The Play Date Cafe, I was struck by how nautical they felt. Weird thought, right? I decided to go with it, but was initially thwarted by my lack of nautical stamps. I was then forced to try something new to me: masking. The stamps here are all from the My Happy set from Hero Arts. The bottom of the boat is half of the woodgrain circle. I started there. Then I masked off a triangle which I hoped would work for the sail. I stamped the green first, then the red, then the bright blue. To finish it off, I stamped part of the sentiment to make the mast say "happy". It's obviously not perfect stamping, but I was really pleased that I could make the thought into a presentable card.
What new techniques have you tried lately?
I am also entering this in the CAS-ual Fridays challenge to use a pattern (the chevrons), a sentiment (happy) and an image (the boat itself). And while I'm at it, the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to use a little bit 'o green :)