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Jul 22, 2023

Summer Blues with Brushos and a Boat

It's time already for a new theme at Allsorts challenge and Mervi's turn to host this week. Her optional theme is ......... Summer Blues but as always all of your new crafty makes are welcome for the "Anything Goes" option so come join us for your chance to win or to be selected as one of Mervi's top 5. 

Here is what I made:

I knew I wanted to make something boat themed and my thrift store finds  (boat and bon voyage stamps) were my inspiration. I found them quite a while ago for maybe 50 cents each (what a great find!!) but this is my first time using them. 

The background was done with blue Brusho powder sprinkled onto a background that I had spritzed with water. After the background was dry, I stamped the boat and ship's wheel (wheel from a retired Whimsy stamp set) and Bon Voyage. A tile stencil was then used to fill in some empty spaces here and there. "Oh Happy Days" and "Summer Lovin'" are from another retired Whimsy Stamp set (Summer Letter Seals). Something else was needed I thought, so I added one of Tim Holtz sentiment stickers from a Quotations set. I inked and distressed the edges, layered onto white card stock, then onto a turquoise card base. 

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  1. A great find indeed. You've made a lovely card for the Allsorts challenge x

  2. Fabulous card, so fresh!!! Love your brushos background!

  3. Great finds and you've used them brilliantly on this summery card.

  4. Brilliant card, Ellie. The stamps were a great find and I love your Brusho background. xx

  5. This is gorgeous Ellie, and what great thrift shop finds- I work in a thrift shop, one day a week (known here as an Op Shop) but we never have stamps come through...

  6. A lovely background for this inky card design Ellie.

  7. Gorgeous card, love the brusho background;-))m

  8. Nautical themed cards are some of my favorites. This one is great.

  9. I love the back script with the ship! Such a pretty card.

  10. This is wonderful Ellie, I love the watery background and what a clever way to add the sentiments, must try and remember that!! x

  11. Anonymous07:49

    Fabulous nautical themed card Ellie .. great stamps, and the brusho background really pops!
    Pauline xx

  12. No idea how I missed visiting this one Ellie, so apols it's so late.

    B x


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