Create with Connie and Mary 241

Hello Everyone,

There's a lovely sketch at Create with Connie and Mary this week which I'm playing along with.

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Actually a demo friend mentioned to me how similar this week's sketch was to the one I've just done at the Paper Craft Crew challenge.  So I've decided I would turn this sketch and make a portrait sample, just so they look quite different.

I've used an Embossed Resist technique on the background of my glossy white card, stamping the Coral from the set By the Tide and embossing it with Pool Party Embossing Powder.  I've inked over the card with Baja Breeze and Not Quite Navy ink and also stamped the Anchor from the same set, the greeting and the Anchor from The Open Seaset in Not Quite Navy ink.  The later was cut out and is dangling from a boat (use your imagination) above.  The Seahorse have been stamped with Calypso Coral and I would have liked to have cut them out to make a more realistic ocean scene, however I punched them as squares to fit with the sketch, and substituted a Bottle cap for one of the squares.

Once again my card is a little unorthodox (my children say weird).  They say there is a fine line between genius and madness, or as we say in Australia (she's lost the plot or she's a sandwich short of a picnic).  You chose a metaphor.

Here is a closer look.

The base card and punched circle is Midnight Muse.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  If you leave me some lovely comments you will make my day, however as Mum always said, if you can't say something nice, don't say anything.

Cheers, until next time.


  1. Wow! I love what you did with the sketch! What a great way to use the bottle cap! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  2. You've made me laugh Carolyn! You're definitely NOT a sandwich short of a picnic!!! I'm loving the scene you've created and think you've done a wonderful job of this sketch - very creative! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie & Mary this week!

    1. Thanks Narelle - sometimes I think some of my ideas are a little "out there".

  3. This card is adorable! I love what you did with the anchor and Baker's Twine! Thanks for joining us in the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  4. What a great idea turning it 90 degrees. The bottle cap is clever too. The card definitely has a great Ocean feel to it. Vx

  5. WOW...GREAT use of that stamp set. LOVE how you did one of the elements as a bottle cap...CUTE! Thanks for playing along in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  6. What a wonderful use of the Soda Pop Top and masculine card using that set!!! Love it! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  7. Thanks for your lovely comments, ladies.

  8. I think it has many nice elements - the embossed resist technique is great, I love the anchor and the bottle cap. And I love that you turned the sketch. Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

  9. Love your background. Embossed Resist always packs a punch! This is a great masculine card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Create with Connie & Mary.

  10. What a clever way to get all the nautical elements in there. Very nice "man" card. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge this week!

  11. Great way to combine multiple stamp sets on your card. The background is so pretty! Thanks for playing Create with Connie & Mary this week!


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