Friday 23 August 2019

Nautical.......

It's taken me awhile to make these two cards but I didn't want to miss
Darnells' Twofer Challenge, which is Nautical and these are my two cards....
Two different cards, Two different designs, Using the same stamp...The Seahorse.
Using Lindy Sprays, perfect pearls, crackle paste, stencilling, stamping and fussy cutting, 
stamping and heat embossing and die cutting for this 
Just a Note Card.....
You might be able to see a little more detail with this photo....
I had so much fun making this collage card.
I have used lots of different stamps from different company's.......
Ink blending, splats, die cutting and stencilling.
The shell on the bottom right is stencilled.
The contemporary colour combination was inspired by a paper napkin I have at home.
The main red coral has been fussy cut from the napkin and glued on.
Finishing off with the die cut sentiment.

The card is for a family member who is embarking on a cruise shortly 
and I thought it would make a good travel/Bon Voyage card......
I had tons of fun making these cards.
Thank you for stopping by x
Challenges I would love to enter......

Just a Note Card......
Watercooler Wednesday - Marsha's Masculine Anything Goes challenge with The Just a Note Card
Country View - Texture with The Just a Note Card

Bon Voyage Card......
Inkspirational Challenge - Travel - with my Take me to The Ocean card-Bon Voyage card
Stamplorations - Mixed Media - Using a stencil
ModSquad Challenge - Travel/Vacation

38 comments:

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi mac, great cards I love nautical styles. These are beautifully finished. Have a lovely weekend, Angela xXx

Diane said...

Well first love the details, colors and super cute designs.

Hugs Diane

Darnell said...

Spectacular seahorse Twofer, Mac!! Now on that first design, you mentioned you had used Lindy Sprays, perfect pearls, crackle paste, stenciling, stamping, fussy cutting, heat embossing, and die cutting. I'm sorry to tell you that that is not enough for our very particular challenge. Hahahaha! Girl, you are awe-mazing! I'm trying to think of any other talent that could have gone into this little work of art and other than baking a cake, I think you covered them all! What stuns me is that you did all that and still managed to keep your design clean, with lots of white space! It's a tribute to texture!

I also love your napkin-inspired second collage design with the beautiful red coral, yellow background, sea shells, and text! That is one cool die-cut sediment, too! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #19! Hugs, Darnell

Cathy said...

Wow, amazing looking cards Mac! So many gorgeous details in both of them, Cathy x

MiamiKel said...

Mac, these are both just absolutely beautiful - what a gorgeous nautical pair!

kiwimeskreations said...

Two totally different cards and both are amazing Mac - loving them both - the dimension texture and sparkle on the 'note' card is drool-worthy. I love the collage on the second one, and the napkin elements work so well there. The die cut sentiment is almost a bonus, as it is not easily seen at first, so does not detract from your stunning art work
Blessings
Maxine

Brenda in IN said...

Oh my, these cards took me right under the sea! So much texture, shine and beauty on that first card. The seahorses are gorgeous on both cards and your fussy cutting on the red coral is awesome. Two fantastic cards for Twofer.

Cat Craig said...

Mac, so nice to see your two differently designed cards using the seahorse. Your first card with the blues and greens and that bit of bubble peaking out is lovely. YOur collage card has fabulous sea/nautical elements. Fussy cutting that coral had to take patience. Thank you for playing along at Twofer Card Challenge #19.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Marina, these are just so positively beautiful! I love the collage look of the yellow one, and all the detail and bling on the blue. Wow!

HilaryJane said...

As ever with your cards these are really special. All that detail, I just love them both. I can see why you enjoyed making them so much, they are stunning xx

Viv said...

If Mr Blogger would let me put pics on this comment I would fill it full of hearts Mac!
Two lovely cards but the blue one is AWESOME and I love it! x

pam said...

Two stunning cards Mac..love the beautiful scene`s.
Pam x

Bonnie said...

WOW! These are both awesome cards, Mac! Love, love, love the first card with the realistic coral and what looks like a treasure trove of jewels. Not only beautiful to look at but it invites touch too! I also love your collage card! Wonderful colors and depth with the different stamps! WOW!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Amazing yet again Mac, love the blue one it looks like you added jewels, so much beautiful texture on it. As for the second card, I love the colour combo and the coral is gorgeous, a napkin? who would know, the shells are beautiful, again gorgeous texture.
Faith x

nancy littrell said...

Two beautiful cards using so many mixed media products, stamps and dies. Loved your color combinations too. I loved looking at all the details on both your creative cards, Mac. TFS my friend. Hugs..Nancy
P.S. Stunning seahorses on both cards:-)

Trina P. said...

Both beautiful, Mac. But I must say I absolutely love everything about your first card from design, colours, shimmer, texture, dimensions... you name it - I loooooooove it! Always so inspiring. x

TK said...

