October 26, 2012

Playing in Paradise #90

Whoo hoo it is Friday and that means there is a new Playing in Paradise challenge. I am hostess this week and I have chosen  "All Things Nautical" as my inspiration for this challenge.  I live on an island and with naval ships, lighthouses and boats of all sizes out my back door, there is a ton of inspiration.

I used the lighthouse as my focal point.. naturally. I coloured the image using Tombow markers and an aqua painter. I used a mask and sponge to make the clouds then added in the seagulls. I finished by adding the sentiment, sheer ribbon and a button.

I used pages from 6x6 paper pad from Authentique as my background, take a look at the Scrapbooker's Paradise online store for a fabulous selection of Designer Paper.

Stop by the Playing in Paradise blog, the challenge design team had some fabulous samples they have created.

Supplies: Natural White and navy cardstock, Designer Paper-Authentique, Close to My Heart - Perfect Day, sheer ribbon, misc button. 



  1. this card is so peaceful looking makes you want to take the day and just sit and watch the birds the waves ...smell the air . Love the card Nina another awesome card. Have a great weekend.


  2. Nina, this is absolutely beautiful! I love those clouds :)

  3. Awesome card Nina, your colouring is amazing.

  4. Beautiful, Nina!! I love that image!

  5. Nina -

    oh my GOSHNESS - your clouds ROCK, Picasso could't touch it. Ha!

    That lighthouse image is appropriate for so many occaisions, always for where you live! I get the gulls, but only gots a lake.

    Thanks for hosting PPC this week, your inspiring.

    ~ Barb

  6. Gorgeous image and perfect coloring/shading! Love that DP too!

  7. Good morning Nina,

    Your card is totally AWESOME! I LOVE it! I agree w/Barb the lighthouse is so versatile!:) I too LOVE your clouds!!!