The Challenge #66

Monday, March 28, 2016

Welcome to the work week, y'all!  Lesley has cooked up a stunning, masculine, inspiration photo, over at The Challenge, to inspire your creative times this week.  Here's how I was inspired.
I started this card by piecing together a trio of patterned papers; splattering them with Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints; and anchoring them, with white-threaded, straight, machine stitches, to a piece of Dove Grey cardstock.  After wrapping them triple times, just below horizontal center, with a length of Baker's Twine, which was tied, in a bow, near the prepped piece's left edge, I secured everything, with foam tape, to the White, cardstock, card face.
I then set that aside to create the focal point, beginning with watercoloring a large piece of watercolor paper.  Several bits of it were then die-cut with a scalloped die; stamped, in Night of Navy ink, with a few more waves; and pieced together to create the different layers of large waves.  They were then capped with a strip of raindrop, patterned paper, that I stamped, in Jet Black ink, with a couple of tiny sailboats and trio of seagulls, pouring over onto the card face itself.  A strip of vellum, which was also die-cut with that same scallop edge was tucked into the bottom edge, before everything was die-cut into a rounded rectangle shape.  I then removed the vellum strip, which I also stamped, in Jet Black ink, with the "i love you DEEPLY" sentiment, in order to do a little more paint splattering.  Once everything was good and dry, I stitched a white-threaded, straight, machine-stitch frame, around the edges of it, to secure the vellum, sentiment strip in place.  The large sailboat was then black-embossed on a watercolor, paper die cut; watercolored; and tucked, with foam tape, into the top layer of watercolored waves.
A killer whale got the same treatment as the sailboat above with the exception of being tucked into the waves near the base of the rounded rectangle piece, before everything was adhered, with foam tape, in the center of the card face, to complete the look.
Here's your The Challenge #66 graphic to get you off and sailing in the right direction.
Be sure to stop by the challenge link above to see how the rest of the team was inspired.  You have until Sunday, April 3, 2016, at noon PST, to add your takes to the linky at that same challenge link above.  And don't forget to check out The Challenge #65 Winners, too.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hugs!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Whale Hello (Avery Elle); Dockside (Wplus9) Paper: White & Dove Grey (Wplus9); raindrop (Pink Paislee); gray polka dot (Fancy Pants); blue medallion (Bazzill); woodgrain & vellum (Paper Studio); watercolor (Canson Studio) Ink: Jet Black (StazOn); watermark (VersaMark); Night of Navy (SU!) Other: white thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Clear Cut Stackers: Rounded Rectangles & Dockside dies (Wplus9); Whale Hello Elle-ments die (Avery Elle); Large Scallop Edgelits die & black embossing powder (SU!); Big Shot (Sizzix); foam tape (Scrapook Adhesives); watercolors (Kuretake); Baker's Twine (Clean Country Paper Supplies)

21 comments:

Karen B. said...

So many cool details!

KimCreate said...

Really fabulous card! Love the different patterns and fab. whale!

Maria said...

Awesome patterned papers! Love the adorable whale...so CUTE!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING the whale and the splatters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Awesome card with fabulous layers, and I love all the splatter!!!

Lisa said...

What a fun mix of layers and patterns Jinny! Love the waves you created and the tiny speckles!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Jinny this is fantastic! I love all the papers and splatter for your awesome nautical scene!

Notes by Nina said...

Great card, I love all the wonderful details with the fun scene you have created.

Lesley said...

This is a wonderful card, Jinny! Love the freestyle collage!

Renee said...

Love this card!! So beautiful and I love the splatter details!!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh how cute is this!! I love the scene - The water and the little boats are such a wonderful detail!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a cute scene you created! I love the waves and the splatter and great papers!

Tracy said...

What a fun little scene you've created. Mr. Whale is deep below the waves and those tiny sailboats. Super cute Jinny. Hugs!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic card Jinny. Love the theme and the amazing images... what a great scene. I also love the weathered look with the splatters.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

So many techniques and details make this card fabulous!

Anita in France said...

What a fabulous ocean scene, Jinny ... so much depth and movement ... and such awesome detailing ... brilliant! Anita :)

Claire Broadwater said...

Jinny, I love everything about this card! Your mix of patterns, the stitching and ocean scene! FABULOUS! XX

Patti said...

He made you full of talent too : ) I'm a believer too and think your blog is fresh and honoring to Jesus! : )

Love! your beautiful card!! so much interest in your delightful scene!

Patti

Rachel Bergfeld said...

This is absolutely amazing! I love everything about this!

Anya said...

Another amazingly perfect card! I always told you that you have an eye for creating well balanced, colorful and happy cards!!!

Leslie said...

this is adorable!! LOVE everything about it!!