It's that time again, Friday morning and we're back round to another new challenge on the Alphabet Challenge Blog!
I've been so caught up watching the Olympics that I almost forgot to finish my card for this challenge! Aren't the games just brilliant!! I'm loving every minute of them! I think Usain Bolt is fantastic! I got so excited for the 200m final last night and the 100m a few nights ago, he's some boy! And I was delighted that Katie Taylor won Ireland's first gold of the games yesterday too, although I was still at work when it was on so didn't get to enjoy it as much. And of course the brit's are doing so well! It's all very exciting! And what brilliant role models to be featured on or screens every night instead of the usual rubbish!
Anyway, the new challenge for this fortnight was chosen by me! We're on to the letter N and the challenge is...
N for Nautical!
Very fitting for this week as I waved my parents and little sister off on their happy holidays - they're away on a cruise! But I'm not jealous. No, really. Not at all!
Anyway, I'm giving you fair warning of a major photo overload! - Here's my card:
I used Dangling Sea Tilda by Magnolia and coloured her with the following copics: Skin; E21,13,00,0000,R20. Suit; B39,37,34,W3,1. Hair & Rope; E49,44,43,41. Hat peak; 100,W9,7 Anchor & buttons; YR24,23,21 Boat; E39,37,35 Sail; W3,1.
It's an easel card and the papers are from the Pinstripes set from Pink Petticoat and I printed the Navy version. I drew the the boat shape myself (got a bit of help for the curves with an old CD) and used another Magnolia stamp on the side of the boat. It's probably not where that's supposed to go, but I had a bit of space and it filled it nicely! The sail was made out of a triangle of white card which I dirtied up with copics and added eyelets to the corners. It's attached to the card with the string at the bottom and the top eyelet is hooked onto a wooden skewer which I coloured with E39 and attached to the back of the boat after trimming to size.
I was at the beach last Friday evening with my sister and niece and nephew (we all had to wear coats with our hoods up cos it was so cold!) and I took the opportunity to collect some shells which I put to use on the card. I also used some more string and some net type lacey ribbon (which I'm sure there's a name for but I can't think of it!). The sentiment was computer generated and punched out with a Stampin' Up! punch.
This is the card folded flat over the top of the shells.
And this is the inside. I used a Spellbinder die to cut the shape for the message and added some more eyelets and string.
And there's a wee surprise at the back when it's opened up!
The cute pelican is also a Magnolia stamp.
So that's it. Pop over to the Alphabet Challenge Blog to see the rest of the DT's fabulous work and then leave a link so we can go see yours!!
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges;
Creative Belli Blog; Vacation/Travel
Creative Inspirations; Anything goes
Jackson's Digital Expressions; Eyelets
Joanna Sheen; Try something new (I've never made a background like this before or an easel card like this)
No Matter Which Challenge; Anything goes
Paper Play Challenges; Shaped Card
Papertake Weekly; Anything goes
Party Time Tuesday's; By the sea
Southern Girls Challenge Blog; Water play
Stamp With Fun; Maritime
Thanks for looking!