Friday, 19 May 2017

Ahoy There!

A nautical card from me today! Inking up bits of cardstock to resemble pieces of wood has been my obsession of the week. I used a Gina K tutorial that you can find here.
The sailor guy here came free with a magazine. It's really bugging me that as I type this I realise I haven't coloured in his chest. If I was a perfectionist I would have to re-do this photo. Sadly I am not, so you will have to imagine it's cold on deck and he is wearing his thermal vest...or it's so cold he is gradually turning into a block of ice!
 My card was inspired by a few wonderful challenges. The sketch is from Sunday Stamps
The colour scheme is for the Favourite Colour Combo challenge at Cards in Envy. I have chosen turquoise, red and shades of brown.
 Last but not least, my card is quite snippety, so it is sailing through the gates at Pixie's Snippets Playground!
Here are my other 'woodgrain' cards of the week!

They are lots of fun to make as they involve nothing more technical than a scoreboard and swiping an ink pad around. Sadly I was too over-enthusiastic with the 'swiping' and have temporarily broken my Sahara Sand inkpad! :-)

Happy crafting! April x


  1. Love this card April - and I wouldn't have noticed the fetching white shoulders if you hadn't mentioned it! An unusual image - perfect for a naughty nautical card!


    Di xx

    1. Thanks Di! I need to stop drawing attention to my card fails! :-) Xx

  2. Cool background! Great nautical colors too! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

  3. What a fun and different image, and the background paper and rope knot adds nicely to the card. Thank you for joining Sunday Stamps this week.

  4. Love your masculine color combo! LOL on the thermal underwear! Thanks for joining us at Cards in Envy!

  5. Brilliant male card, and to be honest I really never noticed his cold shoulders but like you, I see and post my fails, makes us human x

  6. Fabulous cards! I love the one for our challenge. The background paper is perfect! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.


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