I took the opportunity to play with my Open Sea set again. I don't know what it is about this set, but I seem incapable of using any colour scheme apart from red, white and blue!
I inked up the ship using Not Quite Navy and Basic Black marker pens, stamping onto Whisper White. I cut it out in a circle shape and mounted onto Not Quite Navy and Real Red. I added brads in the four corners for a bit of interest. The quotation was found while smurfing the net:
"There's no thrill in easy sailing when the skies are clear and blue, there's no joy in merely doing things which any one can do. But there is some satisfaction that is mighty sweet to take, when you reach a destination that you never thought you'd make."
I didn't add any patterned paper as I preferred to see the white base, even though there's a fair bit of layering. A length of twine around the top and card done.
Stamps: The Open Sea
Ink: Basic Black and Not Quite Navy marker pens
Card: Real Red, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
Other: brads, Crop-a-dile, navy baker's twine, computer sentiment
Not long to go until the end of the Summer Catalogue, so if The Open Sea or anything else in there has caught your eye, you might want to think about getting your order in sooner rather than later. (During August, you can earn the delightful Reason to Smile stamp set in wood or clear mount for absolutely FREE if your order comes to £60.)
Seeing as this post is scheduled for midnight, I thought this cat picture was particularly apt for today:
See you later sticky beaks if you want a nosey at my desk! Thanks for visiting,