Friday 24 July 2015

Good day sunshine :)

Hello, and hope this July day is finding you well and your summer is going great. I have been quiet the last few months here on my blog, but busy crafting away in the background. So much to craft, so little time!

Here is a card I made for the July challenge over at Craft for the Craic. This month's challenge is Summer Time, how ever you decide to interpret it.

A few years back, I very luckily won a blog candy from the wonderful Sheena. I used the beautiful Tilda stamps a few times, but never blogged about them. Recently I have been using my ink pads correctly (ie the water resistant ones I've been using with water colours, and not wondering why the ink was bleeding!!) and it has opened up a whole new world (a lightbulb moment ;) )

So I stamped this Tilda girl, and decided to use my inktense pencils to colour her in on the watercolour paper. I then used some watercolours paints for the water and sand, and added in a bit of glitter and heat embossing for the sea foam.

I used a broken scissors to roughen the edge, and layered it on black card. With a few scraps from my desk I layered up the lovely pinks in the background.

I then stamped the sentiment, and die cut it out. I used a pen to outline the frame of the die cut.

I recently went to a class with Finnabair and was so inspired by her, I bought some of the Art Basics 3D Matte Gel, which I used with a stencil to make the textured dot background. (I can also say I'm using the gel on EVERY.SINGLE.PROJECT since! ;) )

I really enjoyed making this card, along with the new techniques I used and learned from.
If you are crafting why not join in the challenge?
I hope to enter a few challenges with this card.
Simon Says Stamp = Wednesday challenge - Sparkle and Shine (glitter as the foam in the sea)
Southern Girls Challenge = Get Messy with Ink or Paint (Watercolour paints for the sea and sand)
Magnolias Midweek Challenge = Embossing (the foam on the sea was embossed)
The Sisterhood of Crafting = Summer Heat
Kraftin' Kimme Stamps - Wonderful Wednesday
Crafting by Designs - Summer Holidays
Fantastic Tuesday - A Day at the Beach
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Build it Up
Thanks for stopping by,