Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Oceans of Love

Hello Nomad friends.  Memory Box have the theme of hearts for their February challenge.  I don't have any of their heart dies but when I saw the Sending Oceans of Love sentiment in their Oceanside Typewriter Sentiments stamp set I decided to think outside the box a bit.  I found some curiously patterned paper and paired it a heart embossing folder and some fish!!
A perfect valentine for an Oceanographer.  

Hearts in the sea and fish out of water!!!!  I think these oddly combined elements work strangely well together. 

I wanted to show the patterned paper sheet I started with.  I got this World Travels pad at The Works.  This is a sheet 30 x 30 printed with 6 distressed map pieces.  Isn't it cool!! 

I chose the map bottom right.  I stamped the sending oceans of love sentiment from Memory Box Oceanside Typewriter Sentiments using brown archival ink.  It fitted so perfectly into the space it looks like it is part of the original sheet!!!!  Then I embossed this piece with Do-Crafts Hearts embossing folder, distressed the edges of the sheet and inked them with Frayed Burlap distress ink.  

I mounted the distressed panel on a card base made from another sheet from the World Travel paper pad and cut some fish from the same sheet using the die from Memory Box Underwater Scene die set.  Strange, but kinda cool me think.  What say you??

Thanks for dropping by.  Hugz

Joining the fun at
Memory Box Challenge 58 - Hearts
Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge - Leap Into The Odd
Die Cut Divas - Hearts and Flowers
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge - Anything Goes  1/2


  1. What a clever creation, you're absolutely right, it works perfectly! Thanks for joining us this February at Die Cut Divas.

  2. Great thinking outside the box. You are really clever. That heart dry embossing was perfect for the hearts. So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas for our February Challenge

  3. I think this is quite clever and odd in a really good way. Love the fish out of water - made me smile. Thanks for joining us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog.

  4. I love your swimming fish on the world map! Sweet and clever design! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Funkie Junkie Challenge!


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