Monday, February 2, 2015

Let's Sail Away!

 
     Here is a card that I created for a fellow employee.  She wanted a special Valentine for her hubby.  I did a few different thing, but used all scraps from my desk to make it come alive. 

 
     I started with assorted Distress Inks to create my sky and ocean, placing a circle die cut so my moon would stay white.  I also stamped my boat and sails from PTI.  I then re-stamped the boat and sails, fussy cut and adhered.  My background was sent through the Cuttlebug using a Square Lattice EF from Stampin Up!.  The anchor is hand cut from the same set, as is the sentiment.  I added seagulls from Impression Obsession, which I cut from black scraps, and well as stars and a heart from a Simon Says Stamp die.  My sparkle is not showing as I would have liked, but there are touches of Stardust pen, as well as crystal stars from Recollections.  I carried the theme to the inside.  My panel was mounted on white and then red.

     I would like to enter this at Pixie's Snippets Playground #162, which is always snippets. 

     Also I would like to take this over to Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which is Anything Goes.

     Another sloppy morning, here in PA.  More rain than snow, but they are calling for a flash freeze early this afternoon.  I think I will stay put!  Thanks for stopping.

12 comments:

Carol L said...

Your co-worker is going to love this card ALMOST as much as I do! Those silhouette gulls look perfect with the ship you created! Sail on............this is so nice!!

Lin said...

A really lovely scene, Mary Anne, and I love the texture you added - great detail! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday "Anything Goes" challenge!

Olga said...

very pretty!!!! I love the embossing!

Holly Young said...

so cute! I love the texture of the card you used, and the little paper pieced sail is the best! Stay warm!

Donna Hanley said...

One I enlarged your photo I could see the sparkles on the stars. Fantastic card and I'm sure your co-worker's hubby will be thrilled with it. Your birds really look to be in flight and your sponging of the sky and ocean are spot on. We have about 6 inches of snow as far, but it will be turning to rain/sleet this afternoon with the temps. plummeting by tonight. Glad I don't have to go anywhere until Wednesday. I'm glad you get to stay put also.

Di said...

Oh my goodness Mary Anne! This truly is gorgeous! What a scene you made - it's just perfect. The perspective is phenomenal too!

Hugs

Di xx

jimlynn said...

Fantastic!!! Love the scene you created. The gulls and sailing ship are so pretty. I know the whole thing sparkles! He's going to love this. Love the way you used the lattice embossing over it all too.
Stay inside and stay warm!
Lynn

JD/ Jill said...

So well done! Like all the techniques and the great details that went into this fabulous card!

Becky said...

this is awesome Mary Anne! I love the scene you created and love how you embossed it, awesome job girl. :)

Patti J said...

Beautifully done, Mary Anne! Gorgeous scene....feel like I'm there! Hugs...

Darnell J Knauss said...

You've had your share of nasty weather and I'm glad to hear you are staying put, Mary Anne! Your card is a wonderful use of snippets and, just as you said, your awesome scene really came alive!! It will be treasured, I'm sure! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

Jane Willis said...

What an amazing card - making the scene before you embossed it makes it look like a real painting on canvas.