Thursday, May 29, 2014

Mojo Monday Bon Voyage

For Mojo Monday Challenge #347, I was inspired by the new Traveler Stamp Set to create a Bon Voyage card. I can remember being jealous of a friend of mine, back when we were young teens, because her family was taking her to England for a vacation.  That was great, because we were both fans of British mystery novels, but what I was most jealous of was that she was going by sea, and the voyage would take the better part of a week or two, at that time. I could picture her on the deck of the ocean liner, meeting with a variety of handsome fellow travellers or sailors and the whole idea seemed so romantic to me.

Never mind that I was subject to the most abysmal motion sickness, and if it had been me, I probably would have spent the entire voyage in my cabin on my cot or in the loo, but I could still dream. Flash forward 48 years or so and I still haven't gone on that cruise! I know ships are better equipped to lessen the effects of sea sickness and there are much more effective remedies, but something still cautions me not to spend a gob of money on a vacation I may never enjoy!  I think maybe I should try a short cruise, just to see how I do. Maybe to Alaska.  Oh, wait! Aren't there ice bergs on that route?  (Pictures a sinking Titanic in her head.)

Here's the sketch for the challenge this week:
It's a tall and skinny design so the finished card size is 3 1/2" X 6".  Are you ready for the reveal?

  • I used the Traveler Stamp Set which is new in the 2014-15 Annual Catalogue, soon to be available for you to order come June 2!  It has a vintage flavour to it and so that is how I played it.  I created a collage stamped background with many of the images from that set, as well as the camera as the focal point.  
  • The colours I used were the new Lost Lagoon, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla.  They create a soft vintage palette.
  • The strip of DSP is from the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack, from the new Annual Catalogue and it makes me think of waves so that's appropriate for a Bon Voyage card.  
  • It's been a while since I have used the Vintage Trinkets - little safety pins and button-like brads in antique metal finishes- and I'm going to miss them because they are retiring.  If you like these you'd better order them soon, before they're gone for good.
  • Another retiree is the Victoria Crochet trim, and I would be extra sad about that, except that we have a different crochet trim in the new Annual Catalogue. Too bad the Victoria Crochet Trim is already sold out.  Hope you weren't still wanting it.
  • The sentiment is from Just Sayin' Stamp set, which is in the Occasions Catalogue and will be also featured in the new Annual Catalogue.  I inked it up with a Soft Suede Stampin' Write Marker so I could just use the words and not the word bubble.
Thanks for dropping by and leave me a comment about any voyages you have been on.  Have any of you who are prone to motion sickness gone on a cruise?  How did you do?  Should I try it someday?

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today!

Product List
* New Product, available June 2 in the new 2014-15 Annual Catalogue
** Retiring product, available until June 4, while supplies last
***Retiring product, now sold out.

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