Saturday, May 12, 2012

MOABH - Seaside Serenity

Hello!!!!!!!!!

Welcome to the 3rd annual Mother of All Blog Hops sponsored by There She Goes Clears Stamps!   Over the next two days, we (customers and trendsetters!) will be featuring some of our favorite There She Goes Clear Stamp sets!   Not only that, we’re going to give YOU a chance to win some fabulous prizes!

To find out how, please go to the There She Goes’ blog and read the simple instructions.
Here is the Step Card I made using the "By The Sea" set.  (Lots of pictures coming your way!!)

I made my step card using kraft paper and then cut out watercolor paper to match the size of the 'steps'.
I heat embossed the images with black powder and used my Distress Inks to color.
Then, I stamped the palm trees, chair, table, boats, clouds and banner 
and popped them up to create the scene.

Here are some more detailed shots:

 I used the two stamps from the "World's Best" set to create the sentiment banner.

I used pieces of plastic packaging cut into tiny strips to make the clouds appear to be floating in the air.
I glued them down to the kraft before adhering my watercolor panel.

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I hope you had fun looking at my cre8tion!  Thanks for coming to take a look today! Enjoy the rest of the hop!!!


Thanks for your visit!



72 comments:

Cynthia said...

Wowsers! Gorgeous step card, Maria. I really need to give this card technique a try.

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

WOW!!! Your card is fantastic!! I love everything about it!!!

Pinkscrapper99 said...

beautiful card. Your coloring is awesome!

Mary J said...

That is so clever Maria! Totally love this - wish I was there!!

Heather said...

Oh wow! That's amazing :)

Lisa M said...

I can't stop looking! I'm like a bug to a light zapper, except this won't kill me. LOL! My gosh this is GORGEOUS. I love your creative mind. What an exceptional job you've done and your coloring so realistic. I could live there. :)

Amanda R said...

Maria this is absolutely amazing! Not only the stair step card shape but your coloring and layout are so creative! Awesome card!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, this is so fabulous! I love the great scene and your coloring is amazing.

Maria Therese said...

Very cool card!

Rosie Gustafson said...

What a beautiful card you made. I really like it. THank you for sharing.

wendy said...

I am in awwww...what a gorgeous step card you created...

Joy said...

love this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Joy

jimlynn said...

Mercy me!! This is over the top fantastic, Maria!!! WOW! LOVE IT!
Lynn

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

WOW!! What a gorgeous scene you've created!! Love your coloring!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great card! Love the scene you created and all the dimension. Wonderful coloring too!

Maryleva said...

What a great card. Coloring is great.

byAnnette said...

Nice Card

canadian_liner said...

Oh my goodness, you are creative! What a beautiful serene scene. The concept and execution are just amazing. I envy the person who receives this card!
So you can use those distress markers on water-colour paper? Are they water-based?

Cammy said...

WOW! Wow! WoW! What a fabulous step card -- so gorgeous!

Jenny said...

Wow this is so clever, the seaside scene is stunning :0)
Jenny x

Dana Nelson said...

This is absolutely amazing!!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Gorgeous card!! Love the scene you created!!

Erin- said...

WOW!! This is stunning!

Crafty Math Chick said...

WOW! This is FABULOUS! You put so much work into this, all the dimension and hand cutting and beautiful coloring - a true masterpiece!

Cassie_lu said...

oh my! this is jaw dropping stunning. the details and coloring is just amazing.

Lisa said...

Love the scenes!!!! Great job!

Trisha said...

Your card is a definite, WOW!! Love, love, love it. I am a seashore person. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Sherry Gardner said...

really cool card....

Rosy Newlun said...

I am floored!!! 100% awesomeness - thanks for posting how you embossed, color and cut, popped up all the pieces - wow, took a lot of work and it is amazing -- good show!!!

Dee in N.H. said...

Oh WOW! This is just incredible! Both the design and the coloring are just sensational!

ChristineCreations said...

STUNNING work with this set! Beautiful composition and coloring!

Colleen said...

A-Mazing!!!! Fabulous colors, love the stair step card, great use of space :)

Sis Patterson said...

So clever and well executed - love all of the details and how you arranged everything for optimal viewing. It's terrific!

Craftilicious said...

what an AMAZING layout - the detail is fab - particularly love how you floated the clouds - totally genius!

Annheidel said...

Oh wow, this card is fantastic!

KimCreate said...

How creative it this ! Very nice!

Sue D said...

Very cool seaside step card--I like how you made the clouds.

Directmailscrapper said...

Holy cow! I have never, ever seen a card like this one. It's amazing! I love it!

Jovan said...

OMG...these is so AMAZING! I love the scene and layout!

Ceal said...

great step card, so soothing makes me wanna go to the beach!

Kelly Collins said...

This card is like three amazing cards in one! Awesome job - so creative and terrific coloring.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wowzers...that card is off the hook!!

Danielle Lounds said...

WOW! Amazing card - love all of the details and the floating clouds are genius! :)

Shannon White said...

Wowie! What a Fabulous Step card! Love how you put together all the Wonderful images and you coloring is Amazing! 8-)

Emily H said...

This is amazing! You are so talented!

Alina said...

nice card! Love the scene that you have created!

Lyndal said...

FANTASTIC card Maria - super colouring and details - LOVE it :)

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! Such a CUTIE card!! I LOVE the FUN details!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND!! =)

Marie / Legojenta said...

Wonderful card! TFS =)

rlovew said...

Beautiful card- I love the coloring and the stepped scene is awesome.

Jill Angel said...

I can't even express how wonderful this card is! Absolutely beautiful!
Jill
http://craftwithanangel.blogspot.com/

Katie Skiff said...

So pretty!! I love this, and I could easily relax in this scene!!

CTgirl said...

Amazing! This is one fabulous card - love everything about it. The clouds are just SO clever!
Rene

Elena said...

Really cool card! Love the scene you created!

Lea L. said...

Very cool! Such a neat idea!

Amber Milone said...

WOW!!!!! I don't have any other words than that for this card!

Wendy Thompson said...

Fantastic I love your card.

Luv2talk said...

Ok, you get my vote for NEATEST CARD EVER! WOW! It's amazing what a little coloring and a some creative folding can do. YOU ROCK"D THIS ONE, sista!

Michele L. said...

OMG!!! this card is OVER THE TOP! LOVE IT

Mary-Anne V said...

wow stunning card...love the colouring!

Karen B. said...

wow, it looks like a lot of work was put into this creation, but so worth it! it is a work of art and could be framed!

Audrey Pettit said...

Holy Cow, Maria! I'm speechless! This is absolutely stunning, gorgeous, AMAZING!!

Cassie said...

Stunning project, Maria :D

Kathy and Lucky said...

Oh my goodness, this one just blows me away, gorgeous, amazing, fantastic, and I could go on forever with this piece of work. Love, love it.

Monica said...

There is so much hardwork there... and what great level of patience... Almost like a painting.
Monica xxx

elizabeth said...

Wow! This is amazing. Truly a work of art.

Cheryl said...

Pick me up off the floor! This is AMAZING! Beautiful coloring and design. Wowza!

PS. I would love to be sitting in the chair RIGHT NOW!

Meagan Vaughn said...

Wow great card. Thanks for sharing

Gina Lindsay said...

Oh my, this is jaw-dropping fabulous! I mean wow!

Jackie said...

Oh wow! What a fabulous step card and great use of this set!

dsood said...

Just got this set, you card is beautiful and gives me some inspiration.Thank you

dsood said...

I love your card, thank you for the great inspiration

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