I seem to have created quite a few nautical themed cards recently, which is probably why I keep finding myself humming songs from "HMS Pinafore" (I've always nursed a secret urge to play the part of Little Buttercup). Today's card was made for the "Blue as the Ocean" challenge at Allsorts Challenge Blog.
All the stamps are from a Kanban set that came as part of a QVC kit, and in fact the die cut circles are from the same kit..... I know I'm perfectly capable of cutting my own, but I'm really trying hard to use up some of my older stash!
I used Broken China distress ink to stamp the main image, then with a water brush drew out some of the colour in the sea and sky areas to blend them slightly. Then I picked up a little more of the ink from the pad with the water brush and strengthened the colour on the ship and the bands of the lighthouse.
The backing paper is from Graphic 45, stamped with the compass design from the stamp set, and the anchor from the stamp set was stamped and embossed in silver.