Wow these are GREAT, Mac! Such detail, so many techniques and the result is stunning!

Christine Alexander said...

OMG Mac, I don't know where to start. Your heat embossed sprinkles and the crackle paste on the blue card is gorgeous, and your collage of stamping and stencilling is so beautiful. I love the stencilled yellow square framing all the layering :)

Susan said...

Fabulous Twofer, Mac! Love both cards - so creative with great use of mixed media elements, especially in the first card. The collage style of the second one is amazing - I admire the use of so many different stamps, including lots of great bits of text.

Greta said...

Wow--they are so different using the same stamp! I really love the blue card with the pearls & crackle paste! Perfect bon voyage card & how fun to be inspired by a napkin & use part of it!

Helen said...

Wow Mac! You've made 2 wonderful cards! I just love all the different effects you've used on your first card! So special! Thanks so much for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week!

Anita in France said...

Such luscious texture, shimmer and shine on your Just A Note card, Mac ... I just want to reach out and run my fingers over all that cool yumminess! Fabulous collage stamping ... that napkin-inspired colour combo is lovely ... such a great balance between the warm, glowing softness of the creamy yellows and greys ... and the energy of the bright, vibrant reds! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Hugs, Anita :)

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I do love your cards Mac. There's always so much detail and more to see the closer you look. These are both beautiful with perfect colour palettes x

Karen Brown said...

Very nice nautical duo. I especially like all the texture and color layering. Your aqua seahorse card is certain to charm your masculine recipient. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

Marcia Hill said...

Two FABULOUS, FABULOUS cards Mac!! I just LOVE all the texture, shimmer, shine, and sparkle on your first card and that seahorse is beautiful! Your collage card is just as beautiful and I'm totally loving the colors you used...SOOOO pretty!! And I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one to be inspired by a napkin!! Lovely, lovely cards my friend! Hugs. :0)

Kara Lynne said...

My goodness, the love and care you put into your cards is so inspiring, Mac! I love your details on your "note" card and how they set the scene for your seahorse. Your collage is amazing! I love your colors and the coral you cut from the napkin! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!

butterfly said...

Thats a wonderful seahorse stamp. I love it in the white embossed version, with those gorgeous, delicate shimmering blues and greens (no surprises that's my favourite in terms of colour!). But the collaged stamping of the bright card is really special too - love all those details leading the eye around the card. And I especially like the baby seahorse tagging along! A brilliant twofer.
Alison x

Gail said...

Thanks for dropping off your lovely art at Mod Squad!

Karen Dunbrook said...

wow...two great cards filled with such great elements and interest...well done mf.
xx Karen

*Vicki* said...

What can I say about these Mac?! Oh my goodness! I can see why it may have taken you a while to complete, but you always add so many amazing details to what you design! Simply love the different textures in your white seahorse card...truly incredible! I also love making collages, but never seem to get them to turn out how I envision it...you've knocked it outta the park my friend!! Thanks for the inspiration! HUGS

Maria said...

Gorgeous nautical cards!! Love those sweet seahorses and all the texture and elements!! Two fabulous cards!!

Ros Crawford said...

I am drooling here Mac... What stunners! I love all the fancy work with the pearls and crackle past - Incredible! Then the collage... oh they are wonderful!

Pat said...

I don't know how I missed these two gorgeous cards Mac, but just noticed you had been picked out at Watercooler Wednesday, so congratulations, and no wonder as the seahorse is spectacular with the added embellishments, and then of course your collage card with another wonderful seachorse and lots more interesting images in the background, including that coral which you painstakingly cut out from a napkin, which worked beautifully. x

Mrs A. said...

Two lovely cards . I like the way you have used the seahorse on both your cards but reveresd the image for one. Superb colouring on both. I did have one card made (for SIL’s birthday ) but ran out of time. Story of my life really. Hugs Mrs
A.

Izzy Scrap said...

WOW, WOW and WOW ! Two stunners here and totally my cup of tea. Your blue seahorse card is just stunning. So many details, texture, medias and yet so CAS ! And what a clever idea to use the part of the napkin. I should have a closer look to all the paper napkin packs that I buy just because I love the motif :-))
No doubt for me that both of them are winners ! xx

wannabcre8tive said...

Wonderful cards. Love the seahorse and the texture you added.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Oh my gosh, both cards are fantastic, Mac! LOVE the gorgeous seahorse and the panel with wonderful dimension, texture, and shine! The collage card is so well done that I thought you used patterned paper. Fussy-cutting the red coral from the napkin and gluing it on!? Unbelievable!!
Hideko xx

BożenA said...

Two stunning cards, Mac. I love blue, shimmering. Your mosaic of liquid pearls looks great. The second card is a perfect collage of colors and patterns. The perfect entry to the Twofer challenge.
BożenA xx