Saturday, July 30, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers 66 - Seashell Thanks

Thinking "natural" this week, over at Mark's Finest Papers, where our challenge is to use TWINE OR JUTE BUT NO RIBBON.

I picked out some raffia that I've nabbed off a package somewhere along the way. 


If you know my style, you have noticed that I RARELY do skewed panels.  This time 'round, it just felt 'natural' to skew that K & Co. patterned paper.  It came from the K & Co. 'Flora and Fauna Ledger' tablet.  I stamped a greeting from Mark's Finest Papers' Sand-Surf-Relax, and distressed the edges with ink and a fingernail. 



Sorry for the changes in photograph colors.  The main photo at the top of this post most accurately reflects the real-life colors. 

Sure hope you get a chance to join us this week!  Link up HERE by Friday, August 5, 2011 by 3 PM EST. 

Thanks for joining me today! 

Colleen

Stamps:  Sand-Surf-Relax - MFP
Paper:  kraft, ivory, Old Olive patterned paper - SU; ledger paper with fern - K & Co.
Ink:  Stazon Timber Brown; Scattered Straw, Tea Dye, Tattered Rose, Old Paper, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, Antique Linen - Ranger Distress Inks
Other:  Big Shot; Victoria embossing folder - Cuttlebug; sponge; pearls - Queen & Co.; raffia; dimensionals

26 comments:

Becky said...

Colleen, This sure is lovely..

Janeen said...

Colleen, this IS a very pleasant and relaxing card. I love the little tool you carry with you for distressing. :) Speedy the Cat wins again with this great layout.

Payne Holler Cards said...

heeeyyy! I have that distressing tool LOL
love that scroll - beautiful card!

Winnie and Patty said...

Colleen--this is so pretty!! I love sea shells and you did such a great job with the Sand Surf Relax set!!!! Just beautiful.

Linda Callahan said...

I love that it is askew :) Very pretty!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Colleen- This is gorgeous! I liked how you tilted the note paper-works fabulously! I sent you a message the other day and haven't heard from you!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is beautiful Colleen. I love the earthy tones and the beach theme of this card. The embossing is outstanding. Awesome work for a talented card maker!

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Bev J. said...

Great use of the raffia. I rarely tilt panels-yours looks natural-mine never do. Pretty card with the shells.

Shirley said...

Wow! Colleen, I love how you did the emboss over the two BG's and the shell is wonderful too! Very pretty!

~Tammy~ said...

I love anything beach related and I sure LOVE your card! Beautifully done my friend!

Pauline said...

This is gorgeous Colleen, I love the vintage feel to this, and the shell image is so lovely too. A beautiful card.

Linda R. said...

So Beautiful.. Make me want to go to the ocean and looks for seashells..

Hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

It is all in the details and you nailed it with the details! I just really love this! Everything works from the colors to the pearls to the raffia. I love the paper you used and tilted it and curled the ends. Great job kiddo!

Chris R. from Iowa

Marlena M. said...

Gorgeous embossing. I love that natural look. ;)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! What a gorgeous card--love that embossing! What a great idea to emboss with two papers! FAB! Great colors:)

Maria said...

Lovely embossing and a very beautiful shell, Colleen! Pretty soft colors too for a fabulous card! Take care, hugs!:-))

Janny said...

Lovely card. Thinking of holyday when I see the card. Janny

Ann Schach said...

Love it, Colleen! The layout and colors are fabulous! I love the texture you have added.

Lagene said...

Great card! Love the added texture!

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous card,love the natural earthy colours and the embossing looks fab.xxxx

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

So pretty Colleen! Love the embossing! I love skewed panels so this is perfect to me! I always laugh because I am a very symmetrical person, but for some reason I love skewed panels, when it seems to annoy everyone else!

Stella said...

Wow this is gorgeous. I lvoe the "natural" look, the "layers" and the embossed background!
Hugs!

Bonnie said...

I love that skewed panel and the sentiment is perfect for that paper! Love the 2 kinds of card/paper all embossed too. Could this have been inspired by your vacation?

Ruby said...

Shells wouldn't normally be my thing, but I just love the natural feeling of your card, the raffia is great with it and I love how you've done the embossing over the panel, lovely card!

Benzi said...

The raffia was perfect for this wonderful note of thanks. Love that seashell...and the way you distressed the notepaper.

Emily Keaton said...

Ooo, I just love the natural look of this card, Colleen. That seashell is one of my favorites! I'm looking forward to seeing all the rest of the eye candy of yours that I missed while being away!!

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