Tuesday, 17 May 2016


This week's challenge on Less is More is to make a one layer card on the theme of "At Sea".  As I live on an island, I love anything to do with the sea and have lots of nautical stamps.  I particularly like the Hobby Art ones which you can use to create scenes.  I used smooth watercolour card and distress inks and markers to create my card. I stamped the rope border first which I masked with Frisket film before stamping and colouring the scene.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:-
Shopping our Stash #252 - Sounds of the Sea
Just Add Ink#311 - masking

Materials used:-
Rope border - Clarity Stamps
Hobby Art "Coastal Wildlife" set
Inkylicious grass stamp from "Essential Grasses"
Sentiment - Stampin Up "Sheltering Tree" set
Inks - distress inks and markers; Archival Wendy Vecchi potting soil
Watercolour card - Daler Rowney (smooth)
Frisket film for masking the rope border
Thanks for visiting my blog - now pop over to Less is More and see how the other participants interpreted this theme.  Margaret


  1. What a lovely scene and such fabulous colouring. You've created a really soft, tranquil feel - well done!

  2. Beautiful watercolor scene! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  3. Such a perfectly framed scene. A great CAS card.

  4. This is a lovely card, Margaret; such a serene scene. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  5. love the combination of images you chose, Margaret. Such a lovely peaceful scene & perfect for the occasion. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.
    Di :)

  6. This is stunning Margaret! From the soft hill colours to the beutifully centred yacht and your rope frame that acts like a window....all totally gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

  7. I love the delicate colouring of your image Margaret. The intricate rope border really adds a decorative nautical feel! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  8. Lovely soft colouring of your beautiful scene and I love the rope frame.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  9. What a gentle scene, Margaret, beautifully framed and coloured!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

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