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Monday, April 9, 2012

Sail My Ship

The Fashionable Stamping Challenge is all about nautical.  I knew the new Artistic Outpost quotable from Louisa May Alcott was the perfect quote to use for this challenge.

I spent many a day reading Louisa May Alcott and the same books over and over.  I was very pleased that a quote from her was included on the Quote and Quotables plate.

I pulled out the lovely Beyond the Sea plate and some fishnet to coordinate with the sentiment.  The background is a glimmer misted sprayed over fishnet on white cardstock.  Stamp the music using brown ink over the misted background. Sponge edges with brown dye ink.

The lighthouse was stamped using black ink and colored with watercolor pencils and an aqua brush.  There was sponging of the dye ink over the background. I added the ship in the background from the Huck Finn plate. 

I do think I went a little overboard with the birds. LOL!  But once I started I had to balance them out! :)

I also wanted to share that Stampendous and Dreamweaver will be sharing fantastic projects all week.  Go and visit the Stampendous and Dreamweaver blogs to find out which design team members will be sharing projects each day this week finishing up with a big blog hop on Saturday! Of course there are fun prizes in addition to inspiration!  I will be sharing my creations later this week and during the wonderful blog hop.  I haven't tried the stencils & paste before and had a lot of fun playing with them.

Have a lovely day!

Suzz

33 comments:

Carol Q said...

ooh, you've outdone yourself here Suzz. I just LOVE this.

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab vintage nautical card, love the colrs and background !

Chris said...

Fit for framing! This is wonderful. :)

Frk. Bogstad said...

Very very nice :)
I ♥ lighthouses.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's a fabulous piece of art. Love the quote.
Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow...this is amazing. A great image with so many layers of great iconic shoreline images and embellishments. Incredible project.

Terry said...

Fabulous Nautical themed creation! Love the background and what a gorgeous use of stamps! Now I am wanting that plate! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

Barb said...

Beautifully done, Suzz! I think the birds are perfect, and I love all the added details! :)

Basement Stamper said...

I think that you did great with the birds, the card and all the colors are beautiful and makes me want to head to the beach :-)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous, I love your background and the images work so well together, great sentiment. Tracy x

Elaine said...

A fabulous card, love the colours and the quote is wonderful. Elaine x

Chrissy said...

Stunning card Suzanne, love it all..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Lin said...

As always, your card is wonderful, Sue......so many lovely touches!

Alice Wertz said...

busy picking up my jaw from the floor... seriously, Sue, this is gorgeous! your attention to detail always awes me and i love the colors and the layered stamping and inking on this one. love love this beautiful work of art! =)

Conniecrafter said...

Very cool, love the image and the misting over the fish net makes a fantastic background, terrific stamping all around!

craftimamma said...

This is lovely Sue. I love the use of the fishnet as a mask and your whole backgrounds are gorgeous. Beautiful image too!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Luv this Sue, beautiful card and background.

Yvonne Garner said...

Love your card Suzz! Ingenious using the ship from Huck Finn! Thanks for joining us at FSC! Best,Yvonne

Pauline said...

This is beautiful Suzanne! Lovely image, and wonderful inking.

Linda R said...

That image is perfect for the challenge. Such a beautiful card!!

Hugs, Linda

Ros said...

Lovely quote on a beautiful card .....

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Suzz...such a gorgeous card. We have a saying in sailing ~ "calm seas does not a sailor make"..so very similar to your quote I think. You have some wonderful elements in your creation, clever stamping and great texture.
Thankyou for joining us this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
Dot x

Ephemera said...

Hi Suzz, this is breathtaking, such exquisite stamping and such beautiful shading. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at FSC. XX

Lynn Stevens said...

Gorgeous not overboard a all!

Mrs.B said...

Stunning card. You have created the perfect background with the fishing net! and this is a fabulous image.
Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
Avril xx

Mynnette said...

This took my breath away. Literally. The sentiment and everything...just fabulous! TOTALLY pinned!

Sue C said...

Gorgeous card Suzz, love the background stamping and the sentiment is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at FSC. Sue C x

Ellie said...

This is beyond beautiful!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Woooow, your card is gorgeous, superb stamping and I just love the sentiment! Thank you for sharing it with us at FSC ;) x

Ps. Come and join my 2nd Blogaversary candy ;-). Good luck!

Kristina said...

I really love your misting the netting to create that watery background. The net to finish is genius!

Kristina
Visiting from Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Nautical
Please stop by and say hello! :-)
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Redanne said...

Ooh I do love a lighthouse, your entry is simply stunning! Regards, Anne x

lynne said...

Hi
I am a fan of her books also, Little Women will always remain an all time favourite book and one I read every year or so.
As for this quote and the nautical theme, perfect for FSC - beautifully coloured.
Thank you for sharing with us.
Wishes
Lynne

Brenda Brown said...

A gorgeous and truly inspirational card Suzz, I just love it and thanks for sharing at FSC.
Enjoy your weekend.
hugs {brenda} xox