your card, Pooja.
    Thank you for playing along with us at Lulupu challenge # 36

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  2. Love it Pooja.. :) Beautiful stencil Background and the coordination box..great use of cheese cloth packaging net and jute fibers..i love that cardboard anchor and arrangement of shells..:)

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  3. What a super gorgeous card! I ADORE the watercolory background and colors! Fab fibers and embellishments too!

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  4. Hi, Pooja! I instantly knew this card was yours when it popped up in the blog reader. Such a great theme, and wonderful design (of course!). Love the hand-drawn light house in traditional colors on the inside, and the pretty box to hold your pretty card. Thanks especially for the tip about using acrylic paint on the shells, and then coloring with distress inks! GREAT tip and and very pretty to go with any color theme! Beautiful card, Miss Pooja! hugs, de

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  5. very beautiful Pooja... love the color... bg is very nice...
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  6. What a gorgeous card!! The background looks amazing!! All of the details you added are just perfect!! The box is fabulous, too!! What a beautiful gift set this is!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  7. I love anything with the ocean theme and this is such a beauty
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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  8. Oh my. How delightful! I love that you carried the design to the insides of the card! How fabulous! :)

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  9. Wow this is absolutely fab pooja..what a beautiful color conbo and some amazing texture using recycled materials. .too good

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  10. awesome colours and love the handmade anchor, only you could make it so differently.

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  11. Beautiful colors n nicely done BG ...everything is going perfect with sea theme.

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  12. Loveee your card Pooja! Gorgeous work and you really rocked the beachy mood! I love the beautiful cluster of shells and anchor! Thank you for participating in Lulupu Challenge#36!

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  13. Wow !! what a unique take on a masculine challenge,just love the fresh colors and the background with stencils Your card is just gorgeous Pooja !! I so loved the co- ordinating box you have made with it :)

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  14. So pretty.Love the background and the beach inspired embellishments are fab.Love the coordinating box too.Wonderful.

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  15. Very pretty Pooja :) Lovely use of the sea shells :) I too have a whole lot of them :)

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  16. Very beautiful card Pooja...Love the anchor and light house very much..

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  17. This is one of my fave colour combos...GREAT technique & that she'll cluster is pure magic....LOOOVE & adore this card.....new fave!!!!!

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  18. Awesome card !! Loved the way you incorporated all the colors in the project :)

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  19. Gorgeous card and great design, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

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  20. beautiful card pooja !!!!!!

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  21. Wow .. Loved it .. The colours are very refreshing !!!

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  22. Beautiful Pooja.... love the background n thanks for sharing in detail how u made it.

    Hugs
    Catherine

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  23. Thanks for sharing your favourite things with us at Allsorts this week, we hope to see you again!

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  24. Oh this is beautiful :) I could get the summery vibe from this card. The BG looks beautiful, thank you for sharing with MMCC !

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  25. This card is really beautiful! Thanks for sharing your technique for the bg. Such a lovely reminder of summer with the beach colours and lovely cluster of shells. Thank you so much for playing along with MMCC.

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  26. its beautiful. love how u hav arranged the net and shells and the interesting pattern ofcourse

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  27. Amazing design. Love your watercolored / stenciled background. The jute, cheese cloth and packing net are perfect additions for your sea-themed card. Thanks for playing along with us at Mixed Media Card Challenge.

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  28. What a stunning project - I love all the details! Thanks for joining us at the MMCC!

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  29. Hi Pooja!
    Just dropping by to say Thank you so much for playing along Lulupu #36 and best of luck!

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  30. Wow Pooja!!! Fabulous colors, background and textures!!! Love the net and shell idea...and your light house is perfect!!!

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at BGC :)

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  31. It's beautifully made, Pooja. Yes, those colours are totally summery and soft and I just couldn't help thinking about beaches on seeing your card. Fabulous work as always.

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  32. Pooja !!!!!! That is just so amazing !!!!
    I love how everyone is going all in on the natical theme :) really love the soft colors and the elements on there!
    Thanks for joining us at Beyond grey challenges this fortnight !

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  33. Very well done Pooja. Thanks so much for joining us at Lulupu Macho Challenge. Good luck.. :)

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  34. What gorgeous colors you have achieved. I love how you painted the shells. Thank you for joining us at MMCC this month with this beautiful creation.

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  35. Absolutely stunning card Pooja! Congrats on winning at Lulupu. Your card is really gorgeous. And I totally love the beautiful BG!

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  36. It's amazing! You chose perfect colours and detals for your project!
    Thank you for playing with us at BGC!

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  37. FABULOUS project - LOVE all the texture! So glad you joined in the fun @ Mixed Media Card Challenge!

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  38. fab combo!! really like the clustering and the colours! thanks for playing along with us at MMCC!!

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  39. Ahh, I am in love with your card! Fantastic color combo and awesome placement of all the elements!

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