July 19, 2013

Sail Away With Me

Ahoy there!  Just getting into the nautical swing of things that seems to be happening in and around blogland.  There's some challenges out there that the theme is nautical related.  One of them is a new challenge blog.  Well, I guess it used to be around but went away and then came back new and improved!  It's called Curtain Call.  There are some great gals on the design team and are sure to make this challenge blog a fun and fabulous one!  Here's their inspiration photo.

Now, if you're like me, you love all things that are nautical.  My son's room is in a nautical theme.  I even painted a mural on one of his walls!  Here, let me show you...

I'll be sad when he decides he wants to change it.  Anyway, I recently had to make a card for a card exchange and now that I know she's received it I can share it.  So, I figured I would link it up to this challenge too.  Here it is...

I used and old sailboat stamp (Great Canadian Stamp Co.) on watercolour paper and used some watercolour pencils to colour it in. I cut a partial circle window in the map paper (DCWV, Tradewinds 12 x 12 paper pad) and layered that over top.  I cut two circles in blue and cream and made the sentiment by hand.  I didn't have a stamp that said what I wanted and didn't like the fonts I had on the computer.  I added the postage stamp sticker (K&Company) too.  I really like how this turned out.  :-)
Hope you have some time to check out this new blog.  I look forward to seeing what is going to be next.  :-)
Have a fantastic day!


  1. This card is super RAD!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!! :)

  2. I LOVE how this turned out, too! Your coloring on the ship is fantastic and the map paper is just perfect.

  3. Wonderful nautical scenes you have created. Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call!

  4. lovely card, Kim! how cool is that mural in your boy's room, too?! thanks so much for playing along at the Curtain Call!

  5. You are so incredibly talent, Kim! How blessed to have the kind of artistic talent where you can paint such a spectacular mural for your son's room!! And that card? What a winning masterpiece! Wowza, girl.

  6. Kim this is such a great scene you created. Thank you so much for sharing with us for the first Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.


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