Saturday, 28 May 2016

Welcome to my Saturday post .....

Hi there readers and followers

Hope you are enjoying your Public Holiday weekend and that the weather isn't (all too typically) grim where you are! Our weekend weather appears to be on the typical side (so far) with a tremendous amount of rain last evening, it was battering the chimney and we could hear it over the sounds of the TV!!! I think hubby's checking to see if Amazon can deliver an ark ... on PRIME!

Anyhoo, on to some crafting as I'm sure that's why many of you stop by my blog ..

My card
 
The front,back and inside of my card plus the front and  back of the envelope

Materials used:

  • 12cm square white, 250gsm, card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of 10½ white card plus snippets for image panel and "sea" panel
  • Piece of navy card cut to 11.1cm square
  • White gesso applied to the "sea panel" and, once dry, Distress Crayons in mermaid lagoon and peacock feathers plus Crayola Slick Stix in light blue used to colour panel
  • Using a dryish baby wipe and a Memory Box stencil I knocked back the colour to simulate a sort of bubble background and a TCW grungey lined stencil with Ranger Archival cobalt blue ink I added some lines
  • Hampton Art fish image stamped on to my base card and on to a snippet which was then coloured using Zig clean colour brush marker and a magenta pro marker before fussy cutting out and adhering over the already stamped image. I used the pitt marker to blacken any white space from the fussy cutting .. my eyesight's not what it used to be!
  • Sentiment from The Cats Pyjamas stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink





I'll be entering this make for the following challenges:-

  1. That's Crafty - May 27th challenge - THE SEA
  2. Just Add Ink - challenge No. 313 - "B" .... I went with B for BLUE!
  3. Simply Papercraft - challenge No. 29 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. QKR Stampede - challenge No. 193 - BIRTHDAY CARDS
  5. Simply Less Is More - challenge No. 278 - SKETCH - see below


24 comments:

Clare Lloyd said...

Fab card kathy

cheryl said...

oh missed these posts hun brilliant card,i have new blog hun my old blog just cant do anything with it hence the new one.love cheryl xxx

https://cherylscreativespace.blogspot.co.uk/

Squirrel x said...

Yoo-hoo hunny! Ha-ha, I'm back, lol. WHY do you always show me the most delicious stamps? I love these little fishies, and your design is, as always, brilliant. Hugs xx

Lauren Hatwell said...

Ooooh! Nice! Well done matey. Good luck with the challenge. Lx

Barb said...

A great background Kathy and I love your neon fish. Barbxx

Debs M said...

fab card - the fish look great x

Esther said...

Those colours <3 This looks amazing with the fish set against the cooler background. Fab LIM card!

MaryV said...

This card is soooo cute! Love the fishies and how you've coloured them! They really pop against the background.
Hugs

SARN said...

Cor LOVE those neon fish against the brillian background. Top Job xxxx

Jan said...

Such a fabulous sea background Kathy and I love the contrast of your vibrant fishes. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

Jan said...

Such a fabulous sea background Kathy and I love the contrast of your vibrant fishes. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

crafty-stamper said...

brilliant vibrant coloured fish and love how you did the panel
Carol x

Pirjo said...

The stunning backround with the colorful fish! Thanks for joining us at QKR Stampede this week, Pirjo

Chrissie said...

What fun fish Kathy... great use of the sketch... and your envelopes as are fab as ever!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

KimB said...

Love the sea style texture in your blue panel Kathy - and how vibrant those fishies are! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Anne said...

Fab background for your neon fishes Kathy - looks amazing!
Thanks so much for joining us this week
Anne
"Less is More"

Narelle Farrugia said...

Fabulous use of our B themed challenge this week - loving the textured blue background. Thanks for joining us at JAI this week!

Tracy May said...

Really cute card. I love the distress background for the sea. Great idea about using gesso! I will remember that tip tfs :-) x

NanaConnie said...

Lovely coloring on those darling fish, Kathy! Thanks so much for joining us this week in our "Birthday Cards" challenge at QKR Stampede. Good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie DT

Sharon said...

Wow, those vibrant fish really pop Kathy. What a fantastic use of the sketch.
Great to see you at Less is More.
Sharon xx

wannabcre8tive said...

A fabulous card. I love the layout and the colorful fish. Thank you for joining us for the QKR Stampede challenge this week.

Cara said...

Love these vibrant fish, fabulous. Cara x

TaeEun said...

What a fun take on the sketch! awesome background!

MaryH said...

Hi Kathy, Barb had linked to this technique you'd done, so I zipped over to see the how-to-s. This looks impressive, and something I'd like to try. I know about the distress crayons, but Slick Stix are unfamiliar to me...is this like a crayon? A very pretty card, love the texture and the colors... nice design layout as well. TFS