Tuesday, 23 July 2013

"Counting Shells"

"By the Sea" is SSSaS's theme for this week and almost last minute I decided to create a project for entering their challenge, using my recently bought Sizzix Accordion Flip die.

As it is too hot for me to think properly I skip a long how-to today and leave you alone with the pictures. I hope you like it and that you enjoy the hot summer weather!

I used white Gesso, a blending tool, DI s "broken china" and "gathered twigs", blue card, some mica, alcohol inks, Sizzix, Sizzix accordion flip die, Oxford Impressions images stamped onto tissue paper and glued to the background using DecoArt Decou-page matte (which I watered down a bit), some cord, texture paste, the TCW "Mini numerals" stencil, my HeroArts letter stamps, archival ink "Rich Cocoa", two half pearls and some glue.


die amelie x

I also enter this project with Fashionable Stamping Challenge's "Flora and Fauna" challenge, with Country View Crafts "Summer Sizzler" challenge, Heck of a Challenge's "The Sea" challenge and The Crafting Cafe's "Summer's here" challenge.


  1. Beautiful card!! I love everything about it!

  2. Great project! Love all the different textures!

  3. Das ist ja cool! Tolle Idee!

  4. A lovely by the sea creation! Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafting Cafe this time!
    Dawn xx

  5. A fabulous sea themed card with great images and a fabulous aged underwater feel to it.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  6. This is lovely! Such a work of art. :) Thank you for joining us in the "By The Sea" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! xo

  7. Beautiful, Claudia! The ocean colours on the frame are stunning, and all your texture and layers on the central panels look amazing.
    Alison x

  8. So glad to see you got that die and I just love what you have done with it - loving the cool blues and the images are wonderful. I think it is one of the best dies ever! Hugs, Anne x

  9. Stunning accordian card, Claudia! Love the ocean theme! Fabulous! Hugs, Sandra

  10. Die Idee ist ja wirklich klasse und sieht auch noch echt super aus!!!! Genial!!!!


  11. Wow this is beautiful, such a clever fold and I love the shell theme, really lovely. Thanks so much for joining us at Fashionable Stamping challenges
    Claire xx

  12. Hi Claudia, love the effect of stamping onto the tissue paper, gorgeous images and colours.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
    Avril x

  13. A fabulous nautical creation. Thanks for playing along at HOAC this month. Hugs, Claire x

  14. What a fab, grungy card! Great use of the dimensional cutting pad. Thanks for joining in with our challenge this month at Country View Challenges. Chris xxx

  15. Wow, this is great and so unusual. Great pics too. Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Cafe. Amanda x


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