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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Beyond the Sea

Happy Saturday!

Here is a little card, (for me) that I created this morning. I created it based on the CardPatterns Sketch 91 using a circle which also works for Marks Finest Papers Challenge #30 and for the Simon Says Stamp and Show whatever makes you Happy!




The Artistic Outpost lighthouse is stamped using Versafine Black Onyx on October Afternoon SeaSide. 
The background is colored using watercolor pencils and white highlighter. After I finished I clear embossed the entire image. 

The background paper is from the same collection. I embossed the brown cardstock using the Cuttlebug embossing folder. 

I have to confess that after I started playing with the Oz collage plate last time I had to run out and pick up a piece of burlap.  I wanted to have some on hand for the scarecrow.  It has been sitting on my shelf and today after I pulled out my Beyond the Sea lighthouse image I knew I wanted to incorporate the burlap. It works as great texture and you can unravel the edges to create a fringe.  
The stars are from the Christmas trim section at Hobby Lobby and actually are a garland for a tree. I keep pulling them off the wire to use as accents. 

Here is the lovely sketch from CardPatterns. 


I also am happy to share that Artistic Outpost is having a sale! Here are all the details!

Artistic Outpost is running Pre-Black Friday sale now through November 30th, 2010!  The Artistic Outpost Pre-Black Friday Sale features 10% off all rubber stamps, and that's not all! For every $50 you spend, they'll also send you a special $10 gift code to be used on your Artistic Outpost purchases in January**  These gift codes stack! If you spend $100 you will get a $20 certificate, spend $150 get a $30 certificate. You'll also receive free shipping when your order totals $50 US ($150 internationally).

To receive your Pre-Black Friday Savings click here to shop, then use the coupon code BlackFriday to receive your 10% reduction on your rubber stamp purchases. **Gift Codes will be emailed to you in December. (GC valid on purchases January 11 - 31st 2011).

*Please note if you order more than 6 sheets of EZMount cling foam, free shipping will not apply. These items are bulkier and require extra shipping costs.

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz

29 comments:

  1. beautiful Suzz, really conjures up the feeling of driftwood and faded wear and tear (but in a lovely way!)

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  2. what a wonderful card Suzz... so much texture. Love the new blog header too

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  3. This is stunning Sue, really beautiful!

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  4. I love that lighthouse stamp...you do such wonderful things with it. Gorgeous work today Sue!
    bless you...

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  5. Ooooh I LOVE this card~ great vintage detail - well done! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

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  6. Beautiful card for sure, luv the burlap inclusions...very kewl GF, stamp really is you. Enabler!!

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  7. This is wonderful! I love those stars and the burlap. Gorgeous card Suzanne!

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  8. This is wonderful, Sue! Love the stars and the burlap adds some great rustic texture!

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  9. FABULOUS card! I love how rustic it came out!

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  10. Beautiful!! I love Artistic Outpost's stamps - your use of it here is wonderful.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge!

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  11. I haven't seen this October Afternoon paper, I love it, and love what you've created with it. Absolutely Fabulous!

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  12. This is just a perfect card. zI love anything "by the sea" anyway and your use of colors and textures make this a wonderful card.

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  13. Wow, this is awesome!
    Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

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  14. Your card is beautiful - I love the texture and the lighthouse image is really awesome! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

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  15. Beautiful card. Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

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  16. love that you stamped on the text paper and the details are amazing. gorgeous card, Sue!

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  17. I just love seeing you in action! Fabulous card!

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  18. Superb Sue! Love the rustique look of this - beautiful!

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  19. Very pretty. Love all the elements you used! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge blog.

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  20. Beautiful - love those colors, they worked wonderfully with the AO lighthouse. The added burlap and starfish are great embellies!

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  21. The clear embossing looks perfect Sue! Love the card. Glad you could play along with us at Card Patterns.

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  22. Love this lighthouse. So pretty.
    Thanks for sharing with us and for joining Speedy's Friends this week!

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  23. OMG...this is awesome. Great take on the sketch challenge. I love lighthouses and the rustic feel to this card is amazing!

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  24. Absolutely FABULOUS - just my kind of card!!! Love the colors and the rustic feel you have achieved. That burlap is the perfect embellishment and I really love the rusted stars. The stamp and your embossing of it is totally wonderful! So happy you could join in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

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  25. What a masterpiece, Sue! Love the burlap and the weathered look--just fantastic! And I love your blog header, it's so "you"!

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  26. Wonderful "guy" card, love how you used CardPatterns sketch and the super fine colors.

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  27. I love this.. What a wonderful card you have made.

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  28. Beautiful card! The lighthouse is uniquely special. Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns,
    Anthea :)

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  29. What a beautifully tactile card Sue. You have so much texture and dimension incorporated into this lovely design.

    I have to try and source some of that burlap over here (or something similar) as my daughter wants to have it wrapped around jars of English cottage garden style flowers on the tables at her wedding reception. She's having a informal summer garden party theme.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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