Sunday, 19 July 2015

Life's a beach!

The theme on Less is More this week is "Life's a beach" to make us think of long summer days and holiday time.  Although we have lots of beaches in Shetland, summer seems to be passing us by this year.

I wanted to create a watercolour card as I love using distress inks for watercolouring and got some inspiration from Birgit's blog - she produces the most amazing watercoloured cards!  My card is certainly not in the same league as Birgit's creations but I was pleased with the final result (that was after I cut off the smudged bit!)

I am also entering this card into challenge #143 on Crafty Cardmakers which is water.

Materials used:-
Plant stamp from Chocolate Baroque wild meadow set
Birds from Inklylicious windswept set
Various distress inks; versafine black onyx ink
Watercolour card

Thanks for visiting - now have a look at the Less is More blog for more great interpretations of the theme. Margaret


  1. Beautiful card - very calming. Wish I was there! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More. Mary

  2. Wow, this is realy gorgeous. Hugs, Ankie

  3. A beautiful card that gives a great sense of tranquillity :)

  4. Great card, I'm an avid follower of Brigit and think you have done a pretty good job on your own card. Love the flow of the colours, the layout has worked perfectly.

  5. This is a stunning work of art and should be framed! The sky is amazing (just like everything else)! Hope you'll do more!

  6. Lovely card and fabulous use of D.I.'s


  7. WOW! This is FANTASTIC Margaret! Love your watercolouring and such a brilliant beach scene with the stunning tree in the foreground too.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  8. Absolutely gorgeous seaside card, Margaret, I adore it, super use of the inks.

    Love and hugs

  9. Margaret your watercolouring is awesome, beautiful scene and card!
    Thanks so much for joining us
    Less is More

  10. What a wonderful scene. I can see how Birgit inspired you, you've done a fantastic job with this.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  11. Just gorgeous. It's like a fabulous painting in miniature.

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  12. Only one word truly INSPIRATIONAL

  13. A beautiful card Margaret. Your water coloured backdrop is the perfect base for your stamps. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and more. Sally.x.

  14. This is simply beautiful Margaret!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"