Saturday, July 20, 2013

Felliniesque: adjective

From Federico Fellini (1920-1993) Italian
Think: poetic neorealism, surrealism, and sometimes just plain weirdism.

pronunciation

( Does it bother anybody that Merriam-Webster uses a word that's not in the dictionary... weirdism? )
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Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog - By the Sea
Crafty Cardmakers - #96 Birthday
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards # 43 ~ Life's A Beach
 365 Cards -Day 199 Earth Tones 
Inkspiration -Challenge #29 


After sketching the shell out on a piece of watercolor paper, I applied some Molding paste to help contour the bumps and ridges from the shell. I cannot tell you how many layers of color are on this because I had real issues with trying to get it 'just right' as baby bear would say.

I used the sea shell that I collected from my beach vacation last year as my inspiration from my card. You can also see the same shell on my sidewalk chalk drawing that I did for the
17th Annual Chalk it Up! contest in Hendersonville, NC. 



13 comments:

Lin said...

I really love this, the shell is so effective. It was well worth the effort you put in!

The background is perfect for it too, just a hit of water and sand.

Thanks for sharing with us

Lin xx
Crafty Cardmakers

sandie said...

Firstly-love the adjective of the day-I have never heard of that word before! And your shell here is fabulous-so cleverly created and I like the shades and tones you have used. Thanks for joining us at Inspirational

Mynnette said...

This is BEAUTIFUL Sandee! LOVE the texture and I adore the sentiment poking out of the shell! A fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us at Inspirational! :)

Winnie said...

Sandee: That is so beautiful, love the modeling paste technique you used for your shell. So pretty, and you just want to reach out and touch it.

Dewi Lestari said...

Fabulous idea! Thanks for joining at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges: Life's a Beach
Hugs
Dewi

Ellen said...

Oh my that shell is a beauty! I love how you made it and those colors are so fresh and "beachy" to me. It reminds me of walking the beach years ago with my Grandma looking for shells. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

Jingle said...

Wow! This is so beautiful! That texture is just amazing!!! I love this! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Josephine said...

What a fabulous and inventive idea, and I love the result.

Thanks for joining us atCrafty Cardmakers.

Nikki Stalker said...

Great card Sandee. Love how you created the shell giving your card some great texture. Thanks for playing along at Inkspirational this week.

Nikki

Ruth M said...

Oh my word, what a beautiful card Sandee, the shell has fabulous texture and dimension and is so beautifully coloured! I love the watercoloured background too! So lovely to have you joining us again at Inkspirational, see you next time!

p.s. - hmm, I think they should have used the word weirdness rather than weirdism. Perhaps there is a film genre called weirdism!

Ruth x

Yvonne Garner said...

Hi Sandee, You card is absolutely stunning. I love how you created the shell with watercolor paper and molding paste. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Inkspirational!

Michelle Looi said...

Great use of texture on the card!
Thanks for sharing at 365cards!
~Michelle

Katie said...

I love the shell. It is gorgeous, I can't believe you made that with watercolors and paste! That is crazy!