Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Red Sails in the Sunset

Hello Everyone

Today's project would make a GREAT man card - something I know many of us struggle with. This sweet boat stamp is a single stamp from Stampin' Up! called Sail Away.

I stamped it on to watercolour paper in Stazon ink and used aqua painters and blender pens to colour it in.


Do you know the song, 'Red Sails in the Sunset'? I thought I would colour them in a mixture of Real Red and Riding Hood Red.

I know my watercolouring is not the best - must practice more - I bet you could do better, but I do love this stamp.

The frame is an off cut left over after cutting out a Top Note shape with the Big Shot - even the leftovers are fabby aren't they?

Colour combination is Real Red, Riding Hood Red, Not Quite Navy and Baja Breeze.

Back soon with some family projects.

15 comments:

  1. i think your watercoloring is great...and i love the folded ribbon

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  2. Hi Elizabeth!
    I LOVE your card & I think your watercoloring is fab! I can't wait to get this set even though I may not be placing my order til the end of this month....we'll see!!! Have a great day Hun!!!!!

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  3. It's very catchy to the eye - love that colour combo and your water colouring is just fine!

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  4. great color combo, I will definitely be trying this one. TFS

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  5. Lovely and simple card! I really like the color combination as well

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  6. I have never thought of using the offcut as a frame on a card (even though one of my friends took a chipboard remnant home for a photo frame for the wall!) How dense am I?!? And how great are you for thinking of it! Love the watercolouring by the way, I never manage to stay in the lines, especially with the Aquapainter - need more practise!! xx

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  7. Really effective Elizabeth - one on my Wish List - great tip for the frame - loving the BigShot!! - Bridgette

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  8. I think to water coloring is perfect, it has that great water color art work. This is lovely and so peaceful.

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  9. Beautiful card! I love this peaceful scene. Your water coloring is beautiful!

    --Cheryl--

    **Check out my Meljen’s Designs & Whimsy Stamps blog candy!**

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  10. Elizabeth, this is so pretty! Love the color combo and your gorgeous water-coloring. Perfect masculine card. Oooh, which reminds me...I"m off to send you an email right now. Check your inbox! :) Hugs!

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  11. This is gorgeous, great colour combo and lovely image.

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  12. Fabulous colouring, I found you through Anne-Marie and I love your work!
    Smiles,
    Lesley

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  13. Fab card Elizabeth. Your watercolouring looks good to me! Love the colours you've used and the offcut frame finishes it perfectly!
    Hugs, Vicky ~x~

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  14. Great idea as using the leftover piece from the Die Cut as a frame, thank you for the inspiration!! Lovely card and the watercolouring looks fab, great colours too.

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  15. I wish my watercolor skills were that good! I also love the use of the 'scraps'.Beautiful card!

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