Thursday 25 September 2014

On the ocean waves!

Not me! The last thing I would do is take a cruise - I do not like to travel by water! (see my gondola trip report here)

I do like a challenge though, and this one I knew would definitely make me think! The challenge at Country View Challenges is "Nautical" and at first I collected a few bits and pieces and realised that although I had some watery themed stamps I didn't have anything else - until I saw Alison's inspiration pieces - Ah ha!! I have got something - so I was away with at least part of an idea. Sorting through my drawers under my desk I found a packet of Sarah's Surfaces from way, way back bought on a whim(how else?) from the QVC outlet shop.
The card is glossy on one side so I added alcohol inks to give a watery look to it.
The inside was distressed with stormy sky and vintage photo.
I then set about looking through what I had.
The happy couple(from Tim's paper stash) have been lucky enough to win a cruise - I'd like to think to see the Northern Lights - they could never afford anything like this themselves
I stamped a watermark stamp to make waves - there is also some other stamping 
but the tickets are in the way (other images also from Tim's stash) 
As you can see the little folder has pockets - very handy for storing souvenirs!
Both maps from stamps I bought in France last year 
The words on map paper from a pad I bought at a show and of course the compass from Tim's Classics 1 set.

The little wooden circle is from The Works and had another image on it which I sanded off and then stamped with the small compass

The picture of the two mothers who had come to wave them off (they would wouldn't they?)was from Tim's paper stash.
Finally, I had an anchor stamp from one of Lindsay Masons old sets…. 

how to use it? I stamped it onto dictionary paper then glued it to some strong packaging card…..
….it's a fastener for the booklet
The final touch was the word from the classics 1 set
I am entering the "Nautical" challenge which is Country View Challenge no.19  

Thanks for looking, Chris


Redanne said...

Oh Chris I am 100% with you on the travel on water thing...... I love swimming but not boating! When I first came to Britain I spent 7 days being seasick! I love your nautical creation (I have some of those Sarah's surfaces stashed somewhere too), your background is fantastic and I love the elements you have added. It looks quite vintage. Hugs, Anne xx

Julie Lee said...

Wow! This is a fabulous project, Chris! I love it, all those lovely little secret pockets and hidden niches! Julie Ann xxx

Unknown said...

Your PASSPORT to travel is wonderful Chris... love all the sections of this great creation... I love to travel too... but right now we are grounded with our farm... but I love to take voyages all the time in my art... thanks so very much for your wonderful TRIP here... and also for the lovely comments you have left on my blog... I really appreciate that greatly... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Chris, WOWZER this is FANTASTIC, you took Miss Alison example and soared with it, the inky background is stunning, and the pockets full of vintage memories, its a BRILLIANT CREATION .. I loooove it, thank so much for sharing and inspiring me, hope you have a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS )))..

Helen said...

Can't believe how I missed this!! it's beautiful, Chris, I love it. So much to look at. Hope you get to take some more trips soon!

butterfly said...

A really fantastic travel wallet, Chris - I absolutely love it. So glad I provided the trigger to get you started… all the pockets and ephemera are perfect, and that alcohol ink background is beyond gorgeous! Lovely! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Country View Challenges.
Alison xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

A fabulous travel wallet Chris - beautifully put together with all the details and octets and a lovely story. Thank you for joining us at Country View Challenges for our nautical challenge. Jennie

Unknown said...

Congrats on your win Chris, this is a lovely little travel wallet. Love the idea for the closure - genius! x