Hello friends. The Stamp Review Crew is back in action today featuring the set titled The Open Sea. It has been around for a few years and most definitely has a timeless appeal. That said, I've only just purchased the MDS digital download of it this weekend to prepare a special project for our hop!
The project I'm sharing with you today is unlike any I have ever created...truly a series of firsts!
First time printing on Designer Series Paper. Worked great -- simply trimmed it down to 8-1/2" x 11 and printed on it using our HP ENVY printer.
First time incorporating a quote from someone famous into a project. I did a quick Google search for quotes about the sea and this one spoke to me --
"We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came."
- John F. Kennedy
First time using crinkled brown wrapping paper to create a backdrop for framed art. While I had this frame in mind when creating the project, I had not bothered to check the opening size. This frame is designed for an 11 x 13 photograph...my 8-1/2" x 11" paper did not quite cut it!
Those anchors that were printed but did not make their way onto the project? Not a first. Like many things I have created, I suspect the girls will snatch them up! This time it will likely be to create a pirate map.
As I was busy creating this project and photographing it, I was thinking that we would likely give it away. I tucked it on the ledge into our finished basement and as I walked past it several times this weekend to do the laundry, it really began to grow on me...I think we just may be keeping it for ourselves.
I'm excited to see what the other members of the Stamp Review Crew have created to inspire me with other wasy to use this set! Set sail and hop along!
Full Line- Up for The Open Sea hop:
- Heidi Baks runningwscissorsstamper.blogspot.com
- Cindy Beach stampspaperandink.typepad.com/
- Tanya Boser tinkerin-in-ink.blogspot.com
- Mike Funke stampin-style.typepad.com/
- Shana Gaff stressfreestamping.blogspot.com
- Holly Krautkremer rubberredneck.typepad.com
- Yapha Mason yaphamason.com
- Mary Rindal maryrindal.com/
- Ann Schach stampinchic.com/
- Dawn Tidd tiddbitsfromdawn.typepad.com
- Lisa Young addinkandstamp.blogspot.com/
- Kerry Willard Bray kerrywillardbray.com
- Paula Wright paulastamps.blogspot.com/
- Rita Wright ritascreations.blogspot.com/
- Jill Coleman jillstamps.com/
- Betty Traciak kittystamps.blogspot.com