Sunday, 4 June 2017

Welcome to the First Sunday in June!

Hey there readers,

It has probably NOT escaped your notice but .. JUNE people!!! June!! What happened to the first half of the year? It's nearly gone and what have I done? Nothing like as much as I should have liked though I HAVE crafted a fair bit and that DOES make me happy .... as a pig in the proverbial but .. enough of that!

Got an ATC to share with you this morning .... it's a little summery. This is going to form part of the JULY themed challenge of SEASIDE with trading card buddy on the Isle of Skye - hope she likes it. The image has been in my collection a while but (to my recollection) has only previously been inked ONCE (hangs head in shame).

Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippets of card: blue pearlescent, leftover DCWV blue patterned card from the Old World stack, white card
  • Stacy Stamps sailboat and birds and Stampers Anonymous sentiment stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink
  • Distress Inks: barn door, salty ocean, faded jeans, hickory smoke and pumice stone used "watercolour style" to colour
  • Derwent coloursoft pencils to add highlights, particularly to the sails
  • Diamond stickles to add highlights to the waves!
  • Tsukineko white gelly roll gel pen to doodle wavy border

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:
  1. Uniko - challenge No. 41 - MASCULINE with the optional twist of FATHERS DAY
  2. Craft Rocket - challenge No. 38 - FOR MEN OR BOYS
  3. DL Art - June Linky challenge - BOYS or MEN
  4. CraftyCatz - challenge No. 373 - ANYTHING GOES with optional twist SUMMER TIME
  5. Simply Create Too - challenge No. 128 - SUMMER FUN

And another, for my themed ATC swap - this one is for the June "Take flight" theme"

Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Snippet of white card coloured with Distress Inks in tumbled glass, salty ocean and weathered wood
  • Water flicked from fingers, allowed to develop and then the excess blotted using paper towel
  • All images from Kaisercraft and stamped using Versafine onyx black ink

Enjoy June!


Katie Lamb said...

Lovely card

Cara said...

Two super ATC's so glad that that lovely boat saw ink again x

DIANA L. said...

This is awesome I love your sailboat.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes JUNE Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day

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Aunty Sue said...

what fab work and thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz this week and good luck

Pat said...

Two wonderful ATC's Kathy. I adore your prettily coloured sailing boat and love the white doodled border which finishes it perfectly. The second looks great with that silhouette skyline and the aeroplane and the water bleaching in the background looks really lovely. x

SARN said...

Love BOTH these ATCs Kathy. Great for the themes chosen.
I'm late commenting . . . so HAPPY MONDAY!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jane said...

Love your scenes in miniature, great ATCs. Thanks for playing along with Uniko's masculine challenge.

Alexander Kretschmann said...

I love the sailboat. Great scene and a wonderful colouration.
Thanks for playing along with our present challenge at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.

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Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too, good luck!!! Amy DT

Lindsey said...

Great inky backgrounds Kathy! Lots of fun mixed media playing by the looks of it 😊 x

Deborah Frings said...

Love it - looks so relaxing out on the open sea! Sorry to be so late commenting (Internet issues), thanks for playing along with our masculine challenge at Uniko. Deborah, DT.

Crafty Pearly said...

Great make. Thank you for joining us at Craft Rocket. Hugs Traci DT xx

Beverley said...

Awesome card and ATC. Thanks so much for sharing and joining in on the Uniko Challenge. Hugs Bev x