Saturday, July 12, 2014

Be Home Soon


My card today is for the Shopping Our Stash SOS#159 challenge, which is to use wood or wood veneer OR a sailing/boating theme, OR to combine them both. I combined them both.
The vertical banner and anchor were made from a thin piece of wood veneer I received in a prize package several years ago and never had a clue how to use it. While cleaning my craft room recently, I discovered the veneer wood and put it on my desk in the hopes of figuring out a way to use it before tossing it, and then I saw this challenge and had that lightbulb moment! The wood was embossed with a Tim Holtz wood ef after adjusting the sandwich on my Big Shot. I colored it in a little bit with a distress marker and a few Copics. The anchor was die cut with a Marianne die after shimming a few times, and covered with glossy accents before being strung onto some neutral colored twine. The sentiment is from Hero Arts, while the image is SU!'s Open Sea, and the wave dies were done with SNSS dies. The mesh was from my stash. Thanks SOS for helping me find a use for that wood veneer!!

And thank YOU for stopping  by today. Wishing you a great weekend!

Carol

13 comments:

lauren bergold said...

oh my gosh, how cool is that ANCHOR? what a great combination of both the "wooden" AND "ships" theme! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! :)

Donna Hanley said...

Perfect use for that veneer. Love that shade of brown also. This card is just too cute. Have a fun day.

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Hi me again Carol - loving this fabulous ship super stunning colouring - love all the texture too hugs Judith xxx

Linda said...

How fun is that card...great details; the netting, anchor & waves!

Irish Cherokee said...

You hit a homer with this one Carole. Love it.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Wow, wow, wow..... This is so awesome, I can't stop looking at it! Ahoy, matey!

Diane Jaquay said...

Love what you did with the wood veneer, this is an awesome nautical card, Carol!!

jimlynn said...

Wow!!! FANTASTIC!!! Love the nautical look on cards and this one is a winner. That anchor and the mesh make my heart sing! Beautiful!
Lynn

Brenda said...

First off I didn't know you could emboss or die cut wood veneer, secondly this card is amazing Carol!!! I love that anchor, the ship is awesome and I love, love the sentiment. Great job using that wood veneer! Hugs, Brenda

Donna said...

Fantastic card Carol! Wood and ships...look at you go!! I love those waves!! Thanks for playing along with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH for the "Wooden Ships" challenge :)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

A perfect nautical card! That webbed ribbon makes a perfect fishing net. I love this card. I've seen this SU boat in action a couple of times recently. I'm going to have to dig mine out and give it a play I think.

Sybrina K said...

Carol,

This card is just lovely! Congrats on the SOS recognition.

Amy Andrade said...

I thought you’d like to know your project has been showcased as one of my weekly Fav on my Feature Friday post today! Thank you for being a follower of all things beautiful. Take care and enjoy your weekend. Amy A. http://alllthingsbeautiful.blogspot.com/2014/07/feature-friday-7252014.html