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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Wooden Boat Festival and a Challenge!

I completed a card as well:  so decided to put it up for a challenge! It's for the Creative Cottage #32 - words of love but no image! I didn't use an image but did use a heart shaped doily! Aud Sentiments wanted corny Valentine's sayings, so I will enter that as well and CR84FN had these colours as their choice for the challenge, but I think I missed that one!

The doily was edged with SU Melon Mambo ink, the stamped letters (Kaiser) were embossed with clear EP after being stamped in the same ink and then cut out and coloured lightly with a Copic; the word love was randomly stamped on the doily with the ink using a stamp from Kaiser as well. I added some chipboard letters in brown and some little pink flowers and put the lot on a background paper from SEI called Lovebirds! All that was then attached to a commercial white card blank. 

Well, DH got his wish and we went to the Wooden Boat Festival - twice! Once on Friday, when it opened and the weather was not too crash hot, and the second time on Saturday, after lunch and a trip around the Salamanca Market - and the weather was brighter and warmer.

The following views are of various scenes around the dock area of Hobart, and the Festival, over the two days but it doesn't begin to describe the scenes and boats that were here for it. Hundreds and hundreds of wooden vessels from luxury yachts, racing yachts, fishing boats and piners - and most were still in survey and being used! We also had the 'Young Endeavour', the' One and All'  and several local tall ships, and two naval boats!

A steam boat belonging to a friend of ours

Waiting to get into Constitution Dock (also crowded with boats)

A line-up of old D's (small racing class) on the finger jetties - you can see the vast number of boats in here from the forest of masts in the background

The Granny Smith! In need of some care but basically sound!

The James Craig - down from Sydney - she was originally from here and was a coastal trading vessel but founded and was a burnt out wreck in the waters off the shore at Southport - a small town way down South of Hobart for years and years. She sat on the sand in water up to her gunnels for such a long time. Eventually someone with vision (and money) came along and she was pulled off the sands and towed North to Sydney where they did a fantastic job restoring her - she is over 70 metres long and a beautiful ship. 

There were vessels of all sizes and shapes, including this shed which had a band playing on the veranda!

A visiting Japanese vessel (old)

Another steam boat tootling along past an old rowing boat - the oldest wooden boat in Tasmania! Don't you  love our harbour.

A different kind of boat!


Debgem said...

Looks like you had a great time at the Boat Festival!!

Love this card - so many pretty sentiments.

Shelly said...

Such a pretty card... fab doily! Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage! Shelly x

Suzie McFloozy said...

Lovely card thanks for sharing it with us at this weeks challenge over at Creative cottage x
((hugs)) Suzie xx

Jean said...

DH would love this place!