28 September 2011
We have a couple of projects using the Sail Away stamp set to share with you today! This is a stamp set that I've been wanting to design for a while now, as my Grandfather is crazy about boats and I spent many days with him on his sailing boat as a kid. I remember sitting on the deck with the wind in my hair, looking out at the horizon, enjoying the sunshine! Magical times and I can understand why sailors feel so alive out on the ocean!
So for this set I wanted to include a sailing boat, a bigger ship and various elements that can be used to build up collages and backgrounds for your projects. The large compass is sized to fit a 2" circle punch so it's easy to punch out and layer if needed! Plus a couple of quotes which I think sum up the feeling of setting sail so eloquently.
Onto some projects...
From Rachel: The large compass was stamped onto the card with Archival Coffee inkpad, then sponged around the edges of the card with the same ink. The large ship was stamped with Archival Jet Black ink onto a light blue cardstock, along with the little 'Set Sail' word. Mounted it onto a darker blue cardstock and added brads in all four corners. Wrapped some plaited twine around the left side and tied at the front. Adhered entire panel to the card with foam adhesive.
Here's a fabulous wall hanging from Godelieve... how great would this look in a beach house!
From Godelieve: I used Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Ten to cut a piece of watercolor paper. Distress Stains #Pumice Stone and Broken China are used to do the water. I stamped with Ranger Archival ink #Coffee, I punched holes and used white twine and a bead to finish off the wall hanging.
Hope you enjoy these ideas!