I was really excited about this week’s Friday Mashup Challenge because one of the projects I have been so looking forward to but have had no time to start is some of the wall art that I am making for our son’s nautical theme room. He is very fortunate to have such artistic and talented people in his family (hopefully he considers me one of them hehe). This summer when we were home on holidays in Nova Scotia, his Great Aunt Wendy presented us with a painting of Ethan she did from a picture I had taken of him at the beach. It is just fabulous and that was the first new piece for his room. When Ethan’s Grandma came to visit us early this New Year she painted a mural on his wall of one of our favourite beaches in Nova Scotia. He is one lucky boy to have his own seascape in his room when he wakes up every morning!
My contribution to this week’s challenge is square one of 9 which I will be mounting on a 50”x50” canvas and adding some picture of Ethan’s very first trip out on his Grandpa’s boat which we plan to do this summer! We were going to try last year but thought perhaps he was still a little too young. We will cross our fingers that this year he will have his sea legs about him at 3 1/2 J
I am a crafting pack rat and keep pretty much everything that I love even after it retires! When this designer paper came out in last year’s Stampin’ UP!s Summer Mini I fell in LOVE. We actually painted our son’s room Not Quite Navy on the bottom, Whisper White on the top with a Cherry Cobbler chair rail around the middle of the wall. I picked up this anchor charm while at a little shop in Nova Scotia last summer and have been holding on to it ever since.
1. Make a project using the "Quilted Cards Technique".
2. Or Make a project using "Something that's been forgotten (sitting in your stash forever)".
3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a "Quilted card with something you've forgotten about".
When taking a look through all of the “quilted” card designs I noticed that everyone had gone with a straight cut. I wanted to do something a little different and really felt the postage stamp punch would all a little more texture to this panel. It is nice to sometimes think outside the box!
Thanks for stoppin’ by!