Wednesday, August 10, 2022

At the Shore

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

I used a smooshed mop up background from my stash to place behind the die cut circle
and a white gel pen to make the white dots.
So sorry to keep using retired products.  I do wish these companies wouldn't discontinue items so fast! 

Double D - Lighthouse (Welcome back to the Design Team, Leslie.)
Krafty Chicks #623 - Stamping (Lighthouse and birds are stamped)  

Continuing down the shore...

A sweet friend sent me this 3D wave embossing folder that I used on a piece
of Inka Gold Smoosh in my stash.

The fish are from a new die and are cut from a piece of watercolor background
colored in yellows.  There wasn't much of it left so I ended up with more
of the dark yellow than the light.  Hopefully there's enough yellow for
the Memory Box Challenge.  The sentiment is computer generated.

Four Seasons - Summer
NBUS #41 - Never Before Used Schtuff (Fish Die)



Card Recipe
Stamps:  Sailing Home (ret SU), Fun Birthday Sentiments (oob HLS)
Ink:   Night of Navy
Paper:   Neenah Solar White, Night of Navy
Other: Stitched Circle Die (LI oob), Thin Frames Circles (SSS), Smooth Sailing Dies (ret SU), Subtle EF (ret SU), White Gelly Roll Pen

 Card Recipe
Paper:   Neenah Solar White, Watercolor
Other:  Waves 3D EF (MB), School of Fish Die (MB), Inka Gold Smoosh, Yellow Watercolor Smoosh, Clear Drops


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I Card Everyone said...

Your lighthouse is so handsome, Bonnie! I can hear the seagulls!
These sweet little angel fish are perfectly yellow to my eyes and what a wonderful ocean you've created for them!

Bobby said...

Your lighthouse looks so majestic looking out over the sea, Bonnie. What a steady hand to make those perfectly placed dots. The birthday fish are so cute and you made a great place for them to swim.

Diane said...

BOTH cards are fabulous and beautifully created!! Make sure to enter your fish card at Can You Handle The Pressure! Thank you for joining our challenges at Four Seasons and Double D!
Diane FS and DD Co-owner
{Can You Handle The Pressure}
{Nellies Nest}
{Four Seasons}
{Double D}

Brenda in IN said...

A majestic lighthouse to keep watch. So silent and serene on the landscape. This is a wonderful, variegated ocean for those happy fish! Gifts from friends are the best.

Marcia Hill said...

LOVE your lighthouse card Bonnie!! So CAS and so perfect, and I really like how you added the white dots around the circle for added interest and just the little pops of red on the lighthouse! And your fish card just couldn't be any sweeter! I love, LOVE that embossing folder and think I might need to check that out!! Two FABULOUS cards my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Vicki Dutcher said...

This die is so perfect as water! Love your fish too. Thanks for joining in at STB

Christine Alexander said...

two great cards Bonnie, love your peaceful lighthouse and the pretty underwater scenes.
Thanks for the beautiful BD card ♥

Leslie Miller said...

That's a beautiful lighthouse card, Bonnie! A gentle background and overall CAS design. I love it and it's great to see you in the Double D gallery! Half of what I use is retired or old and probably retired, even some of my NBUS, sheesh. Now, those fish are another story. Fabulous on your watercolor smooshy embossed background! The fish and a bunch of things to go with them are sitting in my NBUS basket, sigh.

HilaryJane said...

Your first card is so nice and traditional, I like how you used the circle. Your second card is also quite stunning, love the embossing folder and the red and blue, one of my favourite colour combos xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Beautiful crisp lighthouse on card one and I love the fun fishes among the waves on card two, Bonnie!!

Lisa Elton said...

I like the touches of red on your marvelous lighthouse, Bonnie! I see plenty of yellow on the fish, it's a cute card!

Trina P. said...

Two wonderful ocean theme cards. The first is sift and subtle… the second bright and beautiful.

Papercraft Boutique said...

I love the lighthouse card having a clean, marine-look, and the color combo of white and navy with a little pop of red, Bonnie! Great job of the evenly-spaced white gel pen dots! The smooshed mop up background makes perfect sky.
The colors and embossed texture of the ocean are fantastic! The fish must be happy swimming there!
Hideko xx

Loll said...

Fantastic masculine card with your beautiful lighthouse image, Bonnie. And the sweet little fishes are adorable with your swirls of water. Great cards! xx

Carole said...

Love the lighthouse Bonnie, so classy a dgreat for those awkward males too! It's a super design. I like the use of your swirly embossing folder behind the fishes..two lovely cards x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! Love your lighthouse Bonnie, I may even try to case it? If I can be as clever! Such a great card I also love those fishes :) Both wonderful cards.
Faith x

Cat Craig said...

Loving the light house, I have yet to make some sea cards. Time is quickly disappearing. Your fishes are adorable and make for another darling card.

Pat said...

Two brilliant sea themed makes Bonnie, and I love the blue tones with just a bit of added red on the lighthouse, and the sweet little fish are delightful on the second and the waves embossing folder makes a fabulous backgound using a prettily smooshed piece of card and love the clear dots you added for bubbles. x

Rajani Rehana said...

Beautiful blog

Cathy said...

Two gorgeous cards Bonnie, love the lighthouse but the fish one is so cute! Love the embossed waves, it's the perfect background. Thankyou too for playing along at Seize the Birthday, Cathy x

Sandy said...

I especially like the fish gurgling away in the ocean water. Can you hear them? I can hear them from here!
Sandy xx

BożenA said...

Both cards make a great impression. The first one is so elegant and dignified. Great perspective done and your sawn background looks perfect in a circle. In the second tab, I love the embossed background, these circles look great on the water. Your goldfish are perfect and their colors create such an amazing duet with the background colors. Two stunning cards, Bonnie.

Judy Woodland said...

How very stunning. I love the simplicity of this card, that lighthouse looks so majestic against the white background. Lots of wonderful work here, and great take on the challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Double D, I hope we see you back again soon!
Judy~ DD DT

Glenda J said...

Such a wonderful ocean background with those awesome orange fish! Love it! Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

Liz said...

Two wonderful cards, Bonnie. I love the CAS design on your first card and what a great embossed background on the second card. Thank you for sharing your second card over in the NBUS Challenge this month.
Liz - Guest Designer xx