Saturday, March 24, 2012

Ship to Shore!

WOW! It seems like it has been forever since I did a blog post. This past month has been a busy one for me. So many projects on the go and little time for weekly blogging but that is going to change. The spring is going to be a little less busy for me, but those who know me know that is still busier than the average person J What can I say I like to be on the move!

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.  

My Challenge:
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".

My Project:

Tiny Tips:
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!


  1. Hi Hayley, this is such a fabulous quilted card. Love the colours you've used. Thanks for Playing along this week.

    I'd love to see a pic of that seascape you mentioned.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

  2. The postage stamp is perfect for this. I think I did see a tutorial for the quilted card somewhere that also used it but I cant remember for sure, LOL.

    I took keep everything, even when it retires, and this paper is used wonderfully by you for your project! You'll have to post a picture when you have all the pieces on your sons wall!

    Thanks so much for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

  3. Gorgeous - I love it with the postage stamp and contemplated using it too, but then went in a totally different direction ;) Love the anchor, too!

  4. This is super cute, Hayley! Love the use of the postage stamp punch. Sounds like your son has a really fun room :)

  5. What a wonderful card! I love the effect of the postage stamp cut you used!

  6. I love that paper too! Great idea to use the postage stamp punch. Thanks for joining the Mashup this week.

  7. Oh how I miss that paper. I'm hoarding the last bit I have left! I love the use of the postage stamp punch for the quilt squares! Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

  8. This came out great... I love how the postage punch gives that unique look to the edges of the squares. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.