Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sailing Away

I was inspired by a few challenges today, and for this project it was easy to combine three of them in one.  Friday Mash Up this week challenged to use dry embossing with a sketch challenge; Crazy for Challenges had a male themed challenge; and Our Creative Corner's challenge this week was to use Real Red, Basic Gray and Basic Black. 

I have made this card for my dad for Father's Day this weekend, the choice of stamp was so easy.  Why? Because when I was just 2 years old my parents bought a yacht called "Spindrift" and it became my home for the next 5 years, even after that we used to go sailing for holidays, sometimes long holidays and I would have to do correspondence school.  It was only a few years ago that my parents made the decision to sell her, and while she is no longer part of our life, the sea and ocean definitely is.  The colour challenge this week just seemed perfect for a masculine card, and of course, the sketch gave me the inspiration I needed.  I have sneakily added the dry embossing in the form of the crimped DSP.

Stamps: Sail Away, Whimsical Words
Paper: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Real Red, Neutrals DSP Stack
Ink: Basic Black, Basic Gray and Real Red
Technique: I used the scallop circle punch to make a template for the clouds in the sky and sponged them with a combination of Real Red and Basic Gray.

Happy Stamping


  1. Hi Monique, VERY fitting card for your Dad, although I grew up on a tropical Island....there was always a tiny tinge of the envious type when you told me stories of growing up on a yacht sailing around all over the place. LOL.
    Your card is gorgeous. Lovely to see you playing at the Friday Mashup again.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  2. This is fabulous! Love the clean lines and the masculine colours. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

  3. What a wonderful masculine card! I love that stamp and the colors you used are just awesome, I really love the Basic Gray!The crimped DSP is another great touch.

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

  4. I love these colors together.. What a great card for the Mashup this week. I bet your Dad will love this. How fun to get to sail all over for a few years when you were little. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup this week.

  5. Monique, tis is gorgeous! This is one of my favorite stamps from the summer mini and I just love how you paired it with the color combo. THe hint of red is perfect! Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this week! :)

  6. What a great idea - to remember your childhood in a card. I really like your paper pleating and the sailboat image is really nice! Thanks for sharing your talent with us on Our Creative Corner this week!

  7. What a wonderful story, Monique! It is amazing what you can learn about your blog friends by reading their posts! So nice to share that memory with your dad in this card! Hugs xxaxx


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