adj having a strange allure or beauty; originating in a foreign country > n non-native plant.

Generally speaking here in modern Briton finding something exotic is a bit of a challenge, we can pretty much access anything we want.   So this week's Less is More challenge theme got me thinking, what do we mean by the word exotic hence the dictionary definition.   What does the word mean to me? "Something strange/unusual and beautiful in it's strangeness."

A Viking longboat, you don't see many of those around here these days.   Once fairly common place especially on the North Sea Coast where I now live, they have now been replaced by Car Ferries!  In my imagination they must have been strangely beautiful well made sea worthy ships with mysterious carving.

Joanna Sheen stamp used on a 6" x 4" postcard blank and coloured with ProMarkers.   As the markers have not bleed through it is perfectly possible to send this as a post card to someone perhaps needing a bit of support and encouragement.

Creative Friday - Maritime
Addicted to Stamps - Make your Mark
Aud Sentiments Challenge - For a Man + a Sentiment
CAS-ual Fridays - Time to Colour

Not planning days out this week so hoping to spend a little more time getting inky and messy.


  1. What a great idea for our exotic theme, Zoe! Really unusual and eye catching, and very nicely coloured too. Thanks so much for playing with us!

  2. Love your thinking and how you got your inspiration x Strong and exotic image, thank you for sharing x

  3. Such a unique and exotic image and wonderfully cas card. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps!

  4. A brilliant take on the theme and definitely very masculine too.

    Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments and good luck in the draw,

    Hugz Tinz DT

  5. Beautiful card, love the stamp you used. I would love to go for a trip ina real one! Have a fun day, hugs, Valerie

  6. A creative take on the challenge! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  7. What an amazing stamp Zoe and you used it in a wonderful way

    Don't forget the container ships as well our horizon has fleets of them daily.

    Love Chrissie xx

  8. What a clever and unique take on the challenge and a perfectly CAS card. That long boat certainly looks exotic to me and thanks for playing along with us at Less is More this week. Sarah

  9. You do have some pretty amazing stamps Zoe , love this one and your card

  10. That's a great stamp and I love your unique interpretation of our challenge theme. Well done.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  11. Fabulous image. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments Challenge and hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs, Sandy DT

  12. My Granny duties over the past few weeks have taken their toll on my commenting time... many apologies for the late visit!
    This is fab Zoe... you certainly don't see many it's true, but this one is terrific.
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"


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