February 24, 2013

Seashells - Photo Inspiration JUGs

I grew up by the ocean and although I've lived in the moutains for years, I have a special place in my heart and mind for the vast expanse, scent and sounds of the ocean.  The inpiration photo at Just Us Girls challenge blog this week has a seashell and the photo not only inspired me but brought the wonderful Atlantic ocean to my mind :)  Here's the inspiration photo:

 
One of the Hero Arts stamp sets I have, Antique Engravings, has the prettiest vintage style seashells and I used them to make my card for this week's challenge:
 
 
Antique Linen stickles are used to make the sand, tumbled glass stickles on the shells and gold stickles on the dragonflies (can you tell I love stickles :)?
 
Thanks for stopping by.

7 comments:

Lin said...

What a lovely take on the photo inspiration, Lucille, and one of the nicest cards I've seen using these shell stamps! Beautifully done!

Dawn Turley said...

It's a fabulous card Lucille. All the stickles just makes the card pop.

maria mcclure said...

Lovely... The woodgrain BG reminds me of driftwood and somehow this card reminded me of childhood vacations in Ocean City, MD!

Made by Ebba said...

Oh! It's beautiful! I like how you've made the "sand" with stickles. Hugs

Marisa said...

Fabulous take on the insp. picture! Love the shells. Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week.

Tangii said...

This is so pretty! You did a fabulous job with my Photo Inspiration!! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls!

PJ said...

wow !! Lucille !! thats a fabulous take on the inspiration :)
I so love it that we can actually see a lot of the inspiration image in your card :) Enjoyed it alot
Hugs
P