You Float My Boat

Friday, 10 August 2012

Good morning!

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:

Ben Ainslie is hiding behind the sail! lol!

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!


Tammy said...

WOW Sheena this is awesome!! I love your sweet images and all of your FABULOUS details! Beautiful creation!
Hugs, Tammy

coops said...

wow this is fnatastic sheena.really love the stunning shape and gorgeous image and details :D

xx coops xx

Anne said...

Fab, fab. fab card Sheena!! Love it. Anne x

Pat K said...

WOW, what a stunning card. I love the colours, design, and all the lovely details, especially the very creative. I so enjoyed looking at all the pictures...fabulous work.

Thanks so much for joining us at the Belli Challenge and I hope you will join us again. hugs, Pat K.x

dawnmercedes said...

I'm so glad you chose to participate with Party Time Tuesday's Party Planners. Great beach project!

Bernardine Cuttino said...

Wow, love this easel card, so lovely and colored beautifully. Thanks for joining in on the fun at JDE

My Creative Therapy said...


This is just amazing!! How creative and gorgeous! The sail is awesome and the whole project is just so impressive :) Thank you so much for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions! Hope to see you again! Oh and BTW I LOVE the Olympics too!

DT Member

Sheila H said...

Beautiful coloring job! Your card has so very many amazing details and embellishments. Thanks for bringing your art to Jackson's Digital Expressions.

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, what a creative idea and the finished result is stunning! Thanks for sharing it with us at NMW challenges and good luck
Claire xx

Chana Malkah said...

This is fabulous! I just love the sail! Great Easel card! I am delighted that you have chosen to share this with us at jackson's Digital Expressions! Hugz,
Chana, DT Coordinatior, JDE

Aunty Sue said...

What a lovely card and great image thank you for joining us at CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS in our anything goes challenge.xx

Janice said...

Great colouring & such a wonderful card - love this one, Jx

Norma said...

WOW, Sheena, this is a fabulous easel card. Awesome colouring job on Tilda and the boat--and the pelican. Very creative design. Terrific embellishments.
Loved watching the Olympics too. My card making got slightly ignored during the past 2 weeks...LOL.

Karen said...

This is so beautiful! Your coloring is fabulous! : )

Only By His Grace said...

Nothing much to add to these comments. Only to say it is fabulous. Well done.
hugs maz

Rene said...

Oh.My.Goodness!!!! What an AWESOME creation! Fabulous...every little detail is wonderful!
Rene :D

Sharon said...

Oh wow this is an absolute masterpiece. Fabulous work. Thanks for sharing, hugs Sharon

Chana Malkah said...


Chana, Founder/DT Coordinator
Jackson's Digital Expressions

Andria said...

Bloomin Heck pardon my french, this is a work of art!!!! I absolutely love the whole thing, must've taken you ages but it's fantastic down to every last detail...You really need to get selling these you know :) x

dawnmercedes said...

thanks for joining us this week at party time tuesdays!! i hope you'll come back soon!

Linda Palmer said...

WOW!! This is fantastic. Beautiful design and beautiful coloring.

Suzi Mac said...

This is so adorable, love the design, that sweet Tilda and fabulous colouring. Amazing card.
Suzi x

Laura said...

This is just WOW, really cool!

Laura C.

Kelly said...

I love your boat, it is beautifully done.

Paper Sewn Visions said...

Absolutely stunning card. Beautiful image. Thank you for sharing and joining in at NMWC. Hugs, Velma

Cathy Lee said...

Adorable card, Sheena. I love your Tilda, she is so sweeeeeet. Lovely extras for the theme of your card the that cute pelican on the back is darling.
Cathy Lee

paula said...

beautiful card xx

cathylynn said...

Totally Awesome! So creative and all gorgeous!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Doreen Horats, Clayton said...

WOW totally fabulous. Very pretty and love your design layout.
Fantastic card and colors.
Blessings Doreen

Andrea said...

Very nice card - wonderful coloring the motiv - wonderful details. Thanks for joining stamp with fun.
Big hug

Kathleen said...

Wow this is gorgeous, such a clever design.
Thanks for joining us at Joanna Sheen
Kat xx

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

OMG!!!!!!! This is fabulous!!!! Thanks for sharing in No Matter Which’s *Anything Goes* challenge and good luck !


Tammy, NMWC DT at Créations LaDiva :) xx

Kirsten said...

This card is amazing. You are super talented. What a great gift for someone. Thanks for playing along with us at Southern Girls <3 Kirsten

cabio's craft corner said...

Gorgeous and stunning 3d Tilda creation :o)