Friday, 22 March 2013

Set Sail

Good morning friends
I hope you are well. Today I thought I'd share this little boat project with you. Tando Creative do this great little layered boat. Great fun to play with. I started out by layering and gluing the boat together and painting it with Acrylic paints. I added a layer of crackle glaze and added a top layer of light paint and allowed the magic to happen.
 The oars had the same just reversing the colours so the brown was on top. I glued some red inked card behind the heart and filled with glossy accents to make it shine. To add some sparkle I used Perfect Pearl mist in Heirloom gold.
 What's great about this kit is that the "waste" sections are included so I used them to make a little book to attach to the rear.
 I cut card to fit and began to play with inks and stamps to create little scenes. When I glued the houses down I used double sided tape and made pockets for little tags to go inside ready for journalling holiday memories.

 To make the book I used ribbon sandwiched between the chipboard and card before gluing and the last one is then glued to the base.
The stamping is done using the Harbour scene stamps from Hobbyart and I used Distress Markers to colour.
Entering this into the Simon Say Stamp and Show where the theme is - water, I think a boat fits the bill, don't you?
Hope you all have a creative and blessed day!

17 comments:

butterfly said...

Gorgeous crackle effect on your fab mini-boat book - what a great idea!
Alison x

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...awesome work Neil, loving the crackle on your boat and the gorgeous chalky paint, really cool idea of the secret book at the back too, nice inky techniques allround...Melxx :)

Karen said...

This is delightful Neil!!! I love the idea of the little book and I recognise those stamps haha xxx

Helen said...

Fabulous Neil - what a great use of the leftovers too!!

craftattack said...

Your boat and mini book are gorgeous! Valerie

Ria Gall said...

Hi Neil
What a fantastic project I have not seen these anywhere before it is such a fun thing. As for doing the book on the back of it, just wonderful
Ria

Candy C said...

Hi Neil. What a great piece for our water challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show...a mini boat book! It's brilliant! I love the dimensional cover! So so cute! The interior pages of the book are also really wonderful. Love the little seaside villages that hold tags. Love the stamped and colorized water scenes. This is such a cute project! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Anita Houston said...

Hi Neil! This is absolutely fabulous! Your boat book rocks and rolls on the water! Love the houses, seagulls, and beach scene! What a fun project!!! Thanks for playing in our watered down challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

sandee said...

wow eil, this is awesome! Congrats on the Simon Sayshonors, well deserved! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Annie said...

This is Ab Fab Neil huge congrats on making the Top 3 at SSSS

Annie :-)

mark gould said...

Congrats on the top £ at ssss Neil, great little row boat.

Paper Profusion said...

Seriously fabulous Neil! Congrats on your SSSS win. Nicola x

Candy C said...

Huge congrats on your SSSS recognition. Your piece was so creative and inspiring! I truly love it! <3 Candy

Jo said...

congrats on your ssss win! well deserved! I love what you did with your little boat, totally inspiring.

Maura said...

Great take on the water challenge! Love it! Congratulations at SSS!

butterfly said...

Yay! Congrats on a so-well-deserved win at SSS!
Alison x

misstreez said...

This is a fun take on the water challenge at SSS&S and a well deserved recognition for the Top Three spot this week. Congrats!