Monday, August 9, 2010

A message in a bottle!!

Need to share news of a cool giveaway, as you know I love my Hero arts stamps... Here's a chance to win a few of your own, so much good stuff included in the gift! check it out at Lucy's blog, good luck to you!!! :

http://hedgehogsandladybirds.blogspot.com/2010/08/giveaway.html

Now on to todays card!!! This is one of the most fun cards I have ever made:-) talk about getting the perfect embellishment.. he he, So excited to share this with you:-)


I stamped some plain white card stock with the Ledger Cling stamp and added the sentiment from the Essential messages stamp set by Hero arts.. It's one of my newer sets.. the sentiment was actually "just a note filled with many thanks" so I edited it!!

All the shells were stamped in Colorbox inks ( Silks and Satins & Chocolates and Blueberries) and then cut out, I used dimensional adhesive and layered them to look like they have been washed ashore, I added the little bottle with the message and the beads and a few pearls in it..

Background was done using the watercolour technique as that Joy did on one of her cards.. Loved this one, fantastic card!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tulip1312/4630854637/

I used the Starburst lace stamp inked it lighty and sprayed with water, then stamped randomly all over, thats how I got the speckled effect. After that I used Chipped sapphire distress ink and distressed the edges and then sprinkled a few drops of water as a final touch.



One more view of it:-) I love the dimension the pearls bring to an otherwise plain background..





This is the link to the little shop where I got the bottles on Etsy:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ByJuliet Love the stuff here:-)

Thanks for looking!! Have a great day:-)

16 comments:

  1. This is absolutely stunning!
    I love the colors and the entire design!

    ~ Ayana
    www.ayanaposadas.typepad.com

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  2. i adore this card michelle! lovely theme and beautifully put together with the bottle, pearls and shells. that ledger bg and sentiment tie everything together!

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  3. this is soooooo pretty! i love the bottle!! such clever design, Michelle! gorgeous card!

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  4. Sooo pretty! Love the little bottle and that ledger stamps is just awesome!!
    I was just about to write a note asking where you had gone..no posts in a long time..hope all's well at your end!!
    Rains are driving us nuts over here, if heat is not killing us then now the rains..

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  5. So pretty and beautiful, well composed and such fine attention to detail!

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  6. Such a cool and creative card! LOVE it! :)

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  7. Gorgeous design, Michelle! Love all the elements in this beauty!!

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  8. Hi, Michelle! Nice to meet you!
    Thanks so much for your visiting my blog and leaving me your lovely comment!

    I adore this beautiful card, and love your other works. Now I'm also following you!
    Tomo

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  9. I absolutely love your card!!

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  10. I absolutely love your card!

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  11. Fabulous! Love the idea and gorgeous card.

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  12. Great idea, love this card, so cute! :) :) :) :) :)

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  13. Congrats on the HA Tweet! I love this beautiful card...such a romantic idea and design!
    blessings...

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  14. Lovely card! I love the idea of the tiny bottle!

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  15. wooo you are so creative my dear...love this card...see you maybe on my Blog ;) hugs, Mnk

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  16. Wow gorgeous Michelle - I didn't see this one over on the flickr gallery - LOVE the shells, they are so decorative!!

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