Monday, April 18, 2011

The Open Sea

Hello my blogging friends, I hope you do not mind me calling you that, because I really feel that most of my friends are on the Internet. I have seen a huge increase in visitors and subscriptions and I am so pleased that you would care enough to do that.

I got some new stamp sets in the last few days and this is one of them. I felt living about 5 minutes from a huge lake the new sailing ship stamps would be very appropriate for this area. They will be available to you in just a short few days. I am very impressed with the etching on these stamps. Great masculine cards are in my future at least I hope I come up with some great idea. (God if your reading this please send me a big shot of creativity. Thanks)

I actually had a different idea in mind when I started this card but it did not quite turn out, but being the person I am I continued on with what I had.

It is hard to see but I first stamped the ship in Black and covered it up and then stamped the Log/Leger book in Crumb Cake. Sponged the edge with Crumb Cake and Pacific Point.

Stamped the ship again and cut it out layered it on top of the first stamped ship after it was sponged and the water colored. I tied some of the new Bakers Twine on the top. I was surprised at how soft this twine was I was expecting it to be more plasticity (sp) it is very easy to work with.

I then colored and added the anchor at the bottom edge. I used some of the new DSP Nautical Expedition and my card base is Not Quite Navy.

Thanks for stopping by. I will be away after Wednesday for a few days, going on a jet plane to visit my son for Easter.


bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Perfect masculine card and so well done!

Enjoy your trip to your son's for Easter.

MarĂ­a said...

Such a beautiful Card. TFS :)

Jan said...

the card turned out very nice, Peggy and I think you are right, that nautical theme is great for someone who lives near a big lake.

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Love this card Peggy! Very well done! Love the little anchor in the corner too.. great touch!