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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Tie Down Your Business and Sail Away...


Greetings and a special thank you to my recent followers!  My card today is for the this week's "Word Wednesday" over at 365 Cards. Our word this week is "Tropical."  I am in full gear now for Thanksgiving and Christmas cards, so I needed to take a step back to give this one some thought.  And alas, my dear husband and I had planned to be living at the beach by now so all of my obvious "tropical" stamp images are far, far away, as are all of my fall and winter clothing, which is another story.  And so, in sorting through my present stash, I remembered this gorgeous plate of images I purchased recently from Non Sequitur. The white card background was blended with Tumbled Glass and Vintage Photo Distress Inks. The images were stamped with Jet Black StazOn Ink, water colored with Distress Markers and distressed with more Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  After doing the spritz and flick technique, I felt the background still needed something so I added some rays of sunshine, vintage style, using one of Tim Holtz's stencils.  It was not what I might have created if I had my "tropical" stash at hand, but I truly love the vintage feel that resulted.  I hope you will consider joining in our challenge.  Thanks so much for dropping by.  Yvonne

7 comments:

Dria said...

You certainly made the most out of what you had on hand! I would have never guessed what you had to choose from was in short supply! I love this card- the sun kissed look with the water drops ..wonderful!

Meggymay said...

Beautiful travel card, its amazing what we can find when the stash is limited.
Yvonne x

Kay Wallace said...

I full well know the dilemma of not being where either the right clothes are--or, more to the point, the right supplies! Nevertheless, you have created something very beautiful today. Love it!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

A gorgeous stamped scenery...a real story Yvonne...lovely

cebelica said...

I like how this card turned out. It's beautiful! Hugs! xx

Pia S said...

I like how you've combined different stamps for this card - all images and sentiments work so well together and I think you nailed the tropical theme with this card.

butterfly said...

How wonderful - completely capturing the feel of a more glamorous era!
Alison x