Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Sailing stormy seas...

We have a fourth birthday coming up here soon, and I've had waves on my mind for some time. This nautical theme is, in part, inspired by the fabulous Jessica Watson, who is due to sail back through Sydney Harbour Heads after her solo, non-stop and unassisted circumnavigation of our planet this Saturday! I have watched Jessica's progress from day one and am in awe! GO JESSICA...YOU ROCK!!

Once again, I have digressed. Before we all fall is my nautical-themed card:

List of Ingredients:

Cardstock: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango, Kraft, Glossy White and Summer Sun;
Ink: Baja Breeze Classic Ink and White Craft Ink; and
Accessories: Scallop Circle punch, 3/4 inch Circle punch, Rellie Rave and Tiny Bubbles Cuttlebug Folders, Chit Chat Rub-ons, miscellaneous Designer Series Papers, SNAIL adhesive and Dimensionals.

You may have noticed that my yacht is not pink, like Ella's Pink Lady (Jessica's yacht)...this is because the card is for my son...and he is not partial to pink.

You may have also noticed the abundance of white craft ink. I am afraid that I got a tad carried away while I was applying it to the wave tops with a sponge. It is mean't to look like white-caps. You know, the foaming, frothy stuff that gets whipped off the top of waves in a good gale. Unfortunately it looks to me a bit like poorly smeared white craft ink. Sigh! It looked perfect in my mind ;-).

I have listed the Designer Series papers as miscellaneous because I grabbed them as scraps from my DSP scrap bag and now I am too tired to go get the catalogues and look them up. I sure hope you don't lose any sleep over that...I'll try not to...LOL!

Hasta la vista bloggers,

(Blogged to: Blue Canoe - Frances England and Blueberry Pancakes - Frances England).


Liam said...

This is just fab. I love the way you have done the waves.


Partridge in a Pear Tree said...

Awesome Card Sam, very the lion cake as well!