Tuesday, June 12, 2012

{Pin}spirational Challenge

My Shopping Our Stash post can be found below this one!

 Back again with a sensational {Pin}spirational Challenge for you!  Be sure and stop by the blog and check out all the inspiration from the DT and enter for your chance to WIN!

Not thinking out of the box at all on this one, when I saw the inspiration picture, I thought of seashells!!  Feature that!  LOL!  Ok, not a problem....except I didn't have any seashell images....until I remembered a set of very old SU images that my friend Kristin had given me!


I stamped some flourishes on the blue (still don't know why - but they're there now) and then stamped and cut out all the shells and the sea horses....now what to do with them........I remembered I had some very old loofah sponges and so I took some of the netting that they were wrapped in and cut off a piece to use for the "seine".  I then pulled off some of the sponge and added it along with a few pearls.  I distressed the edges a little and thought it made for a pretty cute card.  I didn't add a sentiment but will do so on the inside and think it'll be good for several occasions for the summer.


Aren't these shells so pretty.....makes me want to go to the beach!

I'll enter this in the challenge at Love to Create (Use something recycled)

Thanks for stopping by...........and check out the {Pin}spirational Challenge!
Lynn

39 comments:

Tammy said...

Fun summer-time card Lynn! The netting and sponges really give it just the perfect touch! Love the little pearls too.

Corrinne of Pin & Tack said...

Hi, Lynn! Your creation is just fantastic. I love that you recylced materials :)

Happiness!

NanaConnie said...

Oh, Lynn, this is incredible! How creative to use the net and bits of sponge. I would never have thought of a red, white & blue combo but it's perfect. Love it, love it, LOVE IT!

lauren bergold said...

oh, oh, OH, i ♥♥♥LOVE♥♥♥ this one! that netting is brilliant, as are the bits of loofah/spongey stuff AND the pearls as well! sooooooo fun, so textural and so flippin' CLEVER!!!

(ps: the swirls are there to suggest the movement of the water... which they totally DO! LOVE the swirls!!!) :) :) :)

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is fabulous Lynn, I like the netting and the sponge it adds nice texture
Kevin xx

Carol L said...

What a great take on the photo! I don't have any seashells either, but I'll come up with something I'm sure :) I love the netting with pearls and pieces of sponge - VERY creative and clever idea!

Shelly Schmidt said...

How cool is this! I love that old SU set- love the netting and the sponge you used- and the pearls- sitting on the waves of flourishes. Fun card!

Joann Burton said...

Wonderful use of the netting. I love it..Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenges...joann sassy raggedy

gale said...

Love this!! What great ideas and the swirls are just right. They make it look more water-ish. If that makes sense. lol

Cris said...

Lovely card! Thanks for sharing Love to Create Challenge. Hugs, Cristina.

Linda said...

Hi Lynn, WOW this is just fabulous loving your use of the net and this is does indeed remind me of the beach!

Hugs
Linda xxx

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Wonderful!! I love how you used the netting!! I have something similar!!! I have GOT to play along with this challenge!!!

:)

Melissa said...

Wow, Lynn! This is one work of art! :) Love how you recycled those two items and, honestly, I think the flourishes on the blue add a lot to this! :)

Bonnie said...

What a great idea to put these sea treasures in a net! I like those flourishes. Remind me of waves or seaweed floating in the surf.

Deena said...

that netting is sooo perfect for this card...fabulous!

Jennipher said...

Oh this is really unique! I'm loving those seashells you created and whatever that stuff is that looks like fishnet is cool too!

Alyce said...

Lynn this is lovely! I love the shells and the seahorses. Lovely texture on this card :)

Gemma said...

Oh this is fantastic Lynn & defo makes me think of the beach..i just love it hun, its perfect!!

hugs and xxx
Gemma

Donna Hanley said...

Lynn, This is a wonderfully, fun card. Your mid works so good. I would have never even thought to use the loofah and the seine. Your pearl drops are a great addition to your little sea of wonder. Sorry this comment is late, I went out of town for a couple of days.

MiamiKel said...

How absolutely magical!! What a great photo inspiration to start with but your card is dazzling!

Davi said...

Fab beach card Lynn!! I love those shells and how you used the netting!!

Becky said...

What a fabulous card. Love the net and the little pearls, so perfect.

Cibele Glazer said...

You've made me want to go to the beach! Love your take on the pic. I really like your netting and the way you used the sponges!

Gina Lindsay said...

this turned out great! Great use of the recycled material. I like the swirls on there, the remind me of moving water.

Kathy and Lucky said...

Oh girl!!!! This is just amazing, I love cards that deal with the sea, my favorite, but this is over the top with the netting and distressing. Love it.

Tammy said...

WOW Lynn this is awesome!! So much texture and details! I love the distressing and pearls!
Tammy x

Miss Mary said...

Hi Lynn,
Thank you for the kind words you left on my blog. Love your card!!

Hugs,
Mary

NancyD said...

Cool bits of recycle! Thanks for joining us this week at Love To Create. NancyD

Lynn McAuley said...

Gorgeous work with these beautiful shells!! What a wonderful card, Lynn!

Shannon White said...

Wow! Lynn this is Fabulous! Love your shells and Fab netting too! Super take on the inspiration! Makes me want to head out to the sea shore! 8-)

Big Hugs
Shannon

P.S.
Thanks so much for the well wishes and prayers for my Mom, she actually had a turn around for the better! Yay! 8-)

Margaret said...

AHHH! I LOVE IT!!! Your swirls are the perfect substitute for waves and I love the beautiful bits and pieces in the net! (Hope all that recycling didn't get you an eye roll from your DH!) This is one fabulous card!
Wish we would have found shells at the beach that looked half as wonderful as the inspiration picture...Mostly broken pieces for us.

Cheryl said...

This is FABULOUS! I love all the texture and fun details.

Joan Ervin said...

What a genius idea to use the netting and the sea shells, Lynn...this is gorgeous!!!!! The flourishes and pearls are awesome details, too!!!

~Paola~ said...

woww...awesome inspiration picture and great card too...love all the lil extra details!! *kudos*!!

Amanda Phillips said...

You are the recycle queen! Thank you so much for sharing with us over at Love to Create Challenges.
~ Amanda LTCDT

E.T. said...

this looks so fun! again, i love the colour!

Crafty and Green said...

What a Beautiful Card! Love the Recycled Pieces you used! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge, Use Something Recycled!

Many Blessings,
Tina

Lesley said...

Yes this definitely makes you want to visit the beach/seaside best wishes Lesley x

NanaConnie said...

Hey, congrats on taking one of the Top 5 spots at Love to Create! BTW, I popped something in the snail mail to you today. Enjoy. :-D