Monday, August 20, 2012

BBTB2- Vacation

IT's Monday!  Welcome to BBTB2 Challenge.  The Divine Ms. Carole, she  has chosen for us this week and the object of her affection is Vacation.  Aw, the August wonderlust, the desire to get away to cooler regions, cool water, lapping waves, breezes off the water that ease the heart and soul.  So if I were going off, I would be going to the water, but I am not, but I can dream can't I?

My card this week is 6"X6".  I wanted this card to be a little "Steam Punk" and a little "Art Decco".  So my background paper is vintagy and was printed from a Silhouette pattern, I then took a "Crafter's Workshop" Cogs and wheels stencil and airbrushed onto the pattern paper to give it even more depth.

The River boat and compass (I did not like how the directions (N,S,E,W)came out on the compass, so I covered with small white dots and used teeeny tiny rub-ons from a QK rub-on set), were cut with "My World" Cricut Cart, the water was done with "Life is a Beach" all done in black.  The cogs were cut into metal sheets with a "Tim Holtz" die.  "Take Me Away" was welded and cut with the Silhouette.

The compass was colored with Copic markers.  Please come join in on our fun, remember your Challenge focus piece must be a Cricut cut, the rules are all posted at the top of the BBTB2 Challenge site, this week will initiate a little change on our blog site, instead of the challenge running for two weeks, we will be going to a one week run for our challenges, please see the site for more details.   Thanks for visiting today and have a FAB week. Hugs

19 comments:

1CardCreator said...

Sweet card, I love your lettering, it came out perfect too!

Carole Beath said...

Love it.... I love the silhouette affect.... great background paper.
Higs
Carole

Tangle said...

ooo, steampunk! I love your use of the silhouette and the metallic accents.

-rebekah

Margie said...

Take me with you! What a neat silhouette and just love the old time feel!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I like how you used the silhoutte with the Cricut...Very nicely done Sandi...hugs

Stephanie said...

Love the silhouette and all the details.

Sharon said...

This is fantastic!!! I would so love to sail away on your steamboat!!! :)

Brenda said...

Wow Sandi this is one cool card! I love the steamp punk/vintage feel to it! Love how you "doctored" the compass up, it looks great! Love the steamboat as well and the cool background! Hugs!

Jeri said...

This is just magical, Sandi. I had no idea there was a cartridge with a steamboat on it. I hate that I can't retain all the cartridge images in my head. Hubby made me leave my manuals behind in the storage unit when we took off in our RV. I can't live without them and refuse to do it any longer. LOL You did on an amazing job on this challenge.

DonnaMundinger said...

Love that steamboat image and your background is FABULOUS! I adore this. xxD

Susan said...

Love this! The steamboat is simply fabby!!!
Susan

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Very cute! Love the compass and the steam boat. Great background paper too.

Annie Anya said...

Sandy, one fab card with a touch of difference which is what i just love about this whole creation.,Do love the silhouette effect as I love to use them too...thanks for your comment too...love annie

Glenda said...

Fantastic card! Love the background paper and the steamboat. Love all your wonderful accents!
Glenda

Penniannie said...

Awesome card, I love the vintage feel and the steam punk is fabulous...WOW!...

Hugs
Penny

Bella and Aidees Mom said...

This is amazing...the colors alone just shout fab...Krista

Jayne said...

Sandi this is wonderful.Completely in awe of your background.
Jayne x

shelly said...

fabulous card sandi it really makes me long to go sit on a pier in the early morning or late evening hours...yep dream :)

~JulieH~ said...

what a fabulous card Sandi you have created an idyllic scene and i love how your cricut and cameo work perfectly together
hugs
juliexx