Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sailor's Delight


"Red sky at night, sailor's delight.
Red sky at morning, sailor's warning."



The Craft's Meow


Ooh, it's going to be so much fun here for the next couple of days as The Craft's Meow designers showcase sets from the May release!

I'm in love with silhouettes at the moment, I think they are so classy and elegant. I just about squealed when I saw Nina B.'s set, Flower Garden, love the large scale and silhouette possibilities included in this set and new right away which direction I was going to take. I stamped a few of the stems and blooms in a rich black onto some distressed paper and added a sentiment from last month's released set, Inspired by Audrey

I kept repeating the old tale "Red sky at nigh, sailor's delight..." while creating this card. Whenever I see a pink or red sky driving home from a tough day at work, I remember that tomorrow is another day and will be better.  (You got it, I'm entering this into Paper Craft's Gallery Idol Challenge!)

There's a full list of sneaks on The Craft's Meow Blog and links to the wonderful design team, including illustrators and our guests, the talented Annette Allen and Sharri Seffens. Please be sure to stop by The Craft's Meow Blog for more details too on how to win the set being showcased today!

52 comments:

  1. How classy and divine this card is Karen!!! The background is beautifully done... I love it...hugs...xoxo

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  2. Such a bold and dramatic card that is simply stunning!

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  3. This is beautiful! Please enter it into the challenge this week at For Your Inspiration! It fits perfectly!

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  4. wow Karen this is just Gorgeous...

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  5. Love what you did with these pretty flowers!

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  6. I'm loving these silhouettes too! Your card is inspiring, in its sentiment and design.

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  7. One of the first little 'sayings' (for lack of a better word) that I remember being told as a child. Gorgeous card, love the colors :)

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  8. Stunning, Karen! The silhouettes look like they were made for your amazing inked backgrounds!

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  9. Gorgeous! Love the blooms done in black!

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  10. Gorgeous card Karen. Love the background.

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  11. GORGEOUS background! Love the silhouetted image, and it's funny because I often say that poem to myself.....that one and "Mackeral scales and mares tails bring rain showers within 48 hours." Crazy how the things you learned when you were a kid still stick with you!

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  12. Wow. So stunning behind the silhouette.

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  13. WOW!! stunning card girl :)

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  14. It is stunning! Love the background. These silhoutte stamps are so elegant.

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  15. Stunning and so striking!! You make the new stamp SHINE!!!

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  16. Gorgeous! I love that background!

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  17. lovely technique. This would make a wonderful book cover--I'd definitely read!

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  18. Man oh man is that background amazingly gorgeously pretty!

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  19. I love these types of techniques but never feel qualified to attempt them. You do make a lovely card, though.

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  20. I LOVE your sihlouette design!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  21. Absolutely gorgeous and I just LOVE that stamp. We say 'shepherd' in the UK.

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  22. STUNNING and so wonderfully bold and graphic!!! LOVE it!

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  23. Karen this is gorgeous! Wow, what a wonderful set.

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  24. Stunning background for your stamps. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. stunning...love the black flowers on the orange background.

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  26. Hadley's known that saying from about the time she could talk- always good to know when you're on the water...! LOVE the silhouette against that lovely background!!!

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  27. Gorgeous with such striking colors.

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  28. We use this saying every time we want to go boating! Gorgeous card Karen!!

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  29. My mom says that to me everytime we're together for a beautiful sunrise or sunset...and wow the intensity of the colors on your card is beautiful.

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  30. Love the graphic blooms against the beautiful background! I was trying to recall this saying not too long ago. I saw a red sky one morning & couldn't quite remember the 2nd line.

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  31. It's absolutely gorgeous Karen!
    Your work is so inspiring!!

    Thank You~

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  32. Gorgeous! Your background is stunning!

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  33. Such a vibrant card. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to get this stamp set!

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  34. what a beauty! love love the background. gorgeous card, Karen!

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  35. Elegant and artsy - great combo. So striking.

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  36. Fabulous! This stamp set will make the best CAS cards for any occasion.

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  37. Fabulous silhouettes against the fiery bkgd! Like Fiona said..we say Shepherd instead of Sailor in the UK....I wonder which was adapted from the other!!!
    Jenny x

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  38. Beautiful, absolutely beautiful!!!

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  39. Your distressed background is gorgeous and I often think of those words when I look at the sky. :)

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  40. perfect background for that beautiful silhouette image

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  41. Just wanted you to know that I'm buying this set specifically because of THIS CARD. Wow.

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  42. It's just gorgeous! Love your background! So lovely!!! Wishing you luck in the competition!

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  43. Wow. Such a pretty background for the pretty silhouette flower. perfect.

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