Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Nautical Stripes

First things first... we have a winner of the Dear Lizzy paper pad from our Mother's Day blog hop!!

Congratulations #17, which is marylouh!! I'll be emailing today to get you your prize :)

Now on to the Paper Smooches Sparks challenge, which is to find inspiration in this photo:

I was inspired by all the stripes, the colors, and of course the nautical theme

I spent a reeeeeally long time trying to figure out what sentiment I wanted and where it would go. Then I finally made the executive decision that it didn't need a sentiment and was fine the way it was!

This card uses stamps from Paper Smooches "Surf and Turf" and "Smoocheroos" sets, colored with Copics, and fussy cut. Striped paper is from Dear Lizzy "Neapolitan" stack.

And holy crap I made a sailor's knot. That also took too long, but I like the subtle nautical touch it adds :)

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  1. Fabulous design! I love how you used the twine.

  2. Thanks for the prize. I've sent you my address.
    I love this card. I often make cards without a sentiment on the page of the card. I think your's looks good just the way it is. Congratulations on making the sailor's knot. The next one might not be as difficult.
    take care

  3. Very nice....i like how you decided to not include a sentiment and keep the emphasis on the image.

  4. Such a cute card :) I love the sailors knot!

  5. WOW!! This is so FUN!! I LOVE the Light house scene!! I LOVE your take on the Nautical Challenge!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Mother's Day Weekend!! =)

  6. fabulous job! I love the dies, love the layout and the knot! Of course I found a tutorial for that knot on pinterest and thought it perfect too! Great minds think a like!

  7. your perfectly colored scene...that awesome sentiment needed when a card is THIS fab!

  8. This is such a gorgeous card! And holy crap your sailor's knot made from twine is incredible!

  9. LOOOOOVE this wrapped twine for the sailor's knot!! FAB card!! THANKS so much for playing along with us and joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge:)

    ***I know I'm late in leaving this comment-- time got away from me this week!!! Hope you will join in the fun again for the Designer Drafts challenge-- and even try out for the PSS DT call:)