Hope you are all having a great week!
Today I am celebrating my grandfather who just turned 81. He lives back in Newfoundland so I thought a nautical theme would be perfect to celebrate with. The Maritime DSP from Stampin' Up! fit the bill perfectly.
As always, I decided to play along with a couple of challenges.
1. Freshly Made Sketches
The sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches is a great one this week:
Check out this week's cue card:
How lucky did I get???
And here is my card:
This card ended up being super tough for me to get together - to put all the pieces together in my mind. I had stamped several images, fussy cut some, used different colours but finally it came together. Sponging was the key to this for me. I sponged around the oval cut out of the stamped anchor image and also took some of Stampin' Up!'s Whisper White Cotton Ribbon (which I love!) and sponged it with Early Espresso ink in order to "dirty it up" a bit.
I have to thank Hayley over at Hayley's Paper Garden for all of her help today including her photographing skills - she does a much better job of capturing the images than I do!
Card Recipe (all products are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise indicated):
Card Stock: Night of Navy, Real Red, Whisper White, Maritime DSP
Stamp Sets: Dictionary, The Open Sea
Inks: Early Espresso
Tools/Techniques: Sponging, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Extra Large Oval Punch, 1/4" Cotton Ribbon - Whisper White
Thanks for dropping by, so happy you took the time!