Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sea Shells, Sea Shells.....for Less is More.....

Hello again everyone: Well, I've been having a lot of fun making CAS cards, I think I had this ability buried deep inside my creative mind and all it took was one small first try to bring it to the surface. I love making cards, when step into my craft room, is like I'm transported into a different dimension, time stops here and I just start doing what I love and get it ready to share it with you.
I made this card to participate again in the Less is More sketch challenge, here is my card.
This card was made with a very old but beautiful stamp set from a long gone company called Flourishes, I bought this set because this shell images remind me of the Spring Break vacations my husband and I took to Panama City, FL. with our grandchildren. Each year, they collected buckets of shells that they still have, but more important, they have the beautiful memories of those trips with us.
I stamped the shells on a piece of Canson water color paper with Stazon Jet Black ink and colored it with my SU markers. I finished it in just about 30 min. I really like this line of ocean treasures, I hope you do too.
Please leave me your comments and questions, I love reading them, it's like food for my soul. I will answer any questions about this card so, don't hesitate to ask.
This is the sketch that inspired this card.
Thank you for visiting, till next time.
Hugs from Maria.


Sonny said...

Pretty ! Simple ,but elegant. I agree that you may have found your style !
Coloring is just perfect for these shells . Love it !

Neets B said...

They are really great shell stamps and you've coloured them beautifully.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Mary Fish said...

Woo hoo! Maria can rock the clean and simple, too!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Sonny, I'm really enjoying this new found "talent", LOL!!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Anita, this sketch looks like it was made for this shells, this images came to my mind immediately.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Mary, you made me LOL!! I'm loving it!!!

Debbie Mageed said...

So pretty! You can never go wrong with a nautical theme in my book! Love those stamps.

Charlene Thompson said...

How do you pick the colors you use to color? Do you bring up pictures from your computer? Do you look at other cards on Pinterest? Sometimes I am not good at picking colors. Please help me!

Maria A. said...

I love this nautical cards for men, specially if they are CAS.
So glad you liked it.

Maria A. said...

Charlene, for all my cards, if I don't have a good idea of what colors to use, I usually go to Google. For this card, I went to the little box of shells my grandkids gave me from our vacations but I also went to Google. You can get pictures of just about anything there. For flowers and other things, I can do what I want but for shells I needed to be more accurate.
Hope this helps, you can always email me, ok?

Darlene DeVries said...

Maria, I love, love, love the clean and simple look of this card. Combined with your coloring, it's fantastic!

*Vicki* said...

Maria, this is a really stunning CAS design! Love the images!! ;)

Sazzle Dazzle said...

What a fun and clever selection of images and brilliantly coloured!
Great use of the sketch and thanks so much for sharing and playing along at less is more. Sarah x

Chrissie said...

This is a super interpretation of the sketch and your colouring looks amazing!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"