When I don't have any ideas for a new sketch, I usually just pull out my bin of scrap paper and start layering things together until I see something I like. That's how this sketch came together... everything but the mats and stamped pieces from my scrap pile. The colors made me think nautical, so I pulled out Strong Anchor and stamped the rope frame in Crumb Cake and the sentiment in Midnight Muse. Next I stamped the anchor and cut with the coordinating Nautical Die Set. I wrapped the twine around the horizontal banner, then attached my anchor die cut. The wave in the background is a TCP die and I accented it with some frosty lace stickles. Then it was simply a matter of distressing some edges and I was done.
There are still some used stamps and dies listed on my personal For Sale page. I added some stamps from The Cat's Pajamas as well as more Spellbinders dies and some of my cards (including the one featured today) to the listings over the weekend.
Stamps: Strong Anchor (Verve Stamps)
Paper: scraps, midnight muse (SU!), cream
Ink: midnight muse, crumb cake (SU!)
Accessories: Nautical Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE). Wave CutUps (TCP), Classic Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders)