Thursday, July 6, 2017

Sailboat Birthday

Hi everyone! It's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday! 

This time around the "Toppings" options is "Red, White and You" (your choice of a third color). However, you also have the option to do an Anything Goes birthday card, the choice is yours. My choice was seasonal Red, White and Blue! 

Recently I have been doing some experimenting with digital images. Sometimes I don't have just the stamp I want in my stash and don't have the time to order one, and I love the instant gratification of a digital stamp. This is one of the free ones I found, and I've shared the link below. I tried a few different coloring mediums, but I decided that I liked working with colored pencils the best, as the sharp points can get into the tiniest of spaces. I kept the rest of the card pretty simple as I wanted the focus on the sailboat. This birthday card is for my sailboat-loving big brother. 

I'm also playing along with the challenge at Curtain Call which is Red, White, and Blue, and the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge which is Red, White and Blue! Guess it's that time of year! 

Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Beautiful Lady (Altenew)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah), Island Indigo (Stampin' Up)
Patterned Paper: Seaside (Authentique)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Colored Pencils: Prismacolor
Digital Image: Link here

I'm so glad you paid me a visit today! If you have a moment please leave a comment, then visit the rest of the wonderful Design Team at Seize the Birthday. We'd love for you to play along, too!

Inky hugs :)


  1. Awesome creations for which I would like to appreciate you. Thanks for sharing the best idea.
    Emma Charlotte |

  2. This is incredible Sandy! I too love Colored pencil more than any other medium. I feel like I have better control. I have about a dozen Copics and they are being neglected. However, sometimes I use them as an under layer and used pencil over top. You clearly lost no mojo during your brief time off! HUGS!

  3. Hi Sandy, Love the sail boat card. It looks fantastic. We will have to talk more about digital stamps. Of course . . . your coloring is perfect.

  4. Such a beautiful card! Love not only the color combos, but also the extra touches you added to the card, I.e., the shell/coral on the bottom left. ๐Ÿ˜

  5. Spectacular coloring Sandy! The sail boot looks amazing!
    xx Ashwini

  6. Love your pencil coloring, Sandy! And the patterned paper on the background matches perfectly to the sailboat image!!!

  7. Beautiful card! I love the classic design and amazing coloring. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

  8. Good point about the digital images that you can get quickly. I love the summer sailboat and the way that you brought it to life with your colors.

  9. Fabulous nautical card! Thanks s much for playing along with us at The Curtain Call!

  10. Fabulous nautical card. Love your coloring. I agree with you on the digital images. I bet your brother loved your cad.

  11. Gorgeous image - fabulous coloring!

  12. This is so classy! Beautiful colouring, and I love the background panel. It's great to be joining you for the next few challenges!

  13. Sandy! this is beautiful!! your coloring is fantastic. I love digi images too - for the same reasons : ) thank you for the link.