Friday, October 21, 2011

Inkspirations Colour Challenge #92

This week's colour combo is fabulous for masculine cards so I jumped at the chance to make one using this great Stampin' Up sailboat image, which I just love.  I paired it with Jen's October Sketch For You To Try as it was a nice clean sketch and perfect for what I needed.

I fudged the night of navy colour as the blue stripes on this Costco DP aren't exactly the right colour so I used the matching colour from the paper pack in lieu of the night of navy....shhhh....  Fiddled with and finally got my three stranded sailor's knot to work (great visual tutorial I used is here).  I fudged the sketch a bit by having the twine come over top rather than behind the panel.  Guess I was in a rebellious mood when I created this card LOL!   

The rest of the Design Team has some fabulous cards for your inspiration.


Just a reminder that each week Keesh will select a winner and an honorable mention and post their cards on the Inkspirations Challenge blog.  We'd love to see your card posted as a winner, all you have to do is play along.

What's In It?
Stamps: Sailing Away and All In A Row (SU)
Paper: Costco DP, Cream Sahara Sand, Cream Linen, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Black
Accessories: Diamonds in the Rough Embossing Folder, Twine


Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh oh oh! Love this masculine card. Perfect choice for the embossing bg and twine!!

Katina said...

Hi Marisa, this is a perfect card! The colour scheme is just right for the nautical theme and so is that fabulous knot! Brilliant!

dj said...

love the knot!! very impressive!!

H2 :) said...

Oh wow Marisa, this is fabulous! Love your nautical take with these colours. Your twine sailor's knot is awesome & is the perfect finishing touch. :)

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Wow Marisa!! I love this card! The sailboat looks like it's stamped on canvas!! Fabulous!

TannyP said...

That knot is IMPRESSIVE! Gorgeous job with these knocked it out of the park =)

Dawn Easton said...

Awesome girl!!! Love that knot! I have not yet attempted one but will bookmark your link!!! TFS!

This is a wonderful masculine card! Clean and crisp...perfect!

Crystal said...

WOW you used the PERFECT colors for this image, and look at that knot FANTASTIC!!!! Such a FABULOUS creation!!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh you used my FAVORITE knot! Such a perfect masculine card~

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is so beautiful Marisa. It makes me miss summer That image of the sailboat is awesome. Lovely layout and embellishments. I just love it!
Bear Hugs,

Emily Keaton said...

FANtastic masculine card, Marisa! I just love that sailor's knot. Thanks for the link to the tutorial--I just bookmarked it. I'm definitely trying that out soon!

Lisa A. said...

Hi Marisa!! What a handsome card!! The sailor's knot is a wonderful manly answer to a woman's bow...LOVE it!! Thanks for letting us know how you did it...such a perfect finishing touch on your card:)!!

Carrie Gaskin said...

Okay that knot is over the top! I love that you've incorporated it onto this card, Marisa. Great job!

Maureen said...

that knot is the coolest!! Love the stitching on the sentiment flag too :) Faux? It looks fabulous :) Very nautical and the perfect masculine card :) Sunny morning to get some walking shoes and mitts...couldn't find them in the storage unit and for some reason thought we'd be in the house by now...Pumpkin Patch field trip on Tuesday :)

Andrea Ewen said...

Love that sailor's knot! I've saved your tutorial for another day...yet another bow in my arsenal...yeah! Wonderful masculine card, love the colors and the faux stitching, too!

Jo Hooper said...

I loved your card and blatantly stole the knot idea and used it on mine ;) thanks very much.


Benzi said...

Marisa, I love this image, too. I have never tried to tie a sailor's knot..wouldn't know how to begin. Yours looks super duper.

Wanda Cullen said...

Fabulous nautical creation! I could just kick myself for not getting this sailboat image when it was available! The sailor's knot is an awesome accent!

Denise Marzec said...

Oooooh, love the knot and the little faux stitches on the sentiment.