Friday, October 21, 2011

Sailing

This is a free image from Beyond the Fringe - and isn't it a beauty.  So much wonderful detail.  Be sure and check out this wonderful site.



I printed the image on some white card stock and sponged the sky using Tumbled Glass distress ink.  The water was also sponged using Bashful Blue and Brocade Blue from SU.  I attempted to give the sails a little color with Antique Linen distress ink but think maybe gave them too much.  Next time I won't do that.  The Marina Mist back was embossed with a folder from SU.  As always, there are things I'd do different next time when making this card - but then that's usually the way it is with most of my creations.  Maybe that just makes me pretty normal! 

I'll enter this in the Sweet Stampin Challenge (Masculine).

Thanks again for all the well wishes - hubby is doing pretty good I guess and I haven't completely lost all patience (a think I have a smidgen left anyway).  

Thanks for stopping by..............and have a wonderful weekend.
Lynn

31 comments:

Monica said...

Sooooo cooooool and refreshing, Lynn. Love the image and the way you have done the water and the clouds is AMAZING. The embossed paper looks great and the antique linen colour makes it look rugged. Looks rather nice and gives it character, you know.

xxx Monica

MiamiKel said...

Oh my, Lynn, I love everything about this. It's such a soft, serene and peaceful card - I can almost hear the subtle wind through the sails when I stare at this. LOVE the soft coloring and the blue is the perfect shade - and the twine is just enough to give it that lil something extra - GORGEOUS all around! Have a fabby weekend!

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Wow - what a gorgeous image!!! And a freebie!! I think the sails look great!! And your sky is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I still haven't mastered the cloud technique. Have to practice more.

Glad you and your hubby are doing well :)
Being a nurse isn't easy! I'm a TERRIBLE caregiver (to human's that is!)

Maria :)

Sharon said...

This is absolutely stunning Lynn. Just love the simplicity thereof. What a stunning image that is and your clouds... wowzer! Pleased your DH is doing ok... hugs Sharon

Anne Marie said...

Ahoy matey! ;) What a gorgeous card, Lynn! I love all of the beautiful detail in that image. You really created a great scene with the shaded sky and wayer, too. Glad to hear your hubby is doing well. Hugs! :)

Tammy said...

Wow Lynn! Your card is fantastic! I love the sky you created and I think the sails are perfect! Gorgeous card.

McCrafty's Cards said...

I love this card Lynn, you have coloured the image perfectly.
Kevin xx

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Love your card lynn!!

Linda said...

I love the image of the sailing boat Lynn and the clouds look amazing. Fabulous card my friend. ;)

Hugs
Linda xxx

Lynn McAuley said...

Gorgeous work with the remarkable sailing ship! What an exquisite card,Lynn!

Kathy and Lucky said...

That is wonderful to hear about hubby and you are still hanging in there :) Your card is a stunner! I love how you did the sails, I think you should keep that. The image is beautiful and you did a great job coloring it up. Have a great weekend.

xGemmax said...

I love it hun...you've have coloured it beautifully specially the clouds etc...stunning :D
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Dora said...

This is beautiful, so peaceful and your colouring and the sky is just so lovely. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week and good luck xxx

NanaConnie said...

Incredible sky and clouds, Lynn! I have observed that pure white sails are usually only found in pictures! Real ship that actually sail get their sail dirty! lol Fabulous image, tho'. I'm going to go check out the "Fringe" site.

Tracey T said...

A classic, stylish card, Lynn. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Lesley said...

an absolutely stunning card best wishes Lesley x

mixamatoasties said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin this week. Susan xx

maryr917 said...

this is a great masculine card Lynn-love the sponging and texture

Shawna said...

So glad to hear your hubs is doing well. Lynn, this card is fabulous! Love that image, but what I really love is the way you made the clouds ---- WOW!!!!

Babette said...

Once again, you did a beatiful job with the coloring. The clouds and water are outstanding.

Tammy said...

WOW Lynn this is GORGEOUS! I love that image!! Awesome sky/clouds and water! I'm glad your hubby is doing well!
Tammy :)

JustYolie said...

Wow!!! This is an amazing card Lynn!! WOW!!

Shannon White said...

Goodness this is FABULOUS!! 8-) Wow, Love your image Lynn! And I think your shaded everything Wonderfully! You sky and clouds are just Gorgeous and love the shading you did on the water, the play of light and all.. Just perfect! Your sails are just Wonderful too! I think you did a Fabulous Job on the whole thing! Wouldn't change a thing my friend! 8-)

Hope you are having a very Happy weekend!

Hugs
Shannon 8-)

Carmen said...

Wow Lynn! You did the image proud! I love the way this card turned out. You did a beautiful job with the clouds and water too!! Glad to hear your hubby is doing okay. Thanks again...I'll link back on my blog! :)

Jean McKenzie said...

Lynn, this card is gorgeous! I really love how you have shaded the sails and those clouds look so good! That is a great image!

Joan Ervin said...

This is such a beautiful image, Lynn, and is just perfect for a guy card....love your coloring and what fabulous clouds!!!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fabulous! I LOVE this card- love the colors, love the image...!!! I am glad for smidges and I bet your hubby is too! Glad you are getting some creating time.

Karen Howard said...

Oh Wow Lynn, this is breathtaking as I'm sure the view is if you were on this ship! Your coloring is fantastic too. Hugs, Karen

Carol L said...

This is just FABULOUS!!! I had to go check out the link and I saw this card there again! You've done a wonderful job with this image, what a gorgeous card!!!

Margaret said...

The first thing I noticed was this gorgeous detailed image. Then I saw your incredible sea and sky! WOW!!! This is fabulous and I think leaving the sails white would have left them blending into the clouds. I like the shading! Glad things are going well w/ Hubby and will keep both of you in my prayers!

Shirley said...

So very lovely!!!