Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sepia Sailboat

Here's something totally different from what I normally do. I really wanted to try a monochromatic card, with the image colored only in Sepia tones, like the old photographs. At first I tried coloring this JustRite sailboat with my colored pencils, but didn't like the end result. I opted for water coloring with Distress Ink (Vintage Photo), and liked that much better. I embossed the image in brown embossing powder to make it a bit easier to water color without worrying too much about going out of the lines.

I'm pretty partial to this card, something about it I really like. I'm glad I chose to throw in some blue, to break up all the browns though. The background is an Impression Obsession Cover-a-card Map stamp. Notice the twine stitching around the edges of the card front, not something I will be doing again any time soon, lol! But it is a perfect touch for this nautical themed card. Hand stitching that was the most time consuming!

I stamped the map stamp inside the card as well, just in a much lighter color. The sentiment is one of my favorite quote stamps, also from Impression Obsession. 

Thanks for visiting and stay close in the near future, I will be having some Blog Candy to give away!

Stamps: Impression Obsession, JustRite
Ink: Versamark, Distress
Paper: SU, water color paper, Core'dinations
Accessories: Martha Stewart edge punch, Nestabilities, twine, needle, grosgrain ribbon, antique  metal brad


  1. An amazing card with all that wonderful detail... beautiful.

  2. Hi again, just dropped by to look at more of your awesome work. I like all of the distressing you do.
    Hugs, dj1952

  3. This is so pretty. Just wanted to tell you that every time I send one of your cards I bought from your etsy store to someone, they always tell me how beautiful the card is.

  4. Stunning! I love the way this looks - the colors, the sentiment - just everything about it!


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