July 15, 2013

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge--Feeling Nautical


It has finally arrived!  Today is opening day of a new challenge, the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!  If you've been following along with the Design Team introductions, you already know that this is going to be a fantastic source of inspiration (just check out the list of designers on my sidebar!).

Now it's time to reveal our first challenge graphic:


To make things even more exciting, we have a fabulous sponsor for our first challenge.  Verve Stamps provided the Curtain Call Designers with the Strong Anchor stamp set and coordinating Nautical Die set to use on our cards, and they have generously offered up these stamps and dies to the winner of this week's challenge!


I was inspired by the navy and blue combo in the graphic, as well as the anchor.  I stamped the sentiment and rope frame from Strong Anchor directly on patterned paper, then die cut and stamped the anchor image to pop up inside the frame.

The rope border was stamped and clear embossed on navy cardstock, then I added some jute twine and wood veneer stars as accents.

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! (Midnight Muse), WPlus9 Design Studio (White)
Patterned paper:  Fancy Pants (Off to School)
Stamps:  Verve (Strong Anchor)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Not Quite Navy), Hero Arts (Wet Cement), Versamark
Tools:  Verve (Nautical Die set), corner rounder
Other:  May Arts (twine), Studio Calico (wood veneer stars)

Be sure to visit the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge blog to get all the details on our first challenge, check out the amazing samples by the Design Team as well as our special guest from Verve Stamps, Julee Tilman, and to link up your creation based on the challenge graphic.

Thanks for stopping by!

27 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

So so COOL, Miss Lady!! :)

Stacey Schafer said...

What an amazing card, Christina! I adore the texture of the twine and wood veneer stars along with the contrasting navy and yellow!

Jessica Kephart said...

Christina, your card is incredible! I LOVE it!! I love the way you used the Rope stamps and the dies! Fantastic!

xoxoxox

Jessica Kephart
www.homespunelegance.blogspot.com

Amber said...

This is perfect! I love the little stars!

Marisa said...

Love how you used the rope image along the bottom an the partial circle with the anchor is fabulous! Great touch with the stars :) So glad to be along side you on this wonderful team :)

Kim S said...

Gorgeous!! I love your use of the coordinating circle and strip - and those bitty stars are the perfect finishing touch!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

oooohhhhh love this one. Would make a great masculine card and I really like the 'rope' in the blue area.... very cool. hugs.

Jean Martin said...

Christina this is fabulous! I suddenly remembered the old days. lol! Will try to join in on the fun this week! :)

Jingle said...

This is so pretty!

Shelly said...

Simply, beautiful!! :)

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just fabulous! Love those scattered tars.

Tracey McNeely said...

Christina, love your design. The rope stamps look fantastic stamped on the blue.

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous card!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card Christina. Love the background and the blue anchor. The stars look great!

Laurie said...

Awesome take on the photo! I love how you used the colors!

Lynn said...

Well this challenge screams Christina! Perfect theme for you and of course you knocked it out of the park!

Joyce said...

This card is fantastic in every way.

Alanna said...

Great card Christina. Its perfect.

Gayatri said...

Perfect! Love the yellow and navy combination and the texture! Great card, Christina! Love!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Devine!!!!

Renee said...

I love it, I love it!!
Putting on my thinking cap because you had me at nautical...
and where there's nautical...
there's navy!! :)
Gorgeous take on the inspiration pic!

Sharron said...

Fabulous color combo--love everything about it!!

Lindsey said...

Oh, my! This card is perfectly wonderful. Love your take on the challenge. I noticed Lynn's comment...I totally associate nautical with you, too. :)

Marybeth said...

Simply perfect in every way ! Love it but, I knew I would. I love everything about your style Christina!

Barb Murphy said...

a favorite of mine :) beautifully stamped. gorgeous design

Bonnie said...

This is fantastic, Christina! I love these Verve stamps and dies!

clickychickcreates.com said...

Your card is such a classic beauty, with a fresh twist! And the twine accents are perfect!

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