Saturday, 29 November 2014

Adjust The Sails Card

Hi there. I thought I'd better get my last card from November's show blogged before we hit December. I hardly dare mention that word - I haven't made a single Christmas card yet! I know what I want to do and I bought some fab new stamps in the recent Claritystamp sale but I need to find the time to make them (I have samples to make at the moment so they are taking up my time).

The first part I made on this card was the Grunge Paste Rope Knot frame. I used navy card to make it stand out and sponged it with a sea sponge, to give it some texture (like rope), while it was still wet. When it was dry I added a bit of Distress Ink on the edges.

I cut around the knot so that I could stick the scene in behind it. That is mainly coloured with Spectrum Noir pencils but I did use ProMarkers on the boat to make it stand out more. The same red pen is used to colour white card for the mats.

I stamped the compass in second generation ink behind the verse to add some interest. The "rope" is piping cord. I added some Distress Ink to that and the rest of the card to tone down the white to match the Grunge Paste.

It seems appropriate to be blogging this today as Hubby's just got back from two weeks of teaching diving in Cyprus. I wonder if there is anything interesting beneath that boat? Is he sailing over sunken treasure?

I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend. I'll be back on Monday with my project for the next Claritystamp Challenge. Don't forget that you still have until 8pm tomorrow (30th November) to enter if you haven't done so yet. There's a £50 Claritystamp voucher for the winner (chosen at random) so it's well worth having a go.

Stamps and Stencils Used



  1. Love this card Lynne and such very fitting colours very maritime. Good luck with your Christmas cards... Xx

  2. Brilliant card, Lynne - perfect combination of stamps, stencil and colours xx

  3. striking card Lynne. lovely composition and great choice of nautical colours xx

  4. A stunning card, love the maritime colours.

  5. Great card Lynne and the Grunge Paste works so well. Bet Maya is excited about having Jason home...have a great

  6. Playing catch-up because of being poorly ... What an elegant, truly beautiful card! Well done Lynne. ~ Cobs. x


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