Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Open Sea and Stamping & Blogging

Hi Everyone,
Back for another fun filled day of Stamping and Blogging. Sandi had an interesting sketch for us today. I hope you like it.

ship card

and here is the sketchsb76

I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with this sketch….seemed foreign to me. That’s why I love sketch challenges…you never know what’s going to pop up or speak to you. As I was looking at my stamp Library this set just about jumped out at me. I haven’t had this set out in ages but could see it in this sketch.
The base of the card is done in Night of Navy cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded in half
The next layer is our Gold Foil Paper cut to 3 7.8 x 5 1/8. The Vanilla Mat that tops it is cut to 3 3/4 x 5 and stamped randomly with the ledger stamp in the set in Crumb Cake. I then sponged the edges with Soft Suede. Pretty effect I think.
The next mat is the Navy Circle and then the stamped boat onto Very Vanilla with Night of Navy Ink. I did sponge the edges when I was done cutting the Vanilla Circle out with my Circle Framelits. I popped the image up on dimensionals and then ran a rim of Tombo Multi Glue around it and laid the gold and cream Bakers Twine down. I’m likin’ it!! Are you? I stamped the compass in Navy but then decided the center of it needed to be embossed in gold and cut out and popped up atop the navy one.
Of course I had to have a gold anchor now…don’t you think? Added a little of the twine and knotted it and frayed it to complete the look. The sentiment was done with “And Many More” Stamp set. What a lovely variety of sayings….I did wrap a bit of twine around that too. I hope you like it.
Here are the supplies I used for my card…..and this months Hostess Code XKTWZ2KF
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Now on to the rest of the Design Team.....don't miss out on these extraordinary talents!
Sandi MacIver – USA
Amy Koenders – USA
Michelle Last – UK
Claire Daly - Australia–
Shelagh Freemantle – Canada –
Patrice Halliday-Larsen - New Zealand– Create with -
Thanks so much for stopping in. See you next time!!!

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Claire said...

Oh wow Lee. This totally blows my mind. Such amazing detail which adds a real wow to your card. My favourite touch is how you have used the twine around the circle. So clever!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card. I love the twine wrapped around the photo and the anchor adds a nice touch. I love the touch of gold on this amazing card.

Marine said...

Wow Lee, your card is amazing ! I love this sea spirit, so much details to see, wonderful !

Unknown said...

Love this card!! Ths is a perfect masculine card . Have a hard time creating masculine cards but will case this one if you don't mind . Thank you

Shelagh Freemantle said...

This is a wonderful creation Lee. I love the way you did the background....looks very wood like. You are so talented. Hugs from Shelagh.

stampwithamyk said...

Wow Lee, this card is just beautiful! I love the gold twine around the focal image and your background looks fantastic!

Carol Carriveau said...

Fabulous - the colors, the bling and the choices you made for layering!!! The gold twine around the 'porthole' is amazing - as well as on the anchor!

Rose Ann Marr said...

What a pretty card Lee, just stunning. I love the Bakers Twine around the image. Thank for sharing.

Sandi MacIver said...

wowza, this card turned out amazing Miss Lee, I love all the details and they are just perfectly combined on this masculine card.