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The wonderful world of Zoe is what I hope to share with you all here on my blog. Life isn't always easy, but then that's the case whoever you are. But no matter what each day brings I always try to start and end it with a smile - to look back and know I controlled my day, the day didn't control me!

Monday, 2 April 2012

Nautical theme for Crafty Boots!

Hello everyone - can't believe I had to turn over my calendar's yesterday, April! Scary.

Anyway it means it's time for another challenge over at Crafty Boots and the theme chosen by the lovely Emma is Nautical, so come on, dig out everything and anything you can relate and join in!

For my DT cards (I got carried away so made more than one!) I used one of the new Sheena Douglas stamps 'Destination' and combined it with distress inks, H2O's and Tim Holtz Kraft paper. Boy did I have fun.

 For this first card, I had great fun tearing the stamped image and paper before inking, splashing with water and generally distressing. I used Centura Pearl card for the base and also I used the reverse of it to print background paper on to from the Sheena Douglas Paint Fusion CD and then stamped on to it as it's very good and works well with ink and water. As you can see I painted the sails with the Pearl Blue H2O paint.

This second card is more simple, and was a case of stamping the design and distressing with ink and splattering with water. Again I painted the sails with the pearl Gold H2O. A spot of simple matting and layering finished it off.

Both images were stamped using distress ink and I used a water brush to bleed out some of the lines.

I think both of these cards can be used for any occasion and though I've used masculine colours, I think this stamp could be used for a more feminine card by altering the colours to suit.

I see I've now achieved 100 followers on my blog - wow! Thank you so much, I love sharing my work with you all and reading your comments. To celebrate I will be sorting out some blog candy shortly so keep popping back!

Take care Zo xx


Dee's Craft Room said...

Great cards Zo. Your galleon is such a strong image and your designs are very inspiring.

Massive congratulations on having 100 followers, well done.

Dionne x

emma mitchell said...

I really love your cards Zoe they are amazing !
Congratulations too on having 100 followers , your work is fabulous and beautiful
Emma xx

Gabrielle said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these cards - they are just my kinda thing - truly gorgeous work!

Suzanne said...

Wonderful vintagey style cards - my favourite. Also loving the zentangles on the previous post (only heard of those for the first time last week!)
Have a great week, Suzanne x

Teresa said...

Oh Zoe these are brilliant! fantastic nautical feel, I really love that ship. xxx

Sara said...

Hi Zoe love your cards and the layers really beautiful. Wow 100 followers xx

Sara said...

Hi I love tour cards and the layers really gorgeous xx

Crafty Daffy said...

Wow, what great cards! I love how you have aged and burned the paper and the image is stunning. xx Denise

Pop's Cards said...

morning sweetie, WOW these are both stunning, loving the colours too huggles Pops x x x

Ali Manning said...

Both cards are absolutely stunning!!!!