Nautical Decor

One of the small wall decorations on our boat was looking quite ratty so I threw it away and was searching for a replacement. Of course when looking for something specific it can never be found, but during my search I suddenly wondered why I was shopping when it was possible to make my own.

Here is what I came up with … I had die cut a lot of seahorses recently as I had an idea for another card, but hadn’t had time to use them. I spent some time pencil colouring them using some gamsol to blend. I also fussy cut some stamped shells from a GKD set. Using this same set and another with a nautical theme I stamped various images over the watercoloured background. I used the wreath builder template to get this result. Popped up the seahorses and added the whole panel to a darker blue piece of CS. Added this to a small canvas that is quite thin and light which I had painted black first.

This canvas is the kind that you can make a postcard out of and I purchased a few at a local art store and then only used one piece. As always I store something and then forget I have it for a while so it was fortunate that I had both the idea and remembered I had the canvas. It looks great in the bathroom of my boat.

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