Wednesday, April 7, 2010

If you click on images the paper piecing shows much better. Paper is textured Colorbox .The top is image by Just for fun which I changed by adding the sand and another palm tree and a few more bushes. I watercolored all the images. I paper pieced the trees and two bushes. I used some blue stickles on the water and also a little yellow on the reflection. I ran the brown thru the dotted swiss because it reminded me of grains of sand. I used a MS loop punch for the top. There is a story to the shells. My daughter lives on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound and I was able to go visit her there late last summer. My 4 yr grandson wanted to go hunt crabs when the tide went out. We walked down thru the blackberry laden path to the beach and picked up lots little shells, found some crabs and picked blackberries on the way home. He was very excited each time he would find a little shell for me, so those shells are SPECIAL and I have been wanting to use and I have finally brought them out for this challenge . The bottom frame was to small so I cut it in half and added the necessary width. I drew and stamped extra images then watercolored and paper pieced. I ran two strips thru the dotted swiss for each side of the frame for more sand texture. I printed the poem on the blue paper for water and added. I foam dotted across the top of the frame to lift the back side up a bit to form the stop for the easel card.
The card is for the following challenges:
One Stop Craft:Paper Piecing
One Stitch at a Time: Anything goes
All Sorts: No DP's
Prairie Fairy: Texture
Something Completely Different: Letter W (water)
Crafty Creations: Paper Piecing
Crafty Cardmakers: Challenge yourself


Liz said...

Thanks for joining OSAAT with this beutiful work Hope you pop back soon

Liz x

Mona Pendleton said...

Your water coloring looks awesome Davi! I like how you paper pieced certain items for added dimension & those shells on the front is such a clever idea!

Unknown said...

Thank you for joining us over at OSAAT, beautiful easel card lovely detail too, hope to see you again on Sunday for our next challenge, Good Luck
Sarah xx

Carol Plume said...

what a great card...great images and colouring.
Thank You for joining us as SCD, hope to see you again soon.

cheryl said...

oh Davi bless you so much for joining us over at OSAAT,the image is beautiful and your coluring is perfection,love hugs cheryl xxxxx

Kimberly S said...

This is fabulous all of the layering, and details you've added. What a wonderful theme too! :)

Unknown said...

This is such a festive card. Makes you want to go have a holiday on the beach! Love it!

Thanks for joining Fairy Fun Fridays this week!


~*Joni said...

Davi this is amazing! I love easel cards, and yours makes me feel like I am looking at a travel brochure. ;) Wonderful job, thank you for joining us at Raise The Bar this week!

Queen La Rubba said...

Davi ~ This is just beyond gorgeous! It is remarkable! I LOVE IT! I love the 3D effect! The entire card is just grand! love hoe you used the shells! FAB! Thank you for joining us for this weeks "Prairie Fairy Fun Friday‘s" challenge! I look forward to seeing more of your incredibly gorgeous crafty works in the future!
Rach ~ Queen La Rubba
I invite you to hop on over and enter in my candy give away!!

Shelley said...

Oh your card is beautiful. Thanks for joining in with this weeks oscc.
Hugs Shelley xx

Sam said...

I'm loving this one hunny. This is where I'd like to go on holiday I think. Thanks for joing us here at OSAAT again and good luck in the draw
Sam x

stitchy said...

Davi, I love everything about this card, it's simply gorgeous, so peaceful...thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us at OSAAT..hope to see you again next week..good luck !!!

stitchy xx

Susan Says (Stupid Stuff) said...

Fab creation, and thanks for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at OSAAT. Don't forget to check back tomorrow to see who won and find out all about our next challenge :)
Good luck!

InkyAndScrappy said...

Wow that is amazing! thanks for playing with CCC this week.

Mina said...

This is fabulous Davi and reminds me of holidays...gorgeous
Mina xxx

Unknown said...

wow! you make me want to go to the beach! fabulous easel card :)

Risa said...

What a beautiful card Davi! Your paper piecing is fabulous and your detailing is awesome!