Saturday, 5 April 2014

Let's Go Sailing

Here is another card from my weekly crafting day with my neighbour. This one was a lot of fun tearing up and inking an old, vintage looking map paper. These pieces were inked heavily with Ingvild Bolme black chalk ink, and matted with Kraft card, which was then inked heavily again. The background paper is a circular lined paper that we cut up randomly and then inked heavily again, with Invild's aqua ink. I wish I had roughed up the edges of that piece and torn them up a bit..but hey ho, what's done is done!

I have mentioned before about how nice it is to work with these particular chalk inks. They have a upward shape which provides a handle of sort.  Fits these old worn out hands so well! No cramped fingers working with these!

The sailboat and the ships wheel are 3D decoupaged stickers. The sails of the boat have lots of sparkley glitter.
Here is an interior view of my card... luckily, there was one snippet of the map paper left for us to share.  


I think I have finally figured out  why my photos have been grainy for a few months. I have posted about it before. With this new Windows 8 computer, I resize the photo and then I crop it. I had not noticed that the cropping was reducing the photo to next to no pixels at all.

This time I resized just enough to fit the image on my screen and then I cropped it and resized it again, back to just under 800 pixels.  I think it looks less grainy...how about you?

No recipe today, as these were my neighbour's supplies...although the stamp is from Michael's and the 3D elements are from the Dollar Store.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Fussy and Fancy - All about Travel, Challenge 111
3. The Crafting Cafe - One for the Boys
4. Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 315, All Boy
5. Clear it Out Challenge - Boys/Men and Stickers (The boat and wheel are 3D stickers)
6. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge -  Anything Goes
7. The Kraft Journal - Inside and Out Challenge 165
8. Paper Crafting challenge - Masculine

51 comments:

  1. Wow! This looks fantastic Mo, I love the vintage look of the map, looks great with the sparkly sails on the boat, Cathy x

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  2. This is so wonderful Mo, I love it!!
    Kevin xx

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  3. Its a wonderful card Maureen, everything works so well together. Love the torn and inked pieces of the map and the sparkly sails. Susan xx

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  4. Oh wow! Those torn layers create a fantastic feeling of movement on this, just perfect for your sailing boat. Jenny x

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  5. LOVE this, Maureen! The layout is fabulous and love how you used the maps as background for this boat, and the inside is so well done as well!

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  6. Oh Mo this is just superb.. fabulous male card .. great share, Shaz in Oz.x

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  7. This is gorgeous! Love the torn up maps and papers with the great inking. And that glittery boat is wonderful. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

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  8. Oh love this distressed, vintage look on the maps, it has a very hidden treasure and pirate feel.
    Lorraine

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  9. This is fab Mo :-) I love the wonderful colours and map papers
    That sailboat looks amazing too and the inside is all ready for information about the journey.

    TFS
    Annie x

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  10. Fantastic card Mo. Your pictures look fine to me.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  11. WOW! what a beautifully done card,Mo! Love it!♥

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  12. Gorgeous creation, love the glitter on the sails. All looks fine to me.

    Kath x

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  13. This is a fabulous card Maureen, I love the torn and inked papers and fabulous sailboat image.
    Your photo looks lovely and clear to me.
    Pauline
    x

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  14. The photo looks great - and so does the card! I love all the distressing and torn paper. Simply gorgeous!
    Lynn

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  15. What a fabulous card Mo!!! I love all that grungy look about it..huggles Sue xxxx

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  16. This is lovely, really like the background. Thanks for playing along at the Clear it out challenge blog. See you Tuesday for a brand new challenge!

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  17. This card (and photo) looks awesome! What a great masculine creation with all that distressing and those glittered sails! Uber-fantastic!

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  18. This is just fantastic. I love everything about this wonderful card. The inside is beautiful as well. Have not used the chalks but may have to try them. Hugs, joann

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  19. What a gorgeous card Mo. Love all the heavy inkiness of it all. Looks great.
    Hugs
    xx
    PS pics look great.
    xx

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  20. This is the coolest card, Mo! I keep looking at it -all those layers and the sparkly sail - just superb!

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  21. Love it all! Awesome card.

