Sunday, 16 March, 2014

The Open Sea-Desk calendar

I recently had a request for ideas to make a desk calendar.
This one features the Open sea stamp set.

I have used espresso card to form the base and navy card for the front panel.
The front is embossed in the clouds folder using coordinations card and lightly sanded back, and then some white craft ink is smudged across the top. The waves and bottom strip are torn paper. The calendar pad is matted onto a piece of card, some brads inserted, and some knotted twine wrapped around. It was then attached to the panel. The ship is black embossed onto white card and cut out. The paper waves were taped to the panel with the ship tucked between. The lighthouses are die cut from sahara card and have daffodil card behind the openings for light. The anchor is die cut from espresso card. The white seagulls are also die cut. 
The base of the calendar was then assembled and the front panel attached. The waves are highlighted with dazzling details.
I made an accompanying tag using the second lighthouse from the set. The background is cloud embossed vellum. Using teeny tags stamp and white card I punched a tag to simulate a message in a bottle and tucked it among the waves.

If you would like measurements or more details, I am happy for you to contact me by email.
Till next time- Happy crafting


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