Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Happy News! The Card Concept #12 - Nautical

I've got some wonderful news:  I am a new member on The Card Concept's Design Team!  I am filling the 'Classy & Elegant' seat there.  Huge thanks to my friend, Lesley Croghan, for inviting me aboard.  =)


The new challenge is Nautical-themed.  Isn't the inspiration photo so serene?


Searched my stash for anything with an anchor, and came up empty-handed.  Instead, I grabbed a sand dollar image from Blockheads Paper Arts.  This swirly embossing folder lends an ocean-like feel, too.


I gilded both sand dollars for a touch of fanciness, so that my card would qualify as a Classy & Elegant creation for the challenge.


That beautiful sentiment is from Stampin' Up!'s Occasional Quotes, and it's the first time I've inked it.  I'm doing pretty good in a self-challenge of using up my stuff, without buying anything new.  Of course, I've just gone and bought a new stamp set from Power Poppy...it's so hard to say no when there's so many awesome goodies out there.  Is there a 12-step program for crafters like us??

I'm so glad you came by today, and I hope you get a chance to join us at The Card Concept.  Click HERE for all the info you need.   



Stamps: sand dollar - Seashells with Round Frame - Blockheads Paper Arts; sentiment - Occasional Quotes - Stampin' Up! Paper: white, kraft - PTI; Night of Navy - SU Ink: Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko; Walnut Stain, white chalk ink - Ranger Fibers: navy satin ribbon - Offray Accessories & Tools: pearls; gold embossing powder - SU; D'vine Swirls embossing folder - Cuttlebug; Fancy Labels Dies 2 die cut - Inspired By Stamping

17 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

HUGE CONGRATS on the DT!! This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the sand dollars!!!!

Lin said...

Wonderful news, Colleen, you're a perfect fit for the spot! Looking forward to seeing your work there!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great nautical - congrats on the gig! You are the perfect choice~

Vickie Z said...

Congrats!! Wonderful card!

Lisa said...

Oh what terrific news Colleen, MANY congrats!! Your debut card is beautiful, love the regal blue and your fabulous design!

walchowDesign said...

CONGRATS with the wonderful news, Colleen! Beautiful nautical card!

~Tammy~ said...

Big congrats! You fit right in that spot! Love your card! So pretty and elegant of course!

Bonnie said...

Congratulations, Colleen! Classy and Elegant is certainly your style and this is a perfect example! Beautiful!

~amy~ said...

Yay! Congrats!
Gorgeous card Colleen!

Tracey McNeely said...

Colleen I love the sand dollars! Beautiful card and we are so glad to have you joining the team! ~hugs

Kerin said...

Colleen your card is gorgeous! Welcome to the team :)

Reusing with Quilling said...

Congrats Colleen..!! Lovely card !!

Maria said...

Super beautiful card! You do classy and elegant very well! Big congrats on joining the team! I'm looking forward to seeing all your creations for their challenges!:-)

Leslie Miller said...

Well, how fun! I had to go check out the challenge. I didn't know of it, but I like the concept. Oh, how I wish I had time to keep track of these challenges. Your card is wonderful and you're a perfect fit for the category. Congrats and enjoy!

nwilliams6 said...

Very elegant nautical card and Congrats on the new team. Love your card and I am going to go check out the challenge now. Hugz!

Stella said...

Classy and elegant. This is so YOU!!!! I love love love your style and this card is right up my alleye. I will never ever be able to create something as elegant as this but I am always in awe when I see one of your gems. Well done Colleen; this card is a jaw dropper!
XXX

Shirley said...

Truly elegant, and congrats! They are lucky to have found you!

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