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Friday, 14 June 2013

Sea Ahoy!

Hi Peeps!

Thank you for visiting my little ol’ blog & leaving your comments. I like getting positive comments/criticism regarding my cards –and any advice is nice too! It means a lot that you lovely people go out of your way to visit my blog J There are so many lovely/favourite blogs to visit & just not enough time too to get round to them all…but it’s not for the want of trying…

On to my little project here… I think we all do those little projects that just dow’t quite go to plan, don’t we? We’ll here’s one of mine which I've made today! I’m showcasing it because it’s good to see where we go wrong so we can make changes for the next time…

This is the first attempt at a box easel card. I watched a tutorial on youtube on how to make one. And was quite pleased with the 'mechanics' of how it turned out & I was pleased with my stamping & colouring etc but then, I had 



to fiddle around with the top part - thinking it looked to bare with just the main topper on it.  I will so never learn lol I cut some corners out and added two little anchors - made by stamping onto shrink plastic - and then my heat gun died on me ;( and then I distressed and became Distressed myself - It looks like a bodge-job around the edges!Note to myself* practice blending more! So, anyway - I lived - & I learnt today lol  So on the whole, I'm pleased with the actual box easel card and the main image stamping etc so I can live with that!! 

Ingredients used:
Card & paper from my own stash
Die cut frame from Nelleis MFD 020
Kanban's beside the sea stamps
Blue Heritage pigment ink
Memento ink - tuxedo black
Boat emblie from my stash
Spectrum Noir pens
Red & White rope

Lesson learnt I say!

I would like to enter it into the following challenges:
crafting musketeers - Use a stamped image!
The crafting cafe  - Here comes the boys!
Cards for men - Boys will be boys!
Challenges4everybody - Anything goes!

Thanks for dropping by!

Until next time...





10 comments:

Nicky Wilcox said...

So cute any little one will love this xxxx

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous, love the image and the beautiful creation.

Hugs
Linda xxxx

Debbie Fisher said...

Oh Mandy this is just fabulous, & a great design & theme ... Love it xxx

Andree said...

This is a brilliant box easel card Mandy and it all looks fabulous. You are being too hard on yourself. Distress inks are not supposed to look perfect and neat - that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it, lol x

Amanda Curtin said...

What a fab project, love it. Thanks for taking part at the Crafting Cafe this month Amanda x

Dawn Lancaster said...

Mandy, this s such a fab & fun project! Thanks for playing at The Crafting Cafe in our Here Come The Boys Challenge!
Good Luck
Hugs
Dawn

perfectly4med said...

Brilliant card, and the craft scrubbies are marvellous for distressed fingers!

Thanks for joining us at The Crafting Cafe and good luck!

Neil

Fran said...

Lovely box card , thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers , Fran (DT) xxx

heartforhandmade said...

Very nice easel card! I love all the details and the colors too :) Very well done. So glad you played along with us at The Crafting Café challenge.
xx Ria

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

This is amazing! Love the bright colours and the fun elements to a beautiful image and make. You have put a smile on my face with this.
Gorgeousssssssssss

Hugs Lisa xxxxx