Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Father's Day Sailing Action card for 2S4Y

What a great experience it has been to compete in the 2S4Y Ultimate Card challenge this month. I feel so very honored to be able to see such gorgeous, inspiring work from these very talented ladies from all around the world! I wonder if Laura and Kazan could have known a year ago just how spectacularly their challenge would bring together crafters and artists from around the world and inspire us all! Many, many thanks to them, once again! :)
Now on to my card using Laura's Top 20 Sketch...

Laura's sketches are always so wonderfully versatile;and this one was no exception! In my mind, I flipped it to the right 90 degrees; then I wondered; what if the lines weren't ribbons or edges, but tracks for an action card?! Since I needed to make a father's day card anyway for my dad, the idea progressed quickly from there....

The actual engineering and construction of this card took much longer, however... On the order of two afternoons! Now that I've learned how to make it, though, maybe a similar one will progress more quickly in the future! ;)

First, a picture, then the video which shows the action...
The sailboat/yacht is drawn and made entirely by hand. I heat-embossed the hull with clear powder so that it would look wet from the waves. :)


More pictures:

Sail detail:
Bow detail:

Flag window detail:

Supplies used:

Sailboat and card:
Striped background paper from My Mind's Eye
Star paper (sails) from The Paper Studio
DCWV textured cardstock
Sticker sentiments from JoAnns Craft Essentials

For waves:
"Essence of Monet" embossing powder from COMOTION Clear Tops
Martha Stewart extra-fine "Carrara Marble" glitter

Natural cotton crochet thread (for sailboat track along top and rigging)
Natural butcher's cotton thread (for bow at top, frayed)
Natural jute twine (for carrack bend inside)

Eyelets and brads from Spare Parts
Brown button from stash

I drew the semaphore flags on Microsoft's Paint program. I'll share here:

US Navy Semaphore flags in color:

Detail of Carrack bend knot:
Thank you so much for visiting, and
Have a great day everyone!


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Charisma Cardz: Pink & Brown

Here is my card for the challenge this week at Charisma Cardz
The paper is "Floral Vine" from Making Memories' Funky Vintage-Lizzie Collection (6x6)
The butterfly is a die-cut from Colorbok, and the Oriental stamp is from Stampabilities.
Thanks for visiting!

Summer card for 2S4Y Top 30

I have been absolutely blown away by the cards posted last week and this week already at 2S4Y. There are some really amazing cards there and a lot of hard work put in by all. I hope to be back soon with another card based on Kazan's sketch for this week, but for now, here's my entry for the Top 30 competition, based on Kazan's sketch for us:

I LOVE big scallops (er, including the seafood kind too... ;), so this sketch was a real treat to work with! I apologize for the first photo being a little dark... it is rainy here this morning and I can't get the lighting quite right... Here is my interpretation:

And some more detailed images:

Patterned papers from My Mind's Eye
Brown Kraft paper
Textured cardstock from DCWV Bright stack
Stamps from Gemstone Flourish set (Inkadinkado) and Thoreau quote by Inkadinkado (bee image cut off of top)
Natural cotton twine (wrapped to make frame)
Assorted Brown buttons
Spellbinders Nestabilities and Cuttlebug
Fabric flowers from Spare Parts
Archival black ink

compass (for large scallops)
X-acto blade

As always, thank you so much for stopping by,
and have a wonderful morning and afternoon all!


Monday, June 1, 2009

2S4Y Ultimate Card Showdown!

This is my card using Laura's Sketch 27 for the 2S4Y Ultimate Card showdown! The fun will continue all through June, along with the usual Card of the Week Competition. I look forward to seeing everyone's entries--how exciting! Here's the sketch:

And here is my take on it (I've flipped it horizonally this time):
Detail of coloring (Crayola pencils):

Detail of Bow:

Supplies used:
Making Memories Basics Pattern Pastel Set
DCWV textured cardstock (Bright Stack)
Nestabilities scalloped square die
Stamps Happen, Inc. "Collecting Sea Shells" by Nancy Cole
White 1" Satin Ribbon and narrow pale yellow ribbon
Wedding floral stemmed pearls
Metal charm and buckle embellishments
Natural cotton crochet thread
Assorted buttons
White brads from Spare Parts by The Paper Studio
Thank you so much Kazan and Laura for your great inspiring work over the past year, along with all the ladies of the design teams! It is so amazing to be able to have a worldwide community of crafters and artists who can share the joy of creating together. What a wonderful world we live in!
Have a beautiful day everyone,


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