Sunday, 15 June 2014

ABC Challenge: N is for Nautical

Ahoy there fellow stamping fanatics, today is the day for another fun challenge at ABC Challenges. Today our theme is N is for Nautical and we would like to see cards with a nautical  or ocean based theme. The sponsor of this challenge is Wild Orchid Crafts, and there is a $10 voucher up for grabs. They have so many gorgeous flowers available. 

The idea I had for today's challenge was a little mermaid watching through the window to the sailors on the sea. I had some lovely paper with a map on it, and it fitted my idea perfectly. Here is my card:

For my card, I stamped Magnolia's Pearl Tilda using Momento ink on Copic Xpress white card stock. She is coloured with my copics. The colours I used are  skin: E0000, E11, E000, E00, R20 hair: E55, E53, E51, shells: R02, R01, tail: B95, B93, B91, seahorse YR27, YR24, YR23, YR21, YR20, Y23, Y21, Y17. I then fussy cut her out and added some touches of glitter and some pearls to add some detail. 

I also stamped the sailboat on Copic Xpress card in Momento ink and masked it, before colouring the sea and the sky using my sponge daubers and SU Bermuda Bay, Not Quite Navy and Soft Sky inkpads. I then cut the window in the map so the boat showed through, using Labels 20 from Spellbinders.
The edges of the card I punched out using Martha Stewart Around The Page Border Punch. I also added some Wild Orchid Craft flowers and an SU sentiment.

Here is a close look at my little Tilda mermaid with her golden seahorse friend:

Why don't you pop on over to and check out the other fabulous DT creations.


Stamps: Pearl Tilda from Magnolia
Paper: patterned paper, SU Buckaroo Blue cardstock (retired)
Accessories: SU dimensionals, pearls, Spellbinder Dies Labels 20, WOC Flowers, 
  SU Not Quite Navy, Burmuda Bay and Soft Sky inkpads and sponge daubers, Martha Stewart Around The Page Border Punches

1 comment:

  1. Hi Carol, what a stunning card design, I love it, and your colouring is fabulous to. hugs Shirleyxxxx