Friday 18 October 2013

all at sea

I've got the most horrendous cold or rather sore throat and cough and would have liked nothing better than to have stopped in bed all day but as I couldn't sleep for coughing I've just been half heartedly messing about with stuff.  The stamped image in the centre in another of my new stamps from Inkilicious, loving these collage images of theirs. Background is cover a card  stamp from impression obsession and the quadrant and anchor are Kanban. , The white dots at the top were texture paste through a stencil. now I didn't know you shouldn't heat it so I did and it blew up into bubbles which burst, quite fascinating but not what I meant to do but being in a gung ho mood thought I'd just leave them.Bit of holey stuff and frontage embossing powders in marine and white, bit of crackle on the quadrant and anchor. Fits a few challenges I hope
Simon Says Stamp - Nautical
Try It On Tuesday - Texture
Make My Monday - texture
The Male Room - Transport or travel


  1. Love your card, hope you feel better soon! Thanks for playing along with us over at TIOT Texture challenge! I have a mixed media give away on my blog, if you are interested :)

  2. Brilliant card! Love all the stamping and details. Hope you'll feel better soon. Hugs FRea

  3. Awesome card Joan, loving the textures especially the sea.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at TioT's as well.

  4. Lovely card, the embossing at the bottom works beautifully and I love the holy piece on the side , perfect for a nautical piece. Lovely design . Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

  5. Dear Joan,
    first I wish you to get well soon!
    Great card you made! I like the images and the texture you created.

  6. get well soon, love the experimental texture on this. thank you for joining us at TIOT.EE

  7. Beautiful card! Love the colors! Frontage embossing powders add a nice texture!

  8. A great card lots of lovely textures love the colour choice. Thank you for joining us on the TIOT challenge. Hugs Bee

  9. Wa-hoo! I must give you kudos on both the entertaining write-up and the finished product! I always love it when an artist admits to a "whoops" moment. And in this case, I thought it made the bubbles look that much more interesting! Hope you're feeling better by now, but if not, take comfort in knowing that your genius shines through even when you are feeling half-dead with a cold! I also love the title of your blog, which really resonated with my owl-like crafting tendencies! Thank you so much for sharing this amazing piece with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!

  10. This is a gorgeous tag!! Love the embossing under the boat, what a great idea. The background is fantastic and I love that bubbly stuff you used. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

  11. Boah!!!
    Die Karte ist fantastisch.
    Die Szene sieht so klasse aus.

  12. Hi Joan, Hope you're now feeling a lot better. Love this card - and I think your 'happy accident' with the embossing paste gives a great effect.
    Love all the textures and details.
    Thanks for linking up at TioT
    Avril xx

  13. Gorgeous card, hope you are feeling better now! Thanks for joining us at TIOT! Valerie

  14. A fab masculine card, and I love all your layers and embossing. Thanks for joining in at The Male Room. Bev :)

  15. Great card for our Transport and Travel theme at The Male Room Love all the layers and the fab vintage feel. Thanks for joining us

    Louise xx


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