Thursday, July 14, 2016

mix it up - take one

Have you seen the current Mix It Up at the CLASSroom over at Ellen Hutson? It's time to pair Essentials by Ellen and Neat and Tangled products. What a great match. Here's what I did.

Well, first I saw the Little Tangles inspiration photo. Then I made my card.



My brain was already at Lake Huron (where I am now) and the upcoming Port Huron to Mackinac sailboat race. When I saw those umbrellas lined up I saw sails. So out came some striped PP and a WPlus9 die.

I watercolored aqua stripes and then stamped over them with spritzed Broken China ink using Neat and Tangled's On the Strip. My sentiment is from Essentials by Ellen Bold Blooms. A strip of green washi on the cardbase is a nod to the grass in the inspiration.

I'm also joining the fun at:
Challenge Up Your Life - Watercolor


I've got another card coming soon. Funny story behind it... Thanks for visiting.

14 comments:

  1. Its a Happy card ! I am loving the strips on it !

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  2. I can feel the spray, Maria ... as that fabulous sailboat speeds across the lake in full sail! I had a happy couple of days around Lake Huron *ahem* years ago ... thanks for the sweet memory jog! Enjoy your vacation! Hugs, Anita :)

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  3. So after the races at Mackinac why not swing down my side of Lake Michigan? I'll feed you kringle...lol!! Hope you're enjoying your time in the States. Darn clever card. LOVE that sailboat, and it's a perfect fit for this challenge. Sweet card!! Bev

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  4. LOVE this card! The stamped over stripes are perfect - and the sailboat is so "summer"!
    Great take on the inspiration!

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  5. Gorgeous colors and card, Maria!

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  6. What a wonderfully happy card!! Love the stripy blue background and the fresh red on sails!

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  7. This is fabulous. Love your use of the On The Strip set...enjoy your vacation!

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  8. Awesome! Great techniques, colours, and design Maria. Love that sweet sailboat! xx

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  9. This is so summery and adorable, Maria! It made me smile, for sure!

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  10. Oooh, LOVE this! Thanks for joining us at Little Tangles!

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  11. Love the stamping in the watercolour stripes. Such a fun idea and card ;o) Danke fürs Einstellen bei CUYL ;o) Happy crafting, Maike

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