I had a commision for a nautical birthday card for a colleague to give to her sibling and I loved the brief as I knew I could go a lot of different ways with it. I particularly wanted to stretch myself with a combination of challenges:
Sketch layout at CAS(E)this sketch:
Color challenge at Retro Rubber:
My greeting is over a year old, from stampin' up endless birthday wishes.
Tic Tac Toe at Paper Players:
I went for the top line: Enamel dots, CAS, masculine
Here's what I did: I followed a new tutorial for applying distress ink to an acrylic block and then spritzing with water and dragging across card stock. Love. Love. Love. I used Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean to be on brief with the color theme, and then overlapped them in the middle to try to get a middle stripe to meet the sketch.
The anchor is from Claire, the last in my stash as she die cuts them for me and brings them over.
All in all I was really pleased with the combination of challenges and how it all came together. I hope my colleague likes it too!