Monday, August 9, 2010

RI SOTW - Portland Head Light



It's time to showcase another Stamp of the Week for Repeat Impressions.  This week's stamp is called Portland Head Light (#1401-P) and it's a beauty.  When I sat down to color this image I searched for photos of it to get the correct colors for all the elements and found this one on their web site.  It's a gorgeous spot and Wendy has done a wonderful job turning it into a versatile stamp!

For my card, I started by coloring the image and then I selected this marble paper for the background because it reminded me of water.  I added a couple of sailor's knots, which I tied using Barbara Anders' tutorial, and adhered them to the strip of blue paper.  My layout is based on FTL93. Pretty clean and simple for me!

This stamp is perfect for all types of masculine cards, so I urge you to take advantage of the 50% off sale price by heading over to Repeat Impressions' blog to get the details on how to order it.  While you're over there, make sure you check out all of the fabulous cards the rest of the design team has made using this wonderful image!

Be sure to stop back by on Wednesday for another What If Wednesday Sketch Challenge!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

15 comments:

Julie said...

Fantastic Robin...the sailor's nots are just the perfect touch!

Holly said...

Beautiful coloring, and I love your marble-y paper and those cool sailor's knots! How did you think to add those knots to your card? Too creative, I tell ya!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the link to the instructions for the sailors knot! I've been wanting to make one for a long time. Lovely card and image! MLN

Marcia Antle said...

Very nice, love the color combo.
qkk

Harriet Skelly said...

I love this card Robin - I love your coloring and the fantastic sailor knots!!

Whimsey said...

OK, that background paper is to DIE FOR - I just love it!!!

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the sailor's knots, gonna have to check them out.

Love your coloring of the scene, so realistic!!

joy said...

I like the background paper, the sailor's knots, the coloring -- everything!!! Great card!

Silke Ledlow said...

He GF...your card is BEAUTIFUL!!! What a great image and you colored it perfectly!!! The sailor knots are a fab touch :)!!! Miss ya!!! Hugs ~S~

Sally Watkins said...

Great card Robin! All the elements work perfect together and the knots are over the top. Sad to hear about Scrap Chic.

Darsie Bruno said...

what a beautiful card, Robin! I love the background and you've colored the image so well! The sailor knots are the best touch!

Makiko Jones said...

Robin, this is super awesome!! I love your coloring and the sailor's knots...just perfect touch!
Thank you for checking out my work. You're wonderful!!

Dana said...

Robin - this is gorgeous.

karla said...

This is my first time doing this blog hop...I am very excited!! Love those penguins!!!

Lynette said...

Oh my gosh, Robin - this is so wonderful! Your coloring is awesome, and the knots are so perfect.

Sandy Hulsart said...

Wow, Robin. I have missed a lot on your blog, this is gorgeous. Wonderful coloring, love the deep hues in the water and grass. And what fabulous background paper, so perfect for this image.