Sunday, 21 June 2009

Fathers Day - My Grafico & Dare you to Digistamp

I've made this card for Fathers Day, my Dad made his living from the sea, sailed for relaxation and still lives by the sea, while we live as far from the sea as its possible to get in England :). Before I go any further, I should explain that this card pinches someone else's idea, though I've tried to tweak it a bit from how I remember the other card layout. I've gone through my browser history and hunted high and low, but I can't find the other blog to give credit for the idea. Apologies and if anyone knows who made a card on these lines, please let me know so I can acknowledge them.

My Grafico has a challenge this week to make your best summer/sea card or layout. They have a lovely free set called baby silhouette stamps which I downloaded because it's got a great owl in it to use. The boat is in here, I've resized it into varying sizes and cut round it. Dare You To Digiatamp has a challenge this week to make a scene. Of course for scenes the Sketchingstamper has fabulous images, what a great excuse to buy one :).

I coloured the scene with a mixture of Inktense and watercolour pencils. Because I wanted to superimpose the boats on top of it, which are not to scale, I stylised the background scene by cutting it into three segments and matting them onto navy card. Then I used some silicon glue to attach the boats onto the split image. The background card is a world map double sided paper that I bought from Stamp Attic last year and the greeting is a peel-off. I'm really pleased with the way this card has turned out, Happy Father's Day Dad!


  1. Wow! This is a great Father's Day card. Love the little boats and the scene. katxx

  2. This is awesome! You did a fabulous job! I love the sea too - grew up an hour away from the beach. I miss it!

  3. that is fantastic, good enough to frame as "art"

  4. Anne what a gorgeous beautifully made card. I am sure your father will be very proud to receive this. xx Judy

  5. This is a smashing card, Anne. I'm sure your Dad will love it. I like the way you've mounted the image on a map, that's really clever.


  6. just amazing, so pretty, thank you for playing along with us ;)

  7. Great card! You used a great layout. It just looks perfect.

    Thanks for joining us at DU2DS!

  8. Hi Anne,

    Thanks for the comment on the cards I just posted to MyGrafico Gallery. I thought I'd stop by your blog and say hello. The sailboat card is really nice. I'm glad I'm not the only one that forgets where to give credit. Doing much better with that now, tho.
    I watch for more of your work on the My Grafico challenge.


  9. Hi....great card,love the scene you've created...thanks for joining us this week at DU2DS,
    Take care
    San x

  10. I just love it. You did a fab job here! Makes me want to go to the beach. Hugs and love, Leslie

  11. check out MyGrafico challenge blog :)
    you just won!

  12. Wow, this is a stunner, Anne! I just love the scene you created and the paper is fabulous and goes very well with the images. I'm sure your father loved his card!
    Hugs, Vanja

  13. Smashin Card, I love the way you have split the image to add a bit of interest and your boats are wonderful!
    Thanks for joining us on DU2DS this week.
    x Michelle


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