Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Winds of Grace

This card was really tough for me on so many levels. I really struggle with square cards and seldom use kraft cs, so I challenged myself to do both. This card came to me in pieces – I looked at the kraft cs for a while as a challenge to myself and browsed the SCS gallery looking for inspiration, but nada, so I called it a night and went to bed.

When I got up I could easily picture SU’s Winds of Grace with some blues and browns, but didn’t have time to play because of that place I must go every day in order to afford my addiction. So, after work, I played and this card flew together.

I used my chalks to color the water and that was about it. I used SU’s Night of Navy, Baja Breeze, Choc Chip and Kraft cs. I added some drywall tape in place of mesh, added a couple of square eyelets and some hemp twine.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day!



Stamps: SU Winds of Grace, Canvas

CS and DP: SU Night of Navy, Baja Breeze, Choc Chip, Kraft

Inks, markers and coloring tools: SU Chalks, versamark, SU markers, Sahara Sand

Extra goodies: drywall tape, twine, eyelets, pop dots
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15 comments:

Judi M said...

Michelle, it might not have been easy, but the finished card was certainly worth it. The larger photo shows all the rustic textures that are working so well together. The drywall tape and hemp were perfect choices, too.

Becky said...

Michelle you did an awesome job with this, it is beautiful. I am going to get the markers :) the whole case of them.

Lynn said...

Nautical cards are some of my favorites!! What a beautiful job you have done with this wonderful card!!

Melanie said...

beautiful card, Michelle! thank you for visiting my blog!

Cheryl Walker said...

You did a Beautiful job on this!!! I love the colors, and the scene you did!!! Great job!!!!


Hugs,
Cheryl

Barb said...

Lovely card! I love the twine & the mesh tape... and the chalks worked beautifully for this :)

Crafty Creations said...

what a great masculine card! Great idea for the drywall tape!! Amazing the things we can find in the garage to use!!

Jackie said...

Awesome card Michelle and I like the colors you used! nice job!!!

Martha said...

you did an amazing job, its wonderful

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a gorgeous scene you have created Michelle!!! Great masculine card!! The addition of hemp is perfect!!

Scrubbysue said...

What a great card michelle! and I like how you used that drywall tape. very effective! I really like using that stuff.

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Beautiful! The ship and water are so realistic. The colors are great.

Gina said...

This turned out very nice! I love the look of kraft, but don't use it very often. Love the blues and your eyelets with the hemp.

Elizabeth *^..^* said...

This is GREAT!! I need to show my friend...she just got this stamp and what a wonderful way to show it off!

Michelle said...

this is beautiful michelle...i love using my set too..the image can stand alone and still be gorgeous.