Monday, May 13, 2013

May Muse Monday -- Ahoy Sailor

Muse Monday is a regular feature over at Bombshell Stamps Blog. Each month, Alison, our Challenge Captain, selects a stamp set to be featured every Monday of the month. The hope is that the Bombshell Girls will serve as your muses and inspire you to buy and use your Bombshell Stamps!

This month we're featuring the Ahoy Sailor set, which is one of my favorite sets. That cute vintage sailor girl and the accompanying images and sentiment are perfect for so many different occasions.

I decided that I would also use the sketch I designed for Bombshell's May Sketch Challenge as my starting point.

Here's the sketch! Please feel free to use it. Flip it, flop it, make a card, tag, wall hanging, or art journal page. If you own Bombshell Stamps (and if you don't, why not?), submit your challenge entry on this link HERE for a chance to win a $20.00 gift certificate to Bombshell's store!

Here's my card for May's Muse Monday, using the Ahoy Sailor set.

I first stamped the "Hold Fast" sentiment banner onto Neenah cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I stamped off the banner onto a Post-It note and fussy cut it to use it to mask the sentiment on the image panel. Then I stamped the sailor girl over the banner, removed the Post-It note, and colored the images with Copic markers, which I'll list below. The image panel was diecut using Nestabilities Labels 17. I kept the panel in the die and sponged Old Paper Distress ink over the die to add a nice vintage touch.

My marker colors were selected to go with the Pride 6x6 pad by Authentique. I used several of these papers and layered them according to my sketch. I die cut an anchor charm (Die-namics Sea Charms by MFT) from navy cardstock and attached it with red Primio Twine by American Crafts.

Thanks for visiting today!

Copic markers used:
Skin: E00, E50, BV000, BV00
Hair: B21, C3, C6, C7, C8, C10
Shirt & Hat: E30, E31, B34, B37, B39
Banner: E40, E41, E3, E44
Stars: R24


  1. Very cool! Love the banner over the gal - my masking never works that well. so envious! Nice neat sketch and works so well for this image - great colouring too :)

  2. Wow, really love those papers you used! Great take on that sketch, love your image, coloring, masking, and cute embellishments! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  3. This is great. I love your paper choices. Ahoy Sailor is just begging for those Americana colors. The sketch was a really great one too!