Hope you are all enjoying your Easter Break and and indulging in some well deserved chocolates, crafting is hungry work don't you think!
Down at Fashionable Stamping HQ the theme is Nautical. We would love to see you nautical creations. It can be any sort of project that follows the theme be it ships, lighthouses or a beach/seaside scene. All we ask is that you include some stamping on your project and definitely no digis please. Our lovely sponsor is Marina at Cottages crafts. So please head over to the FSC blog for some nautical inspiration from the other Stampetes.
For my project I used a wooden sketching box that I bought from Lidl a while ago. I had in my mind the idea of an old ships box. Containing a few nautical items, a small compass, some string, and a few ships papers. Maybe belonging to a Naval Officer on a long sea faring voyage. The watch a memento of his late wife.
The watch is about the only antique item that I own. It was my Great Grandmothers and the date engraved on it is 1897. It still works and it is much treasured.
The whole box was painted in black gesso, then brown and blue matt emulsion and sanded down to show some of the paint. The stamps used are Crafty Individuals, La Blanche, and Curious By Design. The ship is painted with Inktense pencils and the box buffed with distress inks and Antique gold patina rubbed along the edges.
I am entering this for the following Challenges
Have a lovely Easter Sunday and please head over to the FSC blog and join our Nautical challenge.
Thanks for all your lovely comments & Happy Crafting xx