July 23rd

Have you heard of Curtain Call?  They're new and I've been waiting to see their very first challenge.

It's a Nautical inspiration challenge.   Not whining, but I am not a nautical person.  I am from STL and there's no ocean for oh half a continent :)   I have no nautical stamps save Changito Pirate.  I have 'beachy' and 'pool', but no 'boats'.  Again, save a monkey's pirate ship and that set doesn't even have an anchor I could use.  So, I had to let the challenge percolate for a while.  The deadline is looming and I had to get to it.

This is what I came up with:

The colors are bright, there is a boat, and there is 'water'.  Other than that, it doesn't strike me as very 'nautical', but it was fun to try anyway.

I'm looking forward to the next Curtain Call!  Go check them out!

Thanks for looking!

 Today I'm grateful for:  family movie night, Scott's cut is healing, beautiful summer weather, cuddling my girl, and tomatoes turning red

 Paper and star brads from Who Knows How Long I've Had That stash


  1. Clever way to "feel nautical!" the chevrons make super fun waves! thanks so much for playing along at the Curtain Call!

  2. Love the chevron water and fun sails on the the ship. Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call.

  3. good percolating...It's such a fun card!!!

  4. I think if I hadn't had anything nautical I would have just quit - but you put together this charming boat with its colorful sail on the chevron water! It's charming! Thank you for joining us at the first Curtain Call!

  5. Such an adorable little boat! Thanks for joining us at Curtain Call!

  6. What a great piece of papercrafting. Love the way you created your nautical scene. Love the chevron water. So trendy. Great job!

  7. You are good, Michelle! I would have just skipped over the challenge lol. You did a fab job of creating this scene!

  8. Way behind on my comments. But better late then not at all. This is super cute. I live near the water, But would still have trouble with a Nautical inspiration card. I think you did a great job.


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