Thursday, January 8, 2009

Now for something different!


Yes, there's still a pun with the "Sea You Soon" sentiment, but I decided it was time for something different. So, I got a few sets of Bombshell Stamps as a gift for myself from me to me, with love. :D

I fell in love with this ship and the set. The ship reminded me of the one that my husband and I sailed on out of Key West ages ago. We had always wanted to sail on a clipper ship since we had seen the very first OpSail in New York, so we took a sunset cruise and it was magnificent. I just wish we had seen the fabled "Green Flash". Ah well.

Anyways, the ship, compass, and the sentiment are from the Homeward Bound set, which happens to be on sale right now.

I watercolored the image, added a bit of shimmer with Twinkling H20s, and then added some accents with Liquid Pearls and white Inksentials pen. The patterned paper is very old Rusty Pickle paper. I distressed all edges and used some punches too.

I'm not thrilled with the sunrise/sunset and will need to work on that. It's a bit too much I think.

Thanks for visiting today!

11 comments:

  1. OMG this is MAGNIFICENT!! I sat here with my mouth open reading your description. Wow! I love everything about this. I like the sunset, too. I've lived by the ocean for 50 years and I've never seen the green flash either. I think it's a fable. haha

    Oh, you'd better email Bomshell stamps so she can put this in the gallery. It's freakin' fantastic!!

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  2. Love this card the ship leaps off the card! TFS

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  3. I'd love to sail on your ship....it's wonderful!

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  4. This is just gorgeous, Kathi. When I saw it over at Bombshell Stamps I had to come over and see if it was yours.

    Beautiful job coloring. I love everything about how you put this card and the images together.

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  5. So pretty! Love the sunset you added and the coloring!

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  6. Love it! I am going to have to check out these stamps!

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  7. Very cool! This would make a great masculine card. :D

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  8. What a great card. I just love how you put it all together!

    Spike

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  9. Love love love this! Congrats on your new toys! Presents to yourself are the best!

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  10. Love the image, and you've coloured it beautifully!

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  11. So pretty! Your coloring is amazing.

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