Friday 8 July 2016

ColourQ 349 Sunday Stamps 130

Winter is here with a vengeance. Today was the last day of the school term and it was raining and cold all day. What better way to celebrate than to get acquainted with the Swirly Bird bundle that I bought at the start of June and have done little more than look at since? Ok - I've used it on one previous card, but still plenty to explore! So after cooking dinner and indulging a glass of wine, I took myself off to my craft room.

For inspiration, I used the colour challenge at ColourQ

and the sketch challenge at Sunday Stamps.

And here's what I came up with...

In order to get 'hope it's' in the sentiment, I had to mask off part of the original stamp.

After making the basic white tag, I softly sponged the bottom in Marina Mist as a background for the ocean waves. I've used a scallop mask to create the impression of clouds in the upper part.

One of my card-class ladies commented last night that we didn't often make masculine cards. I hope this one ticks her box!

Card: Island Indigo, Marina Mist, Whisper White, small scrap of Basic Grey
Stamps: Swirly Bird, Endless Birthday Wishes
Ink: Basic Grey, Island Indigo, Marina Mist, Real Red
Other: Seaside embossing folder, Swirly Scribbles thinlits, Real Red cotton ribbon, dimensionals


  1. Jan, this is perfect! I love your sponged clouds and the rocky water it is sailing on! Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps! this week! :)

  2. What an awesome sailing scene! I love the waves on the tag and the wavy embossed background is terrific! Thanks for playing along with us at colourQ!

  3. This is fantastic. Love how you made your ocean and clouds and sky. The tag just makes it more fun. Thanks so much for playing along at ColourQ this week.

  4. I love your color combo Blue and Red
    sweet on your card and nice cloud sponging too
    and great use our sketch this time
    many thanks for joining us this time at Sunday Stamps
    Monika (DT Member)

  5. What a lovely detailed card, Jan, love your cute tag! Thanks for joining in the fun at the colourQ.