Monday, July 25, 2011

Tall ships

Hello friends!  Have you noticed the nautical themes lately?  I adore them and the challenge over at The City Crafter is a play on words ... "It's a Shore Thing".  How cute is that?  I'm thinking warm sand in shades of brown and tan, seashells everywhere as you wade through the waves of clear blue water, and tall ships in the distance on the horizon.


Baja Breeze cardstock is the perfect shade of aqua for this card.  Layered with print papers from a Clearance Rack Find ... Autumn Meadows (on the left) and a scrap from my drawer (on the right).  Inks are shades of Cherry Cobbler and Marina Mist.  The stamp set you'll recognize as The Open Sea .. I've used it before here.  A translucent envelope creates a different look while the ship is bordered with a decorative punch.  Pins and Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine peek out from behind shabby seam binding dyed in blue and soft yellow.


My handmade burlap flower rests on white velvet leaves.  I'm not sure I've ever made a "brown" flower before, but here the color works.  A bit of lace, a black button, and a sweet little seashell (thank you Shirley) sits on top.  My sentiment asks you to remember Our Journey ... a word within a word and so fun.


The inspiration piece is fabulous as are the projects posted by the Design Team!  Be sure you pay a visit to see all the wonderful "sea-nery" over at The City Crafter.  Sorry, I just had to do that.



Thanks again for stopping by.

9 comments:

  1. Lovely! The brown flower is the perfect touch, Joanne; your card is gorgeous, as always :)

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  2. *Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

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  3. Simply breathtaking, love the lovely bloom and image, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

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  4. All your cards are just stunning - beautiful elements!

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  5. Oh my goodness this is a pure beauty!!! ... love all of it and especially your flower .. fantastic card Joanne ... thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB

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  6. Your card is absolutely stunning.. I just love that ship stamp.. Along with that flower is so beautiful.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

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  7. This card is just fantastic. All the different textures and elements combining together so well.

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  8. When there is blue involved you got me :)
    A jaw dropper; that;s all I can come up with .....because I keep staring at this; wow!

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