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Sunday, 27 May 2018

Paper Boat on a Caribbean Sea

I have made things with paper and card since I was a little girl but origami still defeats me. I have tried it often but it really is not my forte - that is probably why I enjoy making paper boats it is the only folded form I can make with any success. When I noticed the May theme for A Vintage Journey was Words and Music I thought I would try a boat and use the song Caribbean Blue by Enya. This song was very much part of my early romance with my husband and I love music and the lyrics's imagery of sailing away to a blue sea.



I used a sheet of vintage music coloured with distress ink and perfect pearls.I also used lots of stencils to produce seaweed, bubbles and wave patterns. Once the boat was folded I stamped with archival and edged the boat with lots of my favorite Emerald Creek/Seth Apter embossing powder - in "Deep Sea" of course!


I decided to use the clean up wipe for making the sail as it was such lovely colours and had a great windswept shape to it.
Hope everyone is enjoying the balmy weather we have had here in Ireland, long may it last.

Simon Says Stamp  is also challenging everyone to make something Inspired by a Song link
A Vintage Journey Words and Music link
Also joining Creative Artiste Challenge #38

16 comments:

  1. Great idea ! Fantastic interpretation of our challenge!Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

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    1. Thank you Barbara for your kind comment

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  2. Completely magical - the romance of the sea, the beautiful music paper folded to create your little boat, and now I have Enya going around my brain. (The only problem with that is it's often my insomnia music, so my body wants to go and lie down!) I love this project. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey this month.
    Alison x

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    1. Thanks Alison, It is certainly the weather for sailing or snoozing. x Amanda

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  3. What a clever design! I am in love with your little sailboat, and I love that you've used sheet music so it's perfect for our challenge at A Vintage Journey. My mind went immediately to 'Come Sail Away' an old Styx pop song. Hugs!

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  4. Love this amazing make and its so nice to have you on board with us as we travel through June with Alison's Words and Music Challenge over at A Vintage Journey.

    Best Wishes
    Annie x

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    1. thanks for the comment and its great to join in the journey. x Amanda

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  5. A wonderfully creative project. Your paper boat is delightful and the added textures of the cord and wet wipe look fabulous.
    Thank you for joining in with our May challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck x

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  6. Congrats on the Simon spotlight--so deserving! I just watched a video on Public Broadcasting (PBS) here in the states called Ireland's Wild Coast. I would truly like to visit your beautiful land. Enjoy the balmy weather!

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    1. Thanks for your kind comment. Hope you reach Ireland soon. The sun is still shining as I type. x Amanda

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  7. I just love your beautiful sail boat! Wonderful deep colors with the subtle stampings of sea life - and how very clever to use the baby wipe for your sale - it's perfect! Your little ropes are lovely too! Thank you so much for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey! Julia xx

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    1. Thanks Julia, always a pleasure to join in. x Amanda

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  8. This is so special Amanda. Beautiful and unique!!

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    1. Thank you Seth, had to use deep sea on this! even the name of it was perfect for the project.

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