Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Nautical Stripes!

Hi everyone! I am the guest star stamper for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge #435! Yay! This week I was inspired by not only the colors of the challenge but also the inspiration picture with it's nautical theme.

I zeroed in on the striped jacket and since I was already thinking nautical, I decided to go with large turquoise stripes as my main color! I watercolored the stripes in a pale turquoise and then went over them again with Prima Metallic Accents watercolors for a beautiful shine! 

The sailboat sections were watercolored in the same fashion and then paper pieced together. I chose a darker shade of turquoise for the boat and bright orange and yellow for the sails. The tiny anchor is also watercolored and then stamped before I layered it over the sailboat. You may not see it in the pictures, but there is a gorgeous sheen on the entire card!

The sentiment is stamped in black so it really stands out and I added some iridescent crystal sequins for even more sparkle! I mounted the watercolor panel onto some pretty coral card stock and then both of those onto a bright turquoise base. For my last yellow accent, I added in gold thread tied in a knot!

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supplies Used:
Deckle edge scissors
DMC gold thread


  1. Love your fun stripes and great going nautical with these colors.

  2. LOVE the wide turquoise stripes! What a great nautical card with great sentiment! Congrats on being our guest star stamper this week!

  3. Love those stripes and sweet sailboat- and sentiment! So glad you joined us this week!

  4. Hi Tara ! I absolutely adore this card !! I wanted to let you know that I played along on SCS challenge and CASE'd your card and gave you credit ;) you can read it here but I wanted to thank you for inspiring me!


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