Saturday







There are a lot of pictures on this post, I know. I wish I knew of some better way to arrange them. This is a gorgeous set from CDS (two actually)by Laurie wilson one is Smooth Sailing, the other is Lost at Sea. They coordinate. I couldn't wait to get this set and play with it because it isn't so often you see one like this and I had nothing nautical in my collection. My mom is crazy about anything nautical, being that she and my stepdad are big boaters. If you remember from a previous post I made a horse card for my dad who is a horseman and into trail riding... hard to believe they were married for even 5 min, LOL! So I knew she would love this one and with mothers day coming up I made it for her. It started out as a card but, you can see I got kinda carried away in my layering of the image and it ended up being so deep I had my husband whip me up a frame from our wood scrap stash. I horde it almost like I do paper. I always hate to get rid of any because I might make something (or truthfully, have my dh make something) of it. finally I actually did. I included a collage of those pictures so you can see what I mean. Just please try to overlook my swollen dirty pegnant fingers! I like to become one with the paint! :) I never paint or use inks for that matter without getting covered in it. I don't know how some people manage to stay so clean! I also showed a pic of the map stamp alone before I (yikes!) cut a big hole out in the center of it. That kinda hurt, that stamp is so pretty on it's own but I had to do what I had to do! I switched watercolor paper the last time I ran out. Big mistake. If any of you are having trouble with your coloring or think your just not that good at it you might try changing paper. Watercoloring with my inks on this paper is terrible!!! They don't blend and they just wash away leaving spots. So until I replace my paper I'll be using my craft acrylics. I love them but they do take longer to paint with. The cliff I cut free hand because I thought the light house would be perfect perched up on them. The rocks and waves were cut free hand too.I even stamped the map onto watercolor paper so that I could get richer colors than on just cs. After I painted it with the acrylics I actually did some layering with my ink (su! markers). That is the cool thing about acrylics though, you can get a lot of depth through layering, with watercolors they just blend more and can get muddy. I water down my paints so that they blend easier and don't stick to the embossing. I also used one of the small stamps to stamp into a circle of fimo clay and distressed it to make a charm. I hope I'm not leaving out anything interesting, there were a lot of steps involved here! But I think that's it! Have a great Mother's Day everyone!

26 comments:

Carolyn said...

This might just be the most beautiful, creative, dimensional card (art) that I have ever seen in my life!! You just keep WOWing us with every single work that you do!! I love, love, love it! You are amazing.

Carolyn

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Ooh!!! I love this!! I'm really needing these two sets. I have a young pirate living at my house! Happy Mother's Day Shawne. :)

Cassie said...

Wow, Shawne, wow! This is simply beautiful ;D

Amy Sheffer said...

Beyond incredible!! I saw this over on SCS and came here to see more! This is one of the most amazing paper creations I've ever seen!! Bravo!

Sue McMahon usa168923 said...

Incredibly gorgeous!! I super sized the last photo and LOVE the ink all over you fingers! Thats a sign of a TRUE CARD ARTIST!!

Shannon said...

WOW! I'm speechless over this card. GREAT job Shawne. I know your mom will love it.

Nikki said...

....WOW that is soo Fantastic the boat is layering is creates a stunning effect I'm Sure your Mom will love this treasure :)

Lori McCroskey said...

That has to be one of the most beautiful pieces of art I've seen.....I'm not a nautical person and I would DEFINITELY put it in my house! LOL! Unbelievably BEAUTIFUL!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

this is stunning...wow! *~*

True :) said...

Wow wow wow! Did I say wow? :)
Your work always amazes me Shawne!
Love the new music on your blog too!
:)

Mari said...

This is completely amazing. Gorgeous and breath taking.
The amount of work you must have put into this is stunning. The colors are perfect.
Can you tell? I *LOVE* this! :)
Soooo glad I saw you over at COTW, I'm sure I'll be here a while!

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

My goodness, that is THE most Gorgeous set I have seen for a Nautical theme! So glad you're sharing your skills and I think it's so fun to play in the paint too :) Have a happy Mother's Day!

Gloria Dojlido said...

Wow...what an awesome job on this card. Love it!

Laurie said...

Oh, Shawne...this is amazing!

Priscilla said...

WOWSER!!! that is all I can say right now!!

Codi Jo said...

I am awed by this. who can I tell about your art? Can I scream aloud there is a person I know of who is in possession of such talent? You are the best, no doubt.

Jacilynn said...

Wowsa! Are you kidding about this? This is freakinig amazing. excuse my language. Gorgeous card. Glad to find your blog!

Laurie tx stamper said...

Oh my holy cow! This card is totally amazing! all that dimension is breath taking and just makes a fabulous one of a kind card! I can't stop WOWing!

Denise @ kc242 said...

I have to agree it is the most beautifully layered nautical card that I have ever seen. It must of taken a lot of time and work.
Great job!

Grace said...

WOW!!! You really rocked these sets!!! What a wonderful way to showcase this fabulous set! Love the dimension and your coloring is totally fantastic!

Monique H said...

WOWZER ... I can't even express in words how beautiful I think this is and how extremely talented I think you are! I absolutely LOVE, LOVE this Shawne!!!

Abby said...

This may be the ABSOLUTELY most beautiful creation I have ever seen! Your talent blows me away!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Gorgeous! This is totally outstanding work! I can't believe how cool.. YOu should so put this in a store to sell.. ALl this hard work and its awesome!!!!! So love it!

Erin Bigler said...

Stunning, Shawn...just plain & simply STUNNING!

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, this is jaw dropping GORGEOUS!!!!! A real work of art...I'm so glad you framed this because it needs to be displayed...AWESOME work, Shawne

Nunt said...

This is bloody gorgeous! And the Fimo-charm is great!