April 12, 2012

Using "SEAGLASS" on a card


Happy Thursday, can't believe the week went by so quickly!

This is my second post today so if you are looking for the Winner post click here.

Today I have a project I made for a friend of mine here on the Island, we have been really close for about a year and lately I have been so ill we never had the chance to get together at all. She is a very understanding lady and I am so grateful for that... The Sentiment on the outside is "Besties for life" from Crafty Sprouts and inside I am going to thank her for being so understanding. This lady makes jewerly out of seaglass and I have picked it for her for the last year but I just may have found a new way to use it!

Have you ever heard of Seaglass????

 I pretty much live on top of a beach that is loaded with this stuff, it never ends even though all summer long Islanders are constantly picking it , even tourists are on to it and actually visit for that very reason!
Seaglass is old broken bottles that have tumbled through waters and sand for years until they are perfectly smooth... they have a light white coating due to the salt but a little lotion can make them your favorite bling to use on a project! That is what I did... You can only use a little of course because they may weigh your card down with too many.... I managed to sit in one place and pick the tiniest I could find... check it out!!!!

I would sell it if I figure out if it would be worth it due to the cost of shipping... you can buy it all over the Internet but they are usually the size of a nickel and bigger... mine can be as small as a piece of sand! The ones I used on my project are about the size of a dime or less.

Oh and I received twine from The Twinery the other day and finally got a chance to use it... I loveeeeeeeeeee it!!!!

The background with the seaglass on top was a really hot pink and I really wanted to use it so I used Gesso which muted the color to the one I wanted! I used Tim Holtz Ranger sticklers on the blue pennant.


Have a wonderful Thursday!

7 comments:

jessica said...

Omg what a beautiful card!!! I so so so love the sea glass! Makes such a beautiful embellishement on this fab card!
Thanks for sharing another gorgeous creation!!

Jessica said...

Naomi, this is gorgeous!!!! I love sea glass and like to walk along the shores of Lake Erie to find some. Great job hun!
:O)
Jessica S

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!! I loveeeeeeeeee how you used the sea glass!!

Christina said...

Oh WOW that card is just beautiful and I have heard you talk about seaglass before but didn't know it would look so pretty. I am sure your friend will just love it.

Evethmoon Crafty Creations said...

Hi, I hope you get better real soon. I love the card you made for your friend, and the sea glass goes perfect with it. The soft pale colors are just beautiful. Thank you so much for visiting and following. I am now your newest follower. Hugs and God bless!

Sherrie K. said...

Fabulous card Naomi! I love, love the sea glass and the layout of your card is just outstanding:) Great card!!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Melissa Dodge said...

This is beautiful Naomi, glad to see you still creating. :) I am actually waiting for the weather to clear up a bit, and to get over this flu, and then I am headed glass hunting. LOL
Hugs,
Melissa D