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Monday, June 13, 2011

Come Sail Away

Good morning, everyone. Squigglefly Monday here, so a new card for this week's challenge. This time it's a Masculine Card. Good, 'cuz it was the perfect opportunity to use this gorgeous image "Tall Ship" from their wonderful collection of digital stamps. If you've ever sailed you can appreciate the grace and majesty of this ship and that liberating freedom of being under sail on a beautiful summer's day. It made me very nostalgic for a time in my life when I enjoyed being out on the waves with a friend or two, music blaring and wind at our backs. I've tried to convey that spirit here.



I used Cuttlebug EF Divine Swirls, lightly distressed, colored the ship with Midnight Blue glaze pen and coated the Copic-colored ocean with Crystal Effects. IRL it really glistens like water! The baker's twine is from RRR and attached with a small anchor charm.  The stars came from a peel off sheet in my stash.
Hope you can join us this week for the fun You can always pick up some "freebies" if you want, and play along. Looking forward to seeing you there.We have some pretty great DT samples that I think you'll enjoy. Maybe it will encourage you to join in!
Challenge #2: Crazy 4 Challenges  Serendipity, another challenge. Don't do this often but do enjoy looking at all the wonderful cards submitted, so here goes.

12 comments:

  1. Hi Sue!! Wowzer girl!! What a beautiful job you've done with this card!! Love your embossing "waves" and the stars are amazing!! :)

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  2. ohhh this is BEAUTIFUL, SUE!! All details is Perfect!! You made me cry, missing the ocean...

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  3. This is GORGEOUS! Love all the deep blue and gold - its sooo nautical! Beautifully done!!!

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  4. Great card, I love that charm.

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  5. Beautiful card, I really love how you did the stars! Amazing~

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  6. Fabulous card- so masculine and nautical- I love the deep blues, texture sea, "rope" and how the boat looks like you are seeing it through a port hole. And it looks like you had fun making it!

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  7. What a perfect card for a man! All your detail are wonderful, I just love this card! :)

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  8. This is so beautiful Sue..Great mens card..Loz(Laurels crafty retreat)..

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  9. Sue, this is so very cool! I love how you've got the swirls at the bottom and the stars at the top. It's really clever how you've got the image framed in the circle because it gives the feeling of looking through a porthole on a ship. Great job!

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  10. LOVE IT!!!

    Hugs,
    Snoopy :D

    http://www.snoopyshomemadefun.blogspot.com/

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  11. Oh Sue I LOVE this card!!!!
    Rene :D

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  12. Hey Sue - this is such a special card! You can really feel that sail boat rocking away in the ocean. Great card!
    Sandy

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