Saturday, 4 August 2018

Life is a voyage of discovery...

Good morning and happy weekend, it's time for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin'...this week the theme is 'Travel'. This theme can be interpreted many ways and I couldn't decide what to make so I trawled back through some of my older stamps hoping that inspiration would bite me! I 'discovered' this gorgeous stamp from Crafty Individuals...and the rest was easy! I stamped the image twice onto some parchment effect cardstock, added a bit of colour to one image using distress ink I cut the ship from the second image, shaped it with a ball tool and adhered it onto the coloured panel using pinflair glue, it does give a lovely dimension which sadly doesn't really show in the photo! I matted the stamped panel onto several layers of distressed DP, added a bit of twine, metal corner and a stamped sentiment.
I hope you'll now travel over to  Sweet Stampin' to discover the fabulous creations of my teamies, and of course we'd love to see how you interpret the travel theme.
Thanks for visiting

challenges entered:
crafterscafe  #201
craftyaddicts #51
ikesworld # 111


  1. A beautiful, vintage style card, Chris. What a lovely image. xx

  2. I have this stamp too and it is gorgeous and You have made it even more so...lovely card Chris.xx

  3. Gorgeous vintage image and card, the layers and sentiments look great

  4. Great sentiment, amazing design and papers. Beautiful card, Chris. Kisses, my friend.

  5. Oooooh that's brilliant love the vintage feel to it. Thank you for Participating at Ike's World Challenges

  6. Chris, your Travel card is GORGEOUS! Love it! I've thoroughly enjoyed being on the Sweet Stampin' DT with you! Your talent is always an inspiration to me!

  7. This is so fabulous!! I love nautical themed cards and this one is so beautiful!! The ship is gorgeous!! Love this!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. Stunning card, bravo Chris!
    Thank you for participating at Ike’s World Challenges.

  9. I like the way you have used aged papers to go with the ship, a super card.

    Kath x

  10. Oooh - very cool. Lovely vintage effect and a great stamp. Great idea to shape the ship for dimension :-) Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.

    IKE x

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  11. Hello… Thanks for sharing your lovely project with ‘Moving Along with the Times Challenge Blog’; it fits perfectly with our ‘For The Boys’ challenge theme. Hope you can join us for our next challenge.
    Diane Louise (DT member) xx

  12. Such a wonderful card. Thank you for joining us at challenge The Crafty Addicts.