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Saturday, 23 July 2011

TOMIC Challenge #7...

...had me in a panic.

The theme was "Nautical" but not just the design of the card/project but also the Magnolia stamps used and the decorations.

Now that was going to be one major problem because I don't have any of the Nautical stamps - you know the ones...Edwin & Tilda in their sailor suits or dressed as pirates. I was pretty certain the only craft store near me who stock Magnolias didn't have any of this range and wouldn't be getting any because they are not going to stock them any more **sad face** - oh! what to do...What to do was Google...

Now Nautical means "of or concerning sailors, ships or the practice of sailing" but I also found "Nautical Sports" and this includes sailing, water skiing, sail-boarding and...SURFING!!! I remembered seeing a surfing Magnolia in the store so off I went and came back with a pair - Edwin & Tilda with their surf-boards and this is what I have made...
It is a card but I intend to get a boxframe for it so that it can be used as a picture after.
The background is some more scenic CS from Kanban - can't you just hear that surf.
This time I have only layered the 'sand'to create a bit of depth. The decoration on the card has been kept very simple - using worn wood CS I have created a small hut and the remains of some 'break-waters' & drift wood.

I hope the "TOMIC" DT are happy with my take on their theme - why not hop over there and have a look at what other folk have created........................

7 comments:

The Crafty Elf said...

So amazingly creative! What a great card Toni...

gwyneth said...

Fab card Toni.

vixen said...

Lovely card :)

Bubbles said...

You made the little hut and driftwood...?!! I thought it was part of the background papers! You're a genius! Such a creative (and so sweet ) card.
I've been looking on EBay for some stamps... there are a LOT of magnolia stamps very cheap there at the moment - house mouse too.

Angela said...

What a delightful scene this is! I love your take on our challenge at TOMIC. Beautiful job Toni! Thanks for playing along with us at TOMIC this week! hugs, Angela

Sandra said...

I love that you throw yourself into a challenge:). And goodness haven't you got something amazing to dhow for it

Lynn Stevens said...

Awe, cutest Surfers I ever did see!
daring card Toni!
hugs Lynn