'All the nice girls love a sailor' - or so the song says!
And who couldn't love this little man in his sailor suit?
He's part of a set called 'Sailor Boys' and I couldn't resist - (as with all things from the pen of Ms Manning),- there's 3 sailor boy images, this cute dog and some toy soldiers so no doubt I shall be colouring some more and making lots of sea themed cards.
I coloured the image with promarkers and used some watercolour pastels for the background. Stitched onto dark blue card and placed 3 red eyelets in the corner (they're suppose to remind you of port holes - LOL).
The patriotic backing papers were a free download - there's a set of ten papers all on the red/white/blue theme and you can grab them from here. (A great site!)
I decided to layer and stitch them onto the same dark blue card and used red cotton cos I thought it would stand out better than blue!
The ribbon is from my stash, placed onto a piece of white card with the edge punched out with an MS punch and layered onto the blue card.
The sentiment was also a freebie (what a cheap skate I am...lol) from TLC and the silver sailboat charm was the last of the sea type ones from my stash with some sewing thread in the red/white/blue colours threaded through.
The inside is also co-ordinated using the same papers.
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Desmet Designs - Red/White/Blue
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Charisma Cardz - No flowers
Forever friends - Use 2 images(one animal)
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It's another glorious day here so am off into the garden to enjoy the sunshine - hope you're all basking in the beautiful weather! Don't get sunburnt! x