Sunday, 3 June 2012

Make Your Mark!

Just playing catch up here....there has been so much to fit into the last week!  Working extra hours and the National Schools Regatta with my daughter.
I guess all the jubilee celebrations today got me into the red white and blue mode when I came to design a card for the next Creative Expressions project using Sam Poole's stamps.  I have to admit that I did get a lot of  inspiration for this from "Kim Dellow's" card. After using Distress stains to dye seam binding, my next favourite thing to do with them is to make great big juicy splats.  I thought the sentiment for this would be perfect for my daughter when she goes off to Falmouth University to start her Degree
(grades permitting) in Graphic Design.

The card is very simple....three ink splats (Chipped sapphire and Fired Brick), I used picket fence on the word stamps to stamp on the ink splats and chipped sapphire to stamp the make your mark on life sentiment onto a die cut label.  The seam binding was dyed using the chipped sapphire distress stain.  A button and bakers twine finish the card off.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

"Moving along with the times - Red White and Blue"
"Craft your days away - Red white and Blue"
"Less is More - Red White and Blue"
"Speedy and Friends - Use Buttons"
"Delightful challenges - Red White and Blue"

I just want to finish this post by saying congratulations to my daughter for Friday.  She and her friend Emily were entered into the National Schools Regatta held at Holme Pierpoint in Nottingham where the Olympic rowers train.  They had to take part in a time trial to see if they could get through to the semifinal heats.  They completed the 1000 m in 4 mins 5.7 seconds, unfortunately they missed out by .7 of a second.  But they did incredibly well considering Emily has only been rowing since September and this is only their second competition.  Their coaches are really pleased with how they performed as this is the toughest regatta for school aged kids where the opposition is all the elite private school rowers.  Emily and Sarah were rowing for little old Stourport Boat club.  I'm just sharing a picture of the girls in action,  Emily and Sarah are in the nearest boat, Emily in the front and Sarah in the rear.  If you are in the UK, enjoy the rest of the weekend!


TAM said...

Fabulously clean and simple card.
Hope your daughter gets the results she needs for her university choice - funnily enough my daughter is in her first year of A levels and Falmouth is high on her list of Uni's - she is hoping to study photography and keeps telling me Falmouth is highly regarded for its course.
Well done to Sarah and Emily - what a fabulous result for a pair without that much experience.

DesignerDiva said...

What a great idea! love it - very arty!
Thanks for playing along this week at MAWTT for our 'Cool Britannia' challenge and good luck in the draw
Laurie x

Chrissie said...

What fun, I love the splatters Sue.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Gaynor said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining our red, white and blue challenge at craft your days away, Gaynor DT xx

Kathyk said...

FAB card - the splats are fantastic - I'm a big fan of splats


happyscrapper said...

i love the color splats. The sentiment is also wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Sketches, and hope to see you back.

Pat Garvin said...

Love the splats. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Marijke said...

great card, love the splatters

Deanna said...

Fab Card love the splatters! Congrats to Emily and Sarah :)

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is awesome sweetie. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Day's Away this fortnight and good luck.


Berit Synnøve said...

Fabulous card. Love it !
Thanks for joining Craft Your Days Away.
Hugs Berit

Judith said...

Such great idea, so simple yet effective! thanks for playing along at MAWTT this week and good luck hugs Judith x

Netty said...

Loving those Ink Splats and the words, brill CAS card, Annette x

Elaine said...

Nice and simple .... great idea and a beautiful classic card well done Husg Elaine

Karen said...

Just loving those splats - many congatulations to Emily and Sarah.

Designing with Debbie said...

Great card. I love the technique you used. Great CAS card. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Be sure to submit your card for the Friends of SpeedyTV challenge this week to make a card using buttons and bows and get another chance to win a free stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers. If you are not a member of SpeedyTV no worries sigh up today it is FREE!!!!!!!!

Winnie and Patty said...

What a great CAS card!!! I love your colors! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox and Friends Blog Challenge!

Daen'Ys said...

Well done! A successful translation of the Challenge! Love the splatters!


Mandi said...

Love those splodges Sue
Super card

Thank you very much
"Less is More"

hazel said...

This is brilliant Sue, I love the splats.
xxx Hazel.