Today's offering is one of the father's day cards that I made. I wanted to create the illusion of being on board a ship and then I thought about this metal ship stamp that I have, a circle frame and some acetate and I could then picture it in my head.
So I set to work. I stamped the ship in black archival onto white card and coloured it in with distress markers a paintbrush and some water. Once it was dry I added some white accents to water to give impression of splashing waves. Then i cut a frame out of black card to create the porthole window. I attached acetate to it and added silicone glue to edge before sticking it down onto ship. This helped give it some dimension and as it is clear is less visible. i set it away to dry and started working on background.
Trying to catch reflection of acetate..........
So I wanted to create the inside of a cabin on a ship but since the ship visible from porthole was the HMS Victory, I thought i needed a more opulent look. So I delved into the kaiserkraft stash of papers and chose a couple that I felt would look most like wall paper. I added a strip of black for border. Then I mounted the porthole in the middle. At this point it looked quite bare so I needed to embellish it further.
I cut 2 small spellbinders shapes from black card and enriched them with renaissance gold gilding wax to give the idea of something aged. With the little rectangle one I decided to turn it into a frame and so I cut out the centre and drew a little picture for it.
With the other one I decided to cut it in 2 to double up as hinge and latch for porthole. I added some olympic gold cosmic shimmer glue dots mimicking screws and bolts and at this point felt that it was looking more realistic.
Then I stamped the sentiment, which is from Indigoblu, in versamark and embossed in black. I cut each letter separately for ease of positioning. I inked all around the edges in black archival. I stuck dad in the top left corner and the other 3 in lower right corner which left lower left corner quite bare. So then ai stamped and embossed a ship's wheel from graphic 45 and cut it out and attached it there so then the card looked more balanced.
I do hope you like my make, Theresa xx
I'd like to enter it into the following challenges:
Simon says stamp wednesday challenge - vacation/travel
Fan-tastic tuesday - one for the guys
Paper crafting journey - for that special man
Rhedd and rosie challenge - no flowers/nothing floral