Monday, August 24, 2015

Boat

How about that title?  Boat!   Pretty original I guess!

This is another card that I did several weeks ago and really can't remember too much about what I did.  I know I used some wood grain card stock.  The sailboat die is from Simon Says Stamp.  The birds were from some other set and so was the sentiment.  I watercolored (Yikes) the background for the boat.  My water coloring stinks but I keep trying anyway. 

Nice weekend around here - and thank the heavens for sports on TV!  Jim parks himself in front of it and all is nice for a while.  We're rocking along ok with some days better than others.  Guess that's expected though.

Thanks for stopping by.........
Lynn

29 comments:

Lynn McAuley said...

I love this sweet card and its sailboat with the polka dot sails, Lynn! So adorable!

Tammy said...

I love it! Wonderful creativity and I love the polka dotted sails!

Marilyn said...

Your card is very cute Lynn. I like that paper and it's a perfect background for the boat. You wouldn't think wood grain should be but it is.
I'm glad things are getting better for you guys. It's a long road but you will do ok.

Linda Simpson said...

Hi Lynn, love this and your watercolouring looks great! Glad to hear Jim is enjoying his sport via the armchair. Take care.
Hugs
Linda xxx

KT Fit Kitty said...

What a gorgeous card, Lynn! The sailboat is so pretty and I love the sentiment. I think your watercolouring looks fabulous - the sky looks so real! I struggle with watercolouring and I just can't get the hang of it - but I'm not giving up! Your woodgrain paper is gorgeous! Glad you and Jim are hanging in there. Sending positive thoughts and hugs.

Donna Hanley said...

Your water coloring does NOT stick at all. It's much better than I could even think of doing. Anyway the whole card came out just as nice as can be. Glad to hear things are rocking along- Rocking along is GOOD and we'll take it. Hoping this is one of the better days.

*Vicki* said...

This is stunning Lynn!! Love the waves and the watercolor for your background!! The texture card stock is perfect!! :)

Carol L said...

This is beautiful and such a dreamy card! I love the sharp white on black sentiment panel with that serene scene you created! Your watercoloring looks great to me! As for sports on tv - we've both been glued to the tv watching the world series of little league baseball! What fun to see such great sportsmanship and talent together! Go PA and SC!

Lisa said...

This is so peaceful and gorgeous, Lynn!! I love the boat and the water scene!! Your watercoloring is perfect!! What a fabulous card!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Jacee said...

A lovely design Lynn, great texture background, love the wording and that sweet little boat, great!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Chrissy said...

A fabulous card Lynn..there is nothing wrong with your water colouring and I love the boat with it's spotty sails..super design and so clean looking..think of you often and always hoping your days are getting better..they will.
I have made a new folder and putting "mail to answer" in it as I'm sure I owe you an e mail..I open mail and think will write again shortly and mail then goes down the list and then gets lost..sigh..so a folder I have made..have a good week..I only have 3 more days and it will be my day off..whoo hoo..should not wish my life away, but I do..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Maxine D said...

Love your watercolour background Lynn - don't be so hard on yourself, it really is fabulous. Gorgeous card, and take heed of the sentiment for yourself.
Hugs and blessings
Maxine

Tammy said...

Beautiful card Lynn! I love that cute little sailboat and your watercolored background, I think it looks fabulous!!
Hugs, Tammy

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a fun card layout. The die cut with the boat showing thru is wonderful, and love your watercoloring. Hope as time goes on it gets easier and not harder. Love the woodgrain cardstock you used too- pretty.

JD/ Jill said...

I adore this pretty card! I really like the scene you created...so serene!

Kristie W. said...

I love this, Lynn!! It is a serene setting. You did great with watercoloring the background. Nice waves in the water.

NanaConnie said...

I think your water coloring on the ocean and sky is fabulous, Lynn! It's a perfect little boat with the polka dot sails. :-D Glad things are going well. my friend. Hang in there. :-D

Davi said...

So pretty Lynn, I love your sails and the pretty scene!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love that you used a nautical reference when you said you and Jim are "rocking" along. I'm glad to hear it and I hope it is all smooth sailing from here on out! I think your boat design is fantastic! I love the polka-dot sails!! Hugs, Darnell

Craftyanny said...

Gorgeous card Lynne
Your water colouring most certainly doesn't stink!! You ahould see my attempts lol
Anne x

Bonnie said...

I think your watercolor scene looks beautiful, and peaceful! Love the woodgrain frame and the sentiment on the black is so striking! Hope you have a peaceful day today.

Kat W said...

Your card certainly delivers on the promise of the title... that is very definitely a boat...on a super cute card! I love the little scene through the aperture and the sentiment tied with twine is fabulous :-)

I guess your life at the moment is much like a boat on the waves...up and down, but as long as you are moving forward it's all good!

Big hugs, Kat xx

Lori Kobular said...

I love your sweet little sail boat, the polka dot sails are adorable! Love the water! I think your watercoloring is just fine! Love that sentiment too! I hope life is getting easier for you each day! Hugs!
Lori

MiamiKel said...

This is beautiful and it's so serene and peaceful absolutely stunning card!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! Lynn, this card is absolutely gorgeous in its simple elegance! Lovely design!

Monica said...

Your background gives it much character. I like the polka dotted sails on the boat. The sentiment really compliments the peaceful tone of this card.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is so peaceful, Lynn. From the colors to the construction, it is pure aces!

MaryH said...

Love the red sails...and your watercoloring is great. Got nice dark slashes of color for those splashy waves, and lovely soft purple streaks in the sky. Looks pretty wonderful to me. The trio of birds was a perfect accent in the sky too. Looks great in the circle aperture, and the embossing adds so much texture. Really one of the best looks I've seen, so kudos to you, kid! TFS & hugs.

nwilliams6 said...

Wow am I behind!!! I love the woodgrain look and the fun ocean scene. This is wonderful!!!! Makes me feel at peace just looking at it. Hugz