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,


Brawny x said...

Absolutely gorgeous x

Darlene said...

So very cute and great coloring! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘SUMMER HEAT’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Vickie Y said...

Adorable image and card. Thank you for sharing your summer themed card with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

Glenda said...

What a great card! Love that sweet image and your coloring is perfect! Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

Diane said...

Super cute and beautiful water the"sparkle" too!! Thank you for joining us at "The Sisterhood" for our "Summer Heat" challenge!
Diane TSH DT

Jackie T said...

Hi this is a gorgeous card I love how you have created the background and the image is gorgeous too. Hugs Jackie

Terri's Cards N More said...

This is so cute. Great background and the image is colored perfectly. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood's "Summer Heat" challenge.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

What a gorgeous background scene you've inked up there. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Southern Girls this challenge. Hugs, Wends x SGC DT

Gayatri said...

Really love how you did the background. There is texture and dimension to it. Looks real! Great card. Thanks for playing with us at Simon Says Stamp Sparkle & Shine Wednesday Challenge :)

Karen said...

Beautifully done! Thanks for joining us at Midweek Magnolias.


Suzi Mac said...

Such a cute card, I'm so glad you joined us over at Midweek Magnolias. Good luck! Hugs Suzi

Danielle Vincent said...

Adorable! REally love your beach scene! Thanks so much for joining us at Kraftin' Kimmie Challenges.