Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Freshly Made Sketch #83 The Open Sea

As I was going through my emails this morning I came across the sketch challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches and was taken by the sketch they had there.
To be honest I am definitely in a slump these days.  I want to stamp and play, but I am going through some really hard times with my Dad and his continued decline with dementia.  Seeing that he was in the Navy during the war I always seem to make him nautical themed cards for birthdays and such.  This one is just to say "I Love You Dad" even though you may not think I do.
I started with the Open Sea DSP for the background and using a distressing tool I distressed the edges of the DSP.  Then I stamped onto kraft CS the anchors and the manifest to the strip behind the wheel and boat.  Using bakers twine (since I didn't have any real rope I created the horizontal line behind the images.  I stamped out the ship over the Open Sea DSP and cut it out.  Using dimensionals I made the wheel appear to be of the paper.

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  1. What a great take on the sketch Nancy. And your card is a lovely way to honor the service of your father. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. Great card, Nancy.
    I wish you strength every day in your hard times. You are a great daughter!

  3. Your dad is going to love this card - what a great nautical themed card! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!