Friday, June 3, 2011

Wilson Designs Chocolate & Navy Duet

Hello friends and followers, happy June!  Today I have two cards for your viewing pleasure, both created for Off the Wall Craftiness Challenge 54 using the Wilson Designs' Nautic-COOL set and the colors chocolate, navy and white based on this inspirational picture:

The first card is based on Sketch Saturday's Sketch from Week 157:
I used Brilliant Blue cardstock, embossed in my Cuttlebug using the D'Vine swirls EF to give the appearance of water, and Chocolate Chip cardstock, embossed using the Distressed Stripes EF, and some strategically placed twine.  The image panel and the little life preserver (isn't it adorable?) are popped up using dimensionals.  This card also fulfills the requirements of the following additional challenges:

  1. colors - blue & white
  2. stamps - sailboats
  3. coloring mediums - stamping ink
  4. embellishments - twine

My second card is based on Verve's Mojo Monday Sketch 193:

I decided to go with the round version of the sketch, since it reminded me of that cute little life preserver and created this card:
I cut out the little life preserver, punched a hole in the middle using a 1/4" circle punch, and threaded some thick jute twine through it.   Just as with my first card, this card also fulfills the following additional challenges:

So, which is your favorite?  I actually think I prefer the first one.  

Thank you all for the fun challenges and for taking the time to stop by my blog and see my creations.  I hope you have a fabulous weekend!
~Crafty Math Chick


Linda McClain said...

Oh wow, these are perfect. I love them both. Anchors away! Thanks for sharing them with us at Catered Crop.

Amy Kolling said...

Wow what a great use of Nauti-Cool!! I love how you've used it for both of these cards and the OTWC colors!

Sarah said...

Such gorgeous cards, I love the strong colours and CAS style. Thank you for sharing with us at Cards for Men for our no dp challenge, good luck x

Emily Keaton said...

I love both of these, Meredith!! The life preservers are fantastic--really fun. Great work!

Jen Nelson said...

the choc and blue is fab together. ggod luck with this weeks challenge at cards for men
jen x

~Tammy~ said...

Both these cards are way too cool! Loving the jute!! Thanks for using Wilson Design Stamps and playing with us at OTWC. Good Luck!

Céline said...

2 beautifull cards
thanks for sharing with us at fussy and fancy this week
céline F&F DT

Jaclyn Miller said...

What a perfect set to use with this color combo. Love that you used that twine on it. Thanks so much for playing at OTWC.

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE these cards!!! Loved that you used WD stamps too!!! Thanks for playing at OTWC!!!

Lisette Morris said...

Beautiful nautical cards! thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy!