Sunday, December 2, 2012
Anything But a Card Challenge #7 By the Sea
Deck the halls with sailboats and sunsets! Fa la la la la la la la! What?! You've never heard that version???? While others are dreaming of a white Christmas, I'm sharing visions of sunsets and sailing for the current challenge at Anything But a Card. We are challenging you to share a creation with the theme By the Sea. This can be anything sea or ocean related, the colors of the sea, marine life, beaches... get the picture?
I originally thought about doing a vacationing Santa theme, but that lent itself more to a card, which would have been a BIG NO-NO at Anything BUT a Card... My inspiration came as I was looking for a sentiment stamp for another project and I spied my Sail Away stamp tucked in the 'retired' tote. I LOVE this image and have always dreamed of spending a day on a sailboat soaking up the sun. I decided that this image would work well for a little gift for my DD's teacher, who happens to be a man. Every year we pack tins full of homemade cookies and treats for the teachers and I like to include a little handmade gift as well. I always struggle with the male teachers' gifts and what makes it even more difficult is that this is the same teacher she had in 3rd grade,so I can't 'recycle' my idea from the last time... I finally decided on a desktop post it note holder and thought the sailing image would work well to dress it up.
It was a lot of fun to pull out my pastels again to create the scenery for the sailboat. This was a pretty simple little project and I enjoyed using some supplies that had been sitting idle for a while!
I hope I have inspired you to join my by the sea and share your creation with us! Be sure to sail by and check out the rest of the team's fabulous projects too!!
Project Recipe: Cardstock-sahara sand, baja breeze, whisper white, Ink-black stazon, pastels, Stamp Set-Sail Away, Extras-post it notes