Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Sand, Sea & Sun

Oh my goodness--I forgot the Impression Obsession challenge, Ocean Breezes, was about to close!  I had my card done days ago except for adding the sailor knots & attaching it to the card. The quote is an IO stamp (C5159) & certainly is fitting when you think of the ocean.  I don't have ocean themed stamps so I used Distress Inks frayed burlap, salty ocean & scattered straw to represent sand, sea & sun.  The panel is covered with shimmer mist giving a gorgeous shine & reminding me of the sparkle you see on the sand & sea when the sun is shining.  I pierced a simple border for interest.  My sister loves going to the beach, so this will probably go to her.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

19 comments:

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Greta,
Wonderful palette, and it does represent the seaside, especially by adding the knots on the twine. The card looks great.
Smiles)
Sue

Rosemary said...

this is just beautiful, greta... a perfect representation of the ocean!

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous inking and I love the simplicity of the knotted twine!

Lisa Elton said...

The colors are perfect for the ocean challenge Greta!! I LOVE the knots you added. This is fabulous!!

Stacy said...

It really does look like the sand meeting the sea. Beautiful!

Brenda in IN said...

You captured the ocean and now I want to go. I love the sailor knots touch you added.

Nancy said...

Beautiful CAS design! It surely has an ocean feel and the knots are the perfect touch!

walchowDesign said...

Fantastic card on how you depict sand, sea and sun, Greta! Love the three layers and the shimmers that shines onto it! Great details on the sailor knots too!

Mary Ann said...

Wow!!!Beautiful card!!Love your work!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Such a beautiful background! Lovely work there!

Cat Craig said...

Fabulous design, that background is glorious.

Maria said...

It does look like the peace and calm of the sea...very pretty, Greta!!!

Bonnie said...

This looks like the beach to me, Greta! Love those little sailor knots and the sentiment is perfect!

BobbisTreasure said...

Beautiful inking!!!!

Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful card Greta...love your gorgeous scene, it does look like a beach a stunning beach.

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful!! This is so restful to look at ... really makes me think of lazy days on the beach!

alexandra s.m. said...

it captures the Ocean and the beach so perfectly Greta!
Bravo!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What an impressive nautical card!!! And you don't even have any ocean themed stamps, so even more impressive. I love the cording with the knots!

cm said...

What a lovely beach/ocean/sky scene you've created with your inks! The shimmer and knotted cording: brilliant! Soooo pretty!
hugs~c