Monday, June 22, 2015

A Red Night on the Marina

Hello again!  The Color Challenge design team at Splitcoaststampers has had some terrific colors to work with so far in June, and this week is no exception.  Maura has chosen Real Red, Night of Navy and Marina Mist, particularly fantastic for an Independence Day card or a masculine themed card.  I chose to make a masculine birthday card to add to my stash for the several that are upcoming in our family in the next 3 months.

I used the sketch from Mojo Monday #402 (last Monday) for my card layout.

These colors are so perfect for a maritime style card, so I dusted off my long neglected Open Sea stamp set and went about playing around with the challenge colors.

I started by stamping the Marina Mist panel with a background stamp inked with Versamark, then added a couple images from the Open Sea set that were inked up with Marina Mist, then stamped off once before applying to the card stock.  After stamping the globe, ship and the compass dial pointer, they were all hand cut with my paper snips.

I played around with different placements and ended up with this mix.  In trying to layer the different circle sizes, I had to mix both framelits and circle punches, so the edge on the largest circle layer is a bit bigger than the other two circles.  A fun discovery was the "rope", which is actually a piece of the new Very Vanilla Thick Baker's Twine.

As always, your visit and comments are so appreciated!  Do be sure to use the links above to check out all the inspiration. While the Mojo Monday sketch was from last week and therefore the collection is closed, the SCS Color Challenge has no deadline, and we'd love to see what you create with this week's colors.  Have a great week!



Product details:
Stamps:  Open Sea, Sanded, Four You
Paper:  Whisper White, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Real Red
Ink:  Real Red, Marina Mist, Night of Navy
Other:  Circles Collection framelits, 1 1/4", 1 3/8", and 2 1/2" Circle punches, Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Very Vanilla Thick Baker's Twine, Regals Candy Dots, Stampamajig

1 comment:

Leslie Miller said...

This is a very creative use of the sketch! I don't think I ever would have thought of it, but it looks wonderful with the globe and the compass and the ship sailing along between them. Great masculine card!