Thursday, July 14, 2011

Greetings from Buzzards Bay

I'm not sure how well this is going to work, but I am going to give it a try. We arrived at the boat yesterday and were aboard and settled in before the squall hit. It was wonderful to watch the power in the clouds as the front moved towards us. It rained and there was thunder and lightning - and lots and lots of wind! Very exciting for my first night aboard in about a year. I love the new mooring - the marina is clean and accessible. There are separate shower facilities for guys and gals even! We are right off Buzzards Bay which will make access to open water quick and easy. We managed to get completely soaked coming back to the boat this morning after doing some grocery shopping - crossing the marina in our dinghy in 15-20 knot winds with waves splashing over the bow - exciting, scary and very, very wet. I'll have some pix soon.

In the meantime, let me catch up on some of the challenges at Sentimental Sundays and Kaboodle Doodles. Our challenge on Sentimental Sundays was to use unconventional stamping techniques or materials. I have wanted to play with old dress pattern paper for a while and this challenge presented me with the perfect opportunity. I cut flowers from the pattern material using a Tim Holtz flower die and then sponged the flowers with distress inks. Then I stamped the flowers with a Tim Holtz stamp using distress inks. Here's the result:

The Kaboodle Doodles challenge this week was to use your scissors! I cut around the flower and then cut the image using a nestie. Here's my project:

Well, I will apologize in advance to all my bloggy buddies that I usually leave comments for - our internet connection is a bit dodgy and I'm not sure how many of you I will get to visit over the next couple of weeks, but I'll do my best!

Thanks for visiting!


Design Team Coordinator:
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles

If you have any questions about the techniques or materials used in the work displayed on this blog, feel free to use the email link on the left and I will gladly answer your questions.


Myrna said...

Sounds like you are having fun already. lol
Great card and now I must see if I can do something equally as pretty with my old dress patterns.
Enjoy your holiday!!!

Jill said...

Ooh Chris, so lovely to hear from you! I shall look forward to your further posts from the boat. You are so brave out in rough water! I am pretty adventurous but I am not good with water as I don't swim very well!! Take care and can't wait to see the pictures. Jill x

Anne-Marie said...

Hi Chris...had to laugh out loud when I saw "Buzzards Bay"...that's what my teacher used to call the corner where all we girlies hung out during breaks...ha!
You are one brave for me...I like!
Have a great time, hun!

The Rubber Maid said...

Hi Chris..hope you sail safely and have a wonderful time with your DH on your boat. ENJOY!!! Pat

Curt in Indy said...

Sounds like you are having quite the adventure already. Love your cards. These are my favorite colors. That sweet little bunny is adorable. Safe travels! Can't wait to see pics. Best, Curt

Jennifer Scull said...

love your projects!
I hope you are having a wonderful time and the weather co-operates. enjoy! :)

Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

love the colors! hoping for a better weather for you there. =)

Stef H said...

u still sailing???? wow! what fabulous cards. you made orange GORGEOUS!

hugs :)

Cheryl said...

Your cards are so sweet! I am glad you are getting a chance to be creative. It sounds like you are having a quite the adventure. Enjoy your travels.

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