Thursday, August 27, 2009

Midnight Madness #16

This is the second post for today...

Here's my entry for the Midnight Madness Tuesday Sketch Challenge #16. This one uses the Homeward Bound set from Bombshell Stamps... Perfect for manly cards! Because I was going for relatively plain, and because I've got a limited supply of Copics, I decided to forgo colouring the image; instead, I stamped it twice with Distress Inks - Antique Linen & Walnut Stain. It gives it kind of a funky shadow-ish effect; I did the same for the banner & compass.

I also stamped the compass image randomly on the background piece in Antique Linen, and I used one of the Cuttlebug border folders (3 times) on the long strip; it made me think of chain. I added three brads on the left side of the strip, in the centre of each circle. To finish up, I inked absolutely all of the edges with both Antique Linen & Walnut Stain. The banner & compass are both on pop dots, to give the card a little dimension.
Hope you like it!
xo, ~S~


  1. Oh how pretty! I love your nautical theme and image! Very nice use of the sketch! :)

    Keep Smiling! ~ Sonya
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  2. Great card and I love bombshell Love the texture from the embossing. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch challenge this week.
    MMSC Hostess

  3. Wow! As a wife and mother of two sailors, I absolutely LOVE this card. Just fabulous details and textures. Thank you so much for playing with us at the MMSC this week. It is such a pleasure to have you, and we hope that you will continue to play with us in the coming weeks.

    If you love blog candy, pop over to my blog and check out some really fun stuff that I have up for grabs right now.

    Carolyn, MMSC DT

  4. A simply wonderful card. I love anything related to the ocean. Great job!! Thanks for playing with us this week.

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  5. I love clipper ships too. They always just look so great! This card is very nice with the tone on tone colors. Thanks so much for playing along this week. :)
    Michelle MMDT

  6. Hi Stephanie...thanks for the kind comments on my challenge card. Those colors were just screaming fairy tale to me!
    Love this ship and the texture!

  7. Stephanie, what a wonderful take on the sketch challenge this week. I love all the texture and elements that come together to make this an elegant and graceful piece of artistry. Thank you for playing the MM challenge. I look forward to seeing what you create again soon.

    Midnight Madness Guest Design Diva- September

  8. Like it, very different and the dry embossing really stands out, a great card - love all the colors.

    Thanks for joining us at Midnight Madness, I have some blog candy up if you are interested,

    Jane MMSC DT

  9. I love it. Totally gorgeous!

    That's one of my favorite Bombshell sets (though I think I say that about all of them).

  10. Love the image! The double stamping is a great idea for making a simple design more intresting!
    mmsc dt

  11. Wow I really love the ship image on your card. You did a awesome job on this card from the beginning to the end! Just Lovely!


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