Sunday, 11 August 2013

Nautical or Nice.

Good morning all.
I hope you are all well.
Apart from popping out for the papers today, i plan on having a lazy day.
Hubby is at work so its only me and my laddo.
The verdict is out on todays card but it is going into the following challenges:
1.Craft Your Passion Challenge - Challenge 174 - All at sea
2.Cards For Men Challenge - Challenge 16 - Heavy Metal (charm)
3.Oldie but a goodie challenge - Boys/Male card (the stamp is really old as is the scrim and charm)
4.Crafty Creations Challenge - Challenge 234 - Texture

Products used are:
White card
Docrafts papers - all aboard?
Tag and round sticker also Docrafts
Plasterer`s scrim
Charm
Frantage embossing powder - shabby blue
White matt acrylic paint
Distress tool
Sandpaper
Go Create dies
Distress inks
Bristol board
UTEE
Kanban clear stamp.

Close up of the image.I coloured with distress inks and then embossed with 3 layers of UTEE.A little frantage sprinkled over and then popped into the fridge.
Once cool i cracked the UTEE and rubbed white paint all over to give the aged look?

And a sideways view.
Thanks so much for popping by, means a lot ;D
Hugs Nic.xx

59 comments:

Jackie said...

Fabulous card, love the cracked, aged effect and the charm :o)
Jackie xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love this card, brilliant layout and fab image.

Christine L said...

Oooh i LIKE this Nic... what a fabulous nautical scene... love all the details and the cracked UTEE!

Hugs
Christine x

downrightcrafty said...

stunning image and beautiful card, love the cracked glass
Hugs Kate xx

Lorraine said...

I think it's gorgeous Nic. The image and the way you've aged it looks fab and the embellies are perfect.
Have a lovely day with your laddo!
Lorraine x

Claire said...

What a great nautical card, great image and use of hessian and the frantage gives it the feel of the sea. Have a lovely day. Hugs, Claire x

Donna Mosley said...

Wonderful card Nic, love the gorgeous image, design and details. Hope you have a lovely Sunday.

Donna x

Doreen said...

Beautiful card,fabulous image and lovely design.xxx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

lovely card Nic I love this image
jacqui x

Margarets designer cards said...

Hi Nic

Gorgeous and stunning card, love your design and layout really a wow card.
Have a lovely lazy day.
Margaret

Martinas Welt said...

Ah...this reminds me of my Holidays....I just LOVE Lighthouses and I have seen two in Mallorca.....made tonz of photos =) The cracked effect looks stunning on your card! LOVE it!
Hugs,
Martina

Maya said...

This is gorgeous, Coops!
Love all the fab details and wonderful design!
Hugs, Maya

Marie-Louise said...

Fabulous card Nic.

Tracey T said...

Wow! What a fabulous card! Love what you've done with the cracked glass technique and the layout/details are just perfect. Love this! Hugs, Tracey xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Fantastic nautical card nic.
Enjoy your chill out day
Hugs Kelly

rachel said...

this is stunning Nic - must use that stamp - I've had it for years and never has it been inked up! Hugs rachel x

Lau W said...

Aw ! Fantastic scene, fantastic details, just WOW !
xxx

Jill Norwood said...

Wow! Gorgeous my dear! Love the aging and sparkle that you created! Stunning!

MagsB said...

Oh my, this is a true work of art! I love-love-love the cracked effect!

I hope you're having a lovely, relaxing day!

love Mags B x

Viv's Visuals said...

Great job Coops - looks fab!

Donna said...

Beautiful card Nic, I love the added effects and detail especially the little charm :) Donna ♥ x

Little K Smith said...

Oohh a fabulous mens card Nic! I love the image, fab embellies and fantastic techniques too!
Kelly.x

Creations by Shirl said...

Beautiful lighthouse coloured up so perfectly... love the images and the details to your card...

Rosietoes said...

A fabulous card Coops. Love the cracked ice look. I'm sure it's called something else but my brain has gone numb and I can't think of it. :) x

Heather G said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Not sure why the verdict is still out...it is very stunning. In fact, I thought it was a wall hanging and not a card...it is that beautiful. A lot of work went into it (from your desciption). Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Creations this week.
--Heather, DT

Gibmiss said...

Hi Coops
Another stunner from you.....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Mau xx said...

I think its fab Coops, love lighthouses anyway and your attention to detail on this is superb.
Huge Hugs Mau xx
sorry I am a bit hit and miss getting round but hopefully will improve soon.xxxxxxxxxx
Hope our Laddo is enjoying his school hols xx

Marlene Atkinson said...

This is stunning Nic, love the image and everthing about it. Marlene

Sue - bearhouse said...

Your card is gorgeous Nic. I love the image and such wonderful textures and details.
hugs Sue xx

Tanya said...

Fantastic card Coops, love it! There's so much detail, love the aged look too :D

Tags xx

Cards by Alison said...

Nic love your card reminds me of the barbican here in Plymouth stunning. Love Alison xx

Julie Kitchener said...

wow you clever lady Coops it's stunning love it!!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Love the nautical feel Nic and the fab lighthouse image. The cracked look i brilliant. Susan x

crafty-stamper said...

Brilliant card love the lighthouse image and cracked effect,great use of frantage and scrim
Carol x

Vicky said...

Gorgeous as always hun...:o)

Hope you had a lovely weekend...biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Vicky said...

Gorgeous as always hun...:o)

Hope you had a lovely weekend...biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Katina said...

It's brilliant Nic! The distressing and frantage give the look of a stormy day/sea. Love it!
xx

Wishcraft said...

Love the lighthouse image and the fab distressed look... gorgeous hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x

sue w. said...

Hi Nic, this is fabulous. Love the layout and all the super details. Love the distressing too.
Hugs Sue W.

Chrissy said...

Love the aged look and the frantage,just looks like wild foam Coops, fabulous image and great colouring..awesome card.

luv CHRISSYxx

Janet - aka stacky said...

I Love your card Nic it's fabulous love all the detail you put into your cards xx

Sandra H said...

Oh wow Coops your card is out of this world its stunning lovely theme too x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card Coop's I love the light house scene the netting and the charm
Kevin xx

catherine said...

Another fantastic creation Nic. love the image and all the texture on it
x catherine

May said...

WOW...Love it, Fabulous design the image is beautiful with the crackle effect & fran-tage...The layers are perfect...Fantastic work... Hugs May x x x

Jude said...

This is fantastic Coops, love the way you have cracked the Utee, just looks so cool!!!

Hugs
Judex

craftybirdlisa said...

Hi Nic. How are you. Thanks for still popping by my blog. Your comments are always much appreciated. Have been having a wander and your blog and cards are stunning, as always. Love them all. My email is on the top of my blog. I am now selling really great quality products. Give me a yell. Hugs. Lisa x

Betty said...

Love this Nic I like the cracked effect but I have no idea how it's done what is frantage and utee something to do with stamping I think, me and stamps always seem to fall out lol.
Bettyxxx

Cara Caswell said...

Wow this is gorgeous! So many wonderful techniques! Fabulous!
Hugs xx Cara xx

Lynne in NI said...

Fab card Nic, love the effect of your splattered white paint, looks like sea spray :)

Lou said...

Hi! this really is a creative card,great effect and your design/detail are gorgeous too..love it all Coops.
hugs Lou.xxx

Pat K said...

OMGoodness..this is amazing Nic. LOVE the crackled image and the salt sea spray you've created. hugs, Pat K xx

Louise said...

This is fun Coops I love the techniques you have used.
Louise xx

sue said...

fab card sue xx

Whisper said...

Oooo what a brilliant male card, luv Sam x

Sarah said...

Wow, I absolutely love this card Coops, gorgeous details and textures x

Lizy Bartaby said...

Wow this is an awesome card Coops! I love the effect with the cracked Utee :)
Lizy xx

PAC CHARITY CARDS said...

this card is fab, i love everything about it, brings back memories of past holidays with my parents
thanks for joining us at Cards for Men
hugs CAZ

Craftevan said...

Fabulous card wonderful detail. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Cards for Men Challenge. hugs, Kate x