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  22. Oh what a neat card! Love the sparkle on the sails!

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  23. Fabulous card, the design is fantastic... Love the layers & wonderful image...Beautiful inside & out... Hugs May x x x

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  24. Great card Mo! I love the 'old' look, it's just perfect!

    Hugs

    Di
    xx

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  25. This is really lovely Maureen and I would love to receive a card like this even though, I guess, it is more for a fellah!!! lol. I'm very jealous of your weekly crafting days with your neighbour, wish I lived just a bus ride away - oh now I'm giggling again! I think the layers are gorgeous and particularly love the 'tatty' edges on them. This is amazing.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

    PS Hope you are both keeping well.

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  26. Stunning card Maureen, and the photos are great. The map paper is super and I like how you've aged it. Elizabeth xx

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  27. "Shiver my timbers" I am loving this!!! So happy you shared and played along with our INSIDE OUT challenge at The Kraft Journal! Love This fantastic sailing card!

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  28. Oh Wow! Maureen, this is really a stunning look. Those are unfamiliar chalks to me, but they surely worked beautifully to distress the edges. I really like the torn map pieces against that circular paper. Kraft was the perfect base for this effort. That decoupage sailboat was fab with all the previous effects you had. You & your neighbor created some awesome look on this card. TFS & Hugs.

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  29. Amazing card and such a brilliant design. I like the cut edges of the papers and super boat details xx

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  30. Great looking card! I love the old world map feel to this card. All that lovely inking.

    Honestly, when I see grainy photos I just think it's my eyes. Your never looked grainy to me... you know any more than the rest of the world looks grainy. Should I not be admitting to my terrible eyesight here? I still have to drive home you know!

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  31. I love that map background! It's so perfect with the ship sticker! Your photos look perfect! Not grainy at all.

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  32. Amazing!! Love the glittering in just the right places!! Love to see you link up to Paper Crafting Challenges – newer card challenge that has 10 more days to play and this theme is Masculine!! Love to see you there! What a perfectly masculine card!

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  33. Wow, you make some of the best cards, but this one is (I think) my favourite.
    I love all the inking and the torn paper, stunning.

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  34. About the XPress It paper.
    The paper I have, both sides are smooth.
    Maybe it is a different grade?

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  35. And thank you for linking up to Paper Crafting Challenges! So glad you did. I forgot to tell you before that I LOVE the way you did the inside of the card!!!

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  36. Beautiful card, love all the detail and texture.

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  37. wish I could join in your weekly get together with your neighbour as you make such fun cards with each other. Love the whole concept of this card and those shimmery sails. I have been doing the same with my photos resizing back up once I have cropped them. It does make a difference. hugs Mrs A.

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  38. Marvellous card, love your design, so cool and wonderful distressing!
    hugs
    Glenda

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  39. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafting Cafe and good luck.
    Mags
    x

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  40. That is beyond gorgeous Mo! Love it, thought you had used the broken glass technique on the sails at first. Really gorgeous Karen xx

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  41. Fab card, I love the torn papers and all the layers. Perfect for our travel challenge. Thanks for joining in at F&F. Cheers. Jo. X

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  42. So gorgeous, just had to stop over and see the inside! Congrats on your feature at TKJ!
    Shelly

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  43. Just popped in from the playground. What a stunning card - Love those maps and the inside is wow too.
    Have a good playtime.
    Ann xxx

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  44. Wow - this is just gorgeous! Love all those torn edges and the shimmering sails - fabulous!
    Alison x

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  45. Fantastic card! I love every little detail on it! Thanks for sharing at The Crafting Cafe in our One For The Boys challenge this month!
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  46. I think this card is absolutely top notch! Thank you for entering it into the Crafting Cafe challenge this month!
    Denise F

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  47. Brilliant card, love the glittery sails.
    Lynne xxx

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  48. Great vintage masculine card. Thank you for joining in our Travel challenge at Fussy and Fancy this fortnight.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    F & F DT

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  49. Simply perfect! Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Cafe, Amanda

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  50. Gorgeous inside and out! I adore the distressed panels! Thank you for joining in with the challenge at The Crafting Café. Sammy-x

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