Monday, September 6, 2010

Rustic Ship


Hello Everyone and welcome to the Bring Back Beautiful challenge for September!!!  As the leaves start to change colors to usher in fall in the Northern Hemisphere, we want to see your rustic beauty. Interpret this challenge however you like – want to use a little distressing? Want to use shades of rust? Want to use things that look aged or antiqued? You choose! Just make sure the end result has a rustic feel to it! Link up your Bring Back Beautiful Challenge card HERE. If you upload to SCS, please use the keyword BBB02. You have until September 30th to enter! As we unveil our challenge for next month, we’ll share our True Beauties – those card makers who wowed us with this challenge! Winners will be featured on the Flourishes Blog and will receive a True Beauty blog button to display proudly on their blog!

My first instinct when I heard 'rustic', was masculine - which was perfect considering that here in Australia we celebrate Father's Day on the first Sunday in September!  I made this especially for my hubby using last week's Mojo Sketch.  :)  Now I will admit that the idea of distressing makes me break out in a sweat, but I think this turned out OK!!  :)  I started with a base of brown bazzill and layered with Very Vanilla and topped with some Le Chateau DP that was originally a pale cream, but I've grunged it up with some Antique Linen sponging, scrunched the paper up and flattened it out and then roughed the edges with a pair of scissors.  I stamped the sentiment from A Guiding Light in Memento Rich Cocoa in the corner and then paper pierced around the edge.  For the next panel I made my own DP by stamping the Sailor's Knot image from A Guiding Light several times on X-press It Blending Card and coloured it with Copics (E31, E33, E35), sponged with more Antique Linen and cut it with Large Square Nestabilities, matting with the matching scallop.  Across the bottom I've added some darker brown and added several pieces of twine.  The ship is also part of the A Guiding Light stamp set and I've stamped it in Memento Rich Cocoa on X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics (E31, E33, E35, E37, B91, B93, B95, BG0000, W1, W3).  It's been cut out with Large Circle Nestabilities and matted with Large Pinking Circles and popped up on foam tape.
 On the inside I've added more Vanilla and made a panel of brown punched with a scallop punch and topped with more Le Chateau paper (with more sponging) and adhered on three sides with X-press It High Tack Tape, leaving the top open so I could pop in a gift card to hubby's favourite store!  :)

Stamps - A Guiding Light
Paper - X-press It Blending Card,  Very Vanilla, Brown Bazzill, Kaisercraft Le Chateau DSP
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories -  Large Square, Large Scallop Square, Large Circle, Large Pinking Circle Nestabilities, Twine, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Scallop Border Punch, Foam Tape.

Make sure you check out all the beautiful Rustic creations made by the other Beauty Girls!!!

That's all from me today, thanks for visiting and can't wait to see your rustic creations!!  :) 

25 comments:

Marisa said...

Love the sailor knot DP you used with the ship! Fabulous masculine card and I'm sure your hubby will love it (and the Gift Card LOL!). You've done well with the distressing too (I can empathize with breaking out in a sweat over it).

Only three more sleeps until I get six glorious, uninterrupted hours all to myself...oh sigh...LOL!

Got to read lots of Jamie and Claire while on vacation last week and about half way through book Fiery Cross. Not sure when I'll get to the Outback series, but I'll let you know when I get there.

Sharon said...

This is great Kathy! The papers are perfect, love the twine and the pocket is really clever too :)

Sharon x

Yvonne Hagane said...

You`ve made the perfect rustic, masculine card Kathy! Love all the gorgeous elements in this card.
You rocked it girl!

Leigh said...

Oh wow Kathy, this is such a fantastic card. I love the 'paper' you've made by stamping that rope, wonderful idea. Great colouring and the twine just finishes it off perfectly.

Amanda said...

Fabulous, Fabulous card!! I love the details, they're just perfect! :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Kathy! Love all the dimension you created with your mad coloring skills!

Jessie said...

What a perfect masculine card Kathy and fantastic details!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

GORGEOUS I tell ya!! Love that DP with the knots.

Auntie Em said...

Awesome card! I love the twine for ropes and your colouring.
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Cindy Coutts said...

Kathy, this is one fabulous masculine card! Love the big rope panel. Actually, I love all of your work.

Julie Koerber said...

How ingenious to use the rope from that set as a background!! I am going to remember this for sure! This is a true stunner Miss Kathy!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

What up GF!?! Just stunning! I love the pops of blue in the water and around the sails. This is an amazing card and your hubby will LOVE it! Let's catch up soon -hugs,

ChristineCreations said...

Oh I love how you've used the rope knots on this card Kathy, what a great masculine card for your hubby!

Renkata said...

It's something very romantic in the ship stamps.....great colouring and design.

Holly said...

This is gorgeous! Love those sailors knots in the background!!!

Beate said...

Gorgeous card, Kathy. I think you did rustic perfectly.
Hugs and smiles

Mickie said...

That is great, nice Father's Day card!

Becca Feeken said...

Wow Kathy, this is the perfect masculine card!! What a great take on the challenge and of course every detail here is classic and stunning.

velta said...

Hi Kathy ~ You did good girl!!! Very rustic and masculine...love that ship!

Betty Wright said...

WOW! Fabulous coloring and design, Kathy! Really inspired what you did with the sailor knot. Great look and effect! Great manly card!

Silke Ledlow said...

Kathy, this is one beautiful inspired rustic card!!! I absolutely love how you used this Set!!! The knot BG rocks!!! Hugs ~S~

Makiko Jones said...

Wow, wow, wow!! Amazing masterpiece, Kathy!! I love everything you did to create this stunning card!

Leslie Miller said...

My, what a handsome card! Love how you used the rope stamp as a background panel. It's a beautiful masculine card!

acreativeneed said...

Wow, this is fabulous!! Such a gorgeous, masculine card!
smiles,Deena

Edna Morrisedie said...

Nice use of the stamps to build the BG, the knots are great with the ship, which I like in the pinked nestie, good balance to this card, and great use of theme!

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