Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sailing Away

I'm back! I'm sure you noticed that I took a bit of a hiatus, after the MFT GDT spot :) I enjoyed it so much that it was hard to come back down from being on cloud 9! But I'm back! :)

So I needed something to get my creative juices flowing, when I saw that Flourishes has a neat sketch challenge. I had missed so many of their wonderful challenges, in the past month, that I wanted to jump right in and this was the perfect time!

This is the card that I made from the challenging sketch.
(For some reason my blog is making my card all blurry. You can see it better if you click on the picture).

I used "A Guiding Light", "Antique Map" and the Happy Birthday stamp from "Sweet Violets". All are from the Flourishes company (love their stamps!). I used a long Rectangle Spellbinder to make the window cut out, and placed the lighthouse piece inside it. I then used my Tombows to color in everything, then added some Diamond Glaze to make the water more translucent instead of flat looking. I sponged some Antique Linen all over everything lightly, for an old patina look.

I needed a card for my younger brother's birthday today (Happy Birthday, Matt!!) and I love how it turned out! I struggle with "manly" cards, but this sketch really helped me think outside the box :)

Sorry for such a short post, tomorrow is my youngest's FIRST birthday and we are busy getting ready for it!!! :)


  1. Simply a STUNNING card! So pretty.

  2. Be still my heart!!!! Oh, please, please, please never give this away. It is an incredible work of art. Holy WOW!

  3. Breathtaking. It's so beautiful and so cool and I so totally love it!

  4. So very adorable!! Love the nautical..they are so hard to find!! Fantastic job!

  5. Amanda this is wonderful.. I LOVE what you did here.. Your combination of all of these is awesome..

  6. sigh....oh WOW Amanda...such a fantastic combination of these sets and stamps. Fantastic elements to make a stunning card!

  7. Beautiful card Amanda! Love the nautical theme!


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