collage, hearts, lace, lace trim, LOveBug Creations, mixed-media, mother of pearl, Rumple Ribbons, sail boat, shabby chic, vintage spool
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.
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.
I used a vintage spool to support the mast.
The stern is decorated with vintage baby mother of pearl buttons and a pretty bow.
The hull is made from a recycled USPS chipboard envelope and collaged with book pages and pattern tissue.
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!
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.
Dawn Carlyle (@DesignsDawnRene) said:
Incredible project – as always – thanks for your inspiration!
Holy moley… This rocks!! I love it… yet again…an amazing project by Christine!! This is truly a treasure!! WOW!
Pam Lash said:
What a stunner!! I love the peaceful mojo of this project – bravo!
Stephanie Eaken said:
Wow Christine!! This is beautiful! Love the shabby chic feel of it. I think it would look excellent in a baby boy’s nursery (too bad I don’t have one)!
Gorgeous project! Love the way you used the ribbon with the lace and pearl button, everything looks so pretty! BIF
Lovely project! TFS from BIF
Just stunning! i love it! Thank you soooooo much for sharing you creative project.
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Stunning! Does it float? JK!! BIF
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Linda Milroy said:
WOW, it is awesome. SO creative and beautiful.
Thanks so much for sharing.
Beth Bowkett said:
Wow! Your work is always so beautiful! This looks so pretty and delicate, I just love it! TFS BIF xx
Darcy Schroeder said:
Your work is just beautiful! I love it! What a real treasure!
Mercedes scott said:
breath-taking… thank you for the inspiration!