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 stampingbut 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.
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|
Thanks for looking, Chris