Monday, August 6, 2012

Set Sail - FCCB #123

Happy Monday Bloggers,

Hope you had a fun, relaxing weekend!  I bet some of you were in or on the water this weekend.  I will be next week for the whole week ... more on that later.

This week @ Fantabulous Cricut Challenge (FCCB) our theme was "Jump In and Cool Off!"  The weather has been fabulous for 'jumping in and cooling off'.  We were to create a project with a water theme (pool, beach, water park, etc.)  I chose to go with sailing.  On Lake Conroe we don't see a lot of sailboats, but there are a few.  I remember sailing with one of my cousins on Lake LBJ one summer.  He was very adept at  sailing and it was loads of fun, although I do enjoy a faster ride most of the time.  Give me a boat with a big motor and I am ready to play.   Well, back to my project.  Here is the card I made.

Size:  A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
         Mat is cut @ 4" x 5.25"
Sailboat:  WALL DECOR & MORE, pg 59, Sail-s cut @ 3.5"
Sailboat with waves:  WALL DECOR & MORE, pg 59, Sail cut @ 3.5"
Set Sail:  WALL DECOR & MORE, pg 59, Sail + Sail-s cut @ 1" Real Dial Size using Phrase feature
Cardstock:  The Paper Company (White and Turquoise) and Bazzill Basics (Denim)
Patterned Paper:  NRN Designs (Beneath the Ice)  This is about seven years old.
Ink:  Colorbox (Blue Iris Fluid Chalk Ink)
Accent:  JoAnn's (Opal Glitter Glue)
Adhesives:  Scotch (ATG) and EK Success (Zig 2 Way Glue Pen Fine Tip)

Usually the Sailboat with waves cut is put on the top, but I chose to put it the other way.  I wanted the wave effect to show more like real life than being swirls on the sail and as waves.  I am really pleased with the effect for this project.

Pop on over to FCCB and check out the creations of our marvelous design team.  Don't forget to stop by each of their sights and give them some comment {LOVE}!

Toodles and Happy Crafting,

p.s.  I almost forgot.  Beginning August 11 through 18, I will be vacationing with my mom and sister near the Houston area.  We are excited to be going back to the lake again this year.  Mom and Bev enjoy fishing off our balcony ... yes, you read that right.  Our balcony hangs right over the lake and allows them to fish without getting a boat.  We also feed the ducks each morning and evening.  It is very relaxing to be out there.  Happy Sailing everyone!


Jayne said...

Great card Belinda.Enjoy your vacation.
Jayne x

Sonya said...

Super cute card...enjoy your trip!

Suzanne said...

Such a cute sailboat and waves. I love that you used all blues. Very pretty.

Karen said...

Great card for our challenge. I do not have this cartridge and lately I have seen reallt great ideas with sailboats. TFS

Janis said...

Great card! Let's set sail! :) Janis

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

What a great card! I love the way you used word art for your sentiment. It look super!