Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sea Dad


This is my last week of being a guest designer with Freshly Made Sketches.  I have loved playing with all the lovely ladies on the team.  I can’t believe my term is up already and it’s a bit sad. 

Anyway this weeks sketch is another great one and I decided to think outside the box and change things a little.

Instead of 3 brads at the bottom of the circle, I decided to use 3 letters and I was happy with how it turned out.




It’s a bit hard to tell in the photo but I stamped the ship onto vellum and dry embossed the sails to make them white and “puff them out” (technical term there! LOL).  It looks really 3D but I couldn’t capture it properly in the photo unfortunately. I sponged clouds onto a circle of white with baja and sponged NQN at the bottom for the sea and attached the vellum layer over the top with glue dots.

Ingredients :

Stamps : the Open Sea

Card : crumb cake, white, black, cherry, vellum card, ret. dsp

Ink :  stazon, baja, NQN

Other : library clips, big shot, timeless type alpha, stylus


I hope you’ll take a look at what the rest of the design team have come up with using this sketch and play along with us.

Thanks for having me on your team ladies, it’s been an honour :)




  1. WOW that ship through the porthole looks so realistic. A great masculine card.

  2. When seeing this on the Freshly Made Sketches blog, I literally gasped. It is so beautiful. TFS!

  3. This is awesome Kathy, the vellum looks fantastic and I love your colouring on the ship! So happy you joined us this past month.

  4. What a great card. Love the way you did the ship on vellum. Thanks for sharing.

  5. WOW! You've knocked the wind out of my sails, Kathy (sorry - bad pun). The colours are stunning; LOVE the clouds, and your use of vellum. What an amazing card. I love everything about it. Great way to end your DT stint!!

  6. This card really caught my eye with the beautiful clouds, the ship seeming to pop out of the scene, and the gorgeous sea below. I can only imagine how fabulous it looks in real life with the vellum sails seeming to billow out! Such a creative idea to use the vellum for both the ship and the log images. Beautifully done!

  7. Kathy this card is FAB-U-LOUS. Your coloring of the clouds and the vellum are stunning. hugs.

  8. Wow! This is a work of art in oh so many ways! I think this is the best card I have ever seen made from this set. Your ship is fabulous - and using vellum?? Wow again - great effect! And how perfect you used D-a-d as your embellishment! Love it!

  9. Wow! Totally amazing card! The ship and clouds are PERFECT and I love the use of letters instead of brads. Awesome man-card!

  10. I so wish I could see this card in person. If it's this amazing on the blog, it must be really something to see the puffed out sails! Beautiful job!

  11. Kathy, this is me bowing down to you. That ship circle looks store bought. I'm gobsmacked. This whole card is, well, honestly, it's hard to find a proper adjective because we use fabulous and beautiful and amazing over and over. The only word that even comes close is perfect.

  12. This is such a stand-out card using this set Kathy. Great details! I found this DSP the other day that I've been hoarding - looks great on a man card.

  13. Oh my goodness .... what a fantastic card Kathy ... that script background with the wee clips is awesome, as is your ship image .... wow, you have really captured the scene here, the clouds, the sea the boat .... just awesome ...
    thank you so much for joining the team this month - I have so enjoyed viewing your fab creations and I look forward to stopping by and viewing more!

  14. Wow Kathy! This has got to be one of the best cards I've seen with this stamp set! The puffy clouds on the ship image are so unique. I love it! Thanks for joining us this month at FMS. I'm sure we'll meet again soon!!

  15. This is really stunning, Kathy! The coloring, the details...well, perfect!


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