Saturday, 11 August 2012

Drink the Wild Air

Here's a seaside themed card for you today.

"Drink the Wild Air"

These stepper cards are becoming a bit of a habit. The background paper for this one was created by covering white card in Tumbled Glass Distress Stain and spraying & dripping water to get a watery effect. The edges are inked in Broken China and a tiny amount of Chipped Sapphire.

"She's a Lady"

"She's a lady". You have to say that in the style of David Walliams. :-). The fab sepia photo is cut from patterned paper and fixed to the background with dabs of Pinflair to make it stand out a little. I love this sentiment from Chocolate Baroque. It goes so well with the wild times of the twenties which I'm guessing is when this photo stems from.


These Chocolate Baroque seagulls are just fabulous, as is the lighthouse used on the other side of the card! All are stamped with archival ink onto white cardstock, coloured with distress inks & promarkers and shaped before adhering to the front of the card with some Pinflair. You can just make out some more panels from that fabulous Graphic45 patterned paper in the background. Aren't those old costumes wonderful? I'd love one like that - covers up all manner of sins :-)


The crab is my favourite part of this card. The expression on his face is priceless!

"Full Frontal"

Well, here's the full frontal. Enjoy.

Graphic45 8"x8" paper pad: On The Boardwalk
Chocolate Baroque stamp sets: Seashore Scenes, Seashell Collection
Distress Inks , Stains & Markers
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Stampendous embossing powder: clear
cardstock: brown 300gsm, white 200gsm
adhesives: PVA, glossy accents, Pinflair
charms: crab and starfish from Craftime set

Entered for the following challenges:
Craft Punked - Beside the Seaside
I Love Promarkers - Vintage
Divas by Design - For a Female
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Summer Fun
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers - At the Beach
Try it On Tuesday - Anything Goes
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Things with Wings


  1. There is a fabulous photo of a real woman......none of these skinny wee rib poking out flakes, heehee. Fab card Maddy. Lee x

  2. oh gosh this is just brilliant Hun love it xx

  3. This card is so cool! I love everything about it - the image and the crab the most!!
    Thanks for playing along with the Ladybugs Summer Fun challenge at LCI and I hope you will join us again
    Hugs Laurie x

  4. Just such a wonderful card Maddy and your post is a real joy to read, you have really cheered me up. She definitely is a lady, I love all the detailing and the crab is fabulous.
    Take care
    Hugs Sue

  5. Just fabulous, great seaside feeling. Thanks for joining us at FSC.

  6. Fantastic card, love the bathing belle. Thank you for joining us at FSC this time.

  7. Oh I love the whole feel of this step card! The background is just perfect to set off all the images. I really gorgeous piece. Love the vintageness of it too!
    Thankyou for joining in our Anything Goes challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight
    Dot x

  8. Fabulous card good luck with the I ♥ ProMarkers challenge. Hugs Ginny ♥

  9. She is a real lady and no mistake! Fab card - love the seagulls and the lighthouse. A super take on the challenge theme. Thank you for joining us at the Passion for Promarkers challenge.

    Edna x :)

  10. Great card, so much detail. Thanks for joining us at Craft Punked this week!

  11. Hi
    My favourite era so this definitely appeals to me, stunning images. The seagulls bring a touch of whimsy to your card.
    Thank you for sharing with us at FSC.

  12. Well whoever gets this is going to be over the moon, there is just so much for them to take in it will be like receiving a new magazine, takes a week to read it all in! Great use of materials too, not just coloured and flowered, the images are fab and you have colured the elements really well. I'm with you too, that crab is bloody lush, love his little face. Thanks for joining us this week at I ♥ ProMarkers Challengem Good Luck and hope we will be seeing you again for a future challenge,
    Take Care

  13. Super card. Thank you for joining us at Divas.
    Sarah-Jane xx

  14. Great card. Love the layout and the colours. Super work.
    Thanks for joining Craftpunked and good luck!!
    Steph xx

  15. I love the combination of the old image with new elements - great creation and works really well - thanks for joining us at Craft Punked this week x

  16. What a brilliant stepper card, the images work so perfectly together! Thanks for sharing with the Ladybugs summer fun challenge! Hope you join us again next time, Julie.x


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