01 August, 2017

At the sea

What could be better than a day or two at the seaside, especially in this hot summer time?
In my last crafting projects, I decided to revive a stitching pattern that I've used two years ago. The maritime card with a sailboat and lots of bling meant quite a lot of work back then, but when it was done it was all worth it. 
Last week, I decided to stitch the boat again. However, I wanted to avoid creating an exact copy of my last card - even though I've used exactly the same yarns. Therefore, obviously, the details would have to make the difference. 
I picked more flowers than last time, focusing on light blue, cream and even green shades. Additionally, I searched through my stash of pearls and gemstones for something suitable. 
When the stitching was done, I coloured the seaside motif with coloured pencils.
Then, I arranged the flowers on a blank card, just to imagine how it would all look like in the end.
And while blossoms would cover two corners of my card, I decided to leave the other two empty, except for a shimmering snail shell underneath the waves.
When it came to the background paper however, I soon realized I had nothing in my stash that would fit to the dominating pastel shades. After trying everything from maritime themed papers, to fantasy prints with a touch of flowers, the one last thing I had in mind was everything but maritime/summer themed: a bunch of blue, beige and silver Christmas papers. 
And somewhere among snowflakes and winter trees, I found a light blue paper with tiny silver sprinkles that would go fine to the image itself, and to the embellishments as well.
Once the paper task was done, I could finally glue everything together and set my fantasy free while adding blue and white pearls of different sizes. I even added some silver gems and stars from a collection of Christmas embellishments.
A little contribution to the August gallery of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.

As we have just entered August, this card should also be an invitation to our newest Fadengrafik Challenge. We have an "ATG" theme this month, meaning you make link up any of your projects given they have some kind of paper embroidery on them. 
In need for more maritime feeling? Always good for a short break: lovely little Piran.

- 613 avenue create: ATG with optional twist "monochrome"
a bit more time to craft: ATG
- basteltraum: colour challenge
brown sugar: ATG
C.R.A.F.T.: summer
- come and get it: summertime
crafty catz: ATG
crafty gals corner: ATG
crafty sentiments: ATG
creative inspirations: ATG
creative moments: Summer
cute card thursday: ATG
everybody art: summer
friendship challenge: summer, sunshine, beach & sea
fussy and fancy: ATG
love to craft: ATG 
ooh la la: ATG
pennys papertake: ATG
scrapping4fun: bon voyage/vacation
through the craftroom door: ATG
wortartwednesday: ATG
- worldwide open DT challenge: ATG


  1. Gorgeous and sparkly with lots of details. I love the soft colours <3
    Thanks for joining us at Fussy & Fancy Fridays this time
    Andrea x

  2. Your card is just gorgeous - I LOVE the stitching detail and it really add so much tot he card. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  3. Wonderful card, the stitching is amazing. Your photo are wonderful also. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CRAFT Challenge this week!

  4. Beautiful card, very pretty work....Thankyou for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

  5. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for our August challenge 13 at Love to Craft, Hazel, DT - thank you also for entering this for my Patterned Paper August challenge. x

  6. Hallo liebe Cheiro Urgia,
    eine sehr schöne Karte hast du gestaltet. Sie gefällt mir sehr gut. Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Friendship Challenge. Wunderschöne Bilder zeigst du hier. Vielen Dank. Ganz liebe Grüße herzlichst Silvi

  7. Beautiful and elegant piece.
    Thank you for joining us over at Scrapping4FunChallenges
    Kelly (DT)

  8. fab card and love the pictures and thanks for sharing at Craft this week

  9. So soft and pretty! Thanks for joining in the Scrapping4Fun Challenge! Good luck, and see you next round :)

    Carrie, DT

  10. very inspiring and beautifully stitched. A great card.Thanks for playing along with at Brown Sugar Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again
    Shylaa DT@BSCB.

  11. Great card
    Thx for joing us at Creative Moments
    Hugs MiaPuh DT

  12. Stunning card. I love everything about . The background you've created and the beautiful stitching. Perfect!! I love the inspirational pictures too. Is this where you live? Thank you fro sharing it with us at OLL challenges Wynn DT

  13. Lovely card, beautiful picture
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT

  14. Such a beautiful creation you have made here. I love it and very nice work too.
    Apologies for missing in action since June but had bad accident and have not been able to comment on entries, just starting to do a little bit now.
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  15. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge.


  16. Beautiful card- love the ship. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Vicki DT for  http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

  17. Love your design, your stitching is so neat. Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos of Piran, I would love to visit one day.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at OLL.
    Lynn x

  18. Wonderful!

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Aga DT for  http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

  19. Lovely card, beautiful picture

  20. Such a beautiful card! So glad I took a closer look. The photos are beautiful as well.