Monday, September 9, 2013

Through Life's Storms

verve tpe nautical

Mondays are marvelous!  Why?!  It's The Pink Elephant Challenge Day!  Today, we have a beautiful inspiration photo for you for TPE #216!



I stuck to the a couple of shades from the Dynamic Duos Challenge #69...blue and green were just right for a masculine take on the nautical challenge...and the flags, trims, and general layout of retrosketches #80 worked great, too!  The Paper Issues Challenge: Put Some Twine On It allowed me to do just that...love this Maya Road twine with the tinsel running through it!


I used one of my favorite Verve Stamps sets, Strong Anchor, and its coordinating Nautical Die Set.  The images and sentiment went together so well with the gorgeous Echo Park Reflections papers!  

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Thanks so much for stopping by the stage!
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Stamps:  Strong Anchor (Verve)
Ink:  Midnight Muse (SU!), Rich Cocoa (Momento)
Paper:  White (PTI), Reflections (Echo Park)
Other:  Nautical Die Set (A Cut Above-Verve), Fishtail Flag Stax Dienamics (MFT), Twine (Maya Road), Sewing Machine, Thread


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17 comments:

Ang said...

Perfection.
Ang

Marisa said...

Fabulous use of the sketch and this Verve set! Great card!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Tracey McNeely said...

What a great card Stacey, love the patterned paper. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at Dynamic Duos!

Petra Swart said...

Lovely card!!

Beckie said...

Fantastic job. Love the nautical theme.



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Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Wow! This is fabulous. I love all your little nautical elements against that map background. Really terrific.
Caroline xxx

Barb said...

the greens are the perfect touch! beautiful card.

MichelleZ said...

Great way to use that sketch. Beautiful card!

~amy~ said...

i.love.it.

Debbie Henderson said...

I totally love this card. What great elements you used! Thanks for playing our challenge at Dynamic Duos!

Nicole N. (Nicole's Craft Nook) said...

Gorgeous!!! That retro sketch is fantastic & you rocked it, girl !!! :)) :))
I love the map DP, too!! :))
Xo

Teresa Zuehls said...

Looove it! Such a great take on the sketch. I love the two anchors tied together. TFS

Alison Barclay said...

Wow - so pretty. You really captured the nautical theme in a delicate and balanced card. Great job! Thanks for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos :)

Patrice said...

Great take on the sketch - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2013/09/52-card-pickup-237.html

Lesley said...

What a fabby card, Stacey! Love the eclectic feel to it! Thanks for joining us at Paper Issues!

Kim S said...

Perfect in every way!