Feb 23, 2014

Summer Lovin'

"Anything Goes"
is the challenge this fortnight at FSC
which means you can just follow your heart and create 
anything that comes to mind.

For me...it is the drawing to an end of summer,
and for those of you up North ~ the sun is hopefully starting to pop through.
With promises of good things to come.
For me, this is a very relaxed style of card after what has been a very hectic few months.

My card is once again playing with the Wendy Vecchi waterclour
style of background...
and letting the pattern created guide what I make.
What came out was a contrast between a 
vintage style beach scene on one side...
and a light and airy, freer style of the other side represented with the flying gulls.

This is a one layer card using the ripping technique, stenciling  
and lots of masking.
And a little bleach on the water and the gulls to add some white.

The other thing that I have been up to lately,
and has been taking up a lot of my crafting time, is whaleboat rowing! 
Our boats have 5 rowers and 1 sweep which is a little different to the American style
 which has 10 people on the boat.
The Australian Whaleboat Championships were held over in Warrnambool last weekend.
I rowed for the women's team and "swept" (steered) for the mixed team.
And both teams won!!!
After nearly 2 months of training and a big weekend
I ended up totally stuffed and washed out...and a bit sunburnt!
So I really would like to share a pic of me steering the whaleboat,
I hope you don't mind...

 Turning the boat and looking for the finish line.

And me with 2 medals ~ just before I fell in an absolute heap!

Back to business!!!
The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different versions on our theme this time.
Please pop on over and check out the awesomeness of the fashionettes,
 be inspired and maybe join in the fun.
Flonzcraft are our sponsors this fortnight and have a generous $20 gift voucher up for grabs,
there are spotlights and a top 3 as well.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges...


Brenda Brown said...

A beautiful card Dot, I love the two parts of it which go together perfectly with the theme and stamping, a great design. Congrats on your two wins in the whale boating races, what a fantastic achievement and such a lot of hard work. So glad you shared the photos xx

She King said...

A beautiful card Dot. Your Whale Boat photos are fantastic, well done. x

brenda said...

Your card is a delight Dot, my sort of colours and I do like your technique.

Great photos as well and well done on winning those medals.

B x

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card, a super design and colours. Congratulations on your wins, thanks for sharing the photos.

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful card Dot, love the two different sides with the torn edge, different and yet they go perfectly together. Wonderful stamping and of course big congrats on your whale boating win!!

Mrs.B said...

A wonderful card Dot, love the two sides which compliment each other beautifully.
Congrats on the win's' and thanks for sharing the photos.
Avril xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful card, great images.
Thanks for sharing the whale boat photos, congrats to the medals :)

cass said...

Beautifully crafted card Dot, we have had a great summer in Victoria, I'm hoping for a bit more when Autumn begins on Saturday. thanks for joi9ning us at the Crafters Cafe this week, your card is delightful

butterfly said...

Such a beautiful, delicate colour palette - I love the torn layers fitted together, and brilliant stamping - it is just lovely! And congratulations on those medals!
Alison x

Amanda said...

Love how you have put this card together with the two pieces what a brilliant idea. Love how you have coloured this piece, stunning
Amanda x

Ellie Knol said...

One layer, huh? You've created a beauty!

Terry said...

Love the torn edge, Dot! Beautiful summer themed card. Congratulations on your wins and so deserved with all your efforts! Enjoy!

Chana said...

This is just lovely! Beautifully colored and crafted! Thanks for joining us this week at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog!
Chana, DT Coordinator

Chana said...

This is just lovely! Beautifully colored and crafted! Thanks for joining us this week at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog!
Chana, DT Coordinator

Fandhmum said...

This is such a wonderful card and what great photos, I am in awe!
Rosie x

Shirley Chillman said...

Fabulous make and the background is amazing. You make one layer look so easy.

Warm crafty hugs from me x x x