Our swap challenge this month was chosen by Pat and she chose the theme of "nautical". I was hoping she would allow things like rivers and fishermen but no, she had to be a meany and make us stick to the sea and all things nautical!!!
I opened both my parcels and gulped. I packed them both away as hopeless; I had no inspiration at all. A couple of days later I laid all the bits out from Pat's parcel and then laid Terri's out on the craft room floor. I can't honestly say it helped having them staring me in the face though!!
I eventually thought of one idea and quickly made it before I changed my mind. It is really a variation on a previous theme only this time I used 8 circles instead of 9 small squares. I didn't need the centre one as it would have been covered by the topper. The only bit of my stash I used was the small bit of white card to stamp the greeting. The paler card was already embossed with swirls so I took some of the dark card in the parcel and cut and embossed two more circles to match.
I am entering this in the following challenges:
As you like it: Dies and Punches
DRS Designs: Circles
Sarah Hurley: Shades of Blue