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Monday, January 2, 2012

My first project is for January Challenge #1at UnstampaBelles - how exciting to be involved with these Belles. This Challenge closes on the 3rd February, and is for Anything Goes. 

The Sponsor of this Challenge is our own Merry Belle - Merry Made! She is offering the goodies in the photo below for this Challenge

                             
Purple patterned washi tape, 15 origami papers and patterns, 3 Copic Pens YR07, Y06, R27, a roll of Sellotape - double sided tape 12mm x 10m.


If you are interested in seeing what other goodies our Merry has available- check out this link!


Now, my project for the Challenge:
My husband had a birthday just after Christmas (on the 30th in fact) and so my project is the card I constructed for him! He was a keen yachtsman and sailor, and we used to have a boat and sail/cruise often in the beautiful waters of the Channel and the Derwent River Estuary here in Tasmania. And of course, we have just hosted the annual Sydney- Hobart Yacht Race and King of the Derwent here in Hobart.  The race starts on Boxing Day (Australian time) and concludes usually when the last boat sails in just before mid-night on New Year's Eve. So what better theme to use than a nautical one!


I used half a sheet of 12 x 12 Bazzil card to start with, and constructed a sweet box, with a folder card on top.  This pattern I have had for a while but I do not know where I got it from (or who I got it from). I decorated the card using Marianne Design die cuts LR0199, and the clouds are Whimsy Stamps Cloud Die set.  All the dies were cut using scrap papers - the launch is Co'ordinations; the yacht and clouds are from a shimmery card purchased some years ago in a pack and lost in my stash for a long time! The sun is from a sparkly DCWV Citrus pack and cut out with a circle punch (1"). They are mounted with dimentionals or double sided tape. The waves were created with Zva Creative crystal flourishes cut to fit.  I added a tag with a hand-written message, plus a small metal charm of a nautical steering wheel.  The numbers on the yacht sails are stickers and represent the age of the recipient! The message is inside and was computer generated onto white paper and cut to fit inside the card. The lollies were from Christmas (left-overs!) and are kept in by a small sheet of acetate fitted inside the box during construction.  

A side on view

Sneeking a look inside the card - the sentiment inside was computer generated and printed off, and then glued into the card. 



3 comments:

Merry said...

This card is very apt for the Sydney to Hobart yacht race and what a close finish. I love the way you have design this card Susan and such bright colours. Also, like how you have referred to us as the Belles. Glad you are one now. :-)

JanR said...

Wow, what a great project!

Loz said...

Fantastic card Susan..Loz