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Scarlet Calliope Sailboat 1

Ahoy there!

With summer moving forward full steam ahead, it’s important to take the time to buoy our creative spirit. Inspired by a mixed-media sailboat created by Angie Blasingame I found online, I created my own shabby chic version.

Scarlet Calliope Sailboat 2

The bow (front of the boat in sailor speak) of the ship is decorated with a cute bow made from Lovebug Creations Rumple Ribbon in “Simply White” from the Star Spangled collection. The fore sail is decked out with pretty heart lace trim.

Scarlet Calliope Sailboat 3

I used a vintage spool to support the mast.

Scarlet Calliope Sailboat 4

The stern is decorated with vintage baby mother of pearl buttons and a pretty bow.

Scarlet Calliope Sailboat 5

The hull is made from a recycled USPS chipboard envelope and collaged with book pages and pattern tissue.

Scarlet Calliope Sailboat 6

The aft sail is decorated with white lace and a vintage pearl button is placed at the top of the mast, along with more Lovebug Creations Rumple Ribbon.

Thank you for stopping by to see my project. Leave me some love in the comments!


Christine Barker

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

-Mark Twain