W for Water at Alphabet Challenge

Welcome to my crafty blog and our new theme at Alphabet Challenge. This time it’s W and we want to see cards that feature water. I went with Stampin’ Up!’s ‘waves of inspiration’ set (although there’s no waves in evidence, I admit!), taking inspiration from the sketch at Atlantic Hearts. I used the sketch outline fairly loosely though as well as rotating it through 90 degrees, so I hope the AHSC team are feeling forgiving!

I started with a piece of the ‘waves of the ocean’ DSP and used a square die to cut out the section I wanted – the colours on it reflect the sketch with the white running across the middle. I mounted it on a layer of ‘night of navy’ card and attached it to a 6×6 card blank.

I stamped the pelican onto white card, coloured the wooden posts with ‘soft suede’ SU Blends alcohol markers and then die cut it. I stamped a couple of the plants from the ‘ocean front’ set in dark brown, then glued the pelican in place (I popped him on a bit of scrap card for dimension).

The final step was to add the sentiment and it was done.

So how are you inspired by our challenge? W for water runs until midday on Thursday 23 February and we’d love to see what you create.

17 thoughts on “W for Water at Alphabet Challenge

  1. I see the sketch 🙂 That ocean paper is so lovely and creates the perfect backdrop for your image. Thank you so much for sharing your card at Atlantic hearts Sketch Challenge

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  2. What a wonderful card, Deborah! I brought out this set as well but didn’t end up using it. I love how you used the pelican as the focal point. Perfectly done with the sketch, too. Have a great weekend!


  3. This is stunning! I love the background you created with this and your take on the sketch. So fabulous! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

    Brandi R.
    DT member AHSC

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  4. oh my goodness Deborah! I have to have this paper! I scrap so many beach scenes and love a good nautical card. And yours is so awesome, love the seagull! You rocked this even if you followed the sketch a little loosely. Good luck

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