Sunday, 31 August 2014

By the Sea Watercolour

I was delighted by this week's challenge on Less is More which was to create a card inspired by the song "I do like to be beside the seaside!"  I have always lived beside the sea and certainly miss it when I'm away. This theme also gave me a chance to do some more water colouring which is Game 8 at AAA cards. I used Hobby Art stamps to create a scene which I then watercoloured with distress markers. The design is a CASE of a design I saw on the Jenny Mayes' blog. I used a Clarity Mask for the clouds, brushing the distress ink on with an Inkylicious ink duster which created a subtle effect.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:-
Less is More week 187 - theme "I do like to be beside the seaside!"
AAA cards - Game #8 Watercolours

Materials used:-
Hobby Art stamps - Coastal Wildlife set, Harbour set (seagulls) and By the Sea set (sentiment)
Distress markers and inks - various
Clarity clouds mask
Inkylicious ink duster
Watercolour card

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  1. Lovely water colored sea scene! Thanks for joining in with AAA!

  2. A stunner of a card Margaret - gorgeous water colouring and I love the clouds.

  3. What a beautiful little scene, so glad you could play along with us at AAA Cards

  4. Oh, Margaret, this is just stunning, how lovely! Must get out my Hobby Art scenes again, you have inspired me
    Thanks so much for joining us at Less is More
    LIM Designer

  5. Margaret, this is so beautifully watercolored! A peaceful scene and a would be great place to be. Thank you so much for sharing your art with us at AAA Cards!

  6. Wow! Looks just like a painting! So impressed! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  7. Such a beautiful card Margaret, I just love the watercolouring.
    hugs Brenda xx

  8. You've created a beautiful little scene Margaret on a perfectly CAS card. Thanks for sharing.
    Less is more

  9. Love the scene you created ..lovely card..

  10. A lovely water colored card. A very serene scene.

  11. This is beautiful Margaret, gorgeous scene and your watercolouring is amazing, Cathy x

  12. This is a beautiful scene. Your water coloring is so pretty.

  13. Saw your card on AAA and loved this relaxing scene and what wonderful watercolouring x

  14. Whow, this looks gorgeous. Hugs and goodluck with the challenge. Hugs, Ankie

  15. Margaret, you really should transfer this design to canvas! You are so very talented with the watercolors!! Thank you for joining the LIM Challenge this week! Hugs, Darnell

  16. What a lovely scene Margaret!
    This is a great card.
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  17. This is a gorgeous card, such a lovely watercoloured scene.

  18. Such a lovely scene, so beautifully watercoloured, Margaret ... it looks as though it should be in a frame hanging on a wall! Anita :)

  19. I'm popping back to congratulate you on your TWO wins over at Less is More, Margaret!! You rock!! Hugs, Darnell