This is a birthday card for my DIL. She absolutely loves sailing…and would really like to live on a boat.
I first cut an oval mask and I tried coloring the background with Distress inks but I kept getting unwanted lines in it so I got out my chalks. I know this looks like a very simple card but it turned out to be a real labor of love. I ended up re-chalking (recreating the background scene) 6 times. First re-do 1) I stamped the boat crooked, 2) I coughed and should have covered my mouth….3) the mask wasn’t down tight and so the oval was crooked, 4) the cuts on the paper was crooked, 5) I got one all together and glued down and realized it needed more blue showing on the 2nd layer, and the last time when I glued it down their was a lump of glue(from the glue runner) under the white layer that clearly showed and I couldn’t remove it with out messing up the whole card. Normally I wouldn’t have re-done this so many times but being for my daughter-in-law I wanted it to be just right… sooooooo….. The blue is actually more of an azure blue than my picture shows.
Both the boat and the sentiment are from Serendipity
Spellbinder Petite Oval Large
Blue paper is from a pad by Colorbok
Onyx Black Versafine ink
Thank you for looking!!!
Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 GMT Views: 1478
Registered: January 20, 2011 Location: Beautiful British Columbia Posts: 7332
Wed, Sep 26, 2012 @ 3:43 PM
I'm so glad you persevered! The results are AMAZING! Gorgeous chalking ... and the perfect sailboat with the perfect sentiment. Your DIL will love it ... and she will know it was made with LOVE ... even better!
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Thu, Sep 27, 2012 @ 6:00 AM
Ah...the labor of love! Striking bg, and so worth your many efforts. Love this sentiment and peaceful image. Gorgeous!
------------------------------ Pat Smethers
"The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun scorched land and strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden." Isaiah 58:11