Friday, 19 September 2014

There she Sails

I was thrilled recently when I saw I had been lucky to get  a Top 3 award at Country View  Challenges and even more excited when they asked me to be a Guest designer  for this challenge.

The theme  is Nautical.

The first item, I wanted to use was this Lynne Perrella image, which was heat embossed then water coloured. I edged this with Frantage power-Aged Aqua.
By now I was looking in the stash pile for papers to use as layers, as you can see they are from a Graphics 45 stack.
It was fun dying the netting [originally a sort of putty colour] I used paints, sprays and even acrylics, I would have preferred it to be blue like the colour my hands were,  but green it is. All the other additions came from my stash.
This was a super challenge and I enjoyed making this piece

Thank you all for stopping by to take a look. The comments you leave me are always appreciated.


  1. Just seen this at Country View Yvonne and it is stunning

    Lovely images, colours and texture all over the piece

    Chrissie xx

  2. Congrats on your win! Well deserved!
    Your card for the nautical theme is spot on! I love the focal image with the frantage and the coloured tulle is brilliant! Xx

  3. Stunning Yvonne and a very well deserved win! This looks fabulous!

  4. Wow Yvonne! So many beautiful layers and I really love all the texture you've created on this fantastic card. Congrats on your GDT and win!!!
    Hugs, Mar

  5. You made this art piece gorgeously, Yvonne. Love all lovely details on it and the composition is great.

  6. I think you've done a splendid job with this Lynne Perella image, it's one I have but always seen to struggle with!


  7. Congratulation Yvonne, you so deserve it!! This card is nothing short of spectacular! Love the nautical colours and your mesh bow is outstanding! Love the image and your use of embossing powder on the edges of your layers! Just fantastic!! hugs :)

  8. Gorgeous card, very stylish. Congrats on your guest DT spot! Hugs, Valerie

  9. Congratulations on your win at CVC Yvonne :-)
    This is so fabulous...I just love the layout and gorgeous colours

    Huge hugs Annie x

  10. She must be thinking of taking a voyage, lovely piece Yvonne!!

  11. Congratulations on your win Yvonne, this is a fabulous GD piece you have made. I love the stamped image and the Frantage embossing. All of the elements and colours work so well together.
    Jean x

  12. Congrats, fab mix of great stamps and great papers, love it
    Amanda x

  13. What a fabulous image and she looks amazing on all those layers! Gorgeous and congratulations on your win!

  14. Wow again what a great , difficult project, wow really amazing, great colour use , love all the details on it!!!Super!!

    Have a great weekend!!

  15. Love your interpretation of the theme Yvonne, a great card with wonderful layers and a superb Lynne Perella image.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  16. Congrats on the GDT spot and this is a fabulous card, great choice of embellishments and papers with this image.
    Avril xx

  17. Congrats Yvonne , what a fabulous piece you have made, love the focal image, so different, the netting looks great and love all the texture and layers

  18. GORGEOUS card with the most beautiful colours and image used.xxThe Journey is the Start

  19. congrats Yvonne, so loving your creation, such a great image