Thursday, 31 May 2012

A Nautical Journey

This month we have been given "Sam Poole's Art Sayings" to play with. It's my brother's birthday next week so I decided to combine the word stamps with Sam Poole's nautical stamps. When I saw the background stamp on this set I knew I just had to buy it!

I stamped the background using the text stamps and smaller nautical stamps on cream card that I distressed with distress inks. The next background layer was stamped using the map and coloured with pearlised watercolour paint. The edges were torn and then singed. I had a bowl of water handy at this point and I had to use it.
The boat was stamped in coffee archival and then die cut with a Spellbinders label die. I coloured the image with the pearlised watercolour paints. A piece of cream fabric was stitched to the base and frayed to the edge of the base layer then other layers were stitched onto this.
I used the word stamps to stamp in coffee archival on cotton tape and used this to embellish the card.  I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

"Art with No boundaries - Anything goes"
"Crafty Cardmakers - Distress it"
"Karens Doodles - Stitch it up"
"Lexis Creations - For the man/boy in your life"
"Make it Monday - Anything goes"
"Simon Says Stamp and Show - one for the boys"
"Stampin sisters in christ - Do something on your card that you're afraid of" In this case it was the I said I had to use the bowl of water more than once!
"2 Sisters - bring on the boys"
"Little Claire - Male theme"
"One stop craft - One for the boys"


Bonnie Irvine said...

This is incredible. It looks so old and well-loved. The use of the fabric and twill tape are great touches.

Angela said...

Lovely card....

Thank you for joining us at Karens Doodles this time.... good luck!

Candy C said...

Your nautical themed card you've created for your brother's birthday is beautiful! I really love those stamps! You've done a beautiful job of colorizing them. I really like your design as well. Laying the die cut ship on top of a piece of cream fabric and fraying the edges is a great idea! Thanks for sharing this card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Faye's Paper Passion said...

Hello. I saw this Stunning card on MIM. Faye

Pia S said...

Great card! Perfect for many occassions and especially for a man. Spotted your card on MIM

Lisa M said...

I feel like I've just been on a sea worthy adventure! Your card is phenominal and I love your techniques here. Just a stunning creation. :)

Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
Lisa xx

hazel said...

Your card is amazing Sue, I love the stamps and how you've put all the elements together, your brother will love it.
xxx Hazel.

Kim Dellow said...

Ooooo! That is brilliant, all the texture! Love it! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Kim

jo said...

Absolutely fantastic! So much many it!
Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time and good luck!
Hugs Jo x

Chris / CS Designs said...

Sue, Beautiful piece, I love the frayed edges and also that you included how you did this. Thank you for sharing this on Art With No Boundaries and hope you will continue to play along with us.
:) Chris / CS Designs

Helen said...

Beautiful card! You really put a lot of hard work into it and you did a great job! It's awesome! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ! Have a blessed week! ~H

Anne said...

What a stunning piece of distressing, this card is fab! Thanks for joining our Distress It challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this week,

Elaine said...

This is a fantastic card Sue great work Hugs Elaine

Feebsy said...

A gorgeous card, I love all the detail and the greetings on the tape look amazing.

Thanks for joining in with my Distress It! challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.


Annette said...

Beautiful card .
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.


purplecinn said...

I absolutely love this card! Where can I get those stamps!

Helen said...

Great card - love all the details you've added.

Thanks for joining us at Little Claire.

Helen x