Wishing you calm winds ...

It's hard to believe that August is almost over, Katie is starting her 2nd week of school today, and my son Nick will be celebrating his 1-yr Anniversay of being married to his lovely wife Lauren next week.  Time seems to be flying by!

I have a new Digi Makeover Challenge to share with you today. 
This week's challenge is a little easier than last weeks Tent-Topper so I hope you will play along.    

I love the nautical theme of today's challenge.  So here goes ...

For today's project I used a couple of the images and the sentiment from the Sailing Away Stamp Set. To get the 3D effect for my design I printed out two copies of the fun sailboats, colored them with my Copic Markers, and fussy cut them out so I could paper piece them back together using Mini Glue Dots and 3D Foam Squares.  I put the lighthouse on an island that was created with a piece of scrap paper that I tore up and distressed.  When I think of lighthouses I always think of stripes ... so I drew my own horizontal stripes with a ruler and some Copic Multi-Liner pens, and added some color to the base.  Yellow Stickles was used to make the golden beacon for the lighthouse.  The cardstock that I used for my background is from Core-Cards Brights, which I punched along the bottom and distressed with a sander.  Once all the elements/stamps were layered on the card I add some Waterfall Stickles to create white-cap waves.

I love the masculine feel of this card, and since I haven't added a sentiment inside yet it leaves the possibilities open  ... birthday, retirement, encouragement, etc.

The only requirement to play along with the Digi Makeover Challenges beside the obvious, is that you must use a Digital Stamp for your project. After all it is a Digital Challenge. ;o)

I hope you'll come over to
Digi Makeover, check-out what the rest of the Design Team created, and welcome our Guest Designer Anda (Flying Fresian).

Come join in the FUN for a chance to win 3 Digital Stamps from Paper Makeup Stamps.

On another note, I hope you join us on Wednesday, August 29th, for our Blog Hop for Jen Scull.  There are some amazing Designers who will be providing you with inspirational projects, and there will be lots of prizes up for grabs also.


Until next time ... Enjoy!


Other products used ... Neenah Solar White cardstock, Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Border Petites (S4-239), Tea Dye, Walnut Stain & Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink from Tim Holtz, Tim Holtz Sander, Fiskars Scissors & Fingertip Blade, Mini Glue Dots and 3D Foam Squares. 


Anne Temple said…
This is gorgeous! Love the colors and the dimension. I always think of stripes with lighthouses too :-).
Ardilla said…
Amazing project! Love the scene you created!!!
Eret said…
Love your colorful ship sails on this dark blue 'water' and your pretty lighthouse. So awesome card!
Crafting Vicky said…
This is a really fabulous scene!!!! WOW love how you have popped up the sailboat to give the 3d effect. Just beautiful!
Jovan said…
Wonderful card!
carla said…
Your card is really fantastic.
Clever how those different stamps all come together have brought.
Well done!
Shelby said…
Beautiful seaside design. love the rich colors you've used and the distressing looks awesome.