Friday, February 5, 2010

Emboss Resist Boat

Thank goodness for a snow day!  I get to stay home with my kiddos all day and figure out the best way to create these blog posts.  Still learning, but having fun.  It's not the best photo because the natural light is seriously lacking today -- the weather outside is either snow or freezing rain.  Come to think of it when was the last time we saw the sun here?

Anyhow, here's a quick card using the emboss resist technique.  It's for the latest challenge on Nichole Heady's blog, as part of today's Papertrey anniversary celebrations.  I used Men of Life from PTI.  First I stamped the sail with pure poppy and then the entire boat with versamark.  I embossed with clear powder and sponged various blue, green and yellow inks over the image.  I like the distressed look of it.

Stamps:  Men of Life (PTI)
Ink: versamagic: aspen mist, oasis gree and ocean depth, buttercup (CTMH), white (memories), pure poppy, versamark
Paper:  ripe avocado, white, pure poppy, men of life pp (PTI)
Accessories: ripe avocado twill tape (PTI), clear EP

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Sharon said...

You're off to a great start! Love both of your projects so far!

Heidi said...

very cute!!!


Nadine said...

SARA!! How come I didn't know you started a blog? I think that is just awesome. So does that mean you'll be getting crafty more? Trying to win more PTI stamps really helps your mojo doesn't it? ;o)

Im totally loving the inking you've done behind the boat. Gorgeous colors!! A very nice card you did even tho' it was a quickie!

Unknown said...

That's beautiful! Love the colors.

Jenna Wunderlich said...

LOVE it! It's absolutely perfect!

Kimberly said...

I love how the background colors fade together and the red sail pops. Beautiful!

Pat said...

Great emboss resist, Sara. And I love how you grounded the image with the polka dot patterened paper.

Guess we both have bad weather to thank for our entry into blogland!

Katie said...

This is great! I love the blue background especially.

Dr. Ivy said...

Sara, I have soooo much trouble with masculine cards, you did a great job. I love ALL your work but my son saw this one and said it was his favorite and wanted me to let you know.