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Sunday, 8 June 2014

by the seaside at Craft a scene

Afternoon all - I hope you are well and happy - its my hubbies birthday today - so we have another day of celebrations! No more cake today though - Shaun is a very healthy man!!!!

Its the second week at craftascene for their challenge 'by the sea'. Here's what I've done for your inspiration:


All of the stamps I used are from Sheena Douglass and I used a clarity mask to create the sky using a brush rather than a makeup sponge. I quite like the effect and will try it again. I used pan pastels to do the colouring of the image. Here's a closer look:



I hope you will join us this month in this challenge!

Big Hugs

Rachel xx

28 comments:

  1. This is just gorgeous love the image and fab details.xxx

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  2. Happy Birthday to your Hubby Rachel - love your nautical card. Hugs, Claire x

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  3. Fantastic card Rachel, I love the image and your colouring, you've done a fab job of the sky too, the stamped embellishments are just great, Shaun will love it, and a very Happy Birthday to him, hugs Kate x

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  4. This is a fabulous card Rachel, I love your cloudy sky.
    Pauline
    x

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  5. I love this scene with the clouds and all of the seagulls Rachel. A typical british seaside.

    Sue xx

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  6. Wow that is one gorgeous scene you have created Rachel, love it.

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  7. I can almost smell that salty air from here Rachel. A lovely card. Jenny x

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  8. Happy Birthday to your hubby!
    Gorgeous card, I love the scene you have created and the colours are wonderful.
    hugs Sue xx

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  9. Love this scene Rachel and I like the shells around the edges to frame the picture. Hope you've had a good weekend.
    Hugs Jennifer xx

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  10. Lovely scene Rachel, that sky looks fab.....can you share how you did that? Happy Birthday to Shaun.....hope you've all had a lovely weekend!
    hugs Jo x

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    1. of course I can Jo - I'll put a tutorial together as soon as is practical - but its basically using a clarity mask and some inks and brushes. Hugs rachel xx

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  11. I love your card Rachel, it is really beautiful, love the scene and the gorgeous clouds you created. Really love this! Belated Happy Birthday greetings to Shaun. Hugs, Anne xx

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  12. Wow, beautiful seaside scene! The sky is especially gorgeous!

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  13. So very beautiful! Love this card - the scene is stunning! Karen xx

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  14. Nautical themed cards are so perfect for men. Great job, Rachel!
    hugs, Asha

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  15. Good morning Rachel,
    A stunning scene card, I just love those clouds.
    Great use of all the stamps, perfect man card.
    Happy Birthday to Shaun.
    Off to get the packing done, we head for home later today.
    Hugs

    Patricia x

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  16. Great card. Love the frame you made round the edges with your stamp!
    The scene is beautiful!

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  17. Love your gorgeous card
    luv
    Debby

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  18. Stunning Rachel, I want a lesson sometime when you are here on how to create those clouds

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  19. Fabulous scene you have created.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  20. Let me add a vote for a tutorial for the background sky and clouds -- awesome and I so-oooo want to know just how to do it! Thanks -- Fran

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  21. Such a pretty seasside card, I love it!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  22. Fabulous image and love the clouds and shells border -Happy belated birthday to your hubby
    Carol x

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  23. What a lovely sea scene - the clouds look great, and the shells make the perfect framing feature.
    Alison x

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