Wednesday, 25 June 2014

TMR - Sketch ....

.... Good morning!  We had so many fabulous submissions for our Father's Day challenge at The Male Room - thank you all for playing along.  However, it is going to be really, really tough to pick the Top Three.  And now it's time for our new challenge at The Male Room and this time instead of a theme we've got a sketch for you to play with.  Here's my take:

Paly & Fun - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Winnie & Walter - The Big, The Bold and The Fun; Stampin' Up! - Sea Street
Inks: SU - Calypso Coral, Summer Starfruit; Archival - Cobalt
Dies: Spellbinders - Squares Sm (S4-128) #5
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU DP - Maritime


The colours I've used are from a Colour Q challenge - cQc#245 which ran a couple of weeks ago, but I wasn't able to play along; they are perfect for this card. I'm also submitting this card to Darnell's new challenge "Never-before-used-schtuff" - NBUS#1 as I've used my new SU Sea Street stamps, the DP Maritime and also my W&W BB&F set.  I die cut a couple of square from the DP and stamped the words onto them.  Before gluing the squares to the card I stamped the fish shoals in Calypso Coral on the card and added a few on the squares too.  I stamped the octopus on white card and fussy cut him out - took a while, but I think it was worth it.  I attached him to the card with dimensional tape.  For the inside I cut a mat layer in the design paper and on the white panel stamped the large word "adventure" across the centre and added the small words in darker ink.    I added a couple of accents - the starfish and lobster.   This is a fun card to send to a guy about to go on holiday or even to send to my son, he might not be on holiday, but he's young and his whole life is an adventure to play, to have fun and to "go. see. do.".

Play & Fun inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

For more inspirational projects using this sketch - check out the blog to see what my team mates have made - don't forget to leave a comment - we all like a comment!

I'm typing this post on Tuesday lunch and am about to go watch the Football.  Playing now are England v Costa Rica (England are simply playing to win a match) and Italy v Uruguay.  So that's all for now.  See you soon.

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9 comments:

Vicky Hayes said...

What an amazing sketch - I really hope I can join in! Your interpretation is fab and I love the way the fish overlap your panels. My eldest son has finished his exams now and that's it for school as he's going on to college now, so I can see what you mean about life being an adventure for these young lads! I'm not going to say a word about the football... Hugs, Vicky x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Cute summer card! Love that font of the bigger words~

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is really a fabulous vacation send-off card, Deborah! I got a kick out of what you said about your son being on vacation all the time at his age where the future is one big adventure! So true!!

Thank you so much for posting my button and joining in my NBUS Challenge again! It means a lot to me!! Enjoy the day! Hugs, Darnell

Deepti said...

What a super fun layout and great send off card, I love those little fishes :)

Sarah Gray said...

Fun card, Deborah! Love the octopus - great fussy cutting :) I normally struggle with sketches but will see if I can give this one a go - thanks for the inspiration!

Sue - said...

Great card - I can see some more retail therapy coming!

Louise van Vuren said...

This is such fun, Deborah. Boys should be out there having fun and adventures so I love the idea behind your card too.
Louise xx

Susan (rainy) said...

What a great card!! I love that fussy cut octopus. When I first saw it I thought, "Oh I didn't know SU had a die cut for that fun guy." lol Super job with that!

FeistyCrafter said...

Fabulous play on the sketch! Love the little fish, makes a great under the sea and beach fun!

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