Monday, August 13, 2018

Nautical Scene

Hello, everyone! Today I'm sharing a nautical-themed card I made for a male family member.  I created an ocean background with acrylic paints in shades of blue (first time I've tried this!) and then added several nautical-themed images.


Dies:  Poppystamps Seaside Lighthouses, Poppystamps Stitched Landscapes, double-stitched rectangles
Digital images:  Beccy's Place Smooth Seas (precoloured)
Clear stamp:  Sentiment (Newton's Nook Newton's Summer Vacation)
Acrylic paints:  Dollarama

I would like to support these fun challenges: A Perfect Time to Craft AG 3/3; Allsorts From Boys to Men 1/3; Beccy's Place August Optional Embellishments UE; Cardz TV 60 AG 1/3; Crafty Creations AG 1/2; Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Creatalicious AG Optional Under the Sea UE; Creative Craft Cottage No Patterned Paper 1/3; Creative Fingers AG 1/3; DL.ART August AG Linky 1/d; Double Trouble (1) Dog Days of Summer (I like to go to the ocean to cool off in the summer) and (2) link up to heARTful Stamping challenge 1/4; heARTful Stamping Dog Days of Summer 1/2; Jo's Scrap Shack AG 1/3; Mod Squad Water Element 1/3; Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 1/3; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 3/3; Papercraft Business August AG Optional Summer 3/3; Pile It On New Technique (using acrylic paints to make an ocean background) UE; Poppystamps PSC 47 Make a Splash 2/3; Three Amigos Blog Hop I went with June Challenge 15 Machine Die-cutting UE; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk2 3/5

Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!

32 comments:

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow Kitty, this is just a piece of Art!!! And it is gour first try in paintinting? Wowzer, you are very talented!!! I can see the light waves of the sea, great shades and wonderful use of the colors!!! The lighthous is stunning and love the design with the seagull and the anchor! Amazing card, well done!

VintageScrapsCanada said...

What a great card - Masculine cards stump me but this is excellent - Thanks for sharing with us at Papercraft Business Challenge!!

cotnob said...

A super card, a fabulous background and great nautical images.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Kathleen said...

Some lovely dies and nautical images, super card. Thank you for joining our 'Boys to Men' challenge at Allsorts.

Kath x

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your wonderful nautical themed card… Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck!
Diane Louise
[Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Verna Angerhofer said...

A fabulous sea scene. I love the images and the way you laid out the card design.

jimlynn said...

I love the background with all that blue. I didn't even realize you could use the acrylic paints that way!! LOVE your card and it's perfect for a guy.
Lynn

terrie said...

Well done on your masculine card...love the background and the lighthouse.
It's always a pleasure looking at you creations....tfs

Scrapper69 said...

Ooh WOW! I think it looks Fantastic! What a great masculine card!

Theresa

Bunny said...

Love this masculine card. I really love the blue, too. [Bunny]

terrie said...

Well done Kitty on your background scene I also love your lighthouse....perfect for a masculine card....tfs

Lisa said...

Wow, this is so stunning!! I love the nautical details!! The background is gorgeous!! And the lighthouse is fabulous!! Love this!! It's so beautiful!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Lisa Lynn said...

Kitty this is a wonderful masculine card. Love your background.

brenda said...

What a realy super nautical masculine creation, may thanks for joining in with our 'Boys to Men' theme at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous nautical male card Kitty.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Beccy said...

You've done an awesome job on this one Kitty, that background is fabulous! I was very impressed to read that you'd painted it yourself... I thought it was patterned paper. I love the way you've added the different nautical elements as well as the base card stock that looks like rolling hills. Great job!
Cheers,
Beccy

Gail said...

The background turned out fabulous! Love it - nice Nautical card here - great work Karen!

KathyA. said...

As others noted, you did a great job with your first try at acrylics. I know from experience that creating the feathery look you attained is not easy! Also like the stitched edging on the various pieces. It can be hard to make a nautical card, but you did it splendidly! Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafting Challenge. DT Kathy

Hetty said...

I love nautical cards, this ione has all the ingredients.
Beautiful background!

Donna said...

This is stunning, fabulous background-great idea!

papercraftingprincess said...

Love the background of your card. Thanks for joining us at Double Trouble.

Terri Winske said...

Very impressive male card! The background is so cool and turned out really nice! Love the nautical elements....my hubby is an avid fisherman and would love this card!! Thanks very much for joining our challenge this week at PIP Challenges. It's always a pleasure seeing you!

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Great background scenery used for all the nautical stamps and die-cut stitched frames...nicely laid out. Thanks again for sharing your artwork with us at Double Trouble. Monday will be a new challenge so please check to see what we have going for a new challenge.

anncreatief said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck. Have a nice day
Anneke DT

Lisa said...

Cool background! Love the nautical theme too! Thanks so much for playing along with our Die Cutting Challenge over at Three Amigos!

Angie Scrapchild said...

A very elegant card!
Angie Scrapchild DT for https://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au

Fikreta said...

its so pretty!
hugs

Melanie R said...


Great masculine card! I love nautical themed cards and yours is fabulous. Thank you for joining us at the Double Trouble Challenge.

pst said...

Great card, thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafty Friends, we hope to see you back again.

pam said...

Fabulous card.
Thank you for joining us over on Poppystamps challenge blog.
Pam x

Helen said...

Wonderful card - love your painted background!
Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
Helen x

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional under the sea or fairy tales” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)


PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…