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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Voyage

The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is Nautical Nonsense. Anything nautical related can be your inspiration.
I interpreted the challenge as an opportunity to pull out my brand new DarkRoom Door Sail Away set.


 I smeared the surface of a  map from an old Atlas with a touch of white paint. I stamped the images using Ranger Archival ink onto the dried map. I highlighted the image with a touch of color using watercolor pencils and waterbrush.
I decided to add a touch of hemp with metal findings. The edges were distressed and mounted on a kraft cardbase.

Products: DarkRoom Door Sail AwayStampers Anonymous Classics #1, Hemp, Prima Junkyard Jean Findings, Waterbrush, Brad, Distressing Tool, White Acrylic Paint

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Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz

18 comments:

  1. Love your nautical share and the banner/capstan is cool :-)

    Sally

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  2. Fabulous masculine card Suzz, I absolutely love how you use a map in the backdrop and toned it down with a wash of white. I love the natural twine at the bottom, which adds a wonderful nautical touch too especially with those metal pieces along the bottom. Love the compass which sits perfectly in the backdrop and the focal image is very striking, love it. Tracy x x

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  3. Suzz...I love your idea of using a white washed map as a background. That looks so cool! Your Darkroom Door ship is such a cool stamp! Love it in black on top of the white washed background. The addition of the twine really gives nice dimension and adds to the nautical theme beautifully. The compass really finishes off your nautical them perfectly. <3 Candy

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  4. WOW! this is just stunning! I love that stamp and how you used it with the soft colors!

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  5. Beautiful card! Love the map as a background and that ship stamp is so pretty (I have been eyeing that stamp set too).

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  6. fab Sue.gorgeous delicate colouring of the background. I've always loved that voyage word stamp

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  7. Fantastic male card Suzanne...love the image and details..brilliant.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  8. This is so creative. I LOVE that you stamped on the map. And those snaps were a great choice. Love it!

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  9. Fabulous card - it evokes a sense of history.

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  10. Gorgeous card Suzanne! Love that beautiful ship that you featured!

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  11. What a stunning card, Suzz! Love the map in the back and that incredible ship on front! The sentiment with the rudder on top. Hugs, Sandra

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  12. Wonderful stamping (as always) on this card Suzanne. You really know how to place focal elements and accentuate them with color and texture. The hemp at the bottom that parallels the banner at the top is wonderful. Gorgeous card. -- Mary Elizabeth

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  13. Wow! stunning! I LOVE that image with the watercolored accents, gorgeous!

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  14. Oh... Suzz, this card is amazing! I love the fantastic ship image and the background pattern and colors. Great design! :)

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  15. Beautiful besutiful card!!!!!Love you background! Barbarayaya

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  16. A fabulous image with that regal ship...love that...need it! This is very masculine and elegant at the same time! I hear ship songs!

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  17. Brilliant alert! Brilliant alert! Holy cow! I love how your card has such depth! The combo of the black and white sketch-looking image with the colorful map was stunning! I loved that and will most certainly steal this technique for myself. I liked how you added texture with the hemp and metal findings. Really great piece!

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  18. Cool card! Loving the map background!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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