Sunday, August 6, 2017

PP356 The Great Outdoors

Hi friends! It's Sunday and that means time for a new challenge at The Paper Players! This week our awesome Nance is hostess with a theme challenge: The Great Outdoors. 

I made this card for hubby on our anniversary back in June and have been waiting for an appropriate challenge to share it with, and this one was perfect! Hubby loves all things nautical, but I'd realized that I'd used the same few nautical stamp sets over and over again over the last few years. I went in search of a digi image and found this free one, and used MS word for my sentiment. I tried every trick out there to seal the ink so I could watercolor, but nothing worked so I resorted to colored pencils. I'm really happy with the way it came out, and hubby seemed to like it. But he's a smart man and wouldn't tell me if he didn't!

Products Used:
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah), Night of Navy (Stampin' Up)
Patterned Paper: Maritime (Stampin' Up), Summer Vibe (Simple Stories)
Colored Pencils: Prismacolor
Digital Image: Link Here

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please leave a comment, and then head over to visit the rest of the Design Team at The Paper Players. We hope you'll play along with our challenge this week, too! 

Inky hugs :)


  1. You did an absolutely fabulous job coloring that lighthouse scene! Wow, what a treat your husband will enjoy when he sees that card.

  2. I'm glad you finally got a chance to post this stunning nautical card, Sandy! I'm sure hubby didn't have to pretend he liked this one!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. Hi Sandy, this is a beautiful card. Your attention to detail is impeccable. I am sure your husband really really liked it.

  4. Sandy, this is beautiful! I know your DH loved it! Isn't it fabulous when you find the perfect stamp for what you want to create! I love the use of colored pencils on this image! It is fabulous! I hope you are having a wonderful week, My Friend! XX

  5. I loved this card from the moment I saw it, Sandy. Your coloring is amazing--I can't believe you achieved this look with colored pencils. The shading is fabulous--obviously YOU know what you are doing, lol. Perfect pairing with the woodgrain and knot paper. I am certain hubby loved and appreciated it! Thanks for rockin' the Great Outdoors!

  6. Love your nautical scene Sandy..your coloring is perfect!The background papers you chose go so well too.

    Have a great day:)

  7. Such a beautiful, classy card with awesome coloring. That image is gorgeous and surrounded by the perfect DSP!

  8. Your nautical scene is gorgeous Sandy - I love the effect of the pencil lines and the subtle textures and patterns introduced with your background papers. I'm sure your hubby loved it!

  9. Hi Sandy,

    I'm sure he liked it, it's wonderful! I love the wood texture in the background and the colouring is fab.

    By the way, I have the same problems with digi images, the ink just bleeds with copics and water alike... I'm told it can be changed by buying a new printer, that uses different ink, but that option is a bit costly... Now I am waiting for my printer to break, and give me an excuse to buy a new one. ;)


  10. Such a handsome card! I've never tried digi.

  11. Just lovely...and how fun that it was digital and FREE!

  12. Sandy, gorgeous card. Love the image with the DSPs and you colored it beautifully. It all came together so well. perfect masculine card

  13. Beautiful! The pencils give it a gorgeous look!

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