Monday, 17 January 2011

Playing Cards 2011: Sea Fever

Here's the second card from the deck for the Playing Cards 2011 challenge.  You'll find the link to the challenge, hosted by Rachel at katzelbows, over to the left of the blog.  I decided to go for the suits of the elements: earth, water, air and fire.  This week's card is the Seven of Water, and I have called it Sea Fever.

I grew up on the estuary in Devon, and now live almost as far from the sea as you can get in England: not so good for someone who loves the water.  So I make up for it by spending as many holidays as I can in, on or by the sea.  "I must go down to the sea again..." has always been a favourite thought of mine, so the second card I made had to be inspired by Masefield's "Sea Fever". 

The image has been added to the ATC leaving space at the top for me to add the suit and card number once I have worked out the font I will use for all the cards.  The reverse is drawn with italic pen and both sides are coloured with Promarkers.  I left the rough pencil marks on the reverse as I quite liked their roughness.

Next call of the rolling tide?  Next week, when we're off to Edinburgh (my birthday present from lovely OH), and will spend some time on the coast.  Can't wait!


  1. It's looking great and I love your words too.

    Happy birthday for next week - hope the weather will be fine for you in Edinburgh x

  2. Wow - it's gorgeous!

    Lucky you going to Edinburgh! We are off to Loch Ness in the summer. can't wait, can't wait, can't wait!

  3. Bernie this is fabulous.I love the colours and the words are perfect for it. Must get a move on and do mine now. Afraid its going to be a bit boring after yours and Rachel's master pieces.

  4. Wow you three - you know how to make a girl feel good! Sherry - I'm looking forward to a lovely birthday treat. And Mrs A - your makes are never boring - elegant, witty, funky maybe...

    Carmen - We went up to Inverness on the sleeper train a couple of years ago - hired a car and drove around Loch Ness and then over to Skye. It was a fantastic holiday. Not surprised you can't wait! Bet your girls will have a great time.