Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Adjusting Sails

Hi All,

It's Inspiration time over at STAMPlorations. I was glad about a little crafting break during a busy weekend looking at narrowboats. It seems as if our plan is more difficult to achieve than we thought. Anyway I shall keep you updated as today we are having another look at a boat we saw yesterday. It was a wild card ... I liked it, Nick isn't so convinced ...

You probably guessed it ... this was the reason for today's nautically themed card ...

I started off spritzing some blue and gold Artiste in on a piece of white card. Next I stamped the script from the Mixed Media Elements set in Island Indigo and added the boat from the True North set in black Archival before painting in the sails and hull with glossy Mod Podge. Once dry I had a nice layer of resist which allowed me to blend the storm clouds around my boat without having to create a fiddly mask. I removed the excess ink from the mod podged boat with a very lightly damp tissue. Next I stamped my sentiment (True North) and the sea (Mixed Media Elements) and finished off by adding the birds (ARTplorations Some Birds stencil), all in Island Indigo, and layering on my Bermuda Bay base card.

This just made me giggle ... it seems as if all the good boats are disappearing in Cheshire's answer to the Bermuda Triangle ... no sheltered bay in sight ... lol

I am entering my card at:
Craft Stamper Make It Take It - Text Me!, must have text or script in the background

Pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog for more inspiration and to leave a comment for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate for their store in their monthly draw.

That's it from me for now. Hoping to be back soon.

Have a lovely day!
Monika xxx

here is what I used in today's project:
Mixed Media Elements, True NorthARTplorations Stencil Some Birds
SheryRuss_MixedMediaElements SheryRuss_TrueNorth-preview preview-web-stencil-037-somebirds


  1. Wow - looks like the ship is cruising through fog! Keep us updated with your adventure!

  2. Amazing design! Thanks for playing with us at TIMI challenge :-)

  3. Love the monochromatic scheme! Hope you get your narrowboat soon. And thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It Make It :)

  4. Love this ...... the colour is fab! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge. Linda xx


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