Sunday, August 19, 2018

Anchors Away

I fell in love with this anchor stamp when I found it on clearance a few months ago. It is so rustic looking and a bit oversized, which I think makes it even more fun to color. 

I was thrilled when I learned the theme at International Art and Soul... because I knew I could use my Anchor stamp for my card.

Challenge #40
Theme: Marine, Ocean, or Sea
August 19 - September 1

Yes, I love the new challenge at International Art and Soul... and I hope you'll play along.

Now for the tough stuff...this is one of those blog posts that is so difficult to write. I have been with the International Art and Soul design team from the very beginning... and I have thoroughly loved the experience. My fellow design team members are genuine friends from around the world. I have grown to appreciate each of them for their creativity, their kindness, and their encouragement. That is why it is so difficult to say that this will be my last post as a member of the International Art and Soul design team. I have decided it is time for me to step down and trust me when I say, this was not an easy decision to make.

International Art and Soul Ladies, I've enjoyed the journey with each of you! (((HUGS)))

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!

Stamp: Recollections Anchor stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Archiver's Sand and Recollections Black and Kraft CS and DP from my scrap file

Embellishments: Eyelet Outlet Compass Brad and Gold Brads from an unknown vendor


Mimi said...

Such a super card Jeanette and what an awesome find your anchor stamp was, not only a bargain but a great one too. So very sad you are leaving our wee family but you will never be far away - blogland is a little world :) Thank you for everything you have done, for being such an awesome member of our wee team and know the door is always open if you want to come home :) xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Great way to use the anchor! Love the look of it on the map/paper :)

kiwimeskreations said...

Love your stamp and how you have coloured it Jeanette to make a wonderful card. I am sure you will be missed by the team - it's always a bit sad when you have to move out of a team.

Hazel said...

I'm so sorry that you're leaving us as your cards are really special and will be missed. Love the anchor. Hazel x

Lynn McAuley said...

What a fabulous nautical image, Jeanette!! And how sensational it looks on your map background!!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

A fantastic card! I am sure it was hard to step down from the design team. It is fun to meet people from around the world through cardmaking.