Friday, July 8, 2011

JAI # 75...A "Colour" challenge.

Well it's Friday already and that means Challenge time over at Just Add Ink, this week we have a "Colour" challenge provided by the very talented Delys Cram, thanks Delys for this one, these are some of my very favourite colours........

This colour combination always has me reaching for vintage style stamps and this week was no exception, but instead of the female orientated stamps l usually choose, l opted for a more masculine look with "Fathers Day" in mind,  here's my take on this weeks challenge........

As you can see l went with a rough distressed look, that l felt was in keeping with this awesome stamp set from Stampin-Up called "Open Sea".

All products used are Stampin-Up, with the exception of the bakers twine.

Crystal effects was used to cover the compass surface and to create a slight water effect below the ship.

I hope you enjoyed my take on the challenge this week and if your looking for more inspiration and haven't been there yet, pop on over to the JAI BLOG and check out the fabulous work from the rest of the DT.

I hope l have inspired you to play along, if so, l look forward to seeing your creations.

Have a great weekend, thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is such a fab masculine card Nikki. The colour combo is perfect for men and one I wuill have to keep in mind. Love the vintage look of this card. It shows off that gorgeous stamp set perfectly - wish I had it!

  2. WOW and WOW is all I can say. This masculine card is absolutely fantastic and one that my hubby would love. I love all your nautical elements and how you have also decorated the inside of your card - wish I had that stamp set! Love it. ♥

  3. Absolutely sensational Nikki! I love all the layering & distressing, & your awesome touches with the crystal effects & baker's twine. Inspired! :)

  4. I love this card Nikki, there are so many little details to look at!

  5. Nikki this card is absolutely stunning!!!
    I love everything about it.
    The compass,
    background log,
    the way you've stamped the map
    the twine
    the inside of the card
    etc, etc.
    It's brilliant!

  6. Wow ... this is just stunning!!! I love everything about it ... you have a great style!!!

  7. Yikes - this is totally gorgeous Nikki!! I almost feel like I'm out sailing at sea ; Love how you created so much texture and depth - really really beautiful.
    Kim xxx

  8. What a gorgeous creation Nikki. So many details, I just love it!

  9. This is very, very cool! Love the vintage, distressd, masculine look of this card - A+

  10. Beautiful card and stamp set. Love it.