Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tales from the Sea

Seashell, seashell, whisper to me,
What lies beneath
The tight-lipped sea?

Seashell, seashell, sing to me,
What kingdoms hide
In the depths below?

             Kathleen Chabot
             23 Nov. 1956

My entry in the Art With No Boundaries challenge, Rhythm of the Sea, has got me in the mood for sea themed cards. Not that I need much encouragement.

Follow the link in my previous post to see what the AWNB team and other artists have done with this challenge; it might inspire you, too. The challenge ends 17 August, so don't wait to check it out.

As the poem above indicates, my fascination with the sea is not recent.  The sea is challenging, mysterious fiercely beautiful, and hardly explored. The shadows and colours of the sea are mine.
Details of the card:
Cardstock, SU (Stampin' Up)
Sentiment, SU Seaside Sketches (retired)
Little crabs, SU On the Beach (retired)
Focal image, Stamps Happen, #50031 Collecting Sea Shells
Background uses two Cuttlebug embossing folders; Tiny Bubbles and D'vine Swirls
Used SU Framelits Labels Collection, 3rd largest
I know, I know, the crabs should be red. My crabs were bored with red, so I let them be blue.


Annie said...

Hi MezzoKat......where have you been hiding? Looking good too !! Lovely to hear from you and what a fab card. I love the colours and the image is beautiful. Take Care and Happy crafting xx

Bonnie Irvine said...

The colours and textures you've chosen for your BG are stunning. They are so vibrant and strong. Love how they contrast with the gentleness of the image. Sweet little girl so softly coloured. Lovely!

Lori said...

Love the embossing and the blues you put together. Such a sweet image on top of the vibrant hues is a nice contrast!

Lori said...

Forgot to say: So glad you linked up at Art With No Boundaries!

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