Sunday, May 10, 2009

Nautilus Shell At The Beach


I love a lot of Stamp Zia stamps because they remind me of Art Deco. I have both the 3" and 5.5" stamps of the above image. It is called Shellscape Sphere. She offers her stamps in:



  • Unmounted


  • Mounted with vinyl or


  • Mounted to Acrylic block



The image was stamped with Galaxy Gold, what else is new, and painted with Twinks. The shell was done with Jones Tones Foil. The technique is shown in my tutorial at the Impression-Obsession blog HERE. After using Jones Tones Foil, I always go over it with a thin layer of Glossy Accents. Mica Gold Flakes from USArt Quest were added to simulate sand.


The sphere around the image is a cut and embossed circle from Spellbinders Large Circle Dies. The punched holes are from an EK Success Small Shapes punch. Mark Richards 5mm pearls were mounted in between. 3D Pop Up Dots were used under the image and also under the punched circle die cut.


The background bottom layer is Neenah Classic Laid Solar White. The next layer is Bazzill Bling Sparkle. I used Classic Laid Solar White left overs after the die cut was removed. They are from the Cuttlebug Floral Borders Die set. They looked like waves to me.

The ribbon is from May Arts and I tied it Martha Stewart Style.

Stamps: Stamp Zia Shellscape Sphere
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth and Laid cardstock, Bazzill Bling Sparkle cardstock
Ink: Brilliance Galaxy Gold, Twinkling H2O's
Accessories: *Jones Tones Pearl Swirl Foil and Foil Glue, USArt Quest Gold Mica Flakes, Jones Tones Pearl Swirl Foil and Foil Glue, Glossy Accents, EK Success Small Shaper Punch, Mark Richards 5mm Pearls, May Arts Ribbon, 3D Pop Up Dots.

*Jones Tones Pearl Swirl Foil is transparent and takes on the color underneath. It give a Mother of Pearl look here, but can also take on a Gold Fish look like HERE. Their Swirl, however is not transparent and can pass for a Faux Dichroic look, like HERE, or it can also be used for Faux Abalone Shell, also called Paua shell by New Zealanders.

I thank you all for stopping by 'the blog' to look and share today. Hope your Mother's Day is all you have wished it to be!

 

 Shirley

 

28 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful Shirley I love that you used the negitive of your die cut, so clever. Happy Mother's Day Hugs Cindy xxoo

6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Shirley.
I love how you did the shell, it is stunning!! Awesome how you punched the circle too.
I hope you had a great Mother's Day.

Karen x

LINDA said...

OH Shirley this is just beautiful..As always lovely work..
Hugs, Linda

Jane Wetzel said...

happy Mothers day Shirley! Wow,..u sure didnt have to comment on ALL my cardz! ha ha ha! HUGS!! jANE:)

Suzanne C said...

Happy Mothers Day! Lovely shell and love the technique. i am going to bop over there next!

Patti said...

Happy Mother's Day

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LadyDoc said...

Shirley- this is SOOOOO GORGEOUS!!!

You are SUCH an enabler- now I HAVE to have this stamp even though I will never be able to make as beautiful as this with it.

Maria Matter said...

Very pretty indeed!
Each one of your cards is a little piece of artwork Shirley...pure eye candy!
Thank you for sharing it with us!
Happy Mother's Day!
Blessings, Maria

retiredheather said...

Great card Shirley. I love Stamp Zia stamps as well but have yet to try all your great techniques. Gotta try these out.
Hugs
Heather

Lyn S said...

Lovely card Shirley! Great use of the Cuttlebug die!

craftimamma said...

Wonderful card Shirley. You manage to beautifully combine so many techniques on your cards. Thankyou for showing us how.

Lesley Xx

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

I really like this Shirley, wonderful mosaic effect!

Sharon said...

Shirley, I really like this card. I like the pale tomes it has...it is very soothing!!

Jenny said...

Love the card! It looks like a beautiful coloured glass window! and I can see the deco as well!
{Hugs}

mochamama said...

Beautiful card Shirley! Love the layout

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW!! Talk about shimmery and oh so lovely!! Beautiful design hun!! ;)

Jamie Martin said...

Oh sooooo pretty! Now I want to go to the beach :)

Beth said...

My goodness woman you even make a sea shell look gorgeous. Lovely card Shirley.

Wanda. said...

SO pretty! TFS

Theresa said...

Wow! Fabulous image and gorgeous coloring. Love it!

Stamping Cafe said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card! Your card always amaze me, really admire your style!

Elena said...

Beautiful card, Shirley! Sea shell looks so gorgeous!

Anesha said...

Beautiful card!!
Anesha

Phree said...

Oh this is beautiful Shirley, I have a card you sent me with that lovely nautilus on it so I know how fabulous it looks when you use the Jones Tones and Glossy Accents - you get a wonderful look of nacre with that technique.

Free Spirit said...

This is beautiful. I love the technique.

stampqueen said...

Love what you did with this stamp - I will have to dig it out for some play time soon - Love Zia's stuff. If you ever have the chance to take a class with Zana she is awsome!!!!

Stamp and Smile said...

I feel like I'm at the beach with this card... just divine eye candy!! LOVE your coloring and yummy ribbon... FABULOUS!! Hugs... Michelle :)

Etha said...

oh gosh, the shell, the foil!! this is amazing!

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