For my sketch I turned to Sketch Saturday and the archived sketch #240
And, finally, for my theme, I entered the "Less is More" seaside challenge. What could be better than to finally use the sailboat stamp I had bought over a year ago and never used?
I really used a lot of concentrated colour on the front sail because that's what I've noticed, especially on sailboats in warmer areas. For the sea and the reflection, I used more of a wash. I liked the result and then went hunting for the right coordinating colours in my cardstock and Designer Paper.
For my base I used Coastal Cabana, then a layer of Basic Black and a layer of Bermuda Bay. I found some Designner Paper with diagonal stripes that went nicely with the colours in my image and so I used that for my strip. I cut the Watercolour paper with my Oval Framelits and then handcut around it for two additional layers, one Crushed Curry and the other Basic Black.
As my finishing touch, I stamped the anchor from the Open Sea stamp set onto brushed silver paper and then fussy cut it out to mount beside the oval. The "sweet moments" sentiment from the Project Life Remember This stamp set seemed just right for my banner.
I entered this card into the Sketch Saturday challenge for the sketch.
I entered this card into the Less is More challenge for the seaside theme.
And I entered this card into the AAA card challenge for the watercolour.