Monday, September 2, 2013

Beautiful World Postcard

Hello Everyone!!  It's the first Monday of the month and that means it's time for another Flourishes Beautiful World Tour!!!  Come journey with us, visiting our wonderful design team from all over the globe!!  If you've landed here from England (Sasha's Blog) then you've come to the right place!!  If you've popped by from elsewhere, you might want to start back at Flourishes HQ so you don't miss any of the fabulous inspiration along the way.

Today our hostess is Aleksandra and she has challenged us to create a POSTCARD!  Oh My Goodness, didn't this one challenge me!!!  I have to say I really struggled, but decided to be inspired by the most Easterly Point of Australia's Mainland - Cape Byron, which is only a few hours drive from where I live.  At Cape Byron, there is a white lighthouse looking over the sea and I remember visiting there when I was about 12yrs old.  :)

I've used a base of white and layered with aqua cut with Spellbinders A2 Filigree Delight.  I've cut a piece of blending card with Large Oval Nestabilities and stamped the lighthouse from Flourishes' A Guiding Light stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black. I've coloured it with Copics (The Emerald Coast, Water, Pistachio, Cool Neutrals and Rich Browns Collections) and matted it with green card cut with Large Scallop Oval Nestabilities.  The sentiment is also from A Guiding Light, stamped in Tuxedo Black and cut with Small Oval Nestabilities.

Stamps - A Guiding Light (Flourishes)
Paper - Blending Card, White, Aqua, Green
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copics, Spellbinders A2 Filigree Delight, Small, Large and Large Scallop Nestabilities.

The next destination on today's tour around the world is.......NORTHERN IRELAND!!!

Thanks for visiting today and hope you are inspired to stamp!!  :)

24 comments:

Renee Collier said...

How lovely!

Sasha said...

Oh! This is just perfect for the theme, Kathy. I love your beautifully coloured 'Guiding Light' image. Love those words, too x

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful!Love your image,Awesome coloring!!!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

What a beautiful postcard you've created. You've capture the lighthouse perfectly. The sentiment is perfect.

Kris B said...

Beautiful postcard! Love the die cut background! Love the lighthouse image and you colored it perfectly! TFS

Mickie said...

Great job!

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful!

D- said...

Oh my goodness when I saw the picture of the lighthouse I thought you had been to Oregon. There is one that looks just like this one called Cape Blanco. We stayed there with friends quite a few times when he was stationed there to care for the lighthouse. Thank you for the wonderful memory boost.
I love your card. It is beautiful. TFS.
D~
designsbydragonfly.blogspot

KathR said...

Absolutely gorgeous, you've captured the spirit of the the original pic perfectly !
Hugz Kath...

Donna said...

Your card looks just like the picture. Great job!

cgargus said...

Very pretty. Peaceful.

Allison Cope Israels said...

Gorgeous Kathy! I love your local piece of inspiration! What a view that must be. Wonderful post card inspired creation!

frommycraftroom said...

Great likeness. Fab colouring. TFS.

Joyce Casaldi said...

What a pretty scene!

Gretchen Wilson said...

How I would love sitting by that lighthouse, a beautiful card.

Petti said...

What a pretty scene!

Helen said...

Your lighthouse looks fabulous in that wonderful die cut surround - great postcard! (Love the shells and little lighthouse in your pic - very artistic!!)

artful-notions said...

Lovely lighthouse scene. Beautiful inspiration too!

Sue D said...

Lovley! I like lighthouses and love the filigree background.

loulou said...

Fantastic lighthouse scene. I've been to Byron once but it wasn't as nice a day as in that picture.

Marsha Reed said...

Very pretty. I love lighthouses.

Anne-Elise said...

Love the beautiful lighthouse and the great background! Your card is gorgeous, Kathy! Hugs

Ujjwal said...

I love how you took inspiration from the photo and created this beautiful card :)

Janis said...

There is something very wistful to me about lighthouses. This paired with your sentiment is perfect. Wonderful coloring.
<3 J

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