Friday, March 16, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #26 and Stampin' Royalty #115 - The Open Sea

Okay, colour challenges are still intimidate for me!  I have 
decided the best way to get around that is to combine a colour challenge with a sketch challenge.  Today I have used Jen Mitchell's sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches and the colour challenge over at Stampin' Royalty!

When I saw this week's sketch I immediately thought of the manifest stamp from The Open Sea.  Oh my goodness, am I creating a masculine card?  But what about the Perfect Plum on a guy card?
Well I made it work...and well I think!

I wanted to use the baker's twine on this card but when I tried the early espresso it was too dark and the white was too stark.  What to do, what to do.  Dye the white baker's twine of course!  I placed a length in a container with a small amount of water and a few drops of Soft Suede Classic Ink Refill, let it sit to absorb the colour, let it dry and
 ta-dah, Soft Suede Baker's Twine!

Stamps:  Fabulous Phrases and The Open Sea,
Inks:  Marina Mist Classic Ink and Soft Suede Classic Inks and 
Soft Suede Classic Ink Refill
Paper:  Perfect Plum, Sahara Sand and Soft Suede Card Stock
Accessories:  Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Modern Label Punch, Punch Windows Movers & Shapers, Silver Brads, Stamping Sponges, White Baker's Twine

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!


  1. Wonderful masculine card! I love it when inspiration hits like that with a sketch. Great us of the twine! Glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  2. So fabulous!!! Love the masculine card and the Soft Suede twine!

  3. I love this man card! This would have to be one of my favourite man stamp sets at the moment! Great idea with the twine! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week! Narelle

  4. I would have never thought to use plum with a man card, but hey, it does work! :) I love the log stamp on that panel. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week.