Friday, September 17, 2010

Life's a Beach





Well, perhaps not exactly a beach for me right now...my life's more like the alternative saying at the moment lol, but to brighten up my morning these gorgeous gorgeous carefree happy looking stamps arrived from Crafty Individuals. I have to say, these new beach images are right up there amongst my all time fave Crafty Individuals stamps.

I was all fingers and thumbs, I couldn't ink the rubber fast enough to make this little card so I could post here and do a 'heads up' re their new images .

This card was made very simply by using coloured paper, black ink, a copic marker and a white pen.



The main image from the CI-284 plate. Added extras (neg strip and dotty-ness!) from the CI-283 plate.

I hope the girls that modelled so beautifully for these plates were paid well in treats....bet that north coast sea was freeeeeeeezing lol BRRRRRRRR!!

32 comments:

Chris said...

Fabulous card, Jo. I've just been eyeing up these stamps myself.

Helen said...

Sorry you're having a hard time of it - hope things improve soon. The card is gorgeous and so are those stamps!
Thanks for your lovely comments.

Sarah said...

Here’s hoping your life goes more towards the “beach” end of the spectrum soon!

I LOVE this card, and this stamp too.

It’s years since I last bought a stamp (I already have enough to last me a lifetime :D), but this one is sorely tempting!

Carol Q said...

wonderful Jo. beautifully coloured.

joanne wardle said...

ooo love that image, off to eye up their new stamps.

gorgeous card

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Jo, this stamp set and your card are just brilliant, I love the simple way you've used them.
I really hope that the sentiment will apply for you soon :0) xx

Netty said...

This is definitely fun at the beach, great stamp and smashing card. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Dotty Jo said...

Hi Jo, I have had my eye on this one.... love the colours that you have used - totally wonderful! I really like the other stamp that it this one's partner too. Sorry that life is yuck right now. Here's a big virtual hug ((((()))))! Jo x

Sandy said...

Oh wow what a gorgeous summer feeling card Jo.
Fantastic colors and card. I love it.

Have a lovely weekend my dear friend.

Kim Dellow said...

Oh I love that! Love the banner and your colours. Just fabulously happy. Kim

Paula said...

wonderful card.

craftimamma said...

Really gorgeous card Jo. Love how effective the white highlights are.

Hope life picks up for you sooner rather than later.

Hug
Lesley Xx

Sanne Kreativ said...

Wow - die Karte ist ein Traum.... Bekomme vor Staunen den Mund nicht mehr zu.

Karin said...

Fabulous creation Jo. I was looking at those stamps yesterday thinking that they were a must have.

Paper Paradise said...

The card is just stunning, as are the new stamps. I was taken aback when they arrived today, and so eager to do something with them. I have started a little acrylic 'friends' book, and can't wait to finish it! x

Sija said...

Fabulous card Jo! Great new stamps too.

Karen said...

Wonderful card! Those white highlights really make the waves come alive. The movement and detail of this card really make it something special. I love the torn paper treatment at the bottom too - what a great way to use scraps (though I just know that the perfect paper would never already be in scrap form....). Beautiful card. Hope things turn the corner for you.

Karen said...

Wonderful card! Those white highlights really make the waves come alive. The movement and detail of this card really make it something special. I love the torn paper treatment at the bottom too - what a great way to use scraps (though I just know that the perfect paper would never already be in scrap form....). Beautiful card. Hope things turn the corner for you.

Sid said...

These stamps look great (just ordered a set), lovely creative project Jo !!

Hermine said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

craftytrog said...

Lol! Ordered a set of these newbies last night! Gorgeous card Jo! xx

Moira said...

Great stamp, and great card, it really brings those girls alive

Piddawinkle said...

that is such a happy and joyful image, beautifully presented by the one and only JCS

jan said...

Beautiful, beautiful project! Your technique is fab!!

Lottie said...

I can feel the absolutel joy coming from this card. The young girls holding hands and running and jumping into the sea and screaming with delight at the freezing water.

Was it mum who said, ' Right on the count of three go'

I hope it took just one take to get the image.

Brilliant Jo

stampdiva said...

Stunning card. Love your colour choice, not too bright, with a sense of shabby to it. Lynne M

Dawn said...

Gorgeous, love it!


I really like your new stamps Jo, just bought your mistletoe and Merry Kiss-mas!

I think I might go for Chilly next!

Dawn

JeanFB said...

This is soooo beautiful! I love the effect you've achieved simply with some Copics and a white gel pen on that blue background. So serene and happy!

Linda said...

I adore this ...you've shown off the stamp to perfection.

Gini said...

I hope that one day I can quickly rustle up something as gorgeous as this Jo!
All your projects are very inspiring and so original and I always look forward to seeing your projects in Craft Stamper :-)
Congratulations on your new stamps!
Gini
xx

Paula said...

I think these stamps are going to be winners, I really like how you have used them here.

And Im just checking my spelling this time before I submit, so excited was I that blogger is playing ball for the first time in a while, I spelt that wrong!!

ArtGirl said...

i like this a lot. i love the lines and the shapes - the triangles and the contrast of the blue over red.