Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Double D Challenge: Nautical

Hi there!  This fine 4th of July Wednesday brings us around to another Double D challenge.  I'm joining in with Team Diane's Nautical theme today.  It's plain to see my nautical-themed card is for the younger crowd, specifically for a little boy on his birthday.  Ducky is out for a sail and he took his fleet of toy boats along with him.




Pictured below is our mood board.  It's the sailboat that got me started.




Check out this cool die that's up for a random winner:



Now, why did I make this funny little card when there's all kinds of grown up inspiration on the board?  Well, I'm trying to do the smart thing and think ahead to the cards I'll need to get in the mail soon.  You never know when you're not going to have time to stamp.

Ducky is an older Bugaboo digi which I don't see in the shop currently.  I used him once for a baby card, but printed him twice.  When the time came to use him again I was glad he was printed up and ready in the digi box.  I colored with Copics, then traced around the image with a blue Copic and cut him out.  Assembled on a white card base, keeping it simple.  Added a sentiment from a Power Poppy set.




First time use of the sailboat dies -- yay!   Old Fiskars edger scissors for the water.  Cut the layered water line with a stitched die.  White gel pen for accents.  The red Copic bled through on the ducky's boat and no matter how many times I let dry then traced over it I could not get rid of the red, sigh.

Simple inside with a water line border and another Power Poppy sentiment.  All supplies are listed below my signature.




There's lots of nautical-themed inspiration in the team samples on the Double D blog.  Take a look and then I hope to see you in the link up.   Have a happy Independence Day!



Stamps:  Bugaboo ducky digi (name forgotten), Power Poppy sentiments -- Vibrant Thanks front and Party Time inside  Paper:  Neenah 110 lb white for card base and sailboats, Cougar white for image, SU Brilliant Blue and Bashful Blue  Ink:  Printer, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics for coloring  Accessories:  Signo Uniball white gel pen, Fiskars Majestic deco edge scissors, Impression Obsession Sailboats, Lil' Inker Silly Stitched Die Set

27 comments:

Donna Phelan said...

Okay that little guy is just so ridiculously CUTE! Like so stinkin' CUTE! lol I love his little Hi! I think your coloring is perfect (so just walk away!) Have a Happy 4th!

Lynette said...

Oh how sweet, Leslie! Happy Fourth to you!

Darlene said...

OMG ... Ducky is so adorable and you've colored him up beautifully (of course!). LOVE the little scene you've created ... PERFECT and such fun!! WELL DONE my friend ... awesome inspiration! Happy 4th! Stay cool and enjoy!

Barbara said...

I have a BIG smile on my face! I just love the cute card with the adorable ducky on the front. Sometimes you just gotta make a fun, cute card for a little boy. This is the one.

Glenda Brooks said...

What an adorable ducky! But I really am enjoying all the little sail boats! Just a very cute card my friend!

Yogi said...

so cute. Have a great day

Darnell said...

I knew you were a professional when it comes to coloring with Copics, Leslie, but now I see that you are the Queen of Fussy Cutting as well! This is so bright and colorful and PERFECT for a young lad! Those sailboats are going to be a hit!! Happy 4th! Hugs, Darnell

Donna Ellis said...

Aw, cutest little sailor ever! And definitely a duck who doesn't want his feathers to get all icky in the water. So does he let water roll off his back? It likely seeps thru the sweet sailor shirt. Your color is fabulous, of course, and the water halo around the wave he is ride looks fabulous. But I especially like what you have done with the stripes and dots on the sails, Leslie. SO CUTE! and beautiful. Happy Fourth! xx

Vicki robertson said...

Leslie, this card is so adorable!! I love this image and your coloring is quite amazing!! Happy 4th of July, my friend!

Kathy Krug said...

Well every time I have looked at this since you posted it on the team blog I have smiled. I am glad that you ignored the adult inspiration and personally I think you could send this card to anyone. It is so cute and fun and everyone needs to smile.

nancy littrell said...

Oh my...what a fun and colorful 5 yo birthday boy card, Leslie. All your little details made your design even more extra special. Loved your light shade of blue tracing for added dimension. TFS my friend and Happy 4th of July. Hugs..

Verna Angerhofer said...

Such a fun and darling design. I love that cute little sailor and all those cool boats.

Pauline said...

Okay this is seriously cute! After a long and very hot day (104F), I really needed to see your card today. It made me smile and feel happy!
I must say you are always up to challenges, no matter what gets thrown your way you conquer and produce! Your duck is so cute, fabulous colouring - nice bright colours (love that you added blue around the image they cut it out!) and the way you created your water scene is amazing. Love it all Leslie, and Happy 4th of July to you and Rich!

Christine Alexander said...

OMG that's the most adorable little ducky in a boat I've seen. Amazing colouring and perfect for a little boy :)

aussie aNNie said...

Your post was still 'asleep' when I popped in yesterday so here I am to say how much I just love love love this cutie...fantastic and different for our challenge.xx

Margaret said...

This is so adorable! The image is so cute and I love all the little sailboats. What a fun die cut to have. I simply love how you can put things together and come out with such a great card. Your talent is amazing.

Conniecrafter said...

too cute, smart of you to print off a couple, love how you colored him up and those little boats all around him was a great idea, love it! Great use of your scissor, so good to get use out of our older tools too!

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

This little ducky card is too cute for words! What a great take on the challenge! Love the sailboat die! It's always good to keep cards on hand. Occasions have a way of catching up on us! Hope you had a great holiday!

Cindy Beach said...

Just what I needed to bring a smile to my face today and add a little laughter in my heart. Love the cute goodness and fabulous creativity of this card. Ducky fun!

pam said...

OMW this is one gorgeous card Leslie. what a cute image and fabulous colouring.
Hugs Pam x

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Leslie, this is so adorable! This little ducky is so sweet and colored to perfection! And looks at ALL his boats! Hehe! So sweet and precious! I love this card (inside too)...it's pure sweetness! Hugs! xoxo

Colleen Dietrich said...

Just adorable, a fun and whimsical take on the inspiration board! I like the little boats surrounding this cutie pie. Those are good dies to have! Simple, sweet, and you can do so much with them...like surround this ducky.

Thanks so much for coming by my blog today. It was nice to see you! I miss the whole blogosphere world and 'talking' more often with you.

Take care, Leslie! Kisses to the puppies!

Diane said...

This card made me SMILE BIG...it is so darn CUTE!! I just love, love this cute little guy and his 'hi' sentiment couldn't have been any more perfect!! Once again you have outdone yourself!!

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Such a sweet and adorable card! That ducky is super CUTE! Love the colors and the card has such a happy feel to it.

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my gosh, this card is so stinkin' CUTE!! You have colored him perfectly and I love the white background. And then the gel pen is the perfect final touch....great take on the Mood Board!!!

Stacy Morgan said...

Awwww he is super cute. Those tiny boats are perfect. Love the one layer base with the dimension of the dies. Super cute!!!

Hannelie said...

Clean crisp and beautiful!